Jennifer Lavallee , Married on 10/08/2018
We got married on August 10, 2018 in Banff with our immediate family (and a few extra) by our sides. Our wedding also happened on the hottest day in 100 years in Banff, along with the BC fires raging nearby that caused for a lot of smoke and haze. It definitely wasnt the easiest day to get married but Sharon and Michael were amazing! Sharon is a wedding planner extraordinaire, her years of experience is definitely appreciated since i had no idea what to do with some things! She answered all our questions and was really accommodating with our larger group. Malcolm and Sharon were really easy going which made our very busy day run a lot smoother. Their professionalism and experience was evident with their ability to capture all of the shots that they did despite the hot hazy weather, all while working with a big family including many toddlers! By the end of the day, they felt like family too :) They even won the heart of our little rambunctious toddler, Jeremiah. Thank you Sharon and Michael for being part of our special day and for making it one we will remember forever. We love our pictures so very much!
Jennifer and Scott Lavallee
Tara , Married on 08/08/2018
A dream come true!
Once we decided to elope to another Province, we were beyond impressed when we found the Elope In Banff website. Sharon’s email replies and follow-up were always prompt & helpful and she answered all of our questions. She is very knowledgeable of Banff, she is excellent at her craft, and you can just tell she loves her job! It was clear from the get-go that Sharon was the top professional whom we could trust in planning our special day. All we had to do was show up and Sharon took care of the rest - no wedding stress!! Sharon was thoughtful of every detail and she made the whole experience on the day feel very personal and comfortable. There were no surprises and all of our expectations were exceeded by a clear mile.
The wedding vendors working with Sharon - the marriage Commissioner, Florist, Hair & Make-up Artists - are fantastic and lovely people. Malcolm is an excellent photographer - he & Sharon are a great team - and we've received numerous compliments on our photos and how professional they look. It was so great that we could receive “sneak peaks” just days after the ceremony that we could share with our families when we told them our news! All photos were ready & made available to us very quickly with an online link, we were not kept waiting in the slightest, and we are very happy with the photos. There are a few shots that take our breath away!
Overall, we could not have hoped for a better experience without Sharon's help and we absolutely recommend Elope In Banff and Alpine Peak Photography to any engaged couple. Look no further, you have found your wedding planner & photographer!!
*Thank you* Sharon & Malcolm for everything! We will never forget our beautiful day in Banff! Our wedding day was a dream come true!!
Cheers, Tara & Brent :)
Jessica , Married on 02/08/2018
Where to begin...
I got engaged April 14, 2018.
We planned to get married in the summer of 2018.
Knowing we wanted a smaller wedding, I researched small weddings/venues in Calgary. There were quite a few options, most being parks or restaurants - nothing really caught my eye. My husband suggested trying Banff, this is when I found Elope in Banff.
I got really excited when searching through all the different packages they had to offer. With our time frame of only 3 months to plan it, I thought maybe it would be too good to be true, but I gave it a try anyways. I emailed Sharon and hoped for the best. To my surprise she emailed me back right away with excitement! We requested the Simply Romantic Package (Banff area).
The thought of getting married in the mountains was everything we hoped for, but then to have the option to get married in a Castle (The Banff Springs), what a dream that was!
As I read through the details listed in the package, I just knew Sharon was what I needed.
From this day forward, Sharon not only kept me on point with all the details but she did it with honesty and excitement. Sharon helped personalize our package and details to how we envisioned our special day.
With Sharon’s connections, she has many nice-to-haves that you can add on, these made our day that much more magical (one of them being a beautiful violinist to play during our ceremony).
Unfortunately I lost my mother 4 years ago, so I always knew this process would be difficult without her. With Sharon being such a warm person with a very kind heart, she really helped me in more ways than one – the cherry on top is that she loves to plan weddings!
With all the last minute stuff, Sharon was more than happy to work around not only her own busy schedule but ours as well.
Sharon arranged a beautiful day in Banff the weekend before our wedding, mostly to sign paper work, but then she toured us around Banff!
Even though I had been to Banff many times (and even lived there), it was so relaxing to be chauffeured by an expert of the area. We were able to view options for photographs, see the venue, and even rehearsed our wedding vows. The day was really all about fun and getting to know Sharon a little more!
