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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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Island of Guernsey, Greffe Registry Office / Royal Court Elopement Photo Story Award

Portelet Harbour Beach Wedding Photo of the bride and groom walking along the sea

Portelet Harbour Wedding Day Photography | the bride and groom walk along the beach

Balancing their roles as parents and newlyweds, the bride and groom walk along the beach at Portelet Harbor as the rain begins to subside.

Knowing that they wanted to celebrate their wedding as a family while still incorporating those they loved the most, this couple planned a destination wedding on the island of Guernsey. Together with their two young children, the bride and groom were married at the Greffe, which is the local registry on the island. After the ceremony was complete, they enjoyed a picnic at the park with their children and took a peaceful stroll along the shore together.

Greffe Royal Court Wedding photo of The groom smiling at his young daughter before the ceremony

Greffe Royal Court Wedding Image | The groom smiles at his young daughter

The groom smiles at his young daughter while he waits for his bride to arrive at the Greffe on the island of Guernsey.

Marriage Photography from Guernsey Royal Court of The couple pledging their vows to one another

Marriage Photo from Guernsey Royal Court | The couple pledges their vows to one another

The couple pledges their vows to one another during a civil ceremony that was both intimate and personal.

Island Greffe Registrar's Office Wedding image from them pronounced husband and wife and kissing

Island Greffe Registrar's Office Wedding Photography | They have been pronounced husband and wife

Now that they have been pronounced husband and wife, the groom kisses his bride.

Civil Register Wedding image from Guernsey of the bride setting down her bouquet

Civil Register Wedding Picture from Guernsey | the bride sets down her bouquet

After the ceremony, the bride sets down her bouquet in order to pick up her duties as a mom. She puts her infant child in the carrier as her daughter plays in the puddles.

Candie Gardens, St. Peter Port, Guernsey Wedding image of The couple having the perfect park wedding feast

Candie Gardens, St. Peter Port, Guernsey Wedding Picture | The couple planned the perfect wedding feast for their guests

The couple planned the perfect wedding feast for their guests. They left the registry office and walked to a local park, where they enjoyed a relaxing and fun-filled picnic.

Notre Dame Church, St. Peter Port, Guernsey Wedding image of candle lighting for their closest family members and friends

Notre Dame Church, St. Peter Port, Guernsey Wedding Photo | their closest family members and friends couldn't be with them

Knowing that their closest family members and friends would have liked to have been part of their celebrations, the couple went to a local church to light candles in their honor. This special moment was both touching and memorable.

Notre Dame Church, St. Peter Port Wedding photo of the bride and groom with their children

Notre Dame Church, St. Peter Port Wedding Image | Together with their children

Together with their children, the bride and groom take time to reflect after lighting candles at a local church in honor of their loved ones.

Portelet Harbour, Guernsey Wedding Portrait created as the couple reached the beach and danced in the water

Portelet Harbour, Guernsey Wedding Couple Portrait | the couple reached the beach and the sun broke through the clouds

About the time that the couple reached the beach, the sun broke through the clouds and bright blue skies emerged. They took advantage of the moment and danced together in the surf.