Real Weddings

Elegant Ranch Wedding

We all go home to our roots, eventually. Whether your heart lies in the big city or a small town, the pull towards home and where the hearts of your family are can be irresistable. Traditions that in your youth might have seemed silly all of the sudden bring intense feelings into your heart and your soul, and you feel compelled to celebrate those elements of who you are on your wedding day.

Carolyn and Luke embraced all the beauty of Western lifestyle and heritage in their elegant ranch wedding. Photographed by Calgary wedding photographer Alan Maudie and planned by Calgary wedding planner Emerson & Co, this couple pulled out all the stops to throw the party of a life time in a gorgeous authentic barn on a private residence in rural Alberta.

Starting with an incredible flower arch by Calgary wedding florist Flowers by Janie, these two said their vows in front of an epic landscape. Wearing a stunning lace wedding gown by Ines di Santo, Carolyn’s classic bridal style was breath taking. Luke wore a traditional three piece navy suit from Calgary wedding suit store Ed Williams Mens Wear, and their bridal party were colourful additions in blues and corals.

For their reception, this couple turned their barn venue into an elegant ballroom with white draping adding a light and airy feel to the room. An incredible hay bale backdrop to their sweetheart table was a perfect frame for the room, and we have to say, one of our favourite elements is the tractor shovel filled with ice cold beers.

Hear more from the photographer and meet the entire Creative Team after the jump!

From the couple:

This day was beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Flowers by Janie did an over-the-top job decorating and Kari from Knot Planning (now Emerson & Co.) made everything fall into place perfectly. A favourite memory was the ceremony, walking down the aisle, the sun shining through after a light sprinkling of rain, the wind gently blowing in through the poplars and the sound of classical guitar played by Jason Delaney. Green grass and bright flowers everywhere! It was an exquisite moment! All aspects of it were beautifully captured by Alan Maudie.


Alan Maudie/Private Residence/Justice Jed Hawko/Emerson & Co. Weddings/RED Events/Great Events Rentals/Special Event Rentals/Flowers by Janie/Great Events Catering/Crave/Southland Transportation/Executive Valet/Brinkhaus/Leela Jacobs/Holley Fantini/Ed Williams Men’s Wear/Ed Williams Men’s Wear/Ines Di Santo/JCrew/T3R Band/Jason Delaney