Morgan & Max had their wedding on the Summer Solstice at the Flagstaff House overlooking Boulder on Flagstaff Mountain. Morgan was a waitress at Blues & Greens where I worked as a singer when she first moved to Boulder. Through social media we had kept in touch and when she contacted me after her engagement I was thrilled to be a part of their wedding and capture their wedding day for them. Flagstaff House is one of the best restaurants in the country and in my opinion, one of the top 3 in Colorado. Flagstaff House has won the Wine Spectator Grand Award every year since 1983 and are listed as one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America… so a perfect place for some foodies in love to have their wedding!
The wedding day started at the equally opulent St. Julien Hotel just down the hill from Flagstaff House in Boulder. Morgan got ready in a room with an amazing view of Boulder’s iconic Flatirons. I started the morning by taking advantage of that gorgeous view and captured a photo of the bride and all of her bridesmaids in front of the Flatirons. After hair and make-up were finished, Morgan got into her absolutely stunning Pronovias Rocio wedding dress that she got at Emma & Grace Bridal Studio. The dress had tiny buttons all down the sheer back that her bridesmaids worked diligently to secure. Once Morgan was fully buttoned into her dress, her mother walked in and when she saw how beautiful Morgan looked she burst into tears.
After a quick run up the mountain to Flagstaff House the ceremony began at about 11:00am on the back deck. The ceremony only lasted about 10 minutes and was full of tears and joy as Morgan’s aunt officiated. The Ricardo Pena Band did an amazing job of easily flowing through every kind of song that could be desired for a wedding day. Being a Boulder wedding, I was happy to have so many connections at this wedding. I photographed Ricardo Pena’s wedding and Mark Diamond, his bass player, was a pivotal member of my band as well. I of course had the best meal I’ve ever had at a wedding in Colorado. After some emotional and fun first dances, including the groom and his Mom doing the Pulp Fiction dance to Pharrell’s “Happy”, everybody left the Flagstaff House by 3pm so that they could prepare for their nightly service.
To finish off their wedding day, the couple, Morgan’s father and I headed up to the top of Flagstaff to Lost Gulch Overlook for some quick couple photographs and some of Morgan and her Dad. Morgan has now officially won “The Greatest Bride Goat of Boulder” as she navigated Lost Gulch’s craggy rocks in 5-inch Jimmy Choo heels!