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Ten years ago, Tori and Tanner met through mutual friends but went on through their own separate lives.⁠⁠It wasn't until...
09/26/2023

Ten years ago, Tori and Tanner met through mutual friends but went on through their own separate lives.⁠

It wasn't until several years later that they reconnected and began dating.⁠

That was three years and multiple farm animals later... :)⁠

They knew they wanted to be married quietly, just the two of them. So...they came to Banff to elope!⁠


Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher⁠
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Day of Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Ellie and Frank met through friends and family and began dating several years ago. After three attempts at a wedding (af...
09/26/2023

Ellie and Frank met through friends and family and began dating several years ago. After three attempts at a wedding (after being engaged for three years)....they finally made it :)

In their process of waiting for a wedding, they brought sweet little Zoey into the world and made a move across the country from Ontario to Alberta!

After all this waiting, it's a pleasure to introduce to you...Mr. and Mrs. Peters!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Ty and Samirah have known each other since they were small children. They grew up together and were best friends. Eventu...
09/26/2023

Ty and Samirah have known each other since they were small children. They grew up together and were best friends.

Eventually, they become more. That was 12 years ago, and they've added a beautiful little girl into their family along the way.

They came to Banff on a gorgeous fall morning to be married!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Robin White
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Jerry and Tessa always say they fell in love over the phone....They met through mutual friends while camping. However, w...
09/25/2023

Jerry and Tessa always say they fell in love over the phone....

They met through mutual friends while camping. However, when he hadn't asked for Tessa's number before she left to go home....she thought that was the end of it.

She ended up getting a text from him saying that her friend's phone had died and the friend wanted to know if she had made it home okay.....

The friend's phone was not dead....

Then came months of non-stop phone calls between them before they met again. They knew this was something special.

At first, Tessa kept the relationship on the down-low, because she wasn't sure how a long-distance relationship would turn out.
When Tessa's sister found out about him, Jerry had a Facebook profile pick of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino where he was sitting on the front porch. She couldn't see it very well and thought Tessa was dating a geriatric man.." like some sugar baby."

This was all several years ago and they came to Banff to take their next step together.... marriage!

And can we take a moment to acknowledge how incredible the velvet jewel-toned bridesmaid gowns are as well?!?!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Jenna worked at a dealership that serviced equipment. Nathan would bring in equipment from his company to be worked on a...
09/25/2023

Jenna worked at a dealership that serviced equipment. Nathan would bring in equipment from his company to be worked on and would visit with Jenna! He made sure that it was he to brought everything in :)

Eventually, Nathan asked her out...and the rest is history! He proposed a couple of years later. They now have a beautiful little family and spend their time together outdoors, enjoying nature. It was fitting that they chose one of the most beautiful places on Earth to be married....on the lake shores in the Rocky Mountains!

Meet the newlyweds!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Brian had sold everything and was weeks away from moving across the country when he decided to log in online.....Then he...
09/25/2023

Brian had sold everything and was weeks away from moving across the country when he decided to log in online.....

Then he met Melissa and their world as they knew it changed.

Within four months, one house was for sale and the other was taken off the market and they moved in together! It wasn't long after, and they were engaged!

When you know, you know!

They blended their families and came to Banff to be married...kicking off their new adventure together!

Planner: SShotgun WeddingPhotographer: SShelby FergusonOfficiant: WWeddings By WylieCoordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Phil and Amanda swiped right....and when they planned their first date, crime-documentary lover Amanda thought this migh...
09/25/2023

Phil and Amanda swiped right....and when they planned their first date, crime-documentary lover Amanda thought this might be her demise...

Turns out Phil was cool and their first dinner date was in Banff. They fell in love, and got engaged at the same restaurant five years later.

With a shared fun sense of humour, it's clear these two (and Phil's daughter) make an awesome little family. They made it official this weekend by returning to Banff to say their vows at Tunnel Mountain Reservoir. It was a perfect evening to watch them become Mr. and Mrs. Harrison!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Florals on arch: Shotgun Wedding
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

There is a new wedding rule around here.....your wedding MUST include lightsabres from here on in.....Brett and Charla m...
09/25/2023

There is a new wedding rule around here.....your wedding MUST include lightsabres from here on in.....

