Posted by Sharon Auld
Today we’re sharing this beautiful Banff elopement from Sarah Vaughan Photography. Kayla and Marcus were married in a touching ceremony at Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park, with only themselves and their two best friends looking on.
There’s just something so special and romantic about an elopement and I love that this couple knew that it was a good fit for them. Their day centered soley around their love and commitment to each other.
From the Bride:
We decided to elope for a number of reasons, but mostly because we wanted our day to be just about the two of us. We are very untraditional people so the idea of eloping fit perfectly into our opinion of what a wedding and marriage should be about. The whole day was centered around the two of us and that is really the only thing that matters.
The ceremony was quick and to the point. I think the whole thing lasted 15 minutes, which was great! I wrote our vows, taking an excerpt from a poem by Pablo Neruda. We also had a “ring warming ceremony”, where our two witnesses (our best friends) made a silent wish for Marcus and I before handing the rings over to us. It was so emotional and such an intimate part of our day that I will treasure forever.
Our day was so perfect! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better location. Two jack lake was so beautiful and standing on the waters edge made everything that much more romantic and timeless.
Photography: Sarah Vaughan Photography; Wedding dress: Paloma Blanca | Store: The Bridal Centre – Calgary; Bowtie: Mrs. Bow Tie ; Suits: Horst ; Brittany’s dress: BCBG; Cuff links: Cuff Cuff; Bouquets: Songs From The Garden, Marriage Commissioner: John Stutz.
Thank you for allowing us to share in your special day Kayla and Marcus and wishing you all the happiness in the world!
Thank you as well to the immensely talented Sarah Vaughan Photography, whose work has been seen in magazines such as Wedding Bells, Dote Magazine, The Refinery and on popular blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Belle Lumiere, for sharing her gorgeous imagery with us!