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Congrats on your engagement! Mountain Bride has been planning weddings in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains since 2005. We love everything about the mountains and mountain inspired weddings, from the luxurious Chateau Lake Louise wedding, to the casual tent wedding in a field. Each service we offer can be customized to your vision of your wedding in Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, or Kananaskis.

Lisa is the owner and lead Wedding Planner at Mountain Bride and comes from a project management and event coordination background. After graduating from UBC in Kelowna with a Bachelor of Science, she started her career managing projects, organizing events, conferences and fundraisers. Seeing the skills cross over to weddings, Lisa planned her first wedding in 2005. It is a huge honor to be apart of any couples wedding day. We take this privilege very seriously and find so much joy in seeing our couples with huge smiles on their faces on their wedding day.

As an accomplished and experienced mountain Wedding Planner, Lisa Grosso works closely with you to create an event that truly represents your unique sense of taste and style, and matches your dreams for your special day. Design is truly our passion at Mountain Bride! We love working with mountain inspired design elements like wood, slate, antlers, birch trees and romantic flowers. Our exclusive Mountain Bride design will guarantee a gorgeous wedding that uniquely represents you and your significant other. With years of creative design experience tailoring each wedding to epitomize every couple’s identity, Mountain Bride weddings have regularly been published in Rocky Mountain Bride, Wedding Bells, Blush, and Confetti Magazine!

Thank you for choosing Mountain Bride for your wedding planning and design.

Lisa Grosso

President and Lead Wedding Designer

I have a passion for planning beautifully designed and flawlessly produced weddings. The day you get engaged is so exciting!! And I believe the wedding planning process should be fun and your wedding day one of the most wonderful, unforgettable days of your life. I am certified by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC) and a proud member of the Calgary Bridal Alliance, organisations that raise the bar for wedding professionals to help me to serve you the very best that I can.

My best advice to you: “Approach the entire event as a blank slate – I don’t believe in doing things because “it’s what you’re supposed to do”. We will help you make the day what YOU want it to be – there are no rules. Traditions are beautiful, wonderful things, but it’s figuring out which ones are important to you that give meaning to a wedding. A wedding doesn’t need to be what’s expected. It’s deciding what expectations you have and what represents your love. “

Mountain Bride works as a team to exceed your expectations and deliver a luxurious wedding experience.

Read more about our amazing team members below.

Chelsea Wither / Wedding Coordinator

Chelsea is a Wedding Coordinator on our team. She takes care of all the little important details on the wedding day to ensure everything goes smoothly!
"Hi! I’m Chelsea, an Event Planner in the making! I recently completed the Certificate of Event Management through Mount Royal University and was lucky enough to have joined the Mountain Bride family in 2019 as Assistant Coordinator. This means I’m there to help keep everything organized, on time, and ensure no little detail gets forgotten! It’s your day so let me do the worrying! My favourite thing about weddings is seeing the fantasy come to life for each couple! They are dream days that are a long time in the making and seeing the end result is so fulfilling! My off time is usually spent skiing and touring in the mountains, inspiring my creativity through design, or exploring the city (a lime scooter might be involved) and finding new restaurants and bars around Calgary to enjoy with my friends!"

Anne Marie Treier / Coordinator

Anne Marie is a Coordinator on our Team. She takes care of all the little important details on the wedding day to ensure everything runs smoothly!
"Since I started working for Mountain Bride in 2017, I have been a part of the decor and set-up team as well as of the coordination team. On your wedding day, you will most likely see me as Lisa's right hand woman on the coordination front. Of course, I absolutely love weddings! No matter how many weddings I have helped coordinate, you can always catch a glimpse of me getting teary eyed. I love helping our couples realize their dream wedding and provide them with everything they need so they can enjoy their beautiful day. When I am not working for Mountain Bride, I am a French immersion junior high and high school teacher so organization, executing plans and patience are part of my daily routine."

Cindy Van Beek / Production Team Lead

Cindy is our wedding Production Team Lead. With an eye for detail and the grit to get it done, Cindy ensures all the decor comes together beautifully.
" I love that we get to execute a vision into a reality for Lisa. We get to turn this blank canvas into a gorgeous masterpiece and create an amazing atmosphere for this beautiful special day for a couple. It's one of the most fulfilling jobs I've ever had. Watching a couples face light up knowing you just succeeded in making their day a beautiful memory. I love building it. Decorating it and organizing the team to work together and create this in that time frame is fun, challenging and so rewarding. Outside of weddings i love reading, movies and creating art. Nothing better then imagination. "

Jordana Traub / Production Team

Jordana is on our Production Team to setup & takedown all of your wedding details. She is a huge asset to our team in making sure the décor details look stunning!

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Our weddings have been featured in many influential and inspiring magazines and blogs!!