Jen & Bruce’s Wedding in Banff, Canada

It would be a colossal understatement to describe Jen and Bruce’s wedding as simply; a wedding. It was also an experience; an adventure; a retreat; a vacation; a festival; a legend. Jen and Bruce hosted their destination wedding celebration in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The result was an experience of a lifetime for all their American friends and family!

Guests were treated to 5 unforgettable days in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. They gawked at glorious mountain vistas, surmounted rugged summits, paddled turquoise lakes, curled stones down sheets of ice, dined on elk & bison & maple syrup, and drank the town of Banff dry.

Throughout it all, Bruce and Jen were the most gracious and generous hosts imaginable, taking every opportunity to enlighten their American guests on the lore of Canadiana. The epitome of this came in the form of a legendary audio/visual presentation by Bruce at Banff’s Park Distillery. Think, This is That, meets Red Green, meets Trailer Park Boys, meets Ricky Gervais. It was absolutely hilarious!

The wedding itself, was held at the fairytale-esque Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in the heart of Banff National Park.

The brisk Canadian mountain air didn’t stop Jen from going sleeveless, and Bruce from going, naturally… pant-less. Paying homage to his Scottish roots, Bruce, his dad, and his groomsmen, like the legends that they are, rocked the entire day in traditional kilts and Sporrans. It was bloody awesome! As were the speeches (some of the best we’ve witnessed), the food (which culminated with a late night poutine bar for the ages), and the party!

Jen and Bruce, what can we say? We had so much fun hanging out with you and your parents and all your amazing friends. You feel like family and we miss you already! Thank you for trusting us with these memories. We can’t wait to hang out again one day. We love you guys!

Thanks to our friend, Sandra Walker, for helping us out on the wedding day.

Planning & coordination by the beloved, Julianne Young Weddings

Cinematography by the remarkable, Parfait Productions

Ceremony by The Man, The Myth, The Legend; Robin White

Flowers by Amborella Floral

Cake by Kake

DJ by Fayyaz from Pez Productions 

  • Bride and groom hold hands while standing on rocks in body of water with Rockies as the background
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  • The newly married couple and wedding guests burst out laughing at a friend's speech at wedding reception at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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