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Hasselt, Belgium Town Hall Civil Marriage Elopement Photo Story Award

Photography from a Hasselt Town Hall Wedding of The bride and groom sharing a sweet kiss at the end of their civil ceremony

Photography from a Belgium Town Hall Wedding as The bride and groom share a sweet kiss at the end of their civil ceremony

The bride and groom share a sweet kiss at the end of their civil ceremony in the historic town hall in Hasselt, Belgium.

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many people around the world to cancel their plans, it actually encouraged this couple to seize the moment and enjoy the beauty of spontaneity. They contacted the photographer just a few days before they wanted to get married, and planned a last-minute affair at the town hall in Hasselt, Belgium. 

Wedding Photography from Belgium as The bride gives her son a hug at home before the civil union

Wedding Photographers for Belgium | The bride gives her son a hug

The bride gives her son a hug and enjoys a special moment with him before heading to the ceremony.

Wedding Photo from a Belgium Home as The bride and groom read a card from mother

Wedding Photo from a Belgium Home | The bride and groom take a moment to read a card t

The bride and groom take a moment to read a card that was given to them by the bride's mother, who is sitting in the background. While their immediate family members gathered together for the wedding, they still maintained a safe social distance in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Belgium Wedding image from Town Hall of the couple Wearing their Covid masks as they enter the ceremony

Belgium Wedding Photos at Town Hall | Wearing their masks in order to prevent the spread of the Covid virus

Wearing their masks in order to prevent the spread of the virus, the bride and her kids arrive for the ceremony.

Hasselt, Belgium Town Hall Wedding image of family members take time to smell the flowers and for photos

Hasselt, Belgium Town Hall Wedding Pics | Family members take time to smell the flowers

Family members take time to smell the flowers and soak up the moments leading up to the ceremony, as the bride's daughter snaps photos to capture the memories. 

Town Hall of Hasselt, Belgium Civil Wedding photo from an endearing moment during the ceremony

Town Hall of Hasselt, Belgium Civil Wedding Image | an endearing moment during the ceremony

In an endearing moment during the ceremony, the bride feigns relief that her groom said "I do." 

Town Hall Hasselt, Belgium Wedding Photo of the couple and their family were able to come together with masks on

Town Hall - Hasselt, Belgium Wedding Photography | the couple and their family were able to come together

Despite wearing face coverings and maintaining a safe social distance, the couple and their family were able to come together to celebrate their civil wedding ceremony. 

Hasselt, Belgium Town Hall Marriage portrait of The bride and groom after the ceremony

Hasselt, Belgium - Town Hall Marriage Photographers | The bride and groom take time after the ceremony to pose for heartfelt photos

The bride and groom take time after the ceremony to pose for heartfelt photos that showcase their love for one another.

Herkenrode, Belgium Wedding Couple Portrait of The newlyweds posing for a striking photo

Herkenrode, Belgium Wedding Couple Portrait Session | The newlyweds pose for a striking photo

The newlyweds pose for a striking photo that combines the dramatic elements of portraiture with the natural beauty of candid photography.