Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Gelukkie Wedding in Paternoster, South Africa Elopement Photo Story Award

Gelukkie Wedding portraits during sunset at Paternoster, South Africa on the majestic rocks

Gelukkie Elopement at Paternoster, South Africa Portrait Images | Making use of the majestic rocks, the ocean, and the stunning sunset for this couple portrait

Making use of the majestic rocks, the ocean, and the stunning sunset for this couple portrait.

Johan & Marissa decided on a small, intimate wedding on the west coast in a small town called Paternoster at the Gelukkie Wedding Venue.  They said their vows under a beautiful, majestic tree and treated their guests to a wonderful evening of dining and celebrating.  We took the wedding portraits on the nearby beach in some ice-cold wind, but the stunning sunset made it all worth it!

Getting Ready Wedding Photography at Paternoster, South Africa of The mother of the bride and bridesmaids

Gelukkie Elopement at Paternoster, South Africa Ceremony Photography | The mother of the bride and bridesmaids reacts

The mother of the bride and bridesmaids react to some of the bride's comical antics.

South Africa wedding detail image of A black and white dress back with hands and buttons

South Africa Elopement Photographer | A black and white detail shot

A black and white detail shot of the back of a bride's dress, using shadows.

South Africa Bridal close up portrait of the bride at Paternoster in warm light

Paternoster, South Africa Bridal Image | A close up portrait of the bride

A close up portrait of the bride using natural, window light.

South Africa creative portrait of the groom with stunning light

South Africa Groom Elopement Picture | A creative portrait of the groom

A creative portrait of the groom looking out the door.

South Africa Christian foot washing Ceremony image of The groom holding his bride's feet

South Africa Christian Elopement Ceremony Photo | The groom washing his bride's feet

The groom washing his bride's feet as a Christian ritual.

South Africa Outdoor creative wedding Ceremony image of The groom looking at his bride

South Africa Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photos | The groom looks lovingly at his new bride

The groom looks lovingly at his new bride during the ceremony.

Gelukkie Wedding Venue Reception image of The newlyweds and their guests listening to the speech

Gelukkie Wedding Venue - Elopement Reception Party Photo | The newlyweds and their guests listen to the groom's brother

The newlyweds and their guests listen to the groom's brother give a speech at the reception dinner.