Brett and Charla met in 2014 and quickly fell in love. They blended their families and added to it...making their children the centre of their world. It's clear this is a tight-knit family and it was so beautiful to hear their vows during their ceremony.

Charla planned a secret Star Wars-themed wedding exit for Brett They walked out to the theme song and under an arch of lightsabres. So fun!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Arch and arch florals: Shotgun Wedding
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Bunthy and Cassandra fell in love in 2016 after starting out as friends and workmates. Their shared love of adventure an...
09/23/2023

Bunthy and Cassandra fell in love in 2016 after starting out as friends and workmates. Their shared love of adventure and the outdoors solidified everything that these two have in common.

Since those early days together, they've grown their family to include two children, moved provinces and grown more deeply in love with each other.

They came to Banff, just the two of them for a perfect elopement in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

In 2015, Maggie and Luke met at the tattoo shop where she worked. It was a casual meeting and they saw each other in pas...
09/23/2023

In 2015, Maggie and Luke met at the tattoo shop where she worked. It was a casual meeting and they saw each other in passing after.

It wasn't until a mutual friend's wedding that it became something more. From there, it was an instant connection and they were an item.

Three years later, they were engaged and planning their forever future together!

On a gorgeous sunny day in Banff, they said their vows in front of their favourite people and became husband and wife!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Denise and John met in early 2019 and on their first date, realised they had so many things in common!As a bonus, John a...
09/23/2023

Denise and John met in early 2019 and on their first date, realised they had so many things in common!

As a bonus, John accepted Denise's pets immediately as his own :) They've since added more furry friends to their herd!

Over the years, they've just enjoyed being with each other, watching some sports, and having a good beer and food....they both found their perfect person in each other.

They came to Banff to have a beautiful evening wedding on the shores of Lake Minnewanka. It was amazing and it was such an honour to be a part of their wedding day!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

It all began on December 30th, 2012, on New Year's Eve at a party where Stephanie took the initiative to invite Justin t...
09/23/2023

It all began on December 30th, 2012, on New Year's Eve at a party where Stephanie took the initiative to invite Justin to a youth group event. Little did they know that this would be the start of something special.

Fast forward five years, and Justin proposed on top of the Calgary Tower. Little did Stephanie know, he had an "almost" proposal story from Disneyland a few months prior, which was thwarted by an expired passport.

They built their life together...including some furry friends. Shout out to Doug....the coolest doggy ring bearer!

They came to Banff for a perfect fall wedding with their favourite people watching them become Mr. and Mrs. Serbyniuk!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Arch Florals: Shotgun Wedding
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Nelson and Amanda first met in a university psychology course. He ended up having some technical issues with hiscomputer...
09/22/2023

Nelson and Amanda first met in a university psychology course. He ended up having some technical issues with his
computer and asked the class for some notes. I sent him a copy of mine. It wasn’t until years later they realized that was their first interaction.

They formally met a few years later after working for the same company. Amanda was hesitant to start anything because of work relationships.

However....one day after work, Amanda walked to her car only to find 24 roses waiting for her. He won her over....

That was several years ago and they've been on one long adventure together ever since. They came to Banff, just the two of them, for a private elopement with the stunning fall leaves surrounding them!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Five years ago, Tonya met the "sweetest, kindest man ever." Dillon was in culinary school when they first started dating...
09/19/2023

Five years ago, Tonya met the "sweetest, kindest man ever."

Dillon was in culinary school when they first started dating, and the first meal he cooked for her was Thanksgiving dinner!

The night Dillon proposed, he wanted it to be at Tonya's favourite spot in the city they lived in....but he soon discovered it was under construction!

That didn't stop Dillon from getting down on one knee. He proposed and clearly....Tonya said yes!

