Winter Wedding in Denver
Two weekends into 2023 and we’re already two weddings into the new season, thanks to Morgan and Brad’s winter wedding in Denver. As far as wedding days go, these two planned one of the best:
✓ Good friends,
✓ Good food,
✓ Good wine, and
✓ Stunning ambiance.
For Morgan and Brad’s portrait sessions (that’s right, plural sessions!), we checked off the Greatest Hits of Denver, starting with getting ready at the eclectic and sophisticated Crawford Hotel. If you haven’t been to this spot, it’s worth a trip to check it out. This is our second time at the Crawford in less than a year and every time I’m there (ok, mostly when I see the bathtubs), I start planning a downtown Denver staycation.
From there, we popped just down the hall to the Cooper Lounge – the swanky bar on the second level of Union Station where you can find the most delectable cocktails in town – for the couple’s first look. Following a handful of portraits, we booked it outside to Wynkoop Plaza for the iconic shot of the Denver Union Station sign.
Then it was on to the Denver Botanic Gardens, where our first stop was one of my favorite things in all of Denver: the Chihuly sculpture in the Ellipse garden. A few more portraits around the garden and then it was time for the ceremony.
As with our New Year’s Eve wedding, Morgan and Brad elected to have their ceremony take place after dark, and it was perfect. The twinkling lights from outside combined with the coziness of sharing the Woodland Mosaic Solarium with all of the couple’s guests made for the ultimate winter wedding vibe.
After one more portrait session (yes, I know that’s a lot, but we had to get some nighttime photos with the lights!), the newlyweds wrapped up the evening with their guests at Barolo Grill, an long-established Italian restaurant with an impressive wine cave – another must-see on any tour of Denver!
Morgan and Brad, we hope you had the best time in Scotland and Iceland! If you didn’t already, be sure to drink some scotch for us. I can’no’t wait to hear all about your trip!
Not feeling a wedding party? Don’t have one. That doesn’t mean that your closest friends can’t hang out with you while you get pampered in the morning. Share some champagne and then head off to your first look while they get their hair and makeup finished. This way, you get the best parts of a wedding party without the matching dresses and extra floral costs.
Getting ready/first look: The Crawford Hotel, Cooper Lounge
Ceremony: Denver Botanic Gardens
Reception: Barolo Grill
H&MU: Fifty-Two Eighty Salon