Alex and I have lived in Denver for over three years, and we love being so close to all the fun things the city has to offer.

For us that’s mainly grocery store sushi, ice cream, and the Rockies stadium. Bethany and Michael also love the city, which is why they chose to have a downtown Denver intimate wedding. I don’t shoot a ton of elopements and intimate weddings in the city, so I loved getting creative with a different type of scenery!

The Details

  • These two stayed at an Airbnb in Denver with their friends and family. They wanted it to feel like a “home base” for everyone, and between the hot tub and the amount of people in one place, they had a ton of fun.
  • Even though they were staying in the same space, Bethany and Michael stayed separate until we got to their ceremony spot – the Evans Memorial Chapel at Denver University.
  • The chapel is GORGEOUS. There were so many colors that day, from the stained glass windows to the fall colors outside.
  • On top of the beautiful stained glass, Bethany and her family decorated the entire chapel with candles. It really set the mood for their intimate wedding.
  • Once we were done getting photos around campus, we drove out to Windy Saddle Park in Golden for a cute little picnic and the classic mountain views.

Must Knows

  • If you and bae want a space that feels like a castle or something straight out of Europe, I highly recommend looking into the Evans Memorial Chapel at Denver University (DU). It would be the perfect location.
  • The drive to Windy Saddle Park from Denver is about 40 minutes. That’s another reason I love the city – it has all the hustle and bustle, but it’s still not too far from the mountains. Best of both worlds!


I want the city vibes for my wedding.

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