Meet the newlyweds!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Kelsey Livingston
Venue: Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage
Officiant: Heidi Kjinserdahl

It all started in December 2020....Lindsay and Ryan met at the height of the pandemic. Adversity became their ally, as L...
09/19/2023

It all started in December 2020....

Lindsay and Ryan met at the height of the pandemic. Adversity became their ally, as Lindsay and Ryan's budding relationship was forged in the crucible of these trying times. Virtual movie nights, marathon phone calls, and creative ways to share meals kept their connection alive, along with a shared resilience that laid the foundation for something truly special.

This summer, Ryan proposed in beautiful Kananaskis country and their forever was solidified.

They came to the beautiful Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage with their favourite people to begin their next adventure together...as husband and wife!

Planner and Photographer: Shotgun Wedding
Venue: Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage
Florals:
Officiant: Heidi Kjinserdahl
Coordinator: Kelsey Livingston

Alex and Nicole chatted online for several weeks before their first date."Not afraid at all that I’d be murdered – espec...
09/18/2023

Alex and Nicole chatted online for several weeks before their first date.

"Not afraid at all that I’d be murdered – especially after his appearance was quite different from his online appearance, the facial hair worked a lot in his favour, and still to this day knocks me off my socks," said Nicole.

That was 12 years and several pets ago and they've balanced their life together through careers, chaos and adventure!

They had a gorgeous evening wedding ceremony in Canmore and they can finally call themselves Mr. and Mrs. Murfin!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Dylan and Raylene met 12 years ago and became best friends.Eventually, they drifted apart and went on their own life jou...
09/18/2023

Dylan and Raylene met 12 years ago and became best friends.
Eventually, they drifted apart and went on their own life journeys.

They found their way back to each other a few years later, rekindled their friendship and then realized....they were in love 🙂

Sometimes life has a roundabout way of finding happiness, and Dylan and Raylene are proof that it's well worth waiting for 🙂

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Alyssa and Bryce both swiped right in the middle of the pandemic. They soon discovered they had similar interests and fe...
09/17/2023

Alyssa and Bryce both swiped right in the middle of the pandemic. They soon discovered they had similar interests and fell in love.

A year after that first date, Bryce proposed in Jasper...and clearly Alyssa said yes.

With the Rocky Mountains again as a backdrop to an important moment, they said their vows on a gorgeous afternoon in Canmore.

Meet the Hoeppners!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Their first date was for wings in 2019. When the pandemic hit, Kelly and Ryan dated throughout...allowing them to spend ...
09/17/2023

Their first date was for wings in 2019. When the pandemic hit, Kelly and Ryan dated throughout...allowing them to spend tons of time together. They built a life together that includes their fur baby Kona...their ringbearer :)

They were engaged last year during a trip to Hawaii and wanted a perfect, intimate wedding...so they came to Canmore with their favourite people to say their vows in the shadows of the Three Sisters mountains. It was a gorgeous day for them to become Mr. and Mrs. Krahn!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Lisa and Jeffrey have been a couple for over two years and knew right away they were each other's missing puzzle piece.T...
09/16/2023

Lisa and Jeffrey have been a couple for over two years and knew right away they were each other's missing puzzle piece.

They got engaged at Moraine Lake, so it was so fitting that they returned to such a special spot to elope.

They had a perfect day to say their quiet vows overlooking the pristine turquoise waters, and it was such an honour to be a part of their wedding day!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Nikki and Payton met through a mutual friend in high school. They quickly became best friends, but never admitted their ...
09/16/2023

Nikki and Payton met through a mutual friend in high school. They quickly became best friends, but never admitted their feelings to each other that they felt something more.

Eventually, they ended up at the same college and gave a relationship a shot.

Clearly, it worked :)

That was five years ago, and this week they came from the US to stunning Moraine Lake to elope with just their closest people at their sides. It was a gorgeous sunny day as they became Mrs. and Mrs. Payton and Nikki Tomasko!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Kierra and Varun have a love story that's as unique as it is beautiful. They first crossed paths at a work convention in...
09/14/2023

Kierra and Varun have a love story that's as unique as it is beautiful. They first crossed paths at a work convention in Banff, just weeks before the COVID lockdown. Little did they know, that their decision to become each other's only contact during those challenging times would lead to a remarkable journey together.

