Couple laugh while walking and holding hands. The stunning mountains create gorgeous pictures of their magical winter wedding in Banff

Mallory & James – a magical winter wedding in Banff

welcome sign for winter wedding in Banff, with blankets to keep guests warm

If you’re looking for a breathtaking location to tie the knot, the stunning Banff mountains during winter offer a magical backdrop for your special day. With snow-capped peaks and crisp white landscapes as far as the eye can see, a winter wedding in Banff promises to be an unforgettable experience. Here’s a glimpse of one couple’s dream wedding in Banff, complete with tips and ideas to inspire your own winter wonderland wedding.

Can I have an outdoor ceremony?

Having your ceremony outside in the snow might seem daunting, but it can also be a fantastic idea. By providing cozy blankets they ensured that their guests stayed warm. Despite the chilly temperatures, everyone was happy and excited, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and the love of the newlyweds.

Bride and groom kiss with their wedding party cheering for them in the background at the outdoor winter ceremony in Banff.

Winter creates an elegant vibe AND avoids the crowds!

Stunning bridal portrait, with a gorgeous lace wedding dress, a fresh layer of deep snow on the mountain lake, and jagged mountains in the background

One benefit of a magical winter wedding in Banff is the easy-to-coordinate colour palette. Everything goes with white! They chose a deep green that complimented the surrounding pine trees, and made them stand out against the snowy backdrop. The fresh snow and elegant vibe made for stunning photos that truly capture the essence of winter in Banff.

Another benefit of choosing to have a magical winer wedding in Banff is NO CROWDS!! If you’ve ever tried to go to one of the well known lakes around Banff in the summertime then you know what I mean! With crowds also comes the challenge of finding parking. We didn’t have to worry about parking availability, people in the background, or people walking by overhearing their vows. They had a beautiful private ceremony and in a location that is buzzing with people in the summer time!

With a stunning lace wedding dress, this bride and groom created magical wedding portraits in Banff with the gorgeous mountains behind them

Want to plan your magical winter wedding in Banff?

If you’re planning a winter wedding you should definitely read this blog post from Vogue! It will detail the dos and don’ts of having a magical winter wedding!

Hint hint – I LOVE photographing magical winter weddings in Banff!! You can get an idea of my pricing and packages at this link here:


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