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Wedding Photos of Before the ceremony

The following “Before the ceremony” wedding images were created by photographers from the WPJA. These contest award-winning pictures match the search result photos tagged as “Before the ceremony”. Wedding Photojournalist Association professionals regularly submit their best photography for review by WPJA competition judges. The photography samples below come from the getting ready events, the actual wedding ceremony, the reception after-party as well as artistic portraits and detail shots.

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Paris wedding image of a groomsman ironing the bride's dress before the ceremony
Paris wedding image of a groomsman ironing the bride's dress before the ceremony
Pennsylvania wedding photography from the Westminster Preserve, Armstrong Farms, Saxonburg created as A guest shoos away 2 notoriously aggressive geese moments before the ceremony began
Pennsylvania wedding photography from the Westminster Preserve, Armstrong Farms, Saxonburg created as A guest shoos away 2 notoriously aggressive geese moments before the ceremony began
Vosges wedding photography from Chateau de Morey	showing Bride is getting ready just before the ceremony
Vosges wedding photography from Chateau de Morey showing Bride is getting ready just before the ceremony
Garden wedding photo from DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua, NH from Before the ceremony, while waiting the bride
Garden wedding photo from DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua, NH from Before the ceremony, while waiting the bride
Noord Brabant prep wedding photo from Before the ceremony as The bride wasn't happy with her dirty shoes, the groom managed to fix them before the ceremony
Noord Brabant prep wedding photo from Before the ceremony as The bride wasn't happy with her dirty shoes, the groom managed to fix them before the ceremony
Momin Prohod wedding image of the bride sitting on the porch during a heavy rain just before the ceremony
Momin Prohod wedding image of the bride sitting on the porch during a heavy rain just before the ceremony
Topanga Canyon, California wedding photography showing The bride and her maid of honor share their excitement before the ceremony
Topanga Canyon, California wedding photography showing The bride and her maid of honor share their excitement before the ceremony
Municipal Hall of Castegnato Wedding Photo | The bride measures her temperature before the ceremony
Municipal Hall of Castegnato Wedding Photo taken as The bride measures her temperature before the ceremony
Montagnac, France wedding photograph of the bride reading a letter before the ceremony in the presence of her mother.
the bride reading a letter before the ceremony in the presence of her mother
Lagoo Snagov Wedding Photo - Bride is getting her last details done before the ceremony while the groom is taking a picture
Bride is getting her last details done before the ceremony
Vancouver Club, BC Wedding Photos | Bride getting ready and having a drink before the ceremony
Wedding Photo of the Bride getting ready and having a drink before the ceremony
Valencia wedding photographer captured this photo of a bride taking deep breaths as she finishes getting ready before the ceremony
Valencia wedding photo of a bride taking deep breaths as she finishes getting ready before the ceremony
The Epic Hotel Miami FL wedding photo of the solemn atmosphere before the ceremony in the limo with bride and parents.
In the car, on the way to The Epic Hotel Miami FL wedding photo of the solemn atmosphere before the ceremony in the limo with bride and parents
Beekhoeve, Landen Wedding Photographer - Picture of Siblings messing around before the ceremony.
a Wedding Picture of Siblings messing around before the ceremony
Lacing of the wedding dress before the ceremony in Verona, Italy
Lacing of the wedding dress before the ceremony in black and white
Guests sit and wait for the ceremony to begin in Shandong in this photo by a China wedding photographer.
Guests sit and wait for the ceremony to begin in this photo
China bride Getting ready as a man sleeps on the bed before the ceremony
bride Getting ready as a man sleeps on the bed before the ceremony
China actual day wedding photography | Getting ready with the groomsmen eating a quick bite before the ceremony.
actual day wedding photography during the Getting ready with the groomsmen eating a quick bite before the ceremony
Philadelphia groom and groomsmen getting dressed in the mirror before the wedding | Pennsylvania wedding photography
Philadelphia groom and groomsmen getting dressed in the mirror before the ceremony
Chile wedding photograph of a bride | before the ceremony on wedding day
Chile wedding photo of a bride before the ceremony on wedding day
San Francisco wedding photographer caputures outdoor scene with chairs and big trees | before the ceremony
San Francisco photographer caputures outdoor scene with chairs and big trees before the ceremony