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Bronte Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe Elopement Photo Story Award

Wedding photography from an intimate elopement celebration at the historic Bronte Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe

Bronte Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe Elopement Photo Story | beautiful light coming through the mature trees at this historic hotel venue

I saw this beautiful light coming through the mature trees at this historic hotel venue and waited for a good moment to make use of it. The groom didn't speak loud enough and had to repeat his answer - which made for a funny moment.

This shy couple invited only their nearest and dearest to an intimate wedding celebration at the historic Bronte Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe.  After the ceremony, the guests were treated to a great spread of delicious food.  A few emotional speeches were presented and then a good celebration on the dance floor. 

Zimbabwe Wedding photo with lots of helping hands making the bride more beautiful

Harare, Zimbabwe Wedding Elopement Photo | The bride had her 3 daughters and 2 best friends to help get her dressed

The bride had her 3 daughters and 2 best friends to help get her dressed. A lot of hands to help her look beautiful.

Harare, Zimbabwe elopement image of the bride shedding a tear during the ceremony

Harare, Zimbabwe Wedding Photographer | shedding a tear during the wedding ceremony

One of the bride's daughters shed a tear during the wedding ceremony.

Harare, Zimbabwe Wedding image of a funny moment during the Elopement ring ceremony

Harare, Zimbabwe Elopement Photography | A funny moment during the ring giving part of the ceremony

A funny moment during the ring giving part of the ceremony. I love the gesture and expression of the officiant, but I don't have any idea what happened.

Africa Wedding detail photo of communion during an elopement ceremony

Harare, Zimbabwe Elopement Detail Picture | this historic hotel made for a perfect detail shot of the details of this ritual

The couple opted to do communion during their ceremony and the back light filtering through the mature trees of this historic hotel made for a perfect detail shot of the details of this ritual.

Zimbabwe Elopement image of The bride's daughter near historic old doors

Zimbabwe Elopement Picture | The bride's daughters walk past one of the historic old doors

The bride's daughters walk past one of the historic old doors of this hotel while the bride and groom look on.

Zimbabwe wedding image of the bride and groom surrounded by beautiful indigenous trees and plants

Zimbabwe Elopement Portrait | The hotel is filled with beautiful indigenous trees and plants

The hotel is filled with beautiful indigenous trees and plants that has matured with the history of the venue. I made use of these greenery for one of the couple's portraits.

Zimbabwe elopement Reception Toast during an emotional speech

Zimbabwe Wedding Reception Toast Image | an emotional speech

After an emotional speech, a toast was raised to the bride and groom.

Harare Elopement image of the bride and groom at the night wedding

Zimbabwe Wedding Couple Portrait | The bride and groom open up the dance floor

The bride and groom open up the dance floor. It was outside so I made use of some creative lighting and photographic tricks to make it a bit more interesting.