Rembrandt Yard wedding | Boulder | Liz & Sean

A bride sits patiently while getting her makeup done at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder
Mother of the bride checks the progress of her daughter's makeup
A bride laughs while getting her makeup done in Boulder at Rembrandt Yard
Groom shaves at the St. Julien hotel before his nuptials
The bride wears a custom robe while getting her hair done
The grooms adjusts his tie in the mirror at the St. Julien hotel
The groom and his father share a moment before leaving the hotel
The bride with her brother while getting ready in Boulder
A bride to be had hairspray applied before her wedding ceremony at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder
The flatirons emerge over Boulder while the bride and her mother adjust her dress
A bride and her mother walk down the aisle at Rembrandt Yard during the ceremony
A groom's reaction to seeing his bride for the first time
Parents look on as their children get married at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder
The bride and groom laugh during their ceremony at Rembrandt Yard
The couple looks on as the sister of the groom reads a passage during the ceremony
The bride laughs while struggling to place the ring on the groom's finger
The couple share their first kiss as husband and wife during their Rembrandt Yard wedding ceremony in Boulder
The couple walks down the aisle inside Rembrandt Yard
The couple and the groom's mother react following the ceremony
The sister of the groom laughs after the ceremony
A couple walks on the trail at Centennial Trailhead in Boulder, Colorado
The couple kiss in a grove of pine trees in Boulder
The happy couple share a moment together
The sun flares over the couple as they embrace in Boulder near Centennial trailhead
The sun shines while the couple as they laugh in Boulder near Centennial trailhead
The sun flares over the couple as they kiss in Boulder near Centennial trailhead
The mother of the bride gives a toast
A bride laughs while her brother goves a toast during the reception at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder
A bride cries and tears fall on her cheek during a toast from her brother at Rembrandt Yard
Streamers fly during toasts at the wedding reception in Boulder
The bride dances with the groom at Rembrandt yard during their reception in Boulder
The bride dances with the groom at Rembrandt yard during their reception in Boulder
The bride boogies on the dance floor with friends during her wedding at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder
The groom dances to Bon Jovi with his family during his wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder
The couple shares a moment together outside of Rembrandt Yard in Boulder during twilight

It was nothing but smooth sailing for Liz and Sean’s Rembrandt Yard wedding in Boulder last weekend. Everyone was on time, the light was a spectacle, moments were plentiful and most importantly their loved shined through. I spent several hours with Liz, her mother and soon to be in-laws as they got ready at Rembrandt yard. While they shared hilarious stories together and allowed the moms to do what mothers do best, I was around to document it all. Dan was with Sean and his father down the street at the St. Julien where I can promise the beer was cold and the conversation surrounded Ireland’s chances in the ongoing European Soccer Championships.

They opted to forgo a first look and instead wait to see each other until they walked down the aisle and I’m sure glad that they did. There is something really special about watching (and photographing) two people see each other for the first time on one of the most important days of their lives in front of everyone they love. The energy in the room was electric. Liz’s friend Rachel performed one of the most genuine and touching ceremonies that I’ve ever witnessed. “I’ve known Liz for [many] years,” she said, “and I’ve known Sean since yesterday.” The laughter from that ice breaker definitely eased any remaining nerves in the room.

After the ceremony we made a quick drive up the road to Centennial Trailhead for a few portraits. Liz and Sean were game to climb the 190 paces up the trail to a spot that I scouted the day before and thankfully the light didn’t disappoint. They were so into each other that I’m pretty sure they forgot we were there which made for several lasting images.

They were anxious to get the party started so we went back to the gallery for a fun night of dinner, drinks and so much dancing. Who knew that Middleburg College alumni could bring the fire on the dance floor?

It was a blast to hear their families stories, witness true matrimony and party the night away with everyone.