Rainy Boettcher Mansion Wedding | Monica and Tom

bride and groom walking in sunset at Boettcher mansion wedding

Monica and Tom’s Rainy Boettcher Mansion Wedding was a completely soul-filling day.  I don’t think the smiles of excitement left either of their faces all day, even when rain threatened their plans.

When I arrived at Boettcher Mansion, Monica and Tom were at the tail end of getting ready.  I found Tom hanging out upstairs in the groom’s suite working on his tie.  Monica and her bridesmaids were tucked away downstairs, laughing and dancing their way through their final preparations.  By the time they were both fully ready, the rain was coming down.

Luckily, Monica and Tom both have an adventurous spirit, combined with a desire to make the most of any situation.  So, we donned umbrellas and headed for the stone gazebo on the grounds of the mansion for their first look.  After about 15 minutes, the rain started to clear, so we took advantage and headed to the lookout at the nearby Nature Center.

After some bridal party and family photos, we hustled back inside because the rain had started to come down again.  Monica and Tom sat together in the window seat and watched the rain. With their heads together, they considered all of their options.  Postpone the ceremony a few minutes and hope for the rain to break? Host cocktail hour before the ceremony? Get married inside? They carefully weighed all of the options, bouncing their thoughts off each other. Rebecca from Touch of Bliss supported their decisions in every way and when they made the call to wait for the rain to break, she coordinated the drying of the ceremony chairs.

Finally, Monica was walking down the aisle towards Tom.

I loved so much about their ceremony.  Their vows were extremely personal and highlighted the key moments of growth and love in their 10 year relationship.  And to top it all off, Monica’s sister serenaded the two of them with a song.  Finally, the long awaiting first kiss as husband and wife! Then the emotion and excitement flowed as they headed indoors to exchange hugs with their family and bridal party.

We had the perfect light for sunset portraits, so we headed into the trees to take advantage of the magic.  Then it was back to the cocktail party and reception. Monica and Tom listened to hilarious toasts by their friends, shared a first dance on the patio under the market lights, and ate donuts together. Then they tore it up on the dance floor until the last song “Ironic”, by Alanis Morisette, blasted on the DJ speakers.  And on queue, the rain returned in time for their grand exit.  So they dashed out the door to their awaiting getaway car to a shower of flower petals and cheers from their guest.

I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to spend my weekend with and I’m so honored to have been a small part of this beautiful celebration.

Congratulations Monica and Tom–you have amazing hearts and I can’t wait to see where life takes you together!

Favorites from their rainy Boettcher Mansion wedding below!

groomsman tying groom tie at golden wedding

bride excited to put her dress on a colorado outdoor wedding

bride hugging bridesmaid at Colorado mountain wedding

bride getting dressed at golden colorado wedding

rainy first look in stone gazebo at Golden colorado wedding

bride and groom excited for first look in stone gazebo

bride excited for first look at Boettcher Mansion wedding

homemade wildflower bridal bouquet at colorado outdoor wedding

intimate and romantic bride and groom on wedding day

bride and groom with umbrella at rainy Boettcher Mansion wedding

rainy bride and groom in evergreen trees

laughing bride and groom at Boettcher Mansion summer wedding

Romantic bride and groom in forest on Colorado wedding day

bride and groom romantic portrait Golden Colorado wedding

bride and bridesmaid sharing emotional stories at historic house wedding

emotional bride and bridesmaids at lookout mountain wedding

bride and bridesmaids group hug Boettcher Mansion wedding

mismatched blue bridesmaid dresses with wildflower bouquet at golden outdoor wedding

groom laughing with groomsmen at outdoor colorado wedding

bride in wtoo wedding dress with bridesmaid in long sleeved bohemian dress

gold leaf bridal hairpiece with half up hairdo

groom and groomsmen in mismatched navy blue suits and periwinkle ties

groom in navy suite with periwinkle tie and ring bearer colorado wedding

blue green and navy bridal party at romantic golden wedding

boettcher mansion ceremony site with string lights

emotional vows during outdoor historic mansion wedding

bridemaid plays guitar and sings during outdoor colorado wedding

emotional vows on outdoor patio at romantic boettcher mansion wedding

bride and groom laughing during vows on boettcher mansion patio

bride listening to vows golden wedding

first kiss on outdoor patio with market light

bride and groom walk down the aisle after first kiss outdoor colorado wedding

bride celebrates after ceremony at colorado wedding

groom and bridesmaids celebrate after colorado outdoor wedding

bride hugs mom after wedding ceremony

best friends group photo outdoor wedding

bridesmaids look at grooms wedding ring at Golden wedding

black and white photo of bride laughing in the trees at sunset colorado wedding

bride in relaxed wtoo wedding dress with lace and beading at outdoor golden colorado wedding

intimate bride and groom sunset photo at colorado wedding

bride and groom romantic portraits at sunset Denver colorado wedding

intimate sunset photo of bride and groom in the evergreen trees at Boettcher Mansion

ceremony arch with string lights and ring shot with donut

groom laughing during best man speech wedding reception

bride laughing during speeches at colorado wedding

bride and groom thank guest at Boettcher Mansion wedding

first dance on outdoor patio under market lights in golden colorado wedding

groom lifts bride during first dance on outdoor patio under the market lights

bride and groom first dance at Boettcher Mansion wedding outdoor patio with market lights

dance floor reception Colorado wedding

older people on wedding dance floor

group dance at wedding reception

cheering bridesmaid during dancing at historic colorado mansion wedding

groom dips bride on dance floor at fall colorado wedding

bride and groom dance at reception

bride group hug on dance floor of intimate wedding

groom lifts bride on dance floor during reception at Colorado wedding

dance party at Boettcher Mansion wedding

bride and groom grand exit the ceremony at the rainy boettcher mansion wedding

Vendors who made this day so magical:

Photography: Jennie Crate, Photographer
2nd Photographer: Candice Benjamin
Venue: Boettcher Mansion
Flowers: Bride
Planner: Rebecca from Touch of Bliss
Catering: Illegal Petes
DJ: Harry Todd
Dress:Wtoo by Watters
Dress shop: Emma and Grace
Suit: Suit Supply
Hair: Alpine Ridge Salon
Donuts: Daylight Donuts
DIY Flower Stems: Flower Bundles


Want to see more of Monica and Tom? Check out their awesome Medicine Bow Engagement Session!

Considering getting married at Boettcher Mansion? Let’s chat about your vision!


  1. Love these bright, vibrant images! You have captured the spirit of their wedding day so beautifully… Boettcher Mansion is such a romantic setting!

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