Description of your Helicopter Wedding Adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Looking for a helicopter wedding adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains? We have something for you…
Imagine the exhilarating heli-ride through towering peaks and over hanging glaciers…
You set down at 7,200 ft.
The view takes your breath away. The Banff National Park area is a World Heritage site and once-in-a-lifetime location!
It is the perfect backdrop for your adventure elopement.
Your heart is racing.
You squeeze your partner’s hand, take a deep breath and compose yourself to say your vows. It’s just the beginning of the best day of your life!
Program location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Program length: 4-5 hours
Meeting point: We will pick you up at your hotel
Participants: 2 guests can join apart from the couple
Experience: Helicopter tour through mountains, hiking in the wild, ceremony with officiant, photoshoot
Sightseeing: Banff National Park area, High altitude mountain scenery
Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers. Bring warm jackets, comfortable shoes
Available: All Year Round
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
About the Hosts of your Helicopter Wedding Adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Are you looking for inspired wedding photography that stands out?
Meet your new best friends—Troy and Shirleen.
We are a boutique, family-run business that specializes in one-of-a-kind wedding and couple’s portrait experiences in beautiful locations around the world. That’s why we created this special Helicopter Wedding Adventure in the Canadian Rocky mountains for you.
We are based in Banff, Alberta, Canada and locally serve Calgary, Canmore, Banff and the Lake Louise area.
If you are looking for world-class treatment from professionals at the top of the industry, then you’re going to LOVE what we can do for you!
We exclusively offer our services to a limited number of guests to give you our full attention.
Why settle for anything less?
Itinerary of your Helicopter Wedding Adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
This is just a sample itinerary for a Helicopter wedding adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in June-Sept.
12:00pm Shirleen & Troy, your photographers, pick you up at your hotel in the Canmore or Banff area. (Pick up in the Lake Louise area is possible as well.)
12:30pm safety briefing at Alpine Helicopter port in Canmore.
1:00pm Helicopter flight through stunning, high altitude mountain scenery
1:30pm Drop off at designated mountain site with our certified hiking guide.
2:00pm Ceremony or vow exchange
2:30pm Champagne toast
3pm-5pm Portrait session, hiking and candids through alpine scenery based on your desires, fitness level, and, of course, weather permitting.
5:00pm Helicopter pick up at the designated site. Return to Canmore.
5:15pm Shirleen & Troy return you to your hotel. Exhilarated, happy and newly wed!
Comments about your Helicopter Wedding Package in Canada
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your Helicopter Wedding Adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the itinerary might be adjusted
In case of bad weather, there is a possibility to reschedule your heli-wedding by +-2 days, under the condition that there is availability and the photographer is notified in due time.
Alpine Helicopters has the final word on whether our flight will go based on weather and safety requirements. In the event of a flight cancellation, you have the option to:
reschedule your session
visit alternative locations in the area.
You can tailor this experience to your heart’s content. Here are just a few suggestions to complete your perfect day:
Let’s see more of the area: Enjoy the peace, quiet and unique views to be seen from a canoe on one of the stunning turquoise, glacier-fed lakes in the area.
Visit off-the-beaten-path locations:
We’ll take you to special places you wouldn’t find on your own. We know the best places to go for one-of-a-kind portraits, where to go to avoid crowds, in case of bad weather and when to be there for the best light possible.
Add a unique food experience: Do you enjoy cooking? Have a private cooking class and dinner prepared in front of you at a charming BnB with internationally recognized chef, Oscar George Bayne, the Canmore Organic Chef. He can teach you how to select & prepare the best cuts of meat or identify the freshest seafood. Is a vegetarian farm to fork meal more your taste? No problem! Chef George can tell you all about the specialties grown locally in the area.
Craft Beer tasting at Canmore’s award-winning Breweries.
Gourmet picnic along one of Banff’s beautiful lakes
Ice Wine martinis and/or dinner at the Historic Station Restaurant in Lake Louise. Experience fine dining in the rustic building that served as the train station in the early 1900s or in your own private train box car!
What is included in your Helicopter Wedding Package
Certified Alpine Hiking guide.
Helicopter tour, pick-up & drop off for up to 8 people. (You, your partner and 2 additional guests, your officiant, our hiking guide and 2 photographers.)
The helicopter will drop us off and pick us up after our designated amount of time.
Up to 4 hours. Weather permitting.
A certified local hiking guide is mandatory in order for the helicopter pilot to leave us in the wild.
Transportation from your hotel and all activity locations*
*Canmore & Banff locations only.
Two photographers. We are a husband and wife team. Together we can capture a wide variety of angles and perspectives.
Up to 5 hrs of coverage.
Studio Lighting on location. Lighting is essential to create gorgeous pictures that stand out and scream PROFESSIONAL. We have the expertise and equipment to create beautiful pictures in any situation, any kind of weather. Anywhere.
Creative Stylization & Artisan Edits
Your pictures will have the polished look of a luxury magazine.
High-Resolution Digital files
No fee rescheduling.
Life is uncertain. We get it. We are committed to you no matter what.
What is not included in your Helicopter Wedding Package
Travel to and from the Banff area
Gratuity for the helicopter pilot
What to bring to your Helicopter Wedding Adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Warm jacket or raincoat
Dress shoes, if desired
Water & snacks
Small backpack to store your items.
Wedding rings, vows & wedding certificate
How to prepare for your Helicopter Wedding Adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Getting to Banff :
The nearest international airport is in Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC). It is 138 km (85 miles) and takes approx. 75-90 min by car. Car rentals are available at the airport as well as airport shuttles that connect to Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise areas.
Where to stay?
Most visitors stay in the Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise area.
Here are the distances and approx. travel times by car from Calgary:
Canmore, 104 km, 70 min.
Banff, 128 km, 90min.
Lake Louise, 182 km, 2 hrs.
Buses run daily and often between Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore and Calgary.
Is transportation to our activity included?
Transportation from your hotel is included if you are staying in the Canmore & Banff area. A pickup/drop off in the Lake Louise area can be provided for an additional fee.
The weather in the mountains is always changing! You can expect rain and/ or snow in any season! The warm season lasts from June to early Oct. with an average daily high temperature between 60-80°F. Evenings between 40-30° F.
The cold season lasts from November to February, with an average daily high temperature below 32 °F. Bring hats, gloves, heavy jackets & warm boots.
During any season it is important to have warm clothes as the temperature can change rapidly. Comfortable shoes are a must. You can change into fancy shoes once on location.
During your wedding photoshoot, we will aim to keep you warm and comfortable. You will be moving in and out of your jackets as necessary during the shoot.
Add-ons to your Helicopter Wedding Package in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Guests (up until 2 persons) can come at no extra charge. Only 2 more people fit into the helicopter apart from the couple and team.
Bridal Hair & Make-up on location, 350 USD
Guest Hair & Make-up on location, 350 USD
Bridal Premium Flower Bouquet, 400 USD
Bridesmaid Premium Bouquet 145 USD
Celebrant, One of our favorite local officiants based on your style!, 355 USD
Picnic Lunch, Gourmet selections from local vendors, 30 USD/person
Flower Crown, 85 USD
Additional Photography per hour, 850 USD
Large Photobook, 16″ x 12″ Luxury Album made in Italy. Leather or linen binding with patching presentation case. 30 pages. Lamination, crystal glance cover, 1995 USD
Small Photobook, 12″ x 8″ Luxury Album made in Italy. Leather or linen binding with patching presentation case. 30 pages. Lamination, crystal glance cover, 1242 USD
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