Kate + Christopher
The outfit change, stunning Banff views and gorgeous couple are just a few things that caught our eye! Kim Payant Photography captured Kate + Christoper’s Banff elopement in such a beautiful way. Despite wildfires that filled the landscape with smoke, this couple would not let anything stop them from celebrating their love. Originally from Chicago, it’s no surprise they chose the beautiful Banff scenery as the backdrop of their elopement!
Kate and Christopher are both from Chicago. As nature lovers, they grew their love for each other on hiking trails in areas as beautiful and unique as Puerto Rico’s rain forests to the unearthly landscapes of Utah’s Zion National Park. With how much nature has meant to them they could have hardly thought of a better way to begin their lives together than in the stunning beauty of Banff.
They planned to elope just the two of them, but wanting to include their families, they held a surprise impromptu ceremony in Ohio before heading off to Banff for wedding part 2! Neither of them had been to Banff before and they relied on the expertise and spontaneity of their amazing photographer to find the most beautiful sites for the ceremony and photos. They even got to hike in their wedding attire! Their wedding day in Banff was sunny and warm, it was a bit smoky due to forest fires but it created a unique feel. It started with a ceremony on Mount Norquay with big horned sheep and ground squirrels in attendance and ended with pizza and beer at a local spot in town. It was the most fun and sweet day they will cherish forever.
– Bride + Groom, Kate + Christopher
Congrats to Kate + Christopher on your beautiful elopement! If you want to see more elopement spots, wedding inspiration + tips on how to plan the perfect Banff wedding, check out our Banff Wedding Guide.