Celebratory & Rainy Wild Basin Lodge Wedding // Allenspark, CO


The bride and groom sign their ketubah in front of their families at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

Natalie and Ben's August wedding at Wild Basin Lodge (a scenic mountain lodge in Boulder County) was one of the luckiest I've seen in terms of weather! After arriving at 2pm in a light sprinkle, the rain dissipated for the couple's first look, photos with family and wedding party, and ceremony. As the ceremony ended they walked back to the lodge in a light rain beneath an umbrella. As soon as all of the guests were inside - and the beverage llamas had done their job handing out beers and hard seltzers! - a wild rain and hail storm erupted outside. Guests stood on the balcony with appetizers and cocktails watching the torrential downpour fall on the aspen grove and St. Vrain river just beyond the venue.


There were many thoughtful details incorporated into this wedding day. By virtue of Ben's brother Jay being a rabbi, Ben and Natalie were treated to two beautiful Jewish ceremonies. First the signing of their Jewish marriage contract, or ketubah, surrounded by family. Then a ceremony beneath a chuppah with a symbolic breaking of glass in front of all of their wedding guests. They chose to break glass from a Boulder-based company called B Gold Glass. After smashing hand-blown glass you return the broken pieces to the studio to be remade into a keepsake sun as a honey jar (delicious with challah, especially during your first year of marriage!), water pitcher or vase.


Other details I loved? Their wedding bands were textured to mimic aspen bark - a nod to the aspen groves surrounding Wild Basin Lodge. The couple sang a duet accompanied by an uncle on acoustic guitar. I had chills! After a family-style meal, cupcakes were served and guests roamed the lodge from the fireplace to the photo booth to the dance floor, which remained high energy all night. The couple had invited a live band to play an epic 25 minute hora song while the newlyweds were hoisted above the crowd.


Natalie and Ben, congratulations again on a beautiful wedding. It was a joy and an honor to be invited to document your day!


VENDORS

Venue | Wild Basin Lodge

Planner | Vining Events

DJ | Jahsonic Florist | Best Day Floral Baker | Happy Bake Shop


Bride walks down to the waiting groom for their first look

The groom turns and smiles as he sees the bride during their first look at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom hold hands and smile at each other during their first look at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom kiss along the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO


Bride and groom holds hands and stand on the bank of the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom hold hands along the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom look lovingly at each other along the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom laugh as they pose along the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO


The bride and groom stare lovingly at each other while posing at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom kiss along the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The groom kisses the bride on the head while posing along the St. Vrain

The bride kisses the groom while posing along the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom kiss along the St. Vrain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom smile at each other under as aspen grove at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride poses with her bridal party under as aspen grove at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride poses with her bridal partyat the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The groom poses with the groomsmen and woman at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The groom poses with the groomsmen and woman at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom pose with their wedding party at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The wedding party cheers as the bride and groom kiss at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom pose with their families at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom sign their ketubah in front of family at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The rabbi signs the ketubah at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

A photo of a signed ketubah painted with red flowers

The bride walks down the aisle with her mother and father at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The groom smiles as he watches the bride walk down the aisle at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride walks down the aisle with her mother and father at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The groom smiles as he watches the bride walk down the aisle

The bride hugs her mother at the altar at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom stare lovingly at each other at the altar at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom hold hands at the altar at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom stand at the altar in front of their guests at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO


The bride and groom stand at the altar together at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom stomp on the chuppah glass at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO


The bride and groom share their first kiss at the altar at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom smile as they hold hands and walk down the aisle together at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom laugh as they walk down the aisle at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom kiss at the end of the aisle at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO


The bride and groom walk under an umbrella as it starts to rain at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom smile under an umbrella at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO as it rains

The bride and groom smile at each other during the reception at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride sings a song to the groom during the reception at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The groom sings to the bride at the reception at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom sing a song together during the reception

The bride and groom share a kiss during the reception


The bride and groom dance during the reception at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom dance as their guests cheer them on

The wedding guests lift the bride and groom in chairs above their heads

The bride and groom are lifted in chairs by their guests

The bride and groom are lifted in chairs by their guests

The bride and groom smile as they're lifted in chairs by their guests

The bride and groom are lifted in chairs by their guests

The bride and groom are lifted in chairs by their guests

The bride and groom are lifted in chairs by their guests

The bride and groom share a kiss under an aspen grove at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

The bride and groom's wedding rings next to a white rose