Cristi and David had a Sunrise Amphitheater wedding high above Boulder in a bit of a drizzle, going down the hill to their wedding reception at Chautauqua Community House, at the base of the Flatirons. The surrounding cottages and streets don’t look like they’ve changed much from the 1930s, and the reception had a timeless feel to it. As a Denver wedding photojournalist, that timeless feel is something I’m very happy to encounter.
If you haven’t been to Sunrise Amphitheater, it’s a simple yet extraordinary place. It’s surprisingly high, given how close it is to downtown Boulder. There is a feeling of floating above the city below, in absolute silence. There is a psychological transition that happens as you wind up the hillsides. You get the sense of being in another place, far removed, suspended in time. There is an anticipatory energy for the guests I’ve not seen equaled in far more opulent settings.