Planning a City Wedding

As well all know, Colorado is most well-known for its majestic mountains. The Rocky Mountain region comprises more than half of the state’s total area, but probably more like ninety-nine percent of what people imagine when they think of the Centennial State. Believe it or not, city weddings in Colorado are a thing too!

There are a few good reasons to consider having a city wedding in Colorado, most of which have to do with travel for guests coming in from out of town. Weather in the high Rockies can be unpredictable throughout all four months of the year. In fact, we photographed a wedding in Breckenridge on the summer solstice a few years ago and it snowed. So, if you’re having a lot of guests who aren’t accustomed to driving in the mountains, having a wedding on the front range (e.g., Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, etc.) might be worth considering.

In addition to weather, the thin air at high elevations can be difficult to cope with if you’re not used to it. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t have a mountain wedding, but if you do, make sure to encourage your family and friends to drink water in abundance and alcohol in moderation. Altitude sickness is no joke!

We’ve been shooting city weddings in Colorado (and all over the United States) since we started J. La Plante Photo way back in 2008. While we’ve always shot the majority of our wedding in the mountains, city weddings offer a unique alternative and change of pace that allows us to flex creative muscles we don’t get to use too often. These days, we shoot two or three city weddings in Colorado per year and we always welcome the opportunity.

Below, you’ll find a selection of our favorite city weddings from over the years. Feel free to browse and, as always, reach out to us directly if you have any questions or would like to check availability for your wedding date!

New Orleans Wedding | Destination wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

New Orleans Destination Wedding

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Jesse and I hopped a plane last weekend to go to the Big Easy for Carrie & Cody’s New Orleans destination wedding. The weather was gorgeous and the venue, Race & Religious, was steeped in Louisiana history. New Orleans is definitely one of our favorite cities in the world. The…
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Chatfield Botanic Gardens wedding | Denver Wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

Chatfield Gardens Wedding

It’s been a season of firsts for us – from a nighttime portrait with the Denver skyline in the background to a pre-wedding snowboarding shoot at Beaver Creek. And while we’ve had plenty of adorable dogs and children as ring bearers, last weekend was the first time we had a mini-pig trot the rings down…
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University of Denver Wedding | Denver wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

University of Denver Wedding

There’s a lot you can say about Colorado, but you certainly can’t say the weather here is boring. We saw clouds, a little bit of sun popping out, light drizzle, torrential downpour, snow flurries, and even graupel at Alliy and Phil’s University of Denver wedding on Saturday. But I was most impressed by the couple’s attitudes through the entire day. They…
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