1880 Union Hotel Wedding Photos // Kate and Juan’s beautiful wedding in August was nothing short of a dream. First of all, let’s talk about their venue, the 1880 Union Hotel located in Los Alamos, California. I honestly don’t know how this isn’t the most popular venue ever because of how INCREDIBLE it is, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you start seeing more of it in the years to come. The building has so much character and so much history; and with all of the updates, they’ve been able to transform it into an elegant and modern dream complete with secret doors & hidden rooms, a mini arcade and a TON of beautiful, vintage furniture.
Kate and Juan take home the award for most laid-back and lowest maintenance couple ever. For instance, they wanted to see each other before the ceremony but didn’t feel the need to set-up a “first look” or make a big show of it. They just wanted to see each other. Also, rather than perform a traditional bouquet and garter toss, they just wanted to keep the music going and spend as much time as possible dancing and visiting with their guests. The fast paced rush of wedding days that I’m used to was replaced with such a peaceful and joyful atmosphere that I feel perfectly encapsulates Kate and Juan’s personalities and it was so refreshing!
They had the best time with their friends and family and danced all night and it was beautiful.
So here’s to chill couples and unique venues.