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Expansive windows look out over the massive deck where a two-story stone fire pit roared with warmth. The original Cheyenne Lodge built by Spencer Penrose high atop the mountain opened to great fanfare on a Sunday in June 1926. Constructed of adobe and timber in the style of an Indian Pueblo with wide verandahs, the three-story “honeymoon” Lodge offered the newest-fangled modern conveniences of the time: plumbing and heating. Penrose was rumored to offer elephant rides up the scenic road. Penrose’s Lodge was torn down in 1973 after having been closed for many years, and the new 6,300-square-foot Lodge built of legend timbers and native rock is likely the single place at The Broadmoor that most people don’t discover unless their visit comes with a special invitation—like the one delivered to the guests of the Wohlschlaenger-Moraczewski wedding. Every nuance of this momentous day was personalized. A sprig of Lambs’ Ear was tucked into her mother’s corsage in honor of Mary’s pet name for her daughter “my little lamb.” Her father’s boutonniere was of Edelweiss for his German heritage. The bride, an old spirit who believes in proprieties like thank you notes and RSVPs, wore a stunning mermaid-cut Spanish LaSposa strapless gown with a strand of family pearls at her neck. Inside the Lodge is a Great Room filled with leather club chairs grouped under an antler chandelier. The Great Room opens into an expansive dining room where 10-top rounds filled the south end and a dance floor stretched across the north end of the room. Hunting trophies line the walls of this space—buffalo, big horn sheep, elk and a talking moose. Yes, talking. The animatronic moose moves its lips in sync with the microphone when the switch is flipped. Kathryn’s father toasted the bride and groom via this talking moose to the amusement of the guests. Expansive windows look out over the massive deck where a two-story tall stone fire pit (with indigenous arrowheads tucked into the mortar)

roared with warmth. Torchieres, crafted by artisans, arch out from the deck railing and highlight the snowscape and twinkling lights of the City of Colorado Springs below. The bridesmaids carried candles for the service and the table centerpieces were artful clusters of pinecones, candles and cranberries with candied fruit accents.The couple’s first dance was to “Stand By Me” and the bride’s

dance with her father was to “God Only Knows.” That night, newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Eric Moraczewski retired to the Lakeside Suites while a majority of their guests also tucked in at The Broadmoor. They joined family and friends the next morning for brunch in the Jones Room overlooking the golf course before embarking on their Happily Ever After… where every day counts.

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The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...