Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Alexandria, Virginia Hotel Venue Elopement Photo Story Award

The groom lifts the bride into the air for a wedding portrait in front of a bright yellow house in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia Elopement Photographer | The groom lifts the bride into the air as they stand in front of a bright yellow house on a street full of brick homes

The groom lifts the bride into the air as they stand in front of a bright yellow house on a street full of brick homes, and the color seems to reflect their happy mood.

There is no perfect plan. That’s the first rule you learn when starting to organize a wedding. You know that something might go wrong. For Sarah and Bill, it was the pandemic that hit the year they wanted to get married. However, they were prepared to plan an anti-COVID-friendly, intimate wedding in Alexandria. Only 20 guests where invited and the ceremony was planned to take place outside of the Kimpton Lorien Hotel. Unfortunately, they had to move their wedding from May to July, but they quickly rescheduled their plan and it was perfect, just the way it was supposed to be.

Alexandria wedding hotel Venue image of the preparations with the bride and women wearing covid-19 masks

Alexandria Elopement Venue Images from Kimpton Lorien Hotel | wedding preparations with the bride

Before the ceremony, a couple of guests help the bride with her gown as she covers her nose and mouth while the others wear masks.

Image from an Outdoor COVID wedding with guests wearing masks in Alexandria, VA showing The ceremony is about to begin

Outdoor Elopement Photographers in Alexandria, VA | The ceremony is about to begin, and the guests sit on either side of the outdoor aisle

The ceremony is about to begin, and the guests sit on either side of the outdoor aisle that’s been decorated with yellow flower petals.

Outdoor wedding ceremony Photo from Virginia of The groom begins to walk down the aisle

Outdoor Elopement Photos from Virginia | The groom enters and begins walking down the aisle

The groom enters and begins walking down the aisle arm-in-arm with one of the older guests, who smiles up at him.

Best Alexandria Wedding detail image showing One of the guests helping the bride buckle her shoes

Best Alexandria Elopement Photography | One of the guests helps the bride buckle her shoes

One of the guests helps the bride buckle her shoes, and we can see the elegant white bows that decorate them.

Image from an Outdoor Wedding Venue Location in Alexandria, VA of the bride entering and is led down the outdoor aisle

Elopement Photo Venue Location in Alexandria, VA | the bride enters and is led down the outdoor aisle by one of the guests

At last, the bride enters and is led down the aisle by one of the guests, and she can’t help but smile at the groom, who waits for her at the altar.

Alexandria, VA Outdoor wedding ceremony picture of the officiant reading aloud, momentarily separated from the couple by a large, vine-covered trellis

Alexandria, VA Outdoor Elopement Venue Images | the officiant reads aloud, momentarily separated from the couple by a large, vine-covered trellis

The outdoor venue, set up like a half-circle, provided a unique space for the ceremony. As the guests sit, the officiant reads aloud, momentarily separated from the couple by a large, vine-covered trellis.

COVID Wedding image of a Zoom video phone call for virtual, remote guests who couldn't attend the marriage ceremony

Alexandria Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photography | After the ceremony, the bride and groom use a phone camera to show off the bride’s ring

After the ceremony, the bride and groom use a phone camera to show off the bride’s ring while she holds a glass of wine in the other hand.

Virginia wedding day image from the streets as The couple decides to spend a few minutes away from their guests to go for a walk

Virginia Elopement Photography | The couple decides to spend a few minutes away from their guests to go for a walk

The couple decides to spend a few minutes away from their guests to go for a walk down the street, hand-in-hand and smiling.