What do we need to get married in Canada?

To get married in Alberta you will need to purchase a marriage license, hire a commissioner to perform your ceremony and have 2 witnesses over the age of 18 (often times wedding photographers or videographers are happy to also sign as your witnesses if you are eloping).

An Alberta Marriage License can be purchased at any Alberta Registry office and is valid for 3 months. You need to bring 1 piece of identification with you which must be one of the following: a passport, birth certificate or driver's license. If either of you have been divorced or widowed you will need to bring those documents as well. You can download forms and find detailed information here.

What airport do we fly into to reach the Canadian Rocky Mountains?

The most direct access is to fly into Calgary, Alberta YYC, Canada and then it's about a 2 hour drive from Calgary to Banff. Once you reach Banff you can drive to Lake Louise in about 45 minutes and you can reach Emerald Lake from Banff in about an hour and 10 minutes. You can either rent a car at the airport or arrange for a shuttle or chauffeur service to get you and your guests to the mountains from Calgary.

How do you find the vendors you feature on Tweed Telegraph?

You know the feeling you get when you've discovered something really amazing and wish all your friends could experience it too? That's how we feel about the vendors and venues you see on Tweed Telegraph. Every one of the people and places that we feature here has been personally selected by us — because we've worked with each of them and have experienced first hand how talented they are.

Tweed Telegraph is our personal take on talented people, splendid places and all the breathlessly beautiful things that we just love about mountain weddings. Businesses can't pay to be a featured vendor, so you can trust these are our recommendations. And all the wedding photographs you see are photos we took for real couples at real weddings. We hope this guide helps you discover some marvellous venues and remarkable vendors who can help create a memorable wedding experience for you.