Kerry & Patrick’s Wedding | Skylight Denver Wedding Venue | Santa Fe Art District, CO | Apollo Fields Wedding Photography
Kerry and Pat had a great urban wedding at one of downtown Denver’s newest wedding venues. Skylight had just opened up and this fun couple managed to book their wedding early to be one of the first real weddings happening in this cool, urban space! Skylight has great white brick walls with tons of natural light and makes a great canvas for creativity.
I was so excited when they wanted to do a first look because it affords us so much time and flexibility for the rest of the day! The photos are also so sweet and intimate so it’s basically a win-win. We found the perfect urban spot between where they were both getting ready (Kerry was prepping at Skylight and Patrick was over at the Monkey Bar with his buddies). It was fun because I was co-shooting this wedding with Lindsey and we were able to toggle a bit and really coordinate everything in the afternoon.
We had also found the PERFECT alleyway with these awesome edison lights and were so excited to surprise them with this epic location! We stumbled upon it when we were scouting and decided to keep it on the DL since we weren’t sure we could get back in. We were so excited when we were able to show off this awesome spot and get great pics before everything got started.
I loved all of their fun custom signage and personal touches that they had incorporated into the venue. One of my other favorite parts of the day was when they were able to get their pup to walk down the aisle with them and hang out for the ceremony! I knew how much they loved their dog (who doesn’t) from their lifestyle engagement session that we had done a few months prior so it was great to see their doggo a part of the day, too!
They had their ceremony against the white walls with a beautiful custom floral piece that they had made and installed. It had a great boho vibe and the venue was able to seamlessly flip the room for cocktail hour and then move right into the reception afterwards. They had a fun taco bar for dinner which felt really easy and a huge crowd pleaser and then moved into special dances and an awesome party! We were so excited to work with this sweet and vibrant couple!
Kerry & Patrick's Urban Wedding | Skylight Wedding Venue | Denver, Colorado Photographer | Santa Fe Art District Photography
Kerry and Patrick were one of the first couples to officially get married in one of Denver's newest downtown venues, Skylight. This venue is tucked into the bustling part of the Santa Fe Art District, and is fun, hip, urban, and trendy. Along the main strip are fun art galleries, always popping with new events and shows. There are breweries, coffee shops, and a bunch of eclectic little stores all surrounding this busy venue.
Skylight boasts white brick and an urban design, tailor made to modern couples. They are able to bring in all of their own vendors, free of exclusive vendor lists, and have a lot of free rein in their planning process. We started the day with Kerry getting ready at the venue and Patrick getting ready at a local bar down the street with all of his groomsmen. The vibe was fun and upbeat, and both of their personalities made it easy to just snap away, capturing details as the room was being set, and finding fun and candid moments to shoot in between.
We did an official first look at a fun graffiti wall up against an old southwestern looking chapel. The bright and artistic vibe fit their personalities so well. They enjoyed a private and intimate first look, and then we brought them down into our secret find that we were so excited for: a quiet and skinny little alleyway that had these awesome market lights strung across the top! A photographer's dream.
Their ceremony was heartfelt and full of love and tradition. Their sweet dog walked down the aisle and joined them at the altar. They passed around the rings and had their guests and family members charge them with their well-wishes and positive energy. It was the perfect blend of combining their own type of ceremony while honoring their family's religious roots. Their officiant was fun, vibrant, and so full of positive vibes that it was impossible to not feel the love in the room.
Patrick and Kerry had a fun and heartfelt reception, with sweet speeches by family members and the wedding party. They enjoyed a sentimental first dance, and then finished the night strong with dancing, laughter, and lots of hugs!