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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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. 

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Hotel Bauer, Venice, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

Italy Wedding Photography of bride and groom w sunglasses on a Venice water taxi

Wedding Photography at Palazzo Bauer, Venice | Donning sunglasses and clearly immersed in the moment

Donning their sunglasses and clearly immersed in the moment with one another, the bride and groom enjoy the romance of Venice while on a water taxi tour of the city. As they traveled down the canals and basked in the sunshine, they smiled knowing that they were about to begin a new journey together.

At the heart of any wedding is the power of love, and this couple proved that there does not need to be an audience in order for their love to radiate throughout the entire experience. The bride and groom opted for a private ceremony at the Hotel Bauer in Venice, Italy, and they spent their day enjoying the intimacy of the moments that they shared with one another.

Elegant Wedding Photography from Hotel Bauer of pretty gown hanging in the doorway

Elegant Wedding Photography from Hotel Bauer | the timeless and elegant wedding gown hanging in the doorway

With the timeless and elegant wedding gown hanging in the doorway and her glittering shoes and matching accessories in the foreground, the suite is ready for the bride to begin preparing for her wedding ceremony. 

Bauer Palazzo Venice, Italy Wedding Photo of groom looking out to the city below

Bauer Palazzo Venice, Italy Wedding Photographer | The groom looks out to the city below

The groom looks out to the city below as he gets ready for the ceremony. 

Bauer Palazzo Luxury Hotel Wedding image in Venice of makeup artist prepping the bride for her ceremony

Bauer Palazzo - Luxury Hotel Weddings in Venice | The makeup artist readies the bride for her ceremony

The makeup artist readies the bride for her ceremony. The reflection in the mirror shows a serene and confident woman who is prepared to marry the love of her life.

Civil Wedding Photography in Venice of bride waiting for her groom to turn around

Civil Wedding Photographer of Venice | the bride waits for her groom to turn around

With a smile on her face, the bride waits for her groom to turn around and get his first glimpse of her in her wedding gown.

Wedding Image from Bauer Hotel, Venice of groom not containing his emotions during a special moment

Emotional Wedding Pic from Bauer Hotel, Venice, Italy | The groom cannot contain his emotions during this special moment

The groom, who cannot contain his emotions during this special moment, holds the bride's bouquet for her as she gently brushes a tear off his cheek.

Italy Wedding Photo at Hotel Bauer Palazzo, Venice of bride and groom holding hands at civil ceremony

Italy Wedding Photos in Hotel Bauer Palazzo, Venice |  Italy The bride and groom hold hands as they patiently wait for the civil ceremony

The bride and groom hold hands as they patiently wait for their private ceremony to begin. 

Bauer Palazzo Wedding Image from Venice of bride Looking at the man who will become her husband

Bauer Palazzo Wedding Image from Venice, Italy | Looking up at the man who will become her husband

Looking up at the man who will become her husband in just a few short moments, the bride smiles with pride and anticipation.

Venice, Italy Emotional Civil Wedding Picture of bride wiping away a tear during the ceremony

Venice, Italy Emotional Wedding Picture | the bride wipes away a tear during the ceremony

Without breaking her gaze with the love of her life, the bride wipes away a tear during the ceremony as the groom slides her wedding ring onto her finger.