An outdoor wedding ceremony picture with a Christian pastor and the couple - Elopement Photo by Bruno Dias Calais
Clutching Beatriz's hand to his heart, Emanuel seems to soak up all of the love from his bride as the pastor begins to bless them during their wedding ceremony.
Knowing that their marriage was going to be based on connection and rooted in spirituality, Beatriz and Emanuel planned an outdoor ceremony in an idyllic local in Nova Friburgo in Brazil. Surrounded by the flora and fauna of the region and completely immersed in the moment, the bride and groom allowed their emotions to reign supreme throughout their entire wedding day.
The mother of the groom is all smiles as she hands the colorful bouquet to her future daughter-in-law before the ceremony.
Emanuel is overcome with emotion as his beautiful bride begins to walk down the aisle.
Beatriz is clearly touched by Emanuel's emotional reaction. Moved by the powerful bond between the couple, many of the wedding guests wipe tears from their eyes.
The father of the groom — who was also the pastor — extends his arms and blesses the couple as they recite their wedding vows.
Rio de Janeiro Religious Wedding Photo of Brazilian bride and groom during Christian foot washing ceremony
The bride and groom conduct a foot washing ceremony for the father of the groom, who also serves as their pastor. This traditional ceremony, which mimics what Jesus did for his disciples at the Last Supper, was performed by the couple in order to honor the pastor and commit themselves to the church that they attend.
As the love literally pours out of his body in the form of tears, Emanuel reads his vows to Beatriz.
The bride shares an emotional hug with her new father-in-law upon the conclusion of their powerful and moving wedding ceremony.
Finally, it's time to celebrate. The bride and groom share a passionate kiss with one another as their wedding guests toss flower petals into the air.