Celebrating Rachel and James while second shooting for Kelly Erin Photography at the St. Julien Hotel was a true joy! These two and their families were an absolute blast to work with. They had a truly beautiful day.
I was lucky enough to spend the morning capturing James and his fantastic crew of guys at this beautiful St. Julien Hotel and Spa wedding. Beers were passed, toasts were made and (after they were found!) ties were tied. The balcony on their suite was perfect for their first look, and after a sweet moment together, we made our way down the street to the famous Chautauqua Park. Cue the Colorado summer afternoon downpour!
James and Rachel were troopers and we began with family photos on the cute front porch. As soon as we had a break in the rain, they jumped over puddles for portraits in front of the gorgeous Flatirons! A perfect backdrop.
Upon our return to the hotel, the skies stayed blue for a bit longer allowing James and Rachel to have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony. Toasts and cocktail hour followed outside and we even snuck in a few more portraits! This Boulder wedding photographer was smiling behind the camera. Dinner started al fresco, but as the first course moved in, so did the clouds. The rest of party was inside the gorgeous ballroom at the St. Julien. Always a good idea to have a rain backup, especially in Colorado!
The evening ended with beautiful and emotional dances, a lively Hora and an incredible band! I had so much fun capturing this day alongside Kelly. Rachel and James, I appreciate you letting me into just a bit of your relationship – cheers to many happy years!
If you’re looking for another venue north of Denver, check out Roxy and Vlad’s Tapestry House wedding.