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Elope in Lake Louise for the best winter wedding

Elopements, Lake Louise

REAL ELOPEMENT: Elizabeth & Aaron elope in Lake Louise with tons of snow!

The Couple: Elizabeth & Aaron

The Season: The biggest blizzard of the year… late December 2019

The Location: Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise & near Post Hotel

A Snippet About the Day: If you’re looking for locations for the best winter wedding, elope in Lake Louise (or Emerald Lake… I feel these two spots are tied for consistently amazing winter wedding landscapes). Lake Louise starts to have snow that sticks in October (mid-late October is one of my absolute favourites times to be there!) & is snowy until May, when the Lake slowly starts to thaw. There’s a huge window of time for a winter wedding. On this particular day when Elizabeth & Aaron eloped in Lake Louise it was in the middle of a crazy snow storm. The snow was just dumping down for days. The mountains had disappeared but it was a magical winter wonderland of snow. Our plan had been to find a spot with mountain views but since it was essentially a white out, I found a great spot in the trees that had a natural arch where the snow had weighed down a tree… perfect! When it’s really snowy, you need a dark background to provide some contrast against the snow otherwise it just looks like you are in a white backdrop… no one wants that! But this spot in the trees was just beautiful & it’s something you can expect when you elope in Lake Louise during the winter. This area is more than just mountains!

The snow kept coming down & at one point during the ceremony Ashley (the wedding planner) had to run over to knock off all the snow that was burying Elizabeth’s dress! This was a wedding ceremony full of personal vows, tears & awesome laughter, the best kind! After the ceremony we went to Post Hotel to get a change of scenery & to let Elizabeth & Aaron warm up a bit. This spot is so pretty with the bridges! Then we went back to Lake Louise & managed to nab photos with the newly constructed ice castle! Pretty much a perfect day to elope in Lake Louise for a winter wedding!

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Are you planning to elope in Lake Louise during the winter? Check out these winter weddings for some inspiration! Try this Lake Louise elopement where the bride wore a pink dress! Or this boho Lake Louise elopement! Or this Lake Louise wedding in early winter!

Thinking about planning an epic mountain elopement of your own? You need to see my 5 Tips for Planning your Dream Mountain Elopement! Also see my Guide to Eloping in the Canadian Rockies to help figure out the best place for you to get married!

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