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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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. 

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Castegnato, Brescia, Italy Civil Ceremony / Backyard Reception Elopement Photo Story Award

Civil Ceremony Wedding Photography in Brescia, Italy of The bride and groom sealing their new marriage with a celebratory kiss after leaving the Castegnato City Hall

Wedding Photography in Brescia, Italy | The bride and groom seal their new marriage with a celebratory kiss after leaving the Castegnato City Hall

Ambra and Gianclaudio seal their new marriage with a celebratory kiss after leaving the Castegnato City Hall. Their wedding guests cheer in excitement as they capture the moment on camera.

The COVID-19 pandemic imposed limits and restrictions on nearly every aspect of life, but Ambra and Gianclaudio decided that their love was limitless. Instead of postponing or canceling their wedding, they opted to move forward with a civil ceremony at the city hall and an intimate outdoor reception in their backyard with their closest family members and friends. Given the fact that this couple was getting married during unprecedented times, they decided to create their own spin on many wedding traditions, including requiring guests to wear metal-themed clothing in order to honor their favorite music genre.

Castegnato BS Wedding Image of the Barefoot and relaxed bride having her dress altered

Castegnato BS Wedding Image | Barefoot and relaxed, the bride asks to have her dress altered

Barefoot and relaxed, the bride asks to have her dress altered at the last minute so that it's more comfortable for her to wear. 

Castegnato City Hall, BS Wedding Photo of bride leaning in for a temperature screening while wearing a face mask

Castegnato City Hall, BS Wedding Photographers | The bride leans in for a temperature screening while wearing a face mask

Ambra leans in for a temperature screening while wearing a face mask before entering city hall, a true sign that she was getting married in the middle of a global pandemic.

Castegnato City Hall, Italy Wedding Ceremony Photo of face masks hiding the smiles of the bride and groom

Castegnato City Hall, Italy Wedding Ceremony Photo | The face masks have been hiding the smiles of the bride and groom

The face masks may have been hiding the smiles of the bride and groom during their wedding ceremony, but the look in their eyes says it all. While gazing intently at his bride, the groom slips the ring onto her finger. 

Castegnato City Hall Brescia Wedding Photo of guests seated at a safe, social distance from the couple

Castegnato City Hall - Brescia Wedding Photography | wedding guests seated at a safe, social distance from the couple

With their wedding guests seated at a safe, social distance from the couple, Ambra and Gianclaudio share their first kiss as husband and wife — all while keeping their face masks in place in order to comply with safety guidelines and precautions.

Brescia Wedding Photo from Castegnato City Hall of The groom grasping his bride's hand

Brescia Wedding Photos - Castegnato City Hall | The groom grasps his bride's hand

Gianclaudio grasps his bride's hand as they listen to the words of their wedding ceremony.

Castegnato, Brescia Wedding Reception Image of The bride holding her champagne glass and laughs at the bubbles

Castegnato, Brescia Wedding Reception Image | The bride holds her champagne glass and laughs at the bubbles

The bride holds her champagne glass and laughs as the bubbles topple over. The newlyweds are ready to celebrate their marriage at a casual and fun-filled backyard reception.

Brescia Backyard Wedding Reception Photo showing champagne glasses in one hand and a piece of cake in the other

Brescia Backyard Wedding Reception Photography | champagne glasses in one hand and a piece of cake in the other

With their champagne glasses in one hand and a piece of cake in the other, the bride and groom share a sweet kiss after cutting their wedding cake.

Brescia Wedding Reception image showing heavy metal T-shirts that were made specifically for the occasion

Brescia Wedding Reception Portrait | metal T-shirts that were made specifically for the occasion,

Donning their metal T-shirts that were made specifically for the occasion, the bride and groom pose for a photo with their metal-loving brothers-in-law.