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City Hall of Locarno, Switzerland Elopement Photo Story Award

Museum Casa Rusca wedding portrait of a couple who eloped

City Hall of Locarno, Switzerland Elopement Photo Story | After the ceremony we stopped by the stunning Museum Casa Rusca

I met Alessia and Guido at a wedding five years ago. They were recently engaged, and it was nice to know their story from the speeches and promises they exchanged during the ceremony at Locarno’s City Hall. After the ceremony we stopped by the stunning Museum Casa Rusca, where Alessia works, to snap a few shots.

Locarno City Hall, Switzerland Wedding image of the bride and groom walking in town

Locarno City Hall, Switzerland Elopement Photography | the bride and groom stroll hand in hand past shop displays in Locarno

Alessia and Guido stroll hand in hand past shop displays in Locarno, a sunny resort city in southern Switzerland, on their way to the city hall ceremony.

Switzerland wedding Ceremony image of a small crowd of family and friends at the Elopement

Locarno Switzerland Elopement Ceremony Photographer | A crowd of family and friends greets the smiling couple

A crowd of family and friends greets the smiling couple as they arrive at Locarno City Hall.

Switzerland Civil Wedding photo before ceremony begins in the Locarno city hall

Switzerland Civil Elopement Ceremony Image | the wedding ceremony begins in Locarno’s historic city hall

Alessia smiles warmly at Guido as the wedding ceremony begins in Locarno’s historic city hall.

 

Switzerland City Hall Civil Wedding Ceremony image of the couple’s elopement ceremony

Switzerland City Hall Civil Wedding Ceremony Picture | the couple’s councilor conducts their wedding ceremony, surrounded by loved ones in the intimate setting

The bride wipes away a tear as the couple’s councilor conducts their wedding ceremony, surrounded by loved ones in the intimate setting.

Switzerland Wedding Elopement Image of the groom as he places a hand on the bride

Switzerland Wedding Ceremony Photo | the groom places a hand on the bride's shoulder to emphasize his speech

Guido places a hand on Alessia’s shoulder to emphasize his speech as the couple exchanges their vows.

Switzerland elopement detail photo showing a hint of spring to the city hall’s interior

Switzerland Wedding Detail Image | a hint of spring to the city hall’s interior, nicely accentuating the room’s rich hardwoods

An arrangement of fresh flowers brings a hint of spring to the city hall’s interior, nicely accentuating the room’s rich hardwoods and framed artwork.

Switzerland Elopement image of the new couple on their wedding day

Switzerland Elopement Couple Pictures | the new couple shares a smile on their wedding day

Ducking out of the formal setting and back into Locarno’s bustling streets, the new couple shares a smile on their wedding day.

Museum Casa Rusca wedding image of the bride resting against her new husband’s chest

Switzerland Elopement Portrait in Black and White | the couple recline against a low wall

Alessia rests against her new husband’s chest as the couple recline against a low wall outside Locarno’s Museum Casa Rusca.