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Last update: September 2023

Located right in Banff for over 20 years, the Elope in Banff team are expert wedding planners that are passionate about planning smaller, intimate weddings in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Christianne and Sharon specialize in small-scale weddings and elopements. With their knowledge of the Canadian Rockies and the areas surrounding Banff, they will plan a relaxing elopement wedding for couples looking for a breathtaking setting to celebrate their special day. Small, intimate weddings are their true passion.

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Whether you choose a simple outdoor celebration, a romantic weekend or something fun and adventurous, small wedding celebrations are their passion. Their wedding packages offer perfect solutions for couples depending on what they are looking for. Eloping couples on their own or accompanied by 10 to 20 guests, a spectacular scenic wedding, a skiing or snowboarding wedding or even a helicopter wedding, anything is possible. The Canadian wilderness will provide the perfect backdrop for a beautiful celebration.

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Chris, Sharon and Sarah are planners for Elope in Banff, we are located in Banff and will be with you on your wedding day.

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Reviews for Elope In Banff

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Melissa H. Sent on 11/03/2024
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Fantastic Ski Wedding with this amazing team!

I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with the Elope in Banff team. Our entire day was magical! We chose to get married at the Sunshine Ski Resort (on the top of a mountain and to ski/snowboard down). We met with Chris the day before and were blown away. She (and her team) went all in with us. Everyone was on skis (even the commissioner)! All of our needs (and wants) were taken care of. We had zero stress the day of our wedding. It was so much fun! We never wanted the day to end. It was the best wedding day and we loved every moment of it. Thank you so much Chris, Simon, Bryan and Twyla. You made this a day we will remember forever.
Thomas C. Sent on 18/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Elope in Banff-Amazing company

It鈥檚 hard to capture how big of an impact having Elope in Banff was to our Wedding.
It was absolutely amazing to know that someone was there to help with everything.
The organizing
The set up and taking down of the event.
It was absolutely amazing.
Having their help made what would be a truly beautiful wedding into , what I can only describe as a fairytale like Wedding
Everything was perfect.
Everything was where it needed to be.
All stress was relieved
There was no second thoughts on what had to get done because it was all laid out.
If you鈥檙e looking to hire Elope in Banff, I can tell you, I could never give company a higher recommendation.
They were all amazing.
They all put both of us at the forefront. Everything that needed to be done was done.
They are truly a gifted group of people who focus strictly on what your needs are to make your day absolutely stunning.

Thank you Christianne, Bryan and Simon.
Craig L. Sent on 25/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best experience for our special day!

If you are looking to elope in Banff then the only choice for the best experience is Elope in Banff!

This was the most stress free and dream-filled experience that we could have never done without them. From the first meet up with Christianne, she put all of our worries and anxiety to bed. Christianne had every detail nailed down. She picked us up at our hotel and brought us to the registry. All the paperwork was squared away by Christianne before we arrived. All we had to do, was sign our names. Then we went to the florist, who created the most stunning bouquet. After, Christianne brought us on the tour of the most breathtaking sites for ceremony and pictures.

On the day of the wedding, the makeup artist, Stephanie and Christanne ensured we looked perfect for our special day. They even pressed the gown and suit. At this point, the magic began! Simon is a master photographer. He and Christanne clearly love their jobs and it is plain to see. All the photos are brilliantly planned out between the locations and poses, they are perfect. Christianne was always right there to fix the hair in the wind or repositioning the skirt. Simon was over the top getting the perfect angles for every shot and making it look natural. The sneak previews of our photos put us over the moon with appreciation and satisfaction with Elope in Banff!

We cannot say enough about how amazing they made our special day. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Christianne, Simon, Stephanie and Carl!
Christy M. Sent on 11/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Winter Elopement in Banff

Christianne and Simon were amazing! From planning to execution, they made our day perfect and stress-free! Though it was a very cold day, they made our wedding feel like a warm, fun adventure with the most breathtaking scenery.
Susan S. Sent on 03/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing experience and the most perfect day!

Thank you so much for making our day so special.聽 It was above and beyond all my expectations.聽 We just took a look at the sneak peaks on Facebook and they are amazing !!! I knew the pictures would be beautiful but the聽views were spectacular .聽 Both you and Malcolm were so great with us and the boys. The day went so smoothly and it just comes to show how much experience and how well you work together. We had an amazing supper at the Maple Leaf, everyone loved their food choice, and Nathan loved the dinosaur chicken nuggets!

Again thank you so much !聽
S and S
Christine W. Sent on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Simply shotgun

Sharon did an amazing job as our planner from start to finish. Everything was taken care of we just need to show up. The team was super professional and kind and fun to work with. Sharon went the extra mile by bringing me a warmer coat and a heat pack to warm myself between shots as it was a little chilly out. We felt like we were in good hands and they genuinely cared about our special day. Malcolm was loads of fun to work with for our photos and he did a wonderful job. I would recommend to friends and family looking to elope.
Jessica J. Sent on 21/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Elopement/Small Wedding Team

Sharon did an exceptional job planning every detail of our ceremony, and pointed us in the right direction to coordinate our reception with the hotel. She has an extensive knowledge of the wedding industry and Banff, and knew exactly what to do in every situation.

