Wish You Were Here: Banff Destination Wedding

With an obvious flair for the dramatic, Emily + Dillan packed up their vows, gown and tux for a breathtaking elopement at one of the prettiest ‘destination wedding’ places on earth: Lake Louise, Banff in Alberta, Canada.

Bride Emily’s father is from Canada, and she is obsessed with hiking and Banff National park, so Lake Louise made the perfect location for their intimate destination wedding ceremony. Photographer Janna Trovato really hit home on the idea of a romantic getaway, capturing the couple escaping straight into the Canadian Rockies in a canoe just for two. Trovato believes that a couple starting their journey together is just as monumental, if not more in the long run, than the wedding ceremony itself.

“I have always wanted to photograph an intimate elopement and be on the water for a shoot, and here I was lucky to get both,” Trovato says. “Afterwards, we found out from the workers on site that it is very rare to be allowed to photograph on the boats like this. We were thrilled to get those last images unobscured by life jackets, tourists or bad weather.”

We love that the bride kept it classy and old-school with her gown choices: delicate ivory flutters on her getaway gown from Bohme Boutique, and arresting emerald wedding gown in 60’s style, handmade by her grandmother.

Big, loud and beautiful blooms by Chickweed Cottage somehow are able to compete with the incredible views of those iconic peaks, and boy do they both have us star-struck. The taffeta ribbons tie the florals into the vintage vibes of the entire ensemble. We’re suckers for big personality, and in this shoot, it shines like the sun.


Photographer- Janna Trovato Photography

Florist- Chickweed Cottage
Hair and Makeup- Lesley Vickers with Shag Salon
Emerald Green Gown- Handmade from 1960’s pattern by bride’s grandmother.
Ivory Dress- Bohme Boutique
Brides Shoes- Steve Madden 
Groom’s Attire- Dillard’s


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