The small town of Canmore is nestled in the Canadian Rockies just west of Calgary. Known for rugged mountain peaks and glassy lakes, it’s the dream spot for stunning wedding photos.
Even though it started out as a small mining town, in recent decades, Canmore has experienced something of a renaissance. Now, it’s a quieter tourist alternative to Banff and has risen in popularity as a wedding destination. And what’s not to love? It has all the charm and scenery of the classic Rocky Mountain landscape with less of the hustle and bustle of some bigger towns in the area.
Like many alpine mountain ranges, it’s equally beautiful in summer or winter. If you’re planning a winter wedding, you can’t do better for wedding photos than Canmore. Here are just a few reasons why!
Winter landscapes offer beautifully soft lighting, which is ideal for lending a romantic quality to your Canmore wedding photos. But the days in winter are shorter, so that’s something to keep in mind for scheduling your shoot.
If you’re not sure about the setting you’d like for your winter wedding photos, Canmore offers plenty of variety. The town is known for its unparalleled view of the famous Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak. With snow on the ground and these iconic mountains as your backdrop, you’ll have a magical shoot and memories that will last a lifetime.
If you’re not afraid of a little hiking, the Grassi Lakes nearby consists of a trail that passes around a waterfall to two aquamarine lakes surrounded by sheer snow-capped peaks. Or you can brave Grotto Canyon’s narrow creek bed leading to a cave for you to explore.
No matter the weather or temperature, Canmore is a stunning location. You simply can’t go wrong! But winter is a particularly beautiful time of year in Canmore’s alpine surroundings.
Environmental considerations are top of mind in Canmore, so lots of development restrictions have been put in place to preserve the pristine landscape. That being said, you’ll find lots of environmentally sympathetic development has taken place in Three Sisters Mountain Village and Silvertip Resort. These are both great locations for fantastic wedding venues and popular photography spots.
If you want silvery, frosted leaves, and a clean white canvas for your wedding photos, Canmore is the place to be!
Apart from the wintery vistas, there are lots of other reasons to opt for a winter wedding in Canmore.
Snow is such a neutral background that you can add tons of dramatic flair to your color scheme. Just take a look at these gorgeous deep red roses and the stunning contrast of the bouquet against the sparkly, snowy backdrop.
Lush green leaves, Christmas wreaths, holly, and mistletoe – the list goes on! Wintery themes for your wedding make it so easy to add a touch of class and glamor to your table settings and wedding decor.
We just love the amber and golden hues and dark leaves used for this winter wedding in Canmore.
Rich colors and full, opulent blooms are the order of the day for winter wedding bouquets. For lovers of tulips, gardenias, Casablanca lilies, or roses, a classic winter bouquet is just the ticket.
Add a spray of festive greenery, and you’re good to go!
If you’re a fan of glittering snowdrop hairpieces, adding a touch of sparkle and bling to your dress or throwing a luxurious fur shawl over your shoulders, snowy weddings in Canmore present the perfect opportunity to work that winter glam.
If you’re looking for someone to capture your romantic Canmore wedding photos, get in touch!