Elegant Calgary Catholic Wedding [Evan & Emily]

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

It’s impossible to talk about Evan and Emily’s wedding without first addressing all the crazy little things that went wrong that day. Between rain, incorrect church readings, and car accidents (to only name a few), each new thing that came up had us shaking our heads and feeling piling sympathy for this sweet couple. However, what mattered in the end was that the overall love and happiness of the day overpowered the trivial things and they still had such a beautiful, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding.

Every time Emily looked at Evan, you could see her stress melt away as she shot him her beaming smile. I quickly learned that asking them to look serious in any photos was a challenge ;) They are so supportive of each other and true equals in their relationship.

We already knew the kindness and warmth of Evan’s family from when we photographed his sister’s wedding several years ago, but Emily’s family easily matched that hospitality! (Though the long running joke through the reception is that Evan’s family wins in the quantity of happy tears they cry.)

Congratulations, Evan and Emily!

Evan’s family and groomsmen got ready at St. Joseph Parish where their ceremony would later be held while Emily was down the road at her sister’s house. Their whole day was conveniently planned within a few blocks of each location!

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

I loved Emily’s reaction when she first saw herself in the mirror!
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

So much rain! Emily’s entourage kept her dry in the pouring rain Calgary had that day.
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

The families squished together under the church’s awning while Cam and I huddled under an umbrella. We apparently looked very silly and had lots of cell phone photos taken of us ;)
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic family wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic family wedding photos

Sadly we had to skip the outdoor locations we had earlier decided on, but Emily and Evan’s reception venue, the Calgary Scandinavian Centre, was a gorgeous alternative. I was delighted to discover it was prettier for photos than many of our outdoor spots would have been!
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photography

Emily and Evan were very brave to go out for a few minutes to get photos with the Calgary skyline. The wedding party wisely stayed in the vehicles :)
Evan & Emily, Calgary cityscape rainy outdoor wedding photography

Evan & Emily, Calgary cityscape rainy outdoor wedding photos

Luckily they had booked a room at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and we were able to use that as our second indoor location for some classic low key portraits.
Evan & Emily, elegant downtown Calgary Sheraton wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant downtown Calgary Sheraton wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant downtown Calgary Sheraton wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant downtown Calgary Sheraton wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant downtown Calgary Sheraton wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant downtown Calgary Sheraton wedding photos

Emily’s family is Irish, so what better way to celebrate their wedding than to visit an Irish pub before dinner? :)
Evan & Emily, fun Calgary Irish pub wedding photography

Evan & Emily, fun Calgary Irish pub wedding photos

Evan & Emily, fun Calgary Irish pub photos

Evan & Emily, fun Calgary Irish pub wedding photos

Evan & Emily, fun Calgary Irish pub wedding photos

Evan & Emily, fun Calgary Irish pub wedding photography

Evan & Emily, fun Calgary Irish pub wedding photos

The most important photo of the day ;)
Evan & Emily, sports fans jerseys Calgary wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

The speeches were a time of many MANY happy (and a few sad) tears.
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

The reception was treated to a surprise Irish dancing performance courtesy of Emily’s dance teacher. I quickly learned that both Emily and her sister had professionally danced, and that it’s possible to do Irish dance in a wedding dress!
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Their first dance song (“Home”) was performed live, and they even included the spoken word part but changed the names to Emily and Evan :)
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary Catholic wedding photos

After all the stress that day, it was time to party!
Evan & Emily, elegant Calgary indoor Catholic wedding photography

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  1. Tony & Eilis says:

    Emily & Evan amazing photos of a super day that we continue to relive – we just loved being with you on your special day which was so special for us too.Congratulations again xx