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On WeddingWire since 2015

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Timelines
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What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

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

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,995

Do you offer an hourly rate?

False

What is the hourly rate?

$250
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100% Recommended by couples

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773 reviews
Craig
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
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.
Christine
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.
Susan
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
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Jessica
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!
Kate-Lynn
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
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!
Maeghan
Maeghan H. Sent on 04/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing to work with!

Sharon and Chris were an absolute dream to work with! While planning, Sharon made sure to keep me up to date on everything that was going on, and the day before/day of the wedding Chris was an angel in my eyes. She went around to the registry and the florist with us, and took us to a couple of gorgeous viewpoints in Banff that, even though we live in Calgary, we had never gone to before! They were so on top of everything and the only thing I had to worry about was getting dressed and showing up. I couldn't recommend them more!
Holly
Holly D. Sent on 06/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream wedding!

Such a wonderful experience and had a very fun day with them! We planned to get married outside and when we got to the venue it started pouring rain! They were very quick to fix the problem and get us to our indoor venue and get set up quickly so not to waste any time! They drove us around to a handful of spots we wanted to get
Photos at and got some really cool shots. Made us laugh which helped to make our posed photos more authentic. Would definitely recommend :-)
Kelly
Kelly G. Sent on 27/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made us Fall in love all over again

The team was nothing short of exceptional!

From our initial interest email, we've received timely responses from Sharon who had answers to all our concerns and had everything mapped out months ahead.
Our coordinator, Chris, was an absolute gem who dedicated such precious time and energy in getting to know us and sizing exactly what we wanted to capture with each other, but also, for ourselves on that day.

Malcom, our photographer made us comfortable from the start and let us join in on the creative elaboration so our images could feel like they were truly a reflection of us.

Our team was beyond professional and competent. Most importantly, they were incomparable astounding people who made our day so unique and personal.

We'd elope all over again in a heartbeat!
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Elope In Banff Real Weddings

Dana & Jon
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Alicia MacDonald & David MacDonald
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Alisha & Michael
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Brittany & Jesse
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Jessica & Karam
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Courtney & Steve
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Meet the team

Chris (Christianne)
Chris (Christianne)
Planner/Coordinator

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.

Sharon
Sharon
Planner/Coordinator

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.

Sarah
Sarah
Coordinator

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.

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210 Bear St T1L 1A6 Banff (Alberta)

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