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OUR WEDDING

July, 2010 in Banff
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Ceremony: Tunnel Mountain Reservoir
Reception: Banff Springs Hotel

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Coordinator:

Elegant Banff Weddings - Coordinator - Suite 203, 111 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1C6, Canada

Elegant Banff Weddings

Suite 203
111 Banff Avenue
Banff, Alberta T1L 1C6, Canada
403-762-2171

"It is my pleasure to write this review of Elegant Banff Occasions, an event planning company based in breathtaking Banff, Alberta, Canada. My new husband and I enjoyed an amazing wedding weekend with our family and friends this past July, in large part thanks to the planning excellence of EBO. Since our wedding, so many people have told us that ours was the best wedding they have every been to. I was particularly impressed with EBO because I was planning the wedding from afar (I was living in Toronto at the time), but still always felt like everything was being taken care for me. EBO is headed by Connie Grace, one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and reliable people I have ever worked with. There are so many vulnerabilities when planning a wedding (emotional, aesthetic, financial!), but I always felt that Connie had my (as opposed to any vendor's) best interests at heart. I was also blown away time and time again by two things. First, Connie and the rest of the EBO team made me feel like they were planning my wedding and my wedding alone, even though in reality I know they had a million other things going on. Second, so often Connie would have anticipated some request of mine before I had made it and would already have a solution in mind when I asked. For example, before I even thought of hair and makeup, she had already booked us in at the luxurious Willow Stream Spa at the Banff Springs Hotel. Before I even started thinking about transportation, she had a Bentley on hold. Small acts like this go beyond efficiency and professionalism to the realm of true passion for what EBO does and compassion for those they work with. In the end, our wedding was a literal feast for the senses - the colors, the decor, the flowers, the music, the food (!) - and every where was a little piece of EBO. For this we are both truly thankful and cannot recommend EBO enough. If you are thinking about getting married in the Canadian Rockies - DO IT!! The scenery is unbelievable, the venues and food are exquisite, and with EBO on your side, you and your guests will enjoy a wedding beyond your wildest dreams!"

Photographer:

Bonner Photography - Photographer - Suite 202,  Bear Street Mall, 220 Bear St., Banff, AB, t1l 1b3, Canada

Bonner Photography

Suite 202, Bear Street Mall
220 Bear St.
Banff, AB t1l 1b3, Canada
403 762 8030

"John Bonner is the best photographer in the rockies, probably the best in Alberta, and among the best in Canada. He is talented and efficient (which sounds strange but is important on the wedding day when 500 people want a picture with the happy couple) and is just genuinely a nice person. Visit your website and check out his portfolio/blog and you will see for yourself the quality of his work. Your wedding day will be full of moments that could have been forgotten but will become memories captured beautifully for eternity thanks to John and the Bonner Photography team."

Ceremony Venue:

Tunnel Mountain Reservoir

Banff, AB, CA

"Beautiful setting!"

Reception Venue:

Banff Springs Hotel

Banff, AB, CA

"The Banff Springs Hotel is easily the grandest venue in the Canadian Rockies, so you really cannot go wrong having your wedding here. The venue itself (we held events in the Alhambra Ballroom and Mount Stephen Hall) is majestic and luxurious, while still retaining the rusticity of the mountain setting. The food is delicious beyond description and is presented with such careful detail that is a feast for the eyes as much as for the tastebuds. We only had two complaints: 1) your event must end at midnight (this seemed ridiculously early to us - 1 or 2am would have been much more appropriate), and 2) we often felt like we were being gauged for more and more money. They will do everything you want them to do, but it comes at a cost. That said, I am sure this is true of any large venue, and we are more than happy with the way everything turned out in the end. However, I feel that it's only fair to warn couples that they should be prepared to pay the price for perfection. And perfection truly is what you will get. You will also be very lucky if you get to work with Elizabeth Algire, the conference services manager, who is competent and professional, and makes sure that your vision becomes a reality. If you are looking for the proverbial fairy tale wedding, this is the venue for you."

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