How to elope in Calgary

Brides and grooms, how are you?  You’ve found your way to this post so I’m assuming you’re exploring how to elope in Calgary or the Rockies.   Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of a more intimate celebration with just the two of you?  Maybe now you find yourself scrambling for options because your original wedding date has been postponed?  As a result of current times, I’ve teamed up with some local vendors to create an elopement package designed to help you celebrate your dream day with a twist.  Our goal is to make your day intimate, memorable and above all, stress-free.

How to elope in Calgary with Tara Whittaker Photography  Elope in Calgary with Joy curated elopement package

If you have your heart set on a favorite location in the National or Provincial Parks, check in with our team.  We’re up to date on current closures, social distancing requirements and all guidelines for group gatherings.  

You can also elope in Calgary at one of three uniquely-Alberta properties.  Each spot is within 45 minutes to an hour of the city.  Think of lazy rivers, rolling hills and pillars of sandstone.  The property owners have generously given permission us to hold intimate ceremonies at these unspoiled locations.  

Calgary elopement photographs with Joy curated elopements

Elope in Calgary with Joy Curated Elopements

The package includes:

206 Event Co.

Two (2) hours of logistics work, design consultation and ceremony styling with Evelyn Hickey of
206 Event Co.

Sweet Bloom Floral Design

A designer’s choice hand-tied bouquet & modern groom’s boutonnière using seasonal blossoms from Sweet Bloom.

Tara Whittaker Photography

1.5 hours of contactless wedding coverage with high resolution images.

Curated elopement packages with Sweet Bloom, 206 Event Co & Tara Whittaker PhotographyCalgary elopements with Sweet Bloom, 206 Event Co & Tara Whittaker Photography

Joy curated elopements are available on weekdays and select weekend dates.  Contact the studio for pricing and availability.  The package can be customized to include additional floral installations, decor or the services of a local officiant.

Finally, if you’re interested in adding more photography time, consider my original elopement package.  This package has been popular with couples flying in for destination weddings in the Rockies.  Now it may be an option for local couples who find themselves having to pivot and adjust their plans.  For a limited time, this package includes 4 hours of photography (previously 3 hrs).  Even if you’re planning a larger celebration but need to trim your photography budget, 4 hours of coverage could allow me to capture essential moments.  With a well-planned timeline, I could photograph your ceremony, family portraits, bridal party and formals.  In this post I provide a sample timeline.

Elope in Calgary and have it captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker


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