On the day of our wedding Sharon was more than just a planner, she was a friend. And even though I had friends and family working hard to make sure everything was perfect, Sharon was able to release some of the pressure by filling in the gaps – not to mention she sure knows how to put you in a dress!
At the end of the day, all of the love and details of making this day special was captured and brought to life by Sharon’s husband Malcolm. What can I say, he sure is brilliant at what he does!
My husband and I are not the ones you would find front and center in a photograph, so Malcolm had his work cut out for him. He made sure we stayed true to who we are as a couple and was able to capture candid moments. Although, we now know how to pose for a photo (he’s very patient!).
It has been a beautiful journey, and because of the experience Sharon and Malcolm have it seemed effortless to pull it all together.
I could not have asked for more or be happier with how it all turned out!
Sharon and Malcolm truly are a beautiful team!
Stacy Olson , Married on 01/08/2018
We could not be more delighted with our wedding experience ! Thank you to Elope in Banff for all of your hard work and patience working with us. It’s hard to believe there were hundreds of strangers near us, yet it felt like such an intimate experience at Moraine Lake. We are especially thankful that we had such a seasoned team of professionals that operated seamlessly together, pulling from their past experiences to create an extraordinary wedding day for us.
Elope In Banff's reply:
Dear S & S, Thank you for the wonderful review, I truly am blessed with an incredible team that loves weddings. Moraine Lake is one of our favorite spots and your photographs look amazing! Thanks for sharing on of your images. Best wishes for your future. Sharon XX
Robin Rohde Keller , Married on 01/08/2018
Sharon and Malcolm insured our special day was seamlessly beautiful. Our thoughts and ideas were heard and crafted into a day we will always remember. They both clearly care about their work and the couples they assist. Thank you for sharing your talents with us and our newly united family
Catherine Duck , Married on 31/07/2018
All our dreams come true!
Words cannot describe how wonderful our experience was. From our tour round Banff to the actual wedding day, it was all we'd dreamed of and more. Having Sharon and Malcolm with us on the day was like having long time friends with us. From the first phone call from Canada to the actual day was so easy. No stress, no panic - Sharon just sorted it all. The pictures are amazing too. Thank you both so much. X
Elope In Banff's reply:
Dear Catherine, Stephen, Molly and Alice, what a pleasure meeting you all! I especially love it when I get couples from the UK eloping in Banff. Being from the UK myself it is fun to meet fellow Brits. What a fun time, from our first meeting, our tour around Banff (and seeing a bear), to wedding day, you were all amazing, thanks for choosing me to be your planner! I think of you all as the perfect family, I know you have a fun future ahead, lots of love to you all. Sharon XXXX
Kaila Malito , Married on 28/07/2018
Claire was a dream to have as help for the day and Malcolm was a fantastic photographer. They showed us excellent spots for photos as well and made sure we had a smooth day. Well worth it and we had the best day of our lives!
Elope In Banff's reply:
Hi Kaila & Blake, I am so happy to know your wedding day was the best day of your lives! Claire and I love weddings, we aim to please, so your wonderful review has made our day. Thanks for taking the time to post a couple of images too - you both look fantastic! Best Wishes, Sharon XX
Kim Kerfoot-Wurz , Married on 25/07/2018
Sharon and Malcolm were awesome. Sharon had everything taken care of and it was totally stress free. Loved meeting the florist the day before to see the flowers and make any changes to them. Taking the photos were so fun, Malcolm and Sharon made us so relaxed and we had a blast. They captured every moment of our wedding.
Magen Price , Married on 18/07/2018
Everything was more than perfect!! The team was amazing. They truly went above and beyond to make our day special. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you so much for everything. It was a day I will never forget!
Elope In Banff's reply:
Thanks for your wonderful review M & J, and I am thrilled you had an amazing day with Claire & Roger, i know they had a great time with you both too. Best wishes, Sharon XX
Liza Syfu , Married on 17/07/2018
Liza & David’s Lake Louise elopement
Thank you so much for helping us plan out our special day! Sharon executed our vision flawlessly. It was so easy working with her and Malcolm. Both are perfectly personable and professional. We enjoyed every second of it! You’ve both done such a fantastic job helping make our dream destination elopement come to life. Thank you both for this wonderful experience.
Elope In Banff's reply:
Thanks for leaving a wonderful review L & D, we loved every minute of your wedding day and we had lots of fun too! Best wishes for an amazing future together! Sharon XX