I always get excited when I get an inquiry for a wedding. I get even more excited when that inquiry is for a wedding in Colorado! I lived out in Colorado for three months in 2005, so it’s a very special place in my heart. I jump at any and every chance I get to return to one of the most beautiful places on earth.
When my friends Dane and Amy began to describe their wedding day, I knew it’d be special. I could tell they had a vision, and although both were Iowa natives, they knew their wedding had to be out in their new home state of Colorado. They chose the perfect venue, The Golden Hotel in Golden, Colorado. The venue offered a great outdoor space that had the picture perfect backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Not to mention, guests could easily enjoy walking along the beautiful walkway that follows Clear Creek, right through the center of town.
The morning of their wedding, the mountains looked awfully hazy and the weather report was warning us of imminent rain. No big deal though, it rains all the time in Colorado, but usually for 10-15 minutes max. So this would be just like that, right?
As Amy was getting ready, the first round of showers came through. With our eyes glued to the radar, we plotted our next move. The question being should we do their first look indoors or outdoors…
Just as we finished their first look, things started looking grim. Just as we were packing up to head inside, it began to DOWNPOUR. We were stranded under a flimsy tree as it began to let loose, so we counted to three and made a run for it back to the hotel. Luckily, they thought it was pretty fun and it sure made for some cool pictures :)
Even though the rain kept us on our feet, running in and out of shelter, we still managed to get some great shots! Best of all, it finally looked to be clearing off about half hour before the ceremony. Right on schedule, the sun came out as soon as their ceremony started.
Venue – The Golden Hotel
Dress – Little White Dress
Dessert – Cheesecake Therapy
Florist – Lisa Weddel
Hair – Kaitlyn Stechmesser