Downtown Calgary Wedding – Lougheed House
The City of Calgary is young by most standards when compared to other cities around the world. Harvard University had students in its classes for over 200 years before Calgary was even incorporated and if you’ve spent any time in Europe you’ll know that everything over there is really old compared to what we see in North America. The history book for Calgary is definitely still pretty thin but we do have a few buildings that are over 100 years old. Calgary Wedding Photographers know that there aren’t that many options when it comes to picking locations that have historical buildings in the background. There are a few though and two of Calgary’s oldest buildings are the Fairmont Palliser Hotel and the Lougheed House. Alycia and Steve planned on using both for their summer wedding and it was interesting to go from one building to the next on the same day and think back to what it must have been like 100 years ago to do the same.
The boys and girls both started their day at the Palliser and we staggered their separate getting ready photo sessions so the two of them didn’t see each other prior to the wedding. A traditional approach to their day definitely suited the buildings they had chosen for their wedding day. This urban setting was a long ways from the natural setting on Nosehill that we used for their engagement session a few months prior! What Calgary lacks in historical urban settings it definitely makes up for in the variety and range of landscapes it offers, which for me as a wedding photographer is really important.
These two ended up getting a perfect day in August for a wedding and the day went along without any major issues. I love the emotion these two and their family and friends shared with my cameras!