I almost shed a tear the other day when I saw a newlywed couple flitting around in their limousine rental through the beauty of Banff National Park. I remembered my first marriage, way back then when I was still a simple lover boy. I wish I had gotten married in the Rockies, it might have changed everything.
It is my opinion that a wedding in Alberta and the Canadian Rockies offer some of the most visually appealing surroundings for weddings of any destination in the world. Of course, if I had to choose between the Bahamas and Lake Louise, obviously I would rather wear boots than sandals, any day of the week.
Combining a helicopter ride with the day’s festivities is a beautiful and symbolic way to cement those vows with your beautiful spouse. In many ways, marriage is like a mountain, and getting to the top is not the goal, because we all know you still have to get down alive.
Your friends will love your Ansel Adams-esque wedding photos. And when it comes time to make the lifelong commitment to each other, enjoy the moment in the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
For any wedding planner, convenience is primordial. Banff National Park, for example, is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and the Calgary International Airport is only 1.5hrs away, making the transfers very simple. If you have to fly her entire family over from the Indian sub-continent, you might want to rent a bus.
Now, if you want to take your love to an even higher region, the small mountain community of Lake Louise provides breath-taking glaciers and beautiful turquoise waters. Lake Louise is one of the most famous backdrops for weddings. You and your guests would have the entire village to yourself, since there is little or no night life.
Finally, your guests will be entertained to no end. The national parks, including Jasper National Park and Waterton Lakes, are all within a day’s drive. My friends at SunDog tours will outfit whatever it is you need. Tell them the Mountain Man sent you, and may your wedding joy be warm and merry.