Your Heli Elopement in the Rocky Mountains | Alberta
Is it your dream to celebrate a Heli Elopement in Canada?! This Heli Elopement Package in the Rocky Mountains is probably perfect for you!
The Rockies offer stunning views but you don’t need to get all sweaty or be in great hiking shape to enjoy them when you take a quick heli ride on your elopement to any of a number of stunning views in the David Thompson County or Banff National Park.
I grew up and played in these mountains I call home and I have traveled to many places in the world; there is still nothing that draws me in like the incredibly stunning views these mountains can offer!
It’s definitely a must-see location on any Adventurer’s travel list and I am here to take the stress away from planning your Heli Elopement in the Canadian Rockies!
I will plan your whole Elopement for you and capture all the memories of your love story on one of the biggest days of your lives together! I will arrange the helicopter trip and everything else involved to create a magical elopement experience for you, and up to 2 guests.
Heli Elopement location: Canada, Alberta, Lake Louise + Abraham Lake
Wedding length: 8.5 hours
Meeting point: Pick up at your Lake Louise Hotel
Participants: 2 guests can join your heli elopement apart from the couple
Children: Preferably no children should join your heli elopement, unless they are older than 5 and are very comfortable in nature
Dogs: Yes dogs are welcome. They will need to be kenneled or left with someone for the helicopter portion of this elopement
Experience: Pick up at hotel, heli ride to mountaintop, ceremony and portrait sessions, dinner at local restaurant
Sightseeing: Abraham Lake, Lake Louise, Helicopter ride to mountaintop
Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers.
Available: All Year Round
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
Not suitable for people that suffer from: Vertigo, Crippling fear of Heights
Meet your Heli elopement photographer
I am Kelly,
an elopement photographer in the Rocky Mountains and a storyteller at heart. I have always had a camera in my hand taking photos of something. My love for photography and telling stories is a huge part of who I am. I probably need a t-shirt or tattoo that says “I see the world through my lens”! Heck, I even schedule photo shoots when I am on vacation in new places!
So let’s tell your love story together, shall we?
A few things that I love:
Horses & Dogs
Reading Thriller novels
I eloped, so I am biased and think it’s the best way to get married…especially if you choose the mountains to do it in! I have been featured in a few Wedding Publications and my specialty is capturing the love, laughter, and tears of couples who are madly in love and wanting a unique experience that is all about them and their love story!
I am also a carefree, go-with-the-flow photographer who easily pivots when weather or situations through a curve ball so you still have an amazing day and get the best experience possible.
This job is a gift I am grateful for every day; getting to meet couples, learn all about them and create a magical day filled with unforgettable experiences they will cherish throughout their lifetime together!
Rocky Mountains Heli Elopement Itinerary
This is a sample itinerary for your heli elopement in the Rocky Mountains and would change per season as the daylight and access shifts with seasons.
12:00pm Pick Up at your hotel in Lake Louise by Kelly
1:30pm Arrive at Rockies Heli base on Abraham Lake and check-in for your helicopter trip
2:00pm Helicopter Ride and Mountaintop Portrait Session (Can include your ceremony)
4:00pm Helicopter Ride Ends and snack at base
4:30pm Drive back to Lake Louise (optional as we can stay at Abraham Lake and add an activity there)
6:00pm Dinner at Lake Louise
7:30pm Champagne Toast and Portraits at Lake Louise
8:30 Return you to your hotel or go for drinks before returning
Your Heli Elopement Package - Comments
There is possibility to reschedule your heli elopement by +-2 days under the condition that everyone is available.
We can adjust this program to include anything you want to do and if so add additional time to fit the activities and sights you want to see. For example, we can add a stop at Moraine Lake before we head off to your helicopter ride or a canoe trip on Lake Louise.
Comment on legal marriage: Yes, you can legally get married during this experience with an officiant (additional fee to add this).
There are no residency or citizenship requirements. There is no time period that must pass between the date a couple arrives in Alberta and the date a marriage license is issued. Anyone from anywhere can get married here in Alberta and you do NOT need to be here for a number of days before your legal ceremony (IE: You can be here in Alberta/Canada less than 24hrs or you can be here for days or weeks before, it’s up to you)
Blood tests are not required. A marriage license is valid for 3 months from the date it is issued.
Once your marriage license is obtained you have 3 months from the date it was issued to you to use it and file your paperwork for legalizing your marriage in Alberta. A marriage ceremony may take place the same day a marriage licence is issued. There is no waiting time required
You do require 2 witnesses to sign as well, but the helicopter pilot and I can do this for you.
I can provide in acquiring a marriage license.
There is a $40CDN government fee for the marriage licence. (Paid by the couple directly to the registry agent)
Registry agents will charge a service fee. Service fees vary among registry agents.
Your Heli Elopement Package includes
Planning your heli elopement experience
Pickup at your hotel in Banff, Canmore, or Lake Louise
Helicopter Fees for 2 people and a photographer (2 hour experience)
Complete photographic documentation of the whole trip with 2 exclusive photo sessions (elopement ceremony, elopement portraits)
Sneak Peek of 5-15 photos within 24-48 hours after your elopement
min. 500 edited high-res photos delivered within 3-5 weeks after your adventure wedding
Online Gallery for 6 months to share, download and order prints/canvases/fine art prints
Dinner is included at a local restaurant in the area
Your Heli elopement package does not include
Travel between your hometown and the Banff National Park area
Travel from the Calgary or Edmonton Airport to the Banff national Park area
Accommodations during your heli elopement
Rentals for additional activities beyond the 2-hour helicopter experience
Rental car if the couple wishes to have a vehicle
National Park Pass (required)
Officiant to legally marry you (can be added for a fee)
Snacks (Can be added for a fee)
Helicopter fees for an officiant if you wish to be married on top of a mountain
Your Heli Elopement in the Candian Rockies - Packlist
Warm jacket or waterproof shell (Clear umbrellas provided should rain be an issue)
Good footwear or Hiking Boot for the hiking part of your Heli Elopement
Wedding Attire for both individuals
Backpack(s) for your items
Rings, vows (vow books recommended), marriage license (if you are having a legal ceremony)
Song ( on spotify) if you would like a first dance on top of the mountain (Speaker will be provided)
Your Heli Elopement in the Rockies- Tipps & Infos
This heli elopement experience is not super exerting (the helicopter is doing the trip up a mountain to amazing views for us). You still require good footwear for rugged terrain, layers that can be worn under your wedding attire if needed, as well as a warm, waterproof coat as the weather in the mountains is always unpredictable and you can experience multiple seasons in one day across locations.
Bring snacks and water to stay energized and hydrated all day.
Bring your phones so you can also take photos as the views are breathtaking and you will want to document them for yourself as well.
Heli Elopement Package - Optional Addons
Guests (up until 2 persons) can come at 349 USD extra charge. They get the helicopter ride and dinner included.
Bridal Hair & Make 250 USD
Bridal Flower Bouquet – Small to medium sized bouquet – 200 USD
Celebrant – I will select an officiant to match your vibe and the day – 450 USD
Additional Photography- 350 USD per hour
Small Photobook – 10×10 Luxury Album, Crystal Glance Cover, 30 pages, Leather Binding – 1100 USD
Heli Elopement Package in the Rocky Mountains - Slideshow