What started as a friendship quickly blossomed into a strong and enduring relationship. Amidst the pandemic, their bond grew stronger by the day. And despite knowing that others might think they were moving too fast, they decided to take a leap of faith and moved in together after just six months of knowing each other.

Their time together during the lockdown brought them closer, and they soon realized they had found their forever person. Together, they talked about their future, whether they wanted babies or fur babies, and life had its own surprise in store when they found out they were expecting!

Now, Kierra and Varun are ready to begin their next adventure as husband and wife, and they couldn't be more excited to return to the place where it all began in Banff, with their little son, Nolan, in tow.

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

16 years ago, Sonlancy spotted Derek in a crowded bar and bought him a shot...and their story began.These two hunters ha...
09/14/2023

16 years ago, Sonlancy spotted Derek in a crowded bar and bought him a shot.
..and their story began.

These two hunters have a shared love of all things outdoors, although Sonlancy is quick to share that she is the better shot :)

They even planned their pregnancy around hunting season!

Coming to the beautiful outdoors of Banff for their wedding was the perfect way to celebrate the marriage of these two best friends.

Meet the Faseruks!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

They met in 2012 crashing a birthday neither was invited to. When Scott first saw Clare across the room, he knew he need...
09/12/2023

They met in 2012 crashing a birthday neither was invited to.

When Scott first saw Clare across the room, he knew he needed to meet her. They did. And they fell in love immediately.

Scott bought a wedding cake topper after six months of dating.

It's been 11 years since they crashed that party, but this weekend they held their own celebration....as newlyweds!

"We are finally home...."

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Robin White
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

April and Scott met exactly four years ago. September 10th is an important date in their lives because, in addition to t...
09/12/2023

April and Scott met exactly four years ago. September 10th is an important date in their lives because, in addition to that first date, Scott proposed on September 10th and the same day....April surprised him by letting him know he was going to be a dad :)

The sun was shining on their perfect wedding day as their son watched his parents become Mr. and Mrs. Anstey!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Sharla and Andrew met a decade ago with zero expectations on their first date. However, that changed immediately....with...
09/12/2023

Sharla and Andrew met a decade ago with zero expectations on their first date. However, that changed immediately....with the instant spark they had.

They blended their families and built an incredible life together with their children. They came to Banff with their closest people to say their vows in the Rocky Mountains!

Meet the Gallifords!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Dustin and Jessica met in the midst of the pandemic. They chatted for a few weeks until they went on their first date. L...
09/12/2023

Dustin and Jessica met in the midst of the pandemic. They chatted for a few weeks until they went on their first date.

Long story short....they ended up at a furnature store during their first date, and have celebrated each anniversary after by going back to it :)

Dustin decided to take a job up in Fort McMurray leaving Dustin and Jessica to rework their relationship. They decided that being apart wasn't an option.

As Jessica and Dustin continued to grow together, it was finally time for Dustin to come home to his family. In 2023, Dustin was back home full-time.

Finally living together again under one roof Dustin knew it was time to propose.

Jessica said yes :)

And they came to Banff to become Mr. and Mrs. Gagnon!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Natasha and Paul's first date was at the dog park. The dogs got a good workout....because they were there for three hour...
09/11/2023

Natasha and Paul's first date was at the dog park. The dogs got a good workout....because they were there for three hours :)

It's clear their canine friends have been a huge part of their lives together because Paul proposed to Natasha by throwing rocks to their dog in the water. He told her he had one more rock, but it wasn't for their dog. He got down on one knee.....

With their shared, hilarious sense of humour - these two have been together for eight years. And now, there is a new Mrs. Blanchard in the house!!!....Mrs. B Junior!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Sydney and Chris met in the winter of 2019, just before the world went into lockdown months later. They fell in love and...
09/10/2023

Sydney and Chris met in the winter of 2019, just before the world went into lockdown months later. They fell in love and Chris
proposed in their home two years later.

