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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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Landeda, Brittany, France Chapel Elopement Photo Story Award

Western France, Brittany Wedding Photo of bride and groom passing entryway of Chapelle du Grouanec

Western France, Brittany Wedding Photography | The bride and groom pass through the entryway of the Chapelle du Grouanec

The bride and groom pass through the entryway of the Chapelle du Grouanec, which was built in the 16th century. Their wedding guests celebrate their marriage with streamers and bubbles.

Before relocating to New Caledonia for the next three years, Morwenn and Camille needed to get married. With little time to plan a grand affair and pandemic restrictions limiting the size of their celebration, they opted for a simple yet heartfelt wedding ceremony at the historic Chapelle du Grouanec in Plouguerneau, Brittany, France. The ceremony was followed by a small family reception at home, complete with a homemade meal presented by the bride's mother. 

Wedding Pic of Bride in Brittany, France getting ready for her elopement day at a beauty salon

Wedding Pic of Bride in Brittany, France | The bride gets ready for her wedding day at a beauty salon

Morwenn gets ready for her wedding day at a beauty salon in nearby Landeda, her reflection showing a serene bride who is looking forward to beginning this next chapter of her life. 

France Brittany Landeda Groom Getting Ready Photo from family home in BW

France Brittany Landeda Groom Getting Ready Photo | Pre-Wedding Prep in BW

Camille prepares for the wedding ceremony inside his family home in Landeda.

Brittany, France Wedding Photography of family members and friends attending to bride

Brittany, France Wedding Photographers | family members and friends attend to the bride

Morwenn's family members and friends attend to her as she slips into her bridal gown inside the family home. 

France Wedding Photo from Brittany showing festive party atmosphere for the day

France Wedding Photographer for Brittany | A festive atmosphere for the day

In keeping with the simple yet festive atmosphere for the day, the groomsmen work to blow up the balloons that will decorate the home for the reception.

Chapelle du Grouanec, Plouguerneau, Brittany, FR Wedding Photo of bride walk down aisle to husband

Chapelle du Grouanec, Plouguerneau, Brittany, France Wedding Photo | The bride walks down the aisle toward her husband

The bride, while holding the arm of her father, walks down the aisle toward her husband. The 16th century chapel — which has stood the test of time through the countless crises that have arisen throughout its lifetime — provides a sense of security, as if to say that the new couple will overcome the trials of the pandemic era. Much like the vows that the couple made to one another, the chapel provides a promise of better days to come.

France Brittany Landeda Wedding Couple Ceremony Image showing groom wipes away a tear during an emotional moment

France Brittany Landeda Wedding Couple Ceremony Image | The groom wipes away a tear during an emotional moment

Morwenn wipes away a tear during an emotional moment in the wedding ceremony.

Brittany, FR Family Home Wedding Reception Photo from retreating back to the family home for a leisurely dinner

Brittany, FR Family Home Wedding Reception Photo | retreating back to the family home for a leisurely dinner

After retreating back to the family home for a leisurely dinner that included plenty of food and wine, the wedding guests watch the traditional slideshow together.

Meneham, Kerloua, Brittany Wedding Couple Portraits of Bride and groom posing for dramatic romantic images on the rocky beach

Meneham, Kerloua, Brittany Wedding Couple Portraits | Bride and groom pose for dramatic yet romantic portraits on the rocky beach

Following the small gathering at the family home in Landeda, the newlyweds snuck off to Meneham, Kerloua in Brittany to pose for dramatic yet romantic portraits on the rocky beach.