Sunrise Amphitheater Wedding, Boulder, Colorado | Kelsey + Kilioi

Years ago, Kelsey & Kilioi met while studying at the University of Colorado in Boulder. They were neighbors so they naturally hung out a lot and their friendship grew from there. Once graduated, Kelsey’s work took her up to Seattle & the two faced long distance. For their first Christmas away from family, Kilioi flew up to Washington where he proposed

Both Colorado natives, the couple decided to get married back here at the Sunrise Amphitheater in Boulder since the area held such a special place in their hearts – the beginning of their relationship & where they used to hike together. When Kelsey & I first chatted, she let me know she chose her dress in hopes that she could climb on a few boulders for photos & that she did! Her Tieks ballet flats helped as well as we all clamored on rocks to get such epic views.

Ceremony Venue – Sunrise Amphitheater on Flagstaff Mountain
Reception Venue – Hotel Boulderado
Dress – Stella York from Amy’s Bridal Boutique
Shoes – Tieks
Jewelry – Kate Spade
Makeup – Megan Cary Artistry
Hair – Megan Cary Artistry
Florist – Etsy
Cake – Kim and Jakes Cakes
Caterer – Hotel Boulderado
DJ – DJ Maestro
Photography – Haley Allen Photography

We started off at the Hotel Boulderado for getting ready & pre-ceremony shenanigans.

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We then headed to Chautauqua Park in Boulder for their first look set against the iconic flatirons.

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They both have such fun & sweet families. We enjoyed getting to watch them interact with Kilioi’s grandmother “Tutu”.

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For their couple’s portraits, we utilized the Sunrise Amphitheater grounds & then headed up to Lost Gulch Overlook just up the road for the epic mountain shots with the white capped mountains in the background! The weather was perfect & it’s a great place for wedding photos. These two were troopers, climbing over any rocks we pointed to in their wedding attire!

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Our last stop before the reception was to head to the painted wall just next to Pearl Street. This was a special spot for Kelsey & Kilioi because it was the spot where they took their first photo together.

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On to the reception at Hotel Boulderado at last to party with family & friends! Their cake fight was pretty epic. And be sure to check out their cigar & caricature drawing party favors!

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Thank you Kelsey & Kilioi for having us! It was such a great day!

And thank you to my talented second shooter & fellow Beastie Boy rapper, Savannah Chandler!

  • Kelly Clingman said:

    Some of the most gorgeous wedding photos I've ever seen. Stunning Bride and handsome groom. Congratulations, Kelsey and Kilioi!

  • Colleen Eckman said:

    Thank you for sharing this!! It truly looked like an amazing beginning.....
    Love ya,
    Colleen Eckman

  • Justyna said:

    Love your beautiful style Haley! Incredible detailed shots and this location! Stunning work!

  • These are gorgeous! You nailed that shot with the view. Beautiful.

  • MICHELE WITH ONE L said:

    I AM IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!

  • Larissa said:

    Wow! I feel like o got to be at this wedding-- you told their story so beautifully! Amazing work!

  • I can't get over that amazing wallpaper! I need it in my life! :) What a beautiful wedding Haley -- you did an amazing job capturing it!

  • Erin Witt said:

    Oh. Em. Ge. These are FANTASTIC! I think I have scrolled through these 12 times now... #killinit

  • Jennie said:

    Haley you do wide angle sweeping view shots so well! Beautiful!

  • corey Weber said:

    Wow Haley! The bridal portraits and the landscapes are incredible! I also really love how you helped them incorporate the multi-color brick wall because it was where they took their first photo together. I love how meaningful their entire day was together.

  • Amanda Tipton said:

    So nice! You really captured the emotion between them!