Being a wedding photographer who specializes in downtown Denver weddings, I get a lot of inquiries for Denver civil weddings and courthouse elopements. These types of weddings have become some of my favorites because the couple really gets to make it about what they want and focus on celebrating their love.
For Jennifer and David, they wanted to do just that. They were high school sweethearts who broke up and were apart for many years living separate lives. After 25 years, they found their way back to each other and decided to tie the knot. They wanted the day to be about their story and journey without the frills of a larger wedding.
The day started at the Webb Municipal Building in courthouse 3E where judge Faye officiated their wedding ceremony in her courthouse. In Colorado, you do not need witnesses, so it was an intimate ceremony with just the couple, the judge and myself. After the ceremony, we wandered around the building taking portraits and then continued outside for portraits including their getaway car, a Rolls Royce.
Our last stop was Union Station. The couple was staying at the Crawford Hotel, which made it the perfect ending spot. We photographed within Union Station including Coopers Lounge, Terminal Bar and the benches. We ended the session outside looking over Union Station and the light rail station, which is one of my favorite shots in Denver. (Note: You need a permit to shoot within Union Station and they only allow it Sunday-Wednesday from 1-3pm).
Being able to photograph Jennifer & David’s elopement was such an honor and I am so happy with how the photos turned out! If you are looking to plan a Denver civil wedding, check out my blog all about eloping in Denver. If you would like to see other examples of Denver micro weddings, check out Aparna & Raaj’s intimate Denver elopement here.