Jen and Matt held their ceremony and reception at The Briarwood Inn in beautiful Golden, Colorado. The venue, the food, the flowers…. perfection. The weather kept everyone on their toes as rain moved in and out throughout the afternoon, but that just added to the beauty. This bunch was incredible lovely to work with and very, very fun.
I first met up with Jen at a cute little house in Golden where the girls were all getting ready. I was greeted by Jen and Matt’s adorable dog Remy, who was patiently waiting outside to be let in. I walked into a great Pandora station playing, everyone getting hair and make up done, and flowers sitting on the table ready to be wrapped. We took the preparation pictures and headed to Downtown Golden for the first look.
Matt’s face was priceless as he spotted Jen in her gorgeous wedding dress. We started the pictures and within a half hour the rain started. Luckily, they had arranged a party bus, yes a party bus which contained a cooler full of beer, to haul us around to different locations for pictures. Where to go in Golden for indoor pictures you ask??? The Coors brewery of course. Once our time was up, we headed to the venue.
If you haven’t been to The Briarwood Inn, put it on your list of restaurants to try. The place is simply stunning. The weather had cleared a bit and they deemed it was safe to hold the ceremony outside. It started out clear and wonderful and about halfway through the rain invited itself right on in. It didn’t bother anyone, and to be honest, was kind of awesome. The ordained minister was one of a kind with his wit and handlebar mustache and I’m pretty sure he made a couple people cry because they were laughing so hard.
The cocktail hour and reception to follow were full of laughs, drinks, amazing food, conversation, and dancing. What a lovely day and amazing couple.