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Gaia Hotel, Deventer, Netherlands Elopement Photo Story Award

Gaia Hotel Netherlands wedding photo showing The couple smiling in the moments leading up to the ceremony

Gaia Hotel, Deventer, The Netherlands Elopement Image | The couple smiles in the moments leading up to the ceremony

The couple smiles in the moments leading up to the ceremony as the sunshine beats down on them through the window of their hotel.

In an attempt to celebrate their love in a way that was personal and intimate, the bride and groom planned a “Tiny Wedding” at the Gaia Hotel, a boutique hotel in Deventer, Netherlands. In addition to their closest friends and family members, the couple incorporated sheep into their wedding day, as sheep had intruded upon their proposal in the mountains.

NL wedding image of The bride’s daughter putting the finishing touches on her makeup before ceremony

Gaia Hotel, Deventer, NL Elopement Photography | The bride’s daughter puts the finishing touches on her makeup

The bride’s daughter puts the finishing touches on her makeup inside the bridal suite at the hotel.

Gaia Hotel, NL wedding image of The bride smiling endearingly at the groom putting on her shoes

Gaia Hotel, Netherlands Elopement Picture | The bride smiles endearingly

The bride smiles endearingly as her groom-to-be helps her buckle her shoes.

Deventer Outdoor wedding photography showing The couple arriving hand-in-hand to their ceremony under the trees

Deventer Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Image | The couple arrives hand-in-hand

The couple arrives hand-in-hand for their quaint and charming ceremony.

Netherlands wedding image of the groom getting some last-minute advice from a guest

Netherlands Elopement Photographer | the groom gets some last-minute advice

Just before the ceremony begins, the groom gets some last-minute advice about his tie.

Deventer, NL wedding image from after saying their vows, the bride and groom embrace

Deventer, NL Elopement Ceremony Pictures | Immediately after saying their vows, the bride and groom embrace

Immediately after saying their vows, the bride and groom embrace in a fit of smiles and laughter.

NL wedding image of The bride and groom happy with joy throughout much of their outdoor ceremony

NL Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photo | The bride and groom giggled with joy throughout much of their ceremony

The bride and groom giggled with joy throughout much of their ceremony, as they soaked up every moment.

Outdoor wedding celebration photo showing Both the bride and groom are delighted in their first moments as husband and wife

Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Image from the NL | Both the bride and groom are delighted in their first moments as husband and wife

Both the bride and groom are delighted in their first moments as husband and wife, as guests toss lavender at them as they walk down the aisle.

Wedding Couple photo of the couple Looking into each other’s eyes while surrounded by sheep

Elopement Couple Portraits in NL | Looking into each other’s eyes, the bride and groom enjoy a few cuddles

Looking into each other’s eyes, the bride and groom enjoy a few cuddles from some local sheep.