If you’re looking for a way to have an elopement that has most of the planning taken care of, you should definitely consider a Canmore helicopter elopement with Martha’s Heli Hikes. Martha works directly with Alpine Helicopters and is a certified guide. She does all of the communication with Alpine Heli and with you as the couple, and you don’t have to deal directly with the helicopter company. Plus, she also is the officiant and will marry you at the top of the mountain! The other bonus to doing your helicopter elopement through Alpine is that you can take a couple loads of people up to Mount Charles Stewart, if you’d like to include some family and friends.
That’s exactly what Alexis and Mitch did for their helicopter elopement. They had a handful of family come up for the ceremony at the mountain top. I went with the couple in the first helicopter, and we took photos while we were waiting for the rest of the crew to arrive. After they had arrived, they had their ceremony and we did some family photos for a bit.
We were worried the helicopter may not be able to fly due to thunderstorms in the area, but luckily we still were able to go! We had the most perfect cloudy day, and the light was a photographer’s dream.
Alexis and Mitch chose to wait until all of their family had gone back down in the helicopter before saying their personal vows. They wanted this moment to be private. So Martha led us up to a higher point on the mountain. Mitch and Alexis did a rock-paper-scissors match to see who would say their vows first! One of my favorite things about elopements is the personal vows, because that’s often where the most emotion shows. It’s a great idea to consider!
This was one of my favorite elopements ever in Alberta. It was such a relaxed, fun day, and everyone involved was so easy to work with. I’d highly recommend checking out Martha’s Heli Hikes for your helicopter elopement in Canmore!
Helicopter: Alpine Helicopters, Canmore
Planner/Officiant: Martha’s Heli Hikes
Florist: Lindy Fleur Decor
Hair/Makeup: Perfection Hair and Makeup
Dress: Pure Bridal YEG