Hotel Boulderado | Wedding | Laura + Brad

Planning your wedding in the spring of Colorado is taking a risk. You never really know what the weather is going to do until the day of. In fact, in the days leading up to Laura and Brad's wedding, the forecast showed bright sunny skies with temperatures close to 70. But Friday evening before the ceremony on Saturday, it took a dramatic turn straight to blizzard conditions! You never can tell with mountain weather! This did not upset or interfere at all with these two, and their plan to solidify their forever on a snowy Saturday in April at the Hotel Boulderado

This is such a beautiful venue - eerie and romantic, dark and intimate all at once. It certainly feels like something out of a horror film, but take a gorgeous bride, a wedding gown, and a dapper groom (all the while, giant picturesque snowflakes accumulating outside the windows), and suddenly, what felt haunted before, now feels like the perfect warm sanctuary to ride out the storm. It becomes its own love story, as the bride and groom stand to meet each other on the grand staircase beneath the stunning detailed stain-glass ceiling and promise to love each other always. 

The vintage settees, red curtains adorning the windows of the Presidential Suite, moose heads on the walls of The Corner Bar, and quite the fun crowd of both wedding party and wedding guests combine to make a lush, loud, and love-filled wedding dream! Thank you Laura and Brad for giving us the honor to photograph your love story!

Venue: Hotel Boulderado  

Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero 

Bridal Boutique: Amanda's Bridal

Florist: Fiori Flowers

Entertainment: Ron Michaels Weddings

 

Sometimes, I am such a sucker for a good invitation and ring shot!

Sometimes, I am such a sucker for a good invitation and ring shot!

Give me all the vintage settees! 

Give me all the vintage settees! 

Grabbing a brew with the groomsmen at The Corner Bar

Grabbing a brew with the groomsmen at The Corner Bar

Getting ready and dressed in the Presidential Suite

Getting ready and dressed in the Presidential Suite

Dapper groom complete with snazzy details and a pocket watch

Dapper groom complete with snazzy details and a pocket watch

Last moment makeup touches and nervous jitters before the first look with her groom

Last moment makeup touches and nervous jitters before the first look with her groom

Such an elegant room for beautiful bridal portraits

Such an elegant room for beautiful bridal portraits

The fleeting moment before the bride and groom see each other for the first time - I love these moments!

The fleeting moment before the bride and groom see each other for the first time - I love these moments!

The first look as Laura comes sneaking up behind Brad! Brad says, "I sense a disturbance in the force!"

The first look as Laura comes sneaking up behind Brad! Brad says, "I sense a disturbance in the force!"

Cinematic and dark - there is no wonder why Hotel Boulderado is said to be haunted!

Cinematic and dark - there is no wonder why Hotel Boulderado is said to be haunted!

The snowstorm came up suddenly on the forecast, but it didn't leave these two chilly!

The snowstorm came up suddenly on the forecast, but it didn't leave these two chilly!

Right before the bride's grand entrance on the grand staircase

The hotel lobby is characterized by the stunning rooftop stainless feature

The hotel lobby is characterized by the stunning rooftop stainless feature

Dramatic first kiss!

Dramatic first kiss!

Those few quiet minutes right after the ceremony, where you generally realize how hungry you are!

Those few quiet minutes right after the ceremony, where you generally realize how hungry you are!

Giant snowflakes, pink frilly umbrellas, and a new husband and wife

Giant snowflakes, pink frilly umbrellas, and a new husband and wife

The groom and his mother choreographed a fun dance together

The groom and his mother choreographed a fun dance together

They know how to have fun!

They know how to have fun!