Wedding shoe details photos can be a bit boring to look at sometimes, but they can also tell a story. In this portrait there are three pairs, which the bride actually wore on her wedding day. This corresponded to her three wedding dresses. It may seem a bit crazy, but it was to honor her cultural heritage. She first wore a princess style gown that was made in Hong Kong, then worn only for the ceremony and bridal party portraits. These went with her Yves Saint Laurent shoes pictured in the middle. From there she made her entrance into the reception wearing her traditional hanbok gown and shoes for the First Dance, which is because of her Korean background. She had picked out her wedding dress first while visiting Seattle. It was a more modern and shorter dress better suited for dancing. These went with her elegant Valentino shoes. So although it involved a lot of changing for the bride, it expressed her personality in a fun way.
St Julien Hotel is a modern and elegant venue with amazing views of the Flatirons, even from it's downtown Boulder location. For photos it's an easy stroll to Pearl Street for some fun variety that I appreciate as a wedding photographer. I love architectural elements that this venue has in abundance. For the ceremony and cocktails there are four separate garden and terrace areas with the views of the foothills you'd want. These include Redgarden Lawn, which has a gazebo and space for up to 360 guests and wide open views, Redgarden Terraces for about 75 to 100 guests, Redgarden Court for capacity for 50 guests. The main reception venue is Xanadu Ballroom that has an elegant decor of chandeliers and can fit the largest wedding size but also can be broken up into smaller spaces for more intimacy.
St. Julien Hotel & Spa is located in Boulder, Colorado. Contact: Tim Gunn, Director of Catering, (720) 406-9696.
Location: 900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302.