​Things To Consider When Planning Your Winter Wedding - Cornerstone Canmore

Nothing transforms the Rockies into wonderland quite like a fresh snowfall and crisp air that makes you want to snuggle into your cup of coffee while taking in the stunning views all around. It’s no surprise that the mountains are an ideal romantic spot for winter nuptials, drawing in couples from near and far to exchange their vows and celebrate with friends and family. If you’re dreaming of a gorgeous wedding during the colder months, but are unsure of what unique features or options to incorporate into your special day, below are few ideas to consider!

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Keep It Cozy!

While there’s no denying the beauty of the mountains in winter, alpine air can contribute to a bit of a chilly day for couples and guests that fail to prepare with the right attire. Stay nice and warm without sacrificing your sense of fashion by gifting your bridal party faux fur vests, shawls, fuzzy mittens and more, especially if you plan on taking outdoor photos for a prolonged period. It’s also a good idea to have blankets on hand for guests, and you can even consider turning a cheap pair of dollar-store gloves into a cute wedding favour to keep everyone’s fingers warm.

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Warm Beverages, Warm Hearts

If you love hot chocolate, cider, mulled wine, and other winter beverages, why not share your favourite drinks with your guests? Winter weddings are the perfect chance to incorporate comfort beverages with an elegant feel into your special day!

Comfort Food, Elevated

While the Cornerstone’s Catering team has earned a reputation for exceptional menus featuring standout dishes year-round, many our couples have fallen in love with our Red Seal chefs’ take on comfort items, including our 72-hr simmered bison stew, sticky toffee pudding, and more. Keep everyone’s stomachs happy and your celebrations can go off without a hitch!

Honeymoon In Style

Once you’ve said “I do”, couples often take advantage of their wedding retreat to take part in some of their favourite winter activities before departing to return home or on their honeymoon. Hit the slopes, take in the local food and drink scene, go for a hike on one of the many local trails…if you love all things “mountains”, you’ve certainly come to the right place. With your very own winter wonderland waiting outside, there’s no better way to start married life!

Stunning Photos in Abundance

One of the parts of a winter wedding in the Rockies is that there’s no shortage of backdrops to capture every little moment of your big day (as well as the days that follow)! With the right photographers on hand, you’re sure to have an endless supply of gorgeous memories to sort through later on.

What are you waiting for? The Mountains are calling!

Get started planning your perfect winter wedding by contacting our team today.