A Colorado Wedding: Serena & Max at The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor Wedding Photographer
The Broadmoor Wedding Photographer

Max lived with Serena’s best friend and her boyfriend. When Serena would visit, she quickly took notice of Max but got the feeling he wanted nothing to do with her.  He kept his distance, avoided any chance for conversations, and minded his own business. Or so she thought. But Max had definitely noticed Serena. He definitely felt something too.  So much so that he did everything in his power to mask these curious feelings out of respect for Serena’s best friend. In time, Max was given the green light and without skipping a beat he set pursuit for someone he knew was destined to be a part of his life forever.  

The two opted for an intimate destination wedding at The Broadmoor located in the heart of Colorado.  They promised to love and cherish each other for eternity under an overcast Denver sky...and sealed their vow with a perfect kiss.  Immediately after their ceremony, a rainbow appeared--an apparent sign from the universe that no peril or turmoil would ever stand a chance to shake the foundation of this kismet match. 

Serena and Max, thank you for including me to document such a beautiful wedding.  Our relationship started off with distant phone conversations and ended with so much love and respect for the two of you as individuals and as a couple.  It’s evident that you both give to others and care beyond yourselves but it was so beautiful to witness you two surrounded by the power of love on your wedding day.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for people as amazing as the two.

Venue: Cheyenne Lodge at The Broadmoor Destination Resort in Colorado Springs
Make-up + Hair Artist: The Spa at the Broadmoor
Second Shooter: Bri Bond Photography

Their invitation suite was a perfect reflection of the mountainous backdrop at Cheyenne Lodge, The Broadmoor.

Their invitation suite was a perfect reflection of the mountainous backdrop at Cheyenne Lodge, The Broadmoor.

The resort was so breathtaking and these photos did not do it justice.

The resort was so breathtaking and these photos did not do it justice.

Serena told me about these swans that partner with their soulmate forever.  So of course, I had to find them!

Serena told me about these swans that partner with their soulmate forever. So of course, I had to find them!

Serena chose to go with an elegant long-sleeved fitted wedding dress and she wore it perfectly.

Serena chose to go with an elegant long-sleeved fitted wedding dress and she wore it perfectly.

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These shoes not only look classically beautiful but pretty comfortable too.

These shoes not only look classically beautiful but pretty comfortable too.

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The Broadmoor Wedding Photographer
I’ve never photographed a more funnier group of bridesmaids (and sisters!).

I’ve never photographed a more funnier group of bridesmaids (and sisters!).

Their reaction is everything!

Their reaction is everything!

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The Broadmoor Wedding Photographer
The Broadmoor Wedding Photographer
The detailed edges of this dress were so beautifully placed.

The detailed edges of this dress were so beautifully placed.

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The Broadmoor Wedding Photographer
Serena is ever-so stunning!

Serena is ever-so stunning!

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Hands are always a part of the story.

Hands are always a part of the story.

Meanwhile, Max was getting ready with his dad and groomsmen in a separate building.

Meanwhile, Max was getting ready with his dad and groomsmen in a separate building.

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Riding down this regal elevator for the long-awaited first look.

Riding down this regal elevator for the long-awaited first look.

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First Look at The Broadmoor
First Look at The Broadmoor
After the first look, we wanted to capture some moments in the building to show off a bit of its’ character.  But also, Max needed to finish his drink.

After the first look, we wanted to capture some moments in the building to show off a bit of its’ character. But also, Max needed to finish his drink.

We stepped out to the side of the lake to continue romantic couple portraits of the two.

We stepped out to the side of the lake to continue romantic couple portraits of the two.

The wind LOVED her veil that day.

The wind LOVED her veil that day.

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Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
This party was so silly but so beautiful all at once.

This party was so silly but so beautiful all at once.

On their way to get married!

On their way to get married!

Such a thoughtful party favor.  Serena and Max provided their guests with blankets since it was a bit chilly on the mountain top where Cheyenne Lodge was located.

Such a thoughtful party favor. Serena and Max provided their guests with blankets since it was a bit chilly on the mountain top where Cheyenne Lodge was located.

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Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
I always love seeing the look that is exchanged between bride and groom as she walks down the aisle.

I always love seeing the look that is exchanged between bride and groom as she walks down the aisle.

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Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
The mountainous backdrop was as breathtaking as their ceremony.

The mountainous backdrop was as breathtaking as their ceremony.

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I loved the way they looked at each other.

I loved the way they looked at each other.

And the way their loved ones looked at them.

And the way their loved ones looked at them.

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Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Immediately after the ceremony, this beautiful rainbow appeared across the sky.  Definitely a sign that these two were meant to be.

Immediately after the ceremony, this beautiful rainbow appeared across the sky. Definitely a sign that these two were meant to be.

We took a few moments to take in the view and capture the sun as it began to set behind the mountains.

We took a few moments to take in the view and capture the sun as it began to set behind the mountains.

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Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Their first dance captured ALL our hearts.

Their first dance captured ALL our hearts.

Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Elegant Wedding at the Broadmoor Photographer
Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor Wedding Photography
Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor Wedding Photography
Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor Wedding Photography
Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor Wedding Photography
Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor Wedding Photography
Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor Wedding Photography
Cheyenne Lodge at the Broadmoor Wedding Photography