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Maristela Farm, Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil Elopement Photo Story Award

Wedding Ceremony Photography at The Farm of Maristela in Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil as The bride walk hand-in-hand down the aisle

Wedding Photography at Fazenda Maristela in Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil | The bride walk hand-in-hand down the aisle

Catia and Ettore walk hand-in-hand down the aisle after they have been declared husband and wife. After a lifetime of waiting, this couple can finally spend eternity together.

When they were teenagers, Catia and Ettore fell in love — that elusive, young love that can be fleeting. After a brief time spent together, they went their separate ways and forged a path forward as adults. When they met again 30 years later, they knew that they were ready to spend a lifetime together.

Catia and Ettore planned an intimate outdoor wedding in Fazenda Maristela, Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo in Brazil, and on the morning of the wedding, it appeared as if it would be a perfect day filled with sunshine. However, as is expected during the course of any marriage, the unexpected happened and a rain shower threatened the event by the afternoon. Fortunately, the couple was able to weather the storm and immediately pivoted to their backup plan — a covered space nearby where they could say their vows in front of their closest family members and friends.

Hotel Fazenda Wedding Picture at Maristela of The groom sitting down for a quick trim

Hotel Fazenda Pictures at Maristela - Brazil Weddings | The groom sits down for a quick trim

The groom sits down for a quick trim as his friends and family members finish setting up for the wedding ceremony.

Maristela Farm Wedding Photos from Sao Paulo of bride Clearly relaxed on the morning of her wedding

Maristela Farm Wedding Photos, Sao Paulo | The bride is Clearly relaxed on the morning of her wedding

Clearly relaxed on the morning of her wedding, the bride laughs as the stylist does her hair before the ceremony.

Maristela Farm, Indaiatuba, São Paulo Wedding Image showing a rainstorm popped up just before the ceremony was set to begin

Maristela Farm, Indaiatuba, São Paulo Wedding Images | a rainstorm popped up just before the ceremony was set to begin

When a rainstorm popped up just before the ceremony was set to begin, the guests stepped into action and quickly moved all of the furniture into the covered space nearby. 

Brazil Image from a Maristela Farm Wedding, Sao Paulo of kids filled with excitement and anticipation

Brazil Images - Maristela Farm Weddings, Sao Paulo | The kids are filled with excitement and anticipation

Filled with excitement and anticipation, the children strive to get the best spot at the window to watch the breathtaking bride arrive.

Wedding Image from Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo Brazil of groom waiting to enter the ceremony with his daughter

Wedding Images - Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo Brazil | The groom waits to enter the ceremony with his daughter

Ettore waits to enter the ceremony with his daughter, while Catia is a few steps behind spending a few special moments with her sons.

Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo Brazil Photography of groom giving bride's son a fist bump

Weddings at Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo Brazil Photography | The groom gives the bride's son a fist bump

The groom gives the bride's son a fist bump before he gives his mother's hand in marriage.

Wedding Ceremony Pic from Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo showing a move that shows the tender authenticity of their love

Wedding Ceremony Pic from Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo | In a move that shows the tender authenticity of their love

In a move that shows the tender authenticity of their love, the bride removes the groom's glasses in order to look deeper into his eyes.

Intimate Wedding Ceremony Image at Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo showing the genuine love evident of the bride and groom

Intimate Wedding Ceremony Image at Maristela Farm, Sao Paulo | The genuine love was evident throughout their entire wedding ceremony

The genuine love between Catia and Ettore was evident throughout their entire wedding ceremony, as this couple proved that they are prepared to move through any storm together. Their passionate kiss at the end of the ceremony solidified their union and marked the beginning of their new life together.