The bride and groom rub foreheads and try not to laugh during their portrait session.

Classic Wedding at Historic Hotel Boulderado: Sara + Drew

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Their Story

Back in 2017, a hometown girl named Sara from Fort Wayne, Indiana met a guy named Drew from Boulder, Colorado at her best friend’s wedding.

Fate had intervened in the past to make this connection happen. A few years earlier, Sara had met Drew’s Mom on a group trip to Disney World. So, introductions between Sara and Drew were naturally in order.

A romance bloomed for Sara and Drew during the reception and dancing. They stayed in touch and long-distanced dated. A year later, Sara moved to Boulder.

The Romantic Proposal

Drew proposed to Sara at a place with special meaning. He chose the historic Stanley Hotel, one of the first places he and Sara explored in Colorado. The proposal took place on the front lawn looking over the town of Estes Park and the scenic Rocky Mountains.

A Historic Wedding

A bride and groom stand on the balcony of the historic Hotel Boulderado where they just married.
A bride and groom stand midway down the stairs on the landing of the Hotel Boulderado with the lobby in the background.

In addition to marrying at the historic Hotel Boulderado, Sara and Drew’s event took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. They collaborated with the team at the hotel to make the experience as safe as possible for everyone. Like many other couples marrying during this time, masks and social distancing played a part in the day. However, that didn’t dampen the spirit of celebration for the families and guests.

Homage to Disney

A men's and women's wedding and engagement rings are placed on a Mickey Mouse Bottle Opener.

Every guest received a Disney Mickey-Mouse ear-handled bottle opener to take home, along with a tag that contains some wisdom: “The Key to Happiness is Love, and the Ability to Open a Bottle.”

Drew and Sara departed for their honeymoon at Disney World following the wedding festivities. They felt it an appropriate recognition of the role of the Disney trip so many years ago.

Final Words

Congratulations Drew and Sara! I wish you much happiness in your new life together. May it be filled with love, laughter, and the spirit of Disney!


Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel Boulderado

Officiant: Heather Haginduff

Florist: Boulder Blooms

Hair & Makeup: The Bridal Goddess

Cake: Chickadees Bakery

DJ/Lighting: Jake, Master of the Microphone

Hotel Boulder Wedding Photo Gallery

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