Zoey & Ryan’s Jasper National Park elopement was the hardest secret to keep this year! An elopement in the truest sense of the word, their friends and family had no idea that they were running away to the mountains to be married.

As featured in Rocky Mountain Bride‘s Jasper Wedding Planning Guide, this winter elopement in Jasper National Park highlights everything I love about an intimate wedding day.

We got engaged on Christmas morning. It was quite a surprise as was had not planned to exchange gifts! We celebrated the day on our own due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

We decided right away that we would elope in Jasper to eliminate the complications of inviting guests during a pandemic. We kept the elopement a secret, which made the day even more special. In the future we plan to have a backyard wedding reception with our family and friends.

Bride, Zoey

We loved the intimacy of our first look. We stood back-to-back and quietly read our letters before turning around to see each other in our wedding attire for the first time. We are not a dressy couple, so this was a memorable moment for us.

Bride, Zoey

The flexibility of our day allowed us to go for a drink and a snack at the JPL Emerald Lounge prior to our ceremony. Our only obligation was to show up at our ceremony location at 3PM. It was very relaxing!

Ryan & Zoey

Our ceremony on the outdoor sundeck at the JPL was short and sweet. Weather-wise, we had just come out of a long cold snap, so we were thankful for the mountain views and fresh air. Our marriage commissioner had such a warm personality, and her script was upbeat and personal.

Ryan & Zoey

Vendors: Photographer: Janelle Dudzic Photography // Venue & Planning: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge // Officiant: Laura Coulson of Behitched // Stationery: Loft Designs Canada // Cake & Florals: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge // Hair: Sheena Rae Beauty // Makeup: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge // Bridal Gown: Urban Bride Delivered // Groom Attire: Milano for Men // Fur Shawl: Sissily Designs // Golden Hair Comb: Cinder & Sage

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Hi, my name is Janelle, I’m a photographer from Edmonton Alberta. I’m all about three things: celebration, connection and client education. My style is relaxed and romantic. I love intimate weddings, the kind where I get to know your family and friends. I thrive when meeting new people. My favourite moment of every wedding is right after the ceremony. This is when your friends and family smother or possibly crush you with either love or cheerful embrace. Bring on the epic dance parties.

  I value connection and celebration of moments over a big production.