Dennis & Cassie’s Fall wedding at Boettcher Mansion was a beautiful event that matched the personalities of the couple. It was elegant with touches of rebelliousness with their “Skate and Lace” theme. The groom is really into skateboarding so we made sure to do a few photos of him with his buddies on skateboards. And even though the bride still wanted the lacy wedding gown she found lacy tennis shoes to match, which were super cute and I imagine much more comfortable than high heels! In fact the entire wedding party wore vans on their feet!   

Because their wedding was late in the season when the sun goes down earlier, the couple chose to do a “first look” rather than the traditional wait and see each other when the bride walks down the aisle. There’s a couple advantages to doing the first look. First, it can sometimes calm the nerves to see each other before all the guests are present and it’s a beautiful moment to have photographed. Second, it allows you to plan to do some if not all of the formal portraits together that you have planned before the ceremony. If you are having your ceremony close to sunset time then it’s a good idea to do this so you can have more photos taken with available light. And third it may allow you to spend more time with your guests. Some couples that have chosen to do their first look may even get all of their photos done so they can mingle with their guests during cocktail hour instead of taking photos! We took advantage of the time afterwards at Dennis & Cassie’s wedding to travel a short distance to a lookout point that has an amazing mountain view to take more photo of just the two of them!

Boettcher Mansion has a beautiful patio to host your ceremony on connected to the reception hall. It’s a lovely spot that feels like it’s in the middle of the woods. This venue is one of the closest venues to Denver where you can get the outdoor mountain feel with an approx. 30-40 minute drive from most locations in Denver.  I loved how Cassie & Dennis incorporated personal touches in their ceremony such as “tying the fisherman’s knot” and bubbles when they walked back down the aisle since they were not having a grand send-off at the end of the night.

We lucked out at this event that the rain held out until just as we took our final posed photo of the night. The image above that you can see the droplets of rain in. It made for a very striking image! What an amazing event! I’m so happy for these two! Best wishes! You highlight video is also forthcoming!