Stanley Hotel Wedding *Rose + Jamey*
I sure do love a Stanley Hotel Wedding!! It’s a stunning historic venue with unlimited photographic options! I always love shooting there! Rose and Jamey had their reception at The Stanley Hotel, but before that they had a beautiful Catholic wedding ceremony at Saint Malo – a stunning stone church on a rock hill. It’s a breathtaking small chapel! They were a joyful and inspiring couple – their entire wedding was full of love and laughter! It was such a true pleasure to be meet them both and be apart of preserving their special day!!
Enjoy some images from their wedding…
Words from the bride…
How did you and Jamey meet? How did he propose?
We met in June of 2013. Dated for about a year and got engaged in Aug. of 2014. We both knew pretty early on into our relationship that we wanted to get married. I had that feeling after our first date actually 🙂 Our engagement story is cute- Jamey’s family always takes a family vacation to somewhere in Colorado every summer. Last summer they went to the Crested Butte area. I went along, not knowing he was going to propose on that trip. Jamey is a big hiker and said he wanted to take me on a hike one of the days. We drove to Lost Lake outside of Crested Butte and hiked around for a few miles. We found a good resting spot right along Lost lake, overlooking the mountain range. Such a beautiful and peaceful spot. We were the only ones out there that day. Before I could even sit down, I turned around to Jamey holding an open box with a ring. I said yes immediately! He then opened his backpack pulling out a picnic blanket, 2 glasses and a bottle of wine. I was totally surprised and didn’t know when he would have had time to plan all this out and pack everything because we had been together the whole week. He’s a sneaky romantic– always good at surprising me.
What made you decide on Estes Park for your wedding? Did you enjoy wedding planning?
Jamey and I travel a lot, we love going anywhere and everywhere. The first trip we took when we started dating was to Estes Park. He had been there a number of times with his family over the years and loved that area. I had never been before, so he wanted to take me for a long weekend. I fell in LOVE. Estes Park is such a cute and beautiful town. On our way into town, we drove past the chapel. I couldn’t believe somewhere like that actually existed! It was like out of a fairy tale! I playfully joked with him (we had only been dating for 3 months) that it would be so cool to get married there one day!! :))) Also the fact that it is a Catholic church and we are both Catholic, helped ultimately seal the deal. Of course I wanted to stay at the Stanley during that trip, and Jamey hadn’t ever stayed there before so we booked a couple nights. It was one of the most historic and interesting hotels we’ve ever stayed at. I loved everything about that trip we took together— So many great memories. After he proposed we talked a little about where to get married, Kansas City or Colorado, but it was an easy decision in the end, we wanted Colorado. We wanted a smaller/more intimate wedding and we wanted the mountains! The St. Catherine Chapel @ St. Malo and The Stanley were just perfect for what we wanted.