Banff Winter Elopement

Winter elopement in Banff. From walking under frozen waterfalls, saying "I do" on the frozen Lake Louise, it was the perfect winter elopement.

Solana Crowe

2/27/20243 min read

Imagine a winter wonderland, with snow-covered mountains, frozen waterfalls, and the serene beauty of nature surrounding you. Now picture exchanging vows with your loved one in the midst of this enchanting scenery. This is exactly what Seanna and Jack from Australia experienced during their unforgettable winter elopement in Banff National Park.

Their journey began in January, as they prepared for their special day together in a cozy Airbnb in Golden. As the rain, yes rain in January! Fell outside. They excitedly got ready, anticipating the breathtaking moments that awaited them.

The first stop on their adventure was Natural Bridge, a frozen waterfall located in Yoho National Park. The couple stood in awe as they witnessed beauty of the ice formations. The cool thing about waterfalls in winter is that they get even cooler! We were able to walk under the waterfall and hear the rushing water beneath our feet.

Next on the list was Bow lake & Peyto Lake, however, their plans took an unexpected turn when an avalanche blocked the highway to these locations. Undeterred, they embraced the spontaneity of the moment and we redirected to the iconic Lake Louise. As they arrived at the frozen lake, their hearts filled with anticipation for the ceremony that was about to take place.

With the majestic mountains as their witnesses and the glistening ice beneath their feet, Seanna and Jack exchanged their heartfelt vows. The crisp winter air seemed to carry their words, creating an atmosphere of pure love and devotion. It was a moment frozen in time, forever etched in their memories.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds embarked on an exploration of Lake Louise. Hand in hand, they walked across the glacier lake. The silence of the snow-covered landscape seemed to amplify their connection, as if nature itself was celebrating their union.

From Lake Louise, the couple continued their journey to Emerald Lake. Known for its vibrant turquoise waters (frozen over in winter) and snow-capped mountains, this hidden gem provided a stunning backdrop for their post-ceremony photographs. Every click of the camera captured their joy and the raw emotions they felt in that moment.

As the day drew to a close, Seanna and Jack returned to Golden to commemorate their union in a unique way. They decided to get tattoo wedding rings, a permanent symbol of their love and commitment. This unconventional choice reflected their adventurous spirits and the deep bond they shared.

Finally, to end their extraordinary day, the couple relaxed in the hot tub at their Airbnb. Surrounded by the tranquility of the snowy landscape, they reflected on the magical journey they had embarked upon while eating donuts. The warmth of the water mirrored the warmth in their hearts, as they revealed in the joy of their newlywed bliss.

Seanna and Jack's winter elopement in Banff National Park was a testament to the beauty and unpredictability of nature. It showcased the power of love to transcend any obstacles and create unforgettable memories. Their story serves as an inspiration for couples seeking a unique and extraordinary way to celebrate their union.

If you are considering a winter elopement, Banff National Park offers a breathtaking backdrop that will leave you in awe. Embrace the serenity and magic of the season, and let your love story unfold amidst the stunning beauty of nature.

Getting Ready Together

Frozen waterfalls

Ceremony at Lake Louise

Exploring Lake Louise

Exploring Emerald Lake

Getting Ring Tattoos

Ending in the Hot Tub