Sacha & Jim - Fort Calgary Wedding Photography

When I first met with Sacha about 8 months before her wedding, she explained to me how important it was for her and Jim to incorporate family traditions into their wedding ceremony. They were both raised in Catholic homes and chose to have their ceremony at the beautiful St. Mary's Cathedral downtown. Jim's family is from Nova Scotia, so the East Coast theme was woven throughout their day. Jim wore a traditional kilt, a bag-pipper pipped the newlyweds out of their ceremony and into their reception and the decor at the reception included the family tartan.

October weddings always leave us worried about possible weather issues. If you remember last year we had that awful snowstorm the last week of September. It made for interesting photo locations. Of course the snow was long gone, but the ground was covered in beautiful orange fall leaves while the trees were filled with green.

The day ended with some fabulous celtic music from the St. James Gate group that got everyone out of their seats and onto the dance floor.

Bride getting makeup done

Bride getting makeup done

Black and white bridal portraits

Black and white bridal portraits

Groom getting ready in Nova Scotia Kilt

Groom getting ready in Nova Scotia Kilt

Wedding guest laughing

Wedding guest laughing

Groom dressing in traditional Kilt

Groom dressing in traditional Kilt

Mother of the bride pinning boutonnière

Mother of the bride pinning boutonnière

Groom waiting for wedding ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral

Groom waiting for wedding ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral

Wedding ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Wedding ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Bride coming down aisle at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Bride coming down aisle at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Stain Glass windows at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Stain Glass windows at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Catholic Ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Catholic Ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

First kiss at wedding ceremony St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

First kiss at wedding ceremony St. Mary's Cathedral Calgary

Bagpiper at St. Mary's Cathedral wedding

Bagpiper at St. Mary's Cathedral wedding

Bride and Groom walking in Calgary downtown park

Bride and Groom walking in Calgary downtown park

Fall bridal portraits in downtown Calgary Park

Fall bridal portraits in downtown Calgary Park

Black and White portrait of bride and groom

Black and White portrait of bride and groom

Bridal party photos in downtown Calgary park

Bridal party photos in downtown Calgary park

Bridal party portraits in downtown Calgary park

Bridal party portraits in downtown Calgary park

Bride with Bridesmaid in downtown Calgary park

Bride with Bridesmaid in downtown Calgary park

Groom with Best Man in downtown Calgary park

Groom with Best Man in downtown Calgary park

Groom kissing bride after catholic wedding ceremony

Groom kissing bride after catholic wedding ceremony

Bride and groom in downtown Calgary

Bride and groom in downtown Calgary

Bridal party photos in Confederation park Calgary

Bridal party photos in Confederation park Calgary

Bridal Portraits in Confederation Park Calgary

Bridal Portraits in Confederation Park Calgary

Bridal party portraits Confederation Park Calgary

Bridal party portraits Confederation Park Calgary

White rose bridal bouquet

White rose bridal bouquet

Head table at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Head table at Fort Calgary wedding reception

His and Her cake at Fort Calgary wedding reception

His and Her cake at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Fort Calgary Wedding Reception Photography Crystal Sujata

Fort Calgary Wedding Reception Photography Crystal Sujata

East Coast themed wedding reception at Fort Calgary

East Coast themed wedding reception at Fort Calgary

East Coast themed wedding reception at Fort Calgary

East Coast themed wedding reception at Fort Calgary

East Coast themed wedding reception at Fort Calgary

East Coast themed wedding reception at Fort Calgary

Bride and Groom cutting his and her wedding cake

Bride and Groom cutting his and her wedding cake

Bride and Groom first dance at Fort Calgary

Bride and Groom first dance at Fort Calgary

Bride and Groom first dance at Fort Calgary

Bride and Groom first dance at Fort Calgary

Bride and Groom first dance at Fort Calgary

Bride and Groom first dance at Fort Calgary

Guests dancing at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Guests dancing at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Guests dancing at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Guests dancing at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Bridal details heels, flowers and dress

Bridal details heels, flowers and dress

Guests dancing at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Guests dancing at Fort Calgary wedding reception

Ceremony location: St. Mary's Cathedral Reception venue: Fort Calgary Florist: Blushing Vine Hair and Makeup: Finding Forever After Bridal Gown: Jessica Bridal Groom's Kilt: Scottish Shop Reception Decor: Five Star Events Band: St. James Gate