They added to their family with a pup named Theo and of course...he was there to watch his parents become husband and wife at Tunnel Mountain!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett and Amanda Barclay

It all began in April 2016, when Laura and Paul swiped right.Their first date was a memorable bar crawl through three di...
09/10/2023

It all began in April 2016, when Laura and Paul swiped right.

Their first date was a memorable bar crawl through three different bars in town, lasting until closing time. It was clear that this was something special, and their journey together began.

Both originally from Scotland, Laura and Paul shared a dream of travelling more and relocating somewhere else. Canada was the destination they both agreed on. It wasn't until a winter holiday in 2017, amid the Christmas markets in Frankfurt (and a few happy hour beers), that they decided to seriously consider the move.

Fast forward 18 months, and they were approved as Permanent Residents, embarking on the journey to pack up their lives in the UK and start anew in Canada – just in time for a global pandemic!

Covid brought its share of challenges, with Paul remaining in the UK while Laura started working in Canada. But love knows no boundaries, and they eventually reunited and settled down. In 2022, they purchased their dream home together, fully embracing their new Canadian lives.

Then, on the 6th anniversary of their first date in April 2022, Paul mustered up the courage to propose at Elk Island National Park, having secretly sought permission from Laura's dad during those months apart.

Now, after nearly 7 and a half years of adventures, laughter, and love, Laura and Paul are getting married in Banff!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Trevor and Angie met in 2016. It was an instant connection and they soon began their lives together. They've since grown...
09/10/2023

Trevor and Angie met in 2016. It was an instant connection and they soon began their lives together. They've since grown their little family to include two sons and a perfect world together.

They were engaged on top of a mountain in BC, so it was fitting that they returned to the mountains for a true elopement, just the two of them.

Meet Mr. And Mrs. Oshaway!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Jesse and Brooke have known each other since they were young.He was neighbours with her grandparents and his dad was bes...
09/10/2023

Jesse and Brooke have known each other since they were young.

He was neighbours with her grandparents and his dad was best friends with her uncle.

But life went on for the kids and they were just two people who once knew each other from passing moments.

Fast forward 10 to 15 years and they ran into each other again. Sparks flew and they became a couple.

They were engaged in Jasper, so the mountains held a special place for them. Returning to the Rockies was the perfect way to celebrate their next adventure...as husband and wife!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

They say that true love knows no bounds, and Justina and Stephan are living proof of that! These two incredible souls ha...
09/10/2023

They say that true love knows no bounds, and Justina and Stephan are living proof of that! These two incredible souls have been on an incredible journey together for 16 years, through all the ups and downs that life has thrown their way.

The icing on the cake of their lives together is Alice....their sweet baby girl :)

They came to Banff to take the next step together...as husband and wife!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Rayleen and John met in 2016 and their initial coffee date went so well - they rolled it right into a dinner date!Their ...
09/09/2023

Rayleen and John met in 2016 and their initial coffee date went so well - they rolled it right into a dinner date!

Their first trip together was to the mountains....the same place that John proposed and the same mountains they returned to, to be married!

They had a beautiful day to celebrate their forever, with their special people watching on as they became husband and wife!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Erin and Brandon met in 2017 and initially dated off and on....always finding their way back to each other.You can tell ...
09/09/2023

Erin and Brandon met in 2017 and initially dated off and on....always finding their way back to each other.

You can tell they share a fabulous sense of humour....getting engaged in 2019 "on an old, abandoned dirt road riddled with
garbage and smelling like fish. Brandon got down on one knee and said, 'Now is as good a time as ever. Will you
marry me?"

She responded yes.

They had plans to marry in 2020....and we all know how that year went. They planned for 2021...only to find out the world had other plans for them....a baby!

With their family in tow (their son and Brandon's daughter), they came to a special spot for them to begin their next adventure together. They said their vows on the shores of Lake Minnewanka ...becoming Mr. and Mrs. Whitehall!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby Ferguson
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Haley and Andrew met online. Their first date was quadding in the mountains....and when Haley got over her fear of being...
09/07/2023

Haley and Andrew met online. Their first date was quadding in the mountains....and when Haley got over her fear of being alone in the woods with a stranger...the date went perfectly :)

That was exactly two years ago and it's clear these two love to laugh and truly enjoy each other's company and sense of humour!