Christianne went above and beyond to help throughout the day. She made sure my dress and veil were always placed so precisely, carried water for me, and made sure all of our last minute details were taken care of the day before. Chris is so positive and brought great energy to our day!

Malcolm captured our day beautifully, he consistently reminded us how to pose and our photos turned out outstanding!! He made us laugh and encouraged us to step out of our comfort zone. He truly is a magic worker, we couldn鈥檛 be happier with how our photos turned out.

The Elope Banff team worked wonders for us from beginning to end. We are so thankful for their help and expertise!
Ray B. Sent on 01/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Heli wedding

From the moment we first contacted Sharon from Elope in Banff we knew we had made the right choice. Sharon literally moved mountains to get us exactly what we wanted without even hinting that it might be easier if we went a different direction. All the behind the scenes work done by Sharon and her team at Elope in Banff made our very short notice wedding exactly what we dreamed it would be. Big Thank You to Twyla our commissioner, Uncle Gord the mountain guide (White Mountain Adventures) , Malcolm our photographer (Alpine peak photography) and Slade our pilot (Alpine Helicopters) and everyone else involved in making or wedding such a success!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Kyle, Ray, Slim and Obie!
Kate-Lynn N. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day!

So many good things to say about the Elope in Banff team! The day went so smoothly and flawlessly. Sharon was so helpful in every aspect, and Malcom takes absolutely beautiful photos! Would 100% choose them to help with our day again.
Marjorie S. Sent on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our love story planned and captured with perfection!

We had such an outstanding experience with Elope In Banff! From start to finish!
Sharon set the date and place and communicated that clearly and precisely till the day we arrived. From there we met up with Chris who took over and shared with us her vast knowledge and experience with the Banff area. She took the time to drive us around and show us the ideal locations for what we had in mind for our special day. She listened intently and positively and then would let us know her thoughts. The energy this woman gave out was amazing. The more we talked with her about planning our day, the more we couldn鈥檛 wait for it to actually happen.
Once the day finally arrived everything went off perfectly. Chris arrived along with our photographer Bryan. They complemented each other perfectly. Each with the same positive and energetic energy, that made our day fun and exciting. They made us feel important and appreciated.
Chris and Bryan took the extra steps to make sure we were having the best day ever.
Chris even took the time to make sure our two small puppies were comfortable. When our dinner reservation was unexpectedly changed without anyone鈥檚 knowledge, Chris made sure we had a plan B that was set in place taking the time to reserve a special private table just for us. Plan B turned out to be much better and way more special because of her efforts.
As you can tell we definitely recommend this fantastic team! Absolutely loved our day and appreciated everything they did for us!
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Meet the team

Chris (Christianne)
Chris (Christianne)

With over a decade of exposure as a professional performer, Chris is here to make sure that you have the best ever experience when you take centre stage on your wedding day.

Chris is energetic, organized, and very passionate about details. She will assist you in choosing the perfect spot for the ceremony and portraits, assist the bride in getting ready on your wedding day, and will be with you for the duration of the photographs to make sure that your special day will be a moment to cherish forever.

As a performer, Chris has traveled to many exciting destinations around the world including: Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Bogota (Columbia), Vienna (AT), and New York City (NY). She loves art, culture, cooking and wine.

Although she loves to travel, nothing is better than coming home to the Canadian Rockies. Growing up in Alberta, she is very familiar with Banff. She loves skiing in the winter, and hiking hard trails in the summer. She now lives in Canmore.


With over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, Sharon is still as passionate as ever about planning small wedding celebrations. "It true honor to be chosen and trusted to plan your elopement wedding"

In 1997, she began planning small weddings for a UK based travel agency and this was the start of her career in the wedding industry. Over the past 2 decades, she has worked with hundreds of couples from all over the world who have chosen to come to the Canadian Rockies to celebrate their marriage vows.

Sharon has created a number of packages to inspire and provide you with different ideas when choosing to be married in Banff or Lake Louise, Canada. These packages are a great starting point for your special day. However, these packages are flexible and nearly every wedding is customised to each individual couple.

Together, with her husband Malcolm Carmichael, they own: Alpine Peak Photography and the Banff Log Cabin B & B, heritage log home in Banff.


Born and raised in Banff, Alberta, Sarah is very familiar with everything the valley has to offer, including the best restaurants, sight seeing, activities and so much more.

Sarah has just completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University. Her gentle, calm and patient personality makes her the perfect bridal assistant.

A strong and dedicated member of the Elope in Banff team, Sarah has lots of fun with our couples. She loves the opportunity to coordinate elopement weddings, meeting new faces from all over the world and introducing them to her beautiful hometown in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Having worked at the flower shops in Banff for many years, as well as a number of different restaurants, (and being an outdoor lover of hiking, biking and adventuring), Sarah can help you find exactly what you are looking for when you come to Banff for your elopement celebration.

Sarah shows her couples the best outdoor spots to get married including some 鈥渙ff the beaten track鈥 locations for total privacy in Banff. She is very much looking forward to meeting you and helping you have the elopement wedding of your dreams.


210 Bear St T1L 1A6 Banff (Alberta)

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