Glam, Rock & Roll Denver Urban Wedding

If you’re looking for unique, artistic Denver wedding inspo, you’re in the right place. Sheannette and Paul’s wedding was awesome.

These two have such a cool story. They were married on the one year anniversary of meeting each other through Craigslist. Yes, Craigslist! But not the Craigslist page you’re thinking of 😊

Paul posted about a vintage desk he was selling that just so happened to be the exact dimensions of a desk Sheannette needed. Unreal, right?

So exactly one year later, in a self-officiating ceremony, Paul and Sheannette were married. They wanted some urban, one-of-a kind photos, which was basically a dream come true for me. Colorado obviously has awell-deserved reputation for its natural beauty (gross understatement), but the gorgeous urban landscape is maybe my favorite.

The couple got ready at their home before exchanging rings. They got to know each other at the Oxford, so we got a few shots there before heading to the Brown Palace – an amazing Denver wedding venue with history, charm, and glamor.

There we ran into Steven Tyler. Yes, Steven Tyler. Amazing.

Paul and Sheannette’s son and daughter were unsurprisingly also awesome. We had time to do a few portraits about the Brown Palace of just these two.

We ended the night back at Paul and Sheannette’s place to sign the marriage license and make it official. Fun fact: in Denver, you don’t have to have an officiant. You and your partner can sign your license – just the two of you – to be legally married. Something sweet and romantic about that – isn’t there?

If you’re considering a Denver elopement, you really don’t have to go to the mountains for amazing views and backdrops. There are unique artistic wedding photos to be made all over this city.

Melissa Hirsch Photography specializes in creating unique, artistic, photojournalistic Denver wedding photos, both in Colorado and worldwide.


  1. kristy

    Oh my goodness! At first when I read Craigslist, I was like "oh, boy, this will be interesting." What a great story of fate. Stories like this are my favorite!

  2. Taylor Fisher

    Oh my gosh, they’re SO stylish and I love the story about Steven Tyler, haha! Awesome, awesome wedding!

  3. Jess

    I love this! How random that they would run into Steven Tyler! What are the odds. I also had a self officiating wedding and love seeing other couples doing the same!

  4. Katlin Chamberlain

    These photos are impeccable! I love the urban style photography, that seems to fit these two’s style perfectly.

  5. Laurie Louis

    What great photos. The style seems to fit the couple. Who knew you didn’t have to have an officiant to marry you in Denver.

  6. Jamie

    These are so unique- I love their style. You captured the vibrant and unexpected so well! Congrats to the newlyweds!

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