They blended their fur baby family seamlessly and with their dogs' approval, they were married with them at their side on a rainy day in Banff :)

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Hilary and Phil come from opposite sides of Canada...and now live in the middle of it :)They met while living in Saskatc...
09/07/2023

Hilary and Phil come from opposite sides of Canada...and now live in the middle of it :)

They met while living in Saskatchewan. On their first date, Hilary convinced Phil to wash her Jeep! Clearly, it won her over :)

They fell in love and were engaged during the 2020 pandemic!

They brought their bicoastal families to gorgeous Lake Minnewanka in Banff to make it official...as Mr. and Mrs. Morin!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Cindy and Leroy are busy parents with five sons between them. With both making their families a priority, they fell in l...
09/07/2023

Cindy and Leroy are busy parents with five sons between them. With both making their families a priority, they fell in love and nestled into a perfect life together....including buying a cabin, in which Leroy proposed.

It was the perfect choice to be married in the beautiful outdoors, a space that their entire family enjoys being in. They came to Banff and said their vows on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnewanka.... solidifying their love and their family!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Brittany and Skylar met as teenagers in their small town. They've been a couple for over five years and their shared lov...
09/07/2023

Brittany and Skylar met as teenagers in their small town. They've been a couple for over five years and their shared love of the outdoors and adventures have been a staple in their lives! They've grown their little family to include a beautiful son and they decided to come to Banff to begin their next adventure together....as Mr. and Mrs. Genge!

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Steph Donaher
Officiant: Canmore Brides
Coordinator: Jasmine Leggett

Matt used to always say he would never meet a girl at the skatepark....Until he met Elissa....at a skatepark.It was an i...
09/05/2023

Matt used to always say he would never meet a girl at the skatepark....

Until he met Elissa....at a skatepark.

It was an instant connection like they had known each other forever. With a shared love of all things outdoors, they never stopped having adventures together and with Elissa's son Jaxon.

It's been seven years since that first date, and they decided to embark on a new adventure together....as husband and wife!

Planner: SShotgun WeddingPhotographer: SSteph DonaherCoordinators: Jasmine Leggett and Amanda Barclay

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For the couple who loves the idea of a simple, affordable ceremony, fabulous photos, and the memories of eloping to begin your married lives together. Whether your big wedding plans have changed because of Covid-19, or if you’ve always wanted a private event, a Shotgun Wedding is for you. No matter how you say it – Elopement, Running Away, Micro Wedding, Pop Up Wedding, Tiny Wedding or Shotgun Wedding – this is all about the two of you, and nothing else.


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Congratulations Indy & Don ✨ What a beautiful mountain meadow wedding in Canmore!
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Wedding Organized by: Shotgun Wedding
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Coming soon!! These sterling silver peaks are gorgeous!

