Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Mirambeau Castle, Bordeaux, France Elopement Photo Story Award

Bordeaux Wedding image of the officiant dabbing the groom’s mouth

Mirambeau Castle, Bordeaux Elopement Photography | the officiant dabs the groom’s mouth while the bride and groom each hold a white candle

The couple shares a humorous moment as the officiant dabs the groom’s mouth while the bride and groom each hold a white candle in preparation for the ceremony.

This Japanese couple decided to have a very private, French-style wedding. For this extremely intimate day, the only person to serve as the witness was their photographer, creating a ceremony full of strong emotion.

This lovely couple spent the day getting ready in separate rooms before holding their small ceremony in a beautiful stone chapel in Mirambeau Castle. After the ceremony, the couple had lunch in front of the chapel they were married in.

Bordeaux, France elopement photo of a woman helping the bride with her bouquet

Bordeaux Castle Elopement Photographer of France | woman helping the bride

The bride, wearing an ornate, ballroom-style gown, finishes getting ready in her hotel room as a woman helps her with her bouquet and with putting on the finishing touches.

Bordeaux elopement photo of the very end of the bride's dress getting wrapped around a corner

Mirambeau Castle Elopement Photo | the bride makes her way to the chapel for the ceremony

As the bride makes her way to the chapel for the ceremony, the very end of her dress gets wrapped around a corner as she turns down the hallway.

Mirambeau Castle wedding photo from France of The groom putting the wedding ring on his bride

Mirambeau Castle Elopement Ceremony Image from France | The bride and groom say “I do” as the groom puts the wedding ring on his bride

The bride and grooms finally say “I do” as the groom puts the wedding ring on his bride. Neither can contain their excitement.

Elopement photo from Mirambeau Castle of the doors to the wedding chapel wide open

Elopement Ceremony Picture from Mirambeau Castle | the doors to the wedding chapel stand open

The weather was perfect, so the doors to the chapel stand open. From outside the ornate stone chapel, we can see the bride and groom standing together at the altar inside.

French Castle elopement image of The groom holding the bride’s bouquet for her

France Ceremony Photo from Mirambeau Castle, Bordeaux | The bride and groom sit at a table to sign their marriage certificate

The bride and groom sit at a table to sign their marriage certificate. The groom holds the bride’s bouquet for her while she writes.

Newlywed wedding photo from Mirambeau Castle, Bordeaux of After the ceremony, the bride and groom exiting the church

Newlywed Couple Image from Mirambeau Castle, Bordeaux | After the ceremony, the bride and groom exit the church

After the ceremony, the bride and groom exit the church with huge smiles on their faces as red rose petals rain down around them.

Outdoor French Elopement Ceremony image of the groom taking a moment to read a letter he had written for the bride

Elopement Couple Image - Bordeaux, France | The bride and groom enjoy lunch outside the chapel

The bride and groom enjoy lunch outside the chapel, and the groom takes a moment to read a letter he had written for the bride the day before. The moment is sweet and tender, and the bride struggles to hold back tears.

Private Outdoor French Wedding Couple image of the bride and groom together outside with trees and sunshine

French Wedding Elopement Photography - the couple ends the day in happiness as they laugh and enjoy a glass of champagne

While the day was a mix of tears and smiles, the couple ends the day in happiness as they laugh and enjoy a glass of champagne together outside, surrounded by trees and sunshine.