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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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Muslim Wedding / Chundri and Pithi in Lisbon, Portugal Elopement Photo Story Award

Portugal Wedding ceremony image of the brides father holds her hand and looks on with pride

Top Portugal Wedding Photography | her father holds her hand and looks on with pride

As her father holds her hand and looks on with pride, Sara walks toward Munir in order to begin their wedding ceremony.

Sara and Munir planned a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the couple limited their guests to their closest family members and friends. While the gathering was small, the love that emanated from the newlyweds was larger than life.

Sana Metropolitan Hotel, Lisboa wedding photo of the traditional Pithi ceremony

Portugal Wedding Photography for Lisbon | The bride and her maid of honor giggle

The bride and her maid of honor giggle as the traditional Pithi ceremony begins. In this ceremony, an egg white is used in order to cleanse and clarify the bride's skin before the wedding ceremony takes place.

Destination Wedding Photo from Lisbon, Portugal of The groom and his brothers smoking before leaving for the Muslim temple

Destination Wedding Photography in Lisbon, Portugal | The groom and his brothers smoke before leaving for the Muslim temple

The groom and his brothers smoke before leaving for the Muslim temple for the wedding ceremony.

Lisboa Wedding photo of the Bride getting ready in the hours leading up to her small wedding

Wedding Photography - Lisbon Portugal | professional makeup applied

Sara has professional makeup applied in the hours leading up to her wedding.

Wedding Venue Image from Sana Metropolitan Hotel, Lisboa of the bride preparing to enter the Chundri ceremony

Photography for Portugal Weddings | The bride is accompanied by her mother and her cousins

Accompanied by her mother and her cousins, the bride prepares to enter the Chundri ceremony.

Sana Metropolitan Hotel Wedding Venue image from The Chundri ceremony of sweat wiping

Top Wedding Photographers of Portugal | the best man is wiping the sweat from the groom's forehead

At one point during the Chundri ceremony, a spontaneous and coincidental moment occurs. Just as the best man is wiping the sweat from the groom's forehead, the bride reaches over to dab her sister's brow. 

Lisbon Wedding Photo of An elated groom hugging his new father-in-law

Lisbon Wedding Photographer | An elated groom hugs his new father-in-law

An elated Munir hugs his new father-in-law, as his bride smiles with joy during this important moment after the ceremony.

Garden Bar Restaurant, Lisboa Elopement Venue photo of traditional toss symbolizing the beginning of their new life together

Wedding Photography Portugal | The couple takes part in the final portion of the ceremony

The couple takes part in the final portion of the ceremony, which symbolizes the beginning of their new life together.

Lisbon Wedding image of Guests arriving to the reception venue party after the ceremony

Lisbon Wedding Photos | Guests arrive to the reception venue party

Guests arrive to the reception, where the word love is illuminated at the entrance of the restaurant.