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Denver New Year’s Eve Wedding at Coohills

January 24, 2023

Why New Year’s Eve Weddings are so special

I have a beautiful Denver New Year’s Eve wedding to share on the journal today. In the wedding world, we often know when a date will be popular because humans love to have some special meaning or importance in their wedding date. It often will be some sort of palindrome type of date like 2/22/22. But, I say that deciding to get married on a date where people traditionally let go of the old year and celebrate the beginnings of a new year is the perfect backdrop for celebrating a wedding. Afterall, what better way to symbolically usher in a brand new marriage by celebrating it alongside the beginning of a brand new year? By the way, 12/31/23 is one of those super fun dates AND it’s New Year’s Eve so you might want to go ahead and snag that date for your own wedding!

Downtown Denver Restaurants Make the Perfect Place to Host a New Year’s Eve Wedding

Downtown Denver is the place to be for a New Year’s Celebration and there are a multitude of stylish, beautiful restaurants and bars where you can celebrate your NYE wedding. Buying out a restaurant space is often a more economical way to host a wedding and many downtown restaurants would be happy to cater to your wedding celebration plans. That’s exactly what Geoff and Cleo did for their Denver New Year’s Eve wedding. They chose Coohills which is a Denver restaurant with lots of experience hosting wedding parties and receptions. We started off by catching the last bit of daylight we could for some of their wedding portraits with their family before transitioning into their indoor wedding ceremony. After the ceremony the couple and their guests had time to unwind with some drinks during the open bar cocktail hour before settling in for dinner and toasts. Later on after I left for the night they had a band to help them party until the midnight hour NYE countdown. Below are just a small portion of some of my favorite photos we created together on their NYE wedding day.

B&W photo of guests getting ready at Coohills in Denver CO
Family prepare for a wedding in downtown Denver Co
Grandfather enjoys a drink as he waits for a wedding celebration to begin in Denver
Vintage cake topper family heirloom passed down through the years at a Coohills wedding
Groom gets some help with his tie on his winter wedding day in Denver CO
New Year's Eve winter wedding in Denver Colorado
Family portrait during winter with snow on the ground on New Year's Eve
Family portrait at Sunset along Cherry Creek on a snowy New Year's Eve wedding day in Denver CO
Bride and groom walk hand in hand along the Cherry Creek trail near Coohills on their snowy winter New Year's Eve wedding day in Downtown Denver
Bride with her friend on her winter wedding day at Coohills in Denver
Family portrait inside Coohills restaurant in Denver CO
Groom with his parents at his intimate NYE wedding celebration in Denver CO
Bride smiles at her groom as she walks down the aisle with her parents on their New Year's Eve wedding at Coohills
Family wedding inside of Coohills restaurant in Denver
Groom and his parents indoor wedding at Coohills Restaurant in Denver
Groom hugs his new father in law at his wedding at Coohills
Wedding celebration at a downtown Denver restaurant on NYE
Wedding couple exchange rings in front of the huge picture windows at their NYE wedding at Coohills in Denver
Wedding ceremony kiss at Coohills restaurant in Downtown Denver
Bride and groom smile at their guests after getting married at their NYE wedding celebration inside of Coohills Restaurant in Denver CO
Groom and his grandparents at Coohills Restaurant on his NYE wedding day in Denver
B&W photo of the Mother of the Groom at a NYE wedding in Denver CO
Wedding guests having fun during cocktail hour at Coohills in Denver CO
Denver CO Coohills Restaurant wedding favors custom painted wood boxes
Photo collage of wedding guests giving toasts and speeches at a New Years Eve Coohills Wedding in Denver
Grandma gives a toast at Coohills in Denver CO
Bride and groom with their cute white wedding cake with a vintage cake topper on it
Bride and groom cut their white wedding cake with a vintage family heirloom cake topper on it
Groom dances with his mom at Coohills wedding in Denver
Groom and his mom bring bride into their embrace at Coohills in Denver CO
Bride and groom dance at Coohills on their NYE wedding day in Colorado
Parents of the bride enjoy her downtown Denver wedding at Coohills
Parents of the groom at a NYE wedding party in Denver CO
New Year's Eve City wedding during winter at Coohills in Denver CO

If you’re looking for a Denver New Year’s Eve wedding photographer, I’d love to help!  Be sure to check out the WEDDINGS page of my site and reach out. I still have NYE 2023 available! 

Denver New Year’s Eve Wedding Venue: Coohills Restaurant Downtown Denver, CO


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