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

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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City Hall of Lugano, Switzerland Elopement Photo Story Award

City Hall of Lugano, Switzerland elopement photography of a couple with their dog

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Photo Story | The bride and groom make their way to the hall where the ceremony will be held with their dog walking ahead of them eagerly across the shining tile floor

The bride and groom make their way to the hall where the ceremony will be held with their four-legged friend walking ahead of them eagerly across the shining tile floor.

Erika and Filippo, a couple from Vicenza, chose to celebrate their wedding in Lugano. They held a small ceremony for just a few intimate friends and family that took place in the frescoed rooms of the City Hall of Lugano. The couple celebrated their promise of love accompanied by their faithful four-legged friend. The day was full of moments that left the couple and the guests between tears and smiles. Between the exchanging of the rings and the declaration of promises, it was a day made for celebration.

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Wedding image of the entrance of the Municipio di Lugano

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Wedding Photo | Here is the entrance of the Municipio di Lugano, the beautiful city hall where the couple was married

Here is the entrance of the Municipio di Lugano, the beautiful city hall where the couple was married.

City Hall of Lugano Elopement image of The bride hugging a relative at her Wedding

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Wedding Picture | The bride has just arrived, and her nephew can’t contain his excitement to see her as he bursts through the door to give her a big hug while she holds her bouquet in the other hand

The bride has just arrived, and her nephew can’t contain his excitement to see her as he bursts through the door to give her a big hug while she holds her bouquet in the other hand.

Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Image - The Bride’s aunt is telling her how beautiful she is

Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Picture of the Bride | The bride’s aunt takes a good look at her niece, telling her how beautiful she is with a look of excitement on her face

The bride’s aunt takes a good look at her niece, telling her how beautiful she is with a look of excitement on her face.

Switzerland Elopement Ceremony photo of the celebrant and the bride and groom in Lugano Town Hall

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Ceremony Image | Sitting at a long table in front of a large mural, the celebrant welcomes and greets the bride and groom as the guests watch from chairs behind him

Sitting at a long table in front of a large mural, the celebrant welcomes and greets the bride and groom as the guests watch from chairs behind him.

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement image of the The bride showing off her beautiful lace dress

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Ceremony | The bride stands, showing off her beautiful lace gown and bouquet of calla lilies as the celebrant reads the marriage promises

The bride stands, showing off her beautiful lace gown and bouquet of calla lilies as the celebrant reads the marriage promises.

Municipio di Lugano wedding image of the bride and groom both stand while the groom reads his vows during elopement ceremony

Lugano Town Hall, Switzerland Elopement Wedding Ceremony Photo | The bride and groom both stand while the groom reads his vows to the bride across the table. She can’t help but smile, nor can the guests sitting around the table

The bride and groom both stand while the groom reads his vows to the bride across the table. She can’t help but smile, nor can the guests sitting around the table.

Small Elopement at City Hall, Switzerland - Photo of the bride

Switzerland Elopement Ceremony Photographer | The bride stands in front of the mural after the ceremony, gleefully showing off her wedding ring to some guests

The bride stands in front of the mural after the ceremony, gleefully showing off her wedding ring to some guests.

Switzerland Elopement Photo following the ceremony of the bride and groom walking

Switzerland Elopement Photography | After the ceremony, the bride and groom head outside for a walk. The groom wraps his arm around the bride’s shoulder and they both smile as they go

After the ceremony, the bride and groom head outside for a walk. The groom wraps his arm around the bride’s shoulder and they both smile as they go.