There’s nothing else quite like it: pure excitement and adrenaline leading up to your ceremony. Exhilaration and glee as you lift off from the ground, headed toward a distant peak, soaring above the lakes and glaciers. Absolute bliss as you tie the knot in an awe-inspiring, remote location that feels like a dream.
Hiring a helicopter to carry you off to your stunning alpine wedding ceremony can be a once in a lifetime experience. It’s intimate, breathtaking, and nothing short of magical.
Whether you bring your wedding party and guests, or whether it’s just you, your beloved, the officiator, and photographer — it’s going to be one for the books. We’ve photographed dozens of weddings accessed by helicopter in Whistler and, as a result, we have some tips and tricks for you to make the very most of it.
While it might be hot and warm in the valley bottom, up on a mountain peak, there’s going to be snow and ice! Make sure you opt for shoes with some grip, instead of a flat sole.
Big gusts of mountain wind can come and go pretty quickly — and we’ve seen several veils lost to the elements over the years! Make sure yours is snugly secured in place, with extra reinforcement, and hang tight to sweaters and other belongings.
It’s not every day that you get to toast on top of a mountain peak — and it’s even more special when the drinks are raised to your long and happy life with your partner. Whether you choose champagne or something more casual, we recommend bringing some celebratory refreshments to ring in your new chapter in an epic location.
If you’re bringing your wedding party with you, they’ll want to bring some cozy warm parkas — as will you! But we’ll still want to snap those gorgeous wedding photos, so make sure everyone’s ready to brave the elements for a few minutes to show off your elegant dresses and smart jackets. (It won’t be too bad, we promise!) We love how these glamorous outfits look with nature’s beauty as the backdrop.
If you opt for a ceremony accessed by helicopter, we guarantee it’s a memory you’ll cherish for life. Instead of just looking out at the vista Whistler’s stunning mountain peaks, you and your love will be fully amongst them, and a part of their beauty.
These are some of our favourite ceremonies to capture, and we’d love to be a part of yours. To reach out about working together for your big day, please contact us here.