Shanna and Jamie’s Rocky Mountain Elopement

Snippet from the couple: We chose to have a Rocky Mountain elopement because it’s beautiful, we love to be outside in nature, love trees, and it turned out to be beautiful with a bit of snow on the ground.

Jamie says the entire day was meaningful because we finally got married. For me, the ceremony was the most meaningful. Standing together, holding hands, and giggling while listening to my brother marry us is a memory that will be vivid forever.

We’re both so happy to have eloped and to finally be married. Everything was perfect and we did things the way we wanted. We seriously couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Snippet from the photographer:
In September Shanna & Jamie reached out to me describing how their wedding plans were postponed due to the pandemic. However, they were still determined to get married in 2020 to celebrate 10 years together.

Already being disappointed and getting frustrated with the cost of a city elopement (which neither of them wanted) I knew we had to make this elopement extra special! I suggested a location outside of the city – somewhere that held meaning to them. Instantly they agreed on the Canmore/Kananaskis area.

Within a span of 2 weeks, this determined couple put together a small team of vendors who were able to accommodate their last-minute plans. And in no time we were all heading down to Canmore/Kananaskis for their elopement.

It was truly an intimate and romantic gathering. Their only guests were their parents, siblings, and a couple of friends with Shanna’s oldest brother serving as their marriage commissioner.

The smiles from everyone who surrounded the happy couple were the most sincere I have ever witnessed. It was truly the most authentic ceremony I have ever had the privilege to photograph and be a part of.

Shanna & Jamie faced so many challenges this year with the pandemic, but they found a way to let love win. Their elopement was authentic, intimate, and will be treasured by them for the rest of their lives.

Associated Vendors

Reception Venue: Solara Resort & Spa
Beauty: Simply Me Hair and Makeup
Bakery: Wild Rose Cakes
Floral Designer: Two Buds Floral Artistry
Photographer: Kaitlyn Hill Photography