Hello from Lauren Laming – owner of Rocky Mountain Weddings Ltd – your wedding planning specialists for Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, Jasper, Emerald Lake and the Canadian Rockies.
As we will be providing a personal service for you as your wedding planning consultants, we thought we would share some details about ourselves and how we came to be in the Canadian Rockies operating this wedding planning service.
After moving to Canmore, Alberta, Canada during 2001 (from Surrey, England) and being drawn to the splendour and magnificence of the Canadian Rockies, it didn’t take long to realize that the Rocky Mountains were the magnet and something I wanted to share with others. And what better way than to create a wonderful picture on a wedding day!
Feel free to contact us and give us the opportunity to share with you our knowledge of the spectacular Canadian Rockies and our wedding planning services. We truly hope you will consider us to be your wedding planning consultants for your Wedding Day in the magnificent Rocky Mountains of Canada.
Meet the Team
I fell in love with the mountains during a visit to Banff with my mum back in 1995. Following numerous trips to re-visit the mountains, dry soft snow, open ski runs, amazing sense of space and freedom, magnificent scenery, I made my permanent move from the UK to the Rocky Mountains in the summer of 2001.
Currently living in Canmore with my two dogs Kayla and Shadow and an overweight fur-ball call Jasmine! In my spare time I enjoy skiing, hiking, camping and travelling but most of all I love being away from the city, and I am a Board member for the local SPCA which is a temporary fix for my desire to have more animals!
I left behind a successful career as the Operations Manager of a major IT Training company in the UK. One connecting factor for all my previous jobs has been “organizing” or “planning”, and whether by choice or chance I have always been the one to organize meetings, conferences, parties, theatre trips, product launches etc so I have a wealth of knowledge and practice in planning and coordinating events large and small – all these skills now put to use as your wedding coordinator.
Rocky Mountain Weddings started life in 2003 and we have enjoyed the company of over 500 wedding couples from all over the world, I can’t imagine doing anything else!
Star sign: VIRGO – yes I AM a perfectionist, hopefully this will help eliminate fears and doubts you may have over the planning and organization of your special wedding day!
I am proud to say to everyone I meet “my home is Banff”. I am an Australian girl who fell in love with Canadian guy and the mountains (I won’t say which one was first). We had 2 beautiful weddings in Australia and Canada and our lives are kept busy, fun and full with work, our love for all seasons here in the mountains and our handsome little son.
I have worked in an office environment whilst traveling around the world but for the majority of the past 17 years, my career was hairdressing and makeup artist. I am excited to take my knowledge and experiences with brides and help plan and organize a beautiful special day.
Star sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius – yes, I chose the best horoscope offer going for that week! Passionate, Resourceful, Observant, Dynamic, Philanthropic and nature loving are great strengths and they say Obsessive is a weakness but I don’t think so for a RMW planners line of work.
An almost “local”, I have lived in Banff for 12 years. I hale from Ontario but have spent my whole adult life out west.
I have two young children and a husband that works more hours than I do! When I’m not working (which is rare!) I can often be found out and about with my kids, running on the Legacy trail, cooking or trying to squeeze in a weekend away somewhere.
I enjoy traveling and have visited many awesome countries within Europe, Thailand, Dubai, the Caribbean and Mexico and the southwest USA. I am a sun lover so any chance I have to get away from the everyday and bask in the sunlight, I take it! Although, Banff and Canmore do boast some of the sunniest, yet cold, winters in the country so sunshine is not hard to find around here!
I have worked in various jobs in Banff over the years from coffee shops to contractors but the main outcome has always been on the business end with my fingers in customer service and planning. I also have a small business that takes a great deal of organizing; so that is what I am able to bring to the table when I started at RMW.