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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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Lorient City Hall - Morbihan, Brittany, France Backyard Elopement Photo Story Award

Photography from an Outdoor, Backyard Wedding of bride and groom exchange their rings with officiant

Photography of a Backyard Wedding of bride and groom exchange their rings

The bride and groom exchange their rings during a secular ceremony in the backyard. After their civil ceremony took place at Lorient City Hall, the couple was surprised to find out that their guests had planned a secular ceremony for them as well.

When Alexandra and Quentin first were engaged, they planned to host their wedding ceremony and reception at a grand estate in the country. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to rethink their idea of a dream wedding. Instead of delaying their marriage any longer, the couple opted for a simple civil ceremony and a backyard reception in Lorient, France.

Western France, Brittany Wedding Photography at a Garden Park of bride looking mischievous at first look

Western France, Brittany Wedding Photography at Garden Park | The bride is looking a bit mischievous and a touch shy

Alexandra, looking a bit mischievous and a touch shy, quietly walks toward Quentin, who is visibly excited and anticipating their First Look.

Lorient City Hall Wedding Photography at completion of bride and groom civil ceremony

City Hall of Lorient Wedding Photography | At the completion of their civil ceremony

Upon the completion of their civil ceremony, the newlyweds walk arm-in-arm down the aisle behind a young attendant.

Documentary Elopement Photography in Lorient, France of bride feeling relaxed during her backyard wedding reception

A Backyard Wedding Venue Image from Brittany, Morbihan | an artistic approach to a candid moment

This poignant photograph — which features an artistic approach to a candid moment — showcases the bride feeling relaxed during her backyard wedding reception.

At Home Wedding Photography in Brittany, Morbihan of groom giving his grandfather a tender kiss

At Home Wedding Photography in Brittany, Morbihan | The groom gives his grandfather a tender kiss

The groom gives his grandfather, who was suffering from a long-term illness, a tender kiss that showcases the beauty found within the generational layers of a family.

Backyard Wedding Photography in Morbihan, Brittany, France of grooms friends tossing him in air

Backyard Wedding Photography in Morbihan, Brittany, France | The grooms friends toss him in the air

The groom's friends toss him in the air during the backyard reception, highlighting the playful, carefree atmosphere of the day.

Top BW Wedding Photography from Brittany, France of bride laughing along with her guests

Top BW Wedding Photographer for Brittany, France | The bride laughs and smiles along with her guests

The bride laughs and smiles along with her guests, proving that everyone can be a part of a couple's celebration.

Backyard Brittany, France Wedding Photography of bride tossing her bouquet to bridesmaids outdoors

Backyard Brittany & France Wedding Photography | The bride tosses her bouquet behind her

Alexandra tosses her bouquet behind her, then quickly looks back to see which of her friends will catch it.

France Wedding Photography at backyard reception as sun begins to set over the guests at the outdoor party

France Wedding Photographers | the sun begins to set over the guests at the outdoor reception party

As the sun begins to set, the wedding guests enjoy relaxed conversations with one another as they reflect on a momentous and memorable day.