Sabrina and Gene were wed in the small town of Ouray, Colorado. Nestled in between four beautiful snow capped mountains and thousand-foot-tall waterfalls, Ouray is truly a one-horse town. With only one paved road and about 500 full time residents, this historic town has a lot of Old West character.
Sabrina and Gene decided to have an outdoor tent wedding in a small park in the center of town. The Historic Western Hotel served as the reception venue and home base for guests throughout the weekend. The hotel was built in a 1891, and much of the building remains exactly as it was built. True to late 1800s architecture, the rooms were just large enough to fit a bed, with communal bathrooms on each floor. The lobby, main ballroom, and saloon was exactly like it was when built and they had pictures to prove it!
Sabrina and Gene wanted this wedding to be in a true vintage style and both chose their wardrobe in secret. Sabrina’s dress was handmade vintage-inspired, and all her accessories were also vintage or vintage-inspired.
Gene and the groomsmen were dressed in period as well! Even down to custom fit suspenders! No really, Gene sized them himself just hours prior to the wedding.
Sabrina and Gene decided to have a pre-ceremony reveal, and the scene could not have been more perfect! At many of our weddings, the groom is kept from seeing the bride’s gown in the months leading up to the wedding day, but often the bride knows what the groom is wearing. But this was a double reveal – neither knew what the other was wearing, so it was a surprise moment for them both. To keep the secret as long as possible, we kept Gene’s back turned while Sabrina was guided in by her Matron of Honor with her eyes closed! We just love their reactions.
Bottles collected for months prior served as vases for the reception details…
The reception was held inside the saloon at the Historic Western Hotel. The original bar and paintings put the finishing touches on this amazing Colorado wedding!
the wedding of sabrina and gene, starring:
bride: sabrina digioia
groom: gene mitchell
ceremony venue: fellin park
reception venue: the historic western hotel
band: free while supplies last
suits: joseph a bank
…and destination wedding photography by indigosilver!
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