Bellingham Wedding Photography | The Leopold Crystal Ballroom
I have a thing for old buildings. I love spending time in them and imagining the stories the walls would tell if they could talk. I was so excited when I was invited to come photograph the Crystal Ballroom at The Leopold. I can’t imagine the stories those walls would tell if they could talk! The parties they’ve seen over the years! They must have been fabulous!
Here are a few shots from our mock wedding styled shoot-
Here’s a little bit of history about the Leopold for those of you who love old buildings as much as I do-
“Originally built in 1889, the Leopold was first named the Byron Hotel, after its owner Captain H.C. Byron. The Byron operated as a rooming house until 1910 when an entrepreneur from Seattle came to Bellingham to open a new brewing company. Leopold F. Schmidt, founder of the Olympia Brewing Co., purchased the Byron in 1910 for $100,000. The building’s name was changed to The Leopold by Schmidt’s partners when he was out of town, as a symbol of their appreciation. At the time of the purchase the hotel had 93 rooms. In later years, expansions of the hotel increased the accommodations to a total of 500 rooms.”
Visit The Leopold to learn more.