I also need to take a moment to tell this story… Lori is an incredible photographer and had built a very successful wedding photography business, pre-Covid. When her world was turned upside down, she made one of the most brilliant pivots of the pandemic. Using all the connections she had for locations and suppliers, she switched gears and now offers elopement planning and photography. She even gave it the BEST name — Shotgun Wedding! Go check it out!
The world needs more double weddings!! This was a first for us. Jagger and Ashton met as teenagers and became best friends. So when they fell in the love with their partners, what better way to get married than with a double wedding ceremony and celebration! Jagger and Christine were the first to get married (with Jagger as best man). Then after the ink was dry, Kirstin walked down the aisle to marry Ashton (with Jagger standing up for him). Then all four of them took photos together and were known as the "I Do Crew." It was so fun watching everyone's expressions as they saw two wedding couples together doing photos. We ended it with a jumping shot where Kirstin lost her shoe in the water. Thankfully, a kind gentleman grabbed a boat and rescued it for her! Their double celebration was an absolute blast to be a part of!
Planner and Photographer: Shotgun Wedding
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Sara Scott
Blog post up on all the new products. They are perfect for wedding favours, guest gifts, anniversary and Christmas presents, etc etc! It doesn’t matter if you have Shotgun Wedding helping with your wedding or not…they are the perfect gift for anyone.
Blog post up on all the new products. They are perfect for wedding favours, guest gifts, anniversary and Christmas presents, etc etc! It doesn’t matter if you have Shotgun Wedding helping with your wedding or not…they are the perfect girt for anyone.
https://shotgunwedding.ca/gift-ideas-for-mountain-weddings/
We are expanding the Shotgun Wedding brand with some amazing products that invoke the essence of Banff National Park. Our first products are a candle and sugar scrub. Both have an inspired pine and fir scent of local evergreen varieties. We wanted to have a local presence in Nanton, so of course, looked to The Hive - Nanton - A Local Hub to have a retail space. We will also have product available for pickup at our Canmore residential office for anyone in the mountains.
Elopement Tip:
LOVE is all you need.....
& Also Salted Caramel Cake.
Shotgun Wedding
C I D N E Y + M A T T H E W
Elopement in Lake Minnewanka AB
It was a cute story when Matthew proposed to Cidney while watching whales and the pod of orcas appears and a bald eagle soared overhead. Truly the nature approved their union and at their wedding, mother nature is a witness.
Planner: Shotgun Wedding⠀⁠⠀

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With their three gorgeous children at their side, Meagan and Chace made their family official on the shores of Lake Minnewanka! They met through friends and have been on life's journey. together ever since ❤️
Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Elena at Loree Photography
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Sara Scott
Marie-Eve and Tyler came from Ontario to beautiful Banff National Park to elope and become husband and wife! These two were gorgeous to meet and photograph and it was so much fun to spend time with them capturing them on their wedding day ❤️⁠

Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Elena at Loree Photography
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Day of Coordinator: Sara Scott
A $100 bet led to Beth and Jay eloping. But to back up a moment first. They both were at separate work Christmas parties at a local bar in Ontario. Jay bet his coworker $100 to hug every person in the bar. Beth was one of the people she hugged. Eventually, Jay and Beth began talking and she gave him her number at the end of the night. Two days later, Jay called. The connection was instant. Now, one house, one dog and one family later....these two are now newlyweds!
Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Elena at Loree Photography
Videographer: Zrm Studio
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Sara Scott
Marie-Eve and Tyler came from Ontario to beautiful Banff National Park to elope and become husband and wife! These two were gorgeous to meet and photograph and it was so much fun to spend time with them capturing them on their wedding day ❤️
Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Elena at Loree Photography
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Sara Scott
When you apply for a job on Kijiji, you most likely aren't expecting to meet your soulmate because of it. Eight years ago Rania and Jerico both landed a weekend job at a paint store through that Kijiji ad. They spent every Saturday and Sunday together and became close friends. In fact, when Jerico wanted to create an online dating profile, Rania even helped him with it. But, then became jealous as he went on dates and realized that maybe she was falling for him!
With their shared Filipino heritage and fabulous connection, these two embarked on a relationship that led them to Banff....to be married ❤️
Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Elena at Loree Photography
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Sara Scott
Chelsea and Mike met several years ago as they were both starting their education and working careers. Mike, as a welder and Chelsea, in nursing school. They've forged their own traditions and created a life together that they love. Their big wedding date came and went (boo covid), and they celebrated with a 13km hike in the mountains. That day may have passed by, but July 29th became the new and important date. The day they were finally married....
Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby at Loree Photography
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Sara Scott
Rachel and Edmund met because of mutual friends. Once they started hanging out, that was it ❤️ One hot summer day, they went to get bubble tea and walk around, when Edmund popped the question! These two were so amazing to photograph and it was an honour to be a part of their day!
Planner: Shotgun Wedding
Photographer: Shelby with Loree Photography
Flowers: Forget-Me-Not Flowers
Officiant: Weddings By Wylie
Coordinator: Sara Scott
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