Buffalo Rose Wedding at The Rose
We have some dry humor on our website seasoned with sarcasm. One of those is that we are now booking weddings for 10 years out and that we limit ourselves to 365 weddings a year. For Alex and Jessica it might seem crazy but it had been almost 1000 days to get to this day. We lost track of how many different changes they had made along the way. In the end they got their wedding.
The day started in downtown Golden. The Rose venue is right off of Main st near the arch Golden sign. We have shot around there many times but never knew that was used as a wedding venue. It was more of a restaurant and concert venue. The side used for the wedding was really geared toward concerts. The women got ready in an upstairs room that was accommodative. The guys basically had a place in the back that was a poorly lit room for bands. We started with some getting ready photos before a first look up in an upstairs bar.
Alongside the creek we did some couples photos and the bridal party. We have used the Golden area many times mostly for engagement shoots. It was about a two block walk so very doable by high heel standards. There are a lot of good places on Clear Creek to place a couple. The main thing we would note is that sometimes in the Spring the areas near the water are closed due to snow melt runoff.
The ceremony was at The Rose and the area was changed over afterward to the dance floor. Stage lighting was not the best for skin tones but we did what we could in post editing. We have read a lot of reviews in the past 2 years on how horrible the food is there but we found it quite nice. The evening rolled on with some toasts and dancing.
The Buffalo Rose Review:
The Buffalo Rose space can be transformed in its look depending on how you would like to do things. It is a venue for indie band concerts primarily based on our read. This then seems to have an impact on how they operate. After shooting at hundreds of venues a first was seeing a venue send us an agreement to sign. 98% of the words were that you are responsible for your own setup / tear down as if we were a band so it really did not apply. The 2% which was of no impact was rudely enforced toward us so it makes me wonder if this is how they treat all their agreements. Our main comment is read all the contractual data closely as they seem to be a bit of a stickler on it.