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Wedding Photos of Ceremony

The following “Ceremony” wedding images were created by photographers from the WPJA. These contest award-winning pictures match the search result photos tagged as “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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Campinas Couple at wedding ceremony | Fine art photography detail
Artistic image of Campinas Couple at the wedding ceremony holding hands | Fine art photography detail
Tuscany, Italy bride and groom | Outdoor wedding photography
Tuscany, Italy bride and groom | Outdoor wedding photography of first kiss under arches
Fujian Ceremony Location Photo. Chairs before the ceremony.
Fujian Ceremony Graphic and Patterned Photo of White Chairs before the ceremony
After the ceremony, Klooster Nieuwkerk in Goirle | Photography at the Wedding | Bride is drinking a beer with her best friends.
Image from After the ceremony, Klooster Nieuwkerk in Goirle | Photography at the Wedding - the Bride is drinking a beer with her best friends
Guangzhou Wedding Ceremony Location | Wedding Dress of the Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses at the Ceremony
Guangzhou Wedding Ceremony Location | Wedding Dress detail image of the of the Bride and blue Bridesmaid Dresses at the Ceremony
Chiesa wedding detail photo from the ceremony of the ring pillow
Chiesa wedding detail photo from the ceremony of the ring pillow
New York City Wedding Ceremony Photography | Bride and her dad wait inside before entering the ceremony
New York City Wedding Ceremony Photo of the Bride and her dad waiting inside before entering the ceremony
Antwerpen Church wedding photojournalism - The groom wipes his forehead, as he started sweating heavily during the entrance in church of his wife-to-be.
Antwerpen Church wedding photojournalism - The groom wipes his forehead, as he started sweating heavily during the entrance in church of his wife-to-be
Bricket Wood - UK	wedding photos | A child in the corridor during the ceremony
Bricket Wood - UK wedding photo of A child in the church corridor during the ceremony
Alameda da Figueira - Cachoerinha - Brasil | A kiss on the forehead during the outdoor wedding ceremony
Alameda da Figueira - Cachoerinha - Brasil image of A kiss on the forehead during the outdoor wedding ceremony
Ceremony photography at a wedding inside St Bartholomew the Great, London | Bride and Groom's first kiss
Ceremony photography at a wedding inside St Bartholomew the Great, London - the Bride and Groom's first kiss
Kensington Temple, London wedding ceremony photo | The Groom and Best Man as the Bride approaches
Kensington Temple, London wedding ceremony photo of The Groom and Best Man as the Bride approaches
Holy Cross Church, Lichfield wedding photo from the church of the Bride and groom praying together
the Bride and groom praying together
Trieste, Italy Ceremony photography on wedding day inside the big church.
Ceremony inside the big church
Buckingham Bride Arriving at church | UK wedding reportage photography
the Bride Arriving at church
Europahaus Vienna	Wedding Photography | Emotional moment during the ring exchange.
Emotions during the ring exchange
Sibiu, Romania Photography of a Wedding Religious Ceremony
Religious Ceremony in the church
Cornish Tipi Weddings, Cornwall, UK Wedding Reportage Photographer: Synchronized Bride & Groom bursting into tears upon seeing each other at beginning of wedding ceremony. Both individuals mirror each other wiping away tears with their outer hands.
Bride & Groom bursting into tears upon seeing each other
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photography | A young wedding guests entertains herself during the ceremony.
A young wedding guests entertains herself
Priest Lake, Idaho photo of the ring bearer getting final preparation help by bridesmaids.
the cowboy ring bearer getting final preparation help
Zell Am See, Schloss Prielau, Austria church wedding photography | The last instructions
The last instructions for the kids at the church
Munster wedding photo from Outside the church - Bride playing with her dog after her wedding ceremony
Munster wedding photo from Outside the church of the Bride playing with her dog after her wedding ceremony
Los Encinos Hill Country Estate Venue Photo Outside of the Bride and Groom During the Wedding vows
the Bride and Groom During the vows
Mas de Peint, Camargue, France ceremonial outing photo from the wedding venue.
ceremonial outing photo of the bride and groom

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