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Cistercian Monastery in Sulejow, Poland Elopement Photo Story Award

Sulejow, Poland wedding image of evening ending with a common photograph in the light of fires

Best Western Hotel Podklasztorze, Sulejow, Poland Wedding Image | Commemorative photo with loved ones in the light of fireworks

Commemorative photo with loved ones in the light of fireworks.

Joanna and Wojciech said 'Yes' to each other in a wonderful place with a rich history. Due to the prevailing pandemic and out of concern for the health of oneself and those of the closest ones, the ceremony was held in the company of family and closest friends in a beautiful church belonging to the Cistercian order.

After a short preparation, the young couple and their guests went to swear an oath of allegiance within the walls of the temple. Then the bride and groom invited everyone for a short treat. Here, according to tradition, the parents welcomed the young couple with bread and salt. The next guests would greet the young couple. In those troubled times in which they were to get married, these caring wishes sounded even more forcefully than usual.

The guests spent this wonderful day talking and having fun. The evening traditionally ended with a cake and a common photograph in the light of cold fires. For me, as the photographer responsible for capturing this event, it was also an amazing experience.

Podklasztorze, Sulejow, Poland Wedding Venue photo showing the wedding guests and the bride waiting

Podklasztorze, Sulejow, Poland Wedding Venue Picture | This photo shows us the wedding guests and the bride waiting

This photo shows us the wedding guests and the bride waiting for her future husband.

Cistercian Monastery Church Wedding Ceremony photo of The bride and groom welcoming guests

Cistercian Monastery Church Ceremony Image | The bride and groom welcome wedding guests

The bride and groom welcome wedding guests at the church doorstep.

Poland wedding Ceremony image of The bride and groom very happy to now be married

Cistercian Monastery Poland Photographer | The newlyweds exit the church

The newlyweds exit the church very happy to now be married.

Poland wedding Couple photo of the bride and groom and guests taking part in the outdoor cocktail hour

Sulejow Poland Wedding Picture | A beautiful church in the distance, where a few minutes ago the young couple swore their love

A beautiful church in the distance, where a few minutes ago the young couple swore their love, the bride and groom and guests take part in the cocktail hour.

Poland wedding Reception Venue photo of the Polish tradition of a wedding cake offered to guests just before a short party prepared by a DJ or a wedding band

Poland Wedding Photographer | The bride and the staff prepare portions of the wedding cake

The bride and the staff prepare portions of the wedding cake. In the Polish tradition, a wedding cake is offered to guests just before a short party prepared by a DJ or a wedding band. Usually it is around midnight.