Today I’m featuring one of the many recent weddings I’ve photographed. All the bridal photos from this wedding were taken in downtown Boise.
The Wedding Day
Courtney and Joe tied the knot on a gorgeous fall day. The colors selected for their bridal party and floral bouquets complimented the beautiful October day. Since this couple was exchanging nuptials and celebrating at The Capital Event Center, all of the photos were captured in downtown Boise.
The bride is an architect and has a great love for historic architecture. With this in mind, I tried to incorporate as many of downtown Boise’s sights into the background of photos. We even got lucky enough to jump on a cycle pub for a quick photo of the entire bridal party.
More recent additions to downtown Boise such as Freak Alley Gallery were also incorporated into the photo shoot. Plus we used the outside of historic buildings such as the Idaho State Capitol and the old downtown post office. These older, more traditional buildings helped add a few more classic wedding pictures to the mix.
The wedding ceremony and reception were both held inside the historic Adelmann Building. This was an especially fitting venue taking into account the bride’s love of architecture.
The Adelmann houses Capital City Event Center. Originally built in 1902, this building has been remodeled in recent years. The hardwood floors have been beautifully restored and the wallpaper updated to highlight the buildings historic roots. Red velvet drapes, dripping with opulence have been hung. Looking up towards the ceilings, you’ll see gorgeous chandeliers and restored crown moldings. This wedding venue even has a fireplace. It’s tucked away in a side room, making it perfect for a cozy seating area for guests. This venue truly takes you back in time.
This wedding was beautiful! Guests were surrounded by historical beauty and the love this couple has for each other.
Congratulations Courtney & Joe! I wish you many years of wedded bliss.
Want to see more photos taken at Capital City Event Center? Click the links below.
In addition to it being “bridal show season” here at Leap Photography. I’ve also been busy working on designing wedding albums for clients who were married in the 2012 wedding season. It’s always enjoyable for me to see which wedding portraits are my client’s favorites and incorporate those images into their album design. Each wedding book I create is as unique as the couple themselves. I try to incorporate the wedding colors in addition to as many detail shots of the wedding decor as possible. The books also include a number of the “formal portraits” in combination with the candid / photo journalistic wedding photos.
Here is a recent example of an album I recently got back from the book binder. It’s a perfect example of everything I mentioned above.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer who can provide you with more than just digital files….give Leap Photography a call. I carry a line of heirloom albums, prints, canvas and greeting cards. All products have been hand selected by myself with the intention of helping you create quality heirloom pieces to be handed down for generations to come.
Tiffany and Richard have a long history which dates back to junior high. At the time, they both attended the same school and were both voted in as best dressed in their 8th grade yearbook. If you ask the two what they thought of the other person way back when….. both agree, they didn’t think much of the each other.
Both had mutual friends but these two did not keep in contact with each other over the 20 or so years since their high school graduation. Life happened, Tiffany and Richard moved away…. began their careers….had families….and so on. Now… fast forward to the past few years. Tiffany and Richard reconnected on Facebook as many of us now do as per the suggestion and urging of mutual friends. They started corresponding, talking on the phone, sending each other messages…….. and traveling to spend time with each other when their schedules allowed. After months of dating from afar they decided they wanted to be with each other all the time. They got engaged, moved to Idaho and decided to make their two families into one. The final big step of this plan was to have a wedding. Invite all those old high school friends who helped them reconnect and of course have their parents and children on hand to help celebrate.
The wedding day itself was intimate and elegant. The couple chose the Adelmann Event Center as their venue. The chandeliers, leather furniture and wood floors had just the touch of elegance Tiffany was looking for in a wedding venue. Their bridal party consisted of all of their children and they all made a vow to each other during the wedding ceremony.
Congratulations you two! You make a cute couple and a gorgeous family.
Let me just start by saying I absolutely love the Adelmann building in downtown Boise. I’m a total sucker for old buildings, especially those which still contain some of the original elements of the period in which the building was built. The upstairs of the Adelmann building where the Capital City Event Center is housed is a perfect example of the blending of old and new to create a gorgeous wedding and event venue for the Boise area.
This building is rich with history. It has gorgeous wood floors, period style wall paper, velvet drapes dripping with opulence and leather furniture that just begs you to sit and ponder awhile. Oh, and don’t get me started on the turret. Oh how I love a building with a turret!
OK, well I guess it’s time to really tell you what this post is all about. I assure you, it’s not really about how much I adore the Adelmann….which I do. It’s about Quinceañera photos.
Capital City Event Center wanted to promote their facilities to families getting ready to host a Quinceañera . The space is ideal for weddings…. so why not promote the space as a Quinceañera venue as well? To help get the word out the community, we decided to set up a photo shoot complete with a model, dress, and hair and makeup. We spent a few hours in the venue photographing the “oh so gorgeous” model throughout the facilities. The entire goal of the photo shoot being to promote the facility for more than just weddings. I think we created some gorgeous portraits which highlight how beautiful this venue really is.
So….if you or someone you know is looking for a venue to hold your next event…consider Capital City Event Center. The space is gorgeous….you have a great view of downtown from the second story windows AND…. the facility is centrally located in downtown Boise. You can’t get much better than that.
Catherine and Neil chose the Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian as the location for their wedding ceremony which took place early this spring. The ceremony included all the traditional elements of a catholic wedding plus a little added surprise at the end… a bagpipe player.
Following the wedding services, guests relocated to Capital City Event Center which is located inside the Adelmann building in downtown Boise. The wedding reception included cocktails, dinner and dancing.
The images below are a collection of photos taken throughout the day…. which started with formal wedding portraits inside the church and followed with some more casual urban wedding photos in downtown Boise.
Thanks Catherine and Neil for choosing Leap Photography to capture your special day!
Catherine and her father waiting patiently before their walk down the aisle.