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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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Farol Hotel Venue, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal Elopement Photo Story Award

Oceanfront Beach Wedding Image from a seaside ceremony taking place at sunset

Cascais, Portugal Oceanfront Beach Wedding Image from a sea ceremony taking place at sunset

Joana and Nuno selected a cliffside ceremony location with panoramic views of the sea. Their ceremony took place at sunset, adding an extra touch of romance to the moment.

In the waning days of 2020 and in the midst of the ongoing global pandemic, Joana and Nuno finished the year by beginning their new life together. This couple planned an intimate gathering of their 12 closest relatives and friends, and they became husband and wife at the Farol Hotel in Cascais, Portugal. With an atmosphere that bordered on magical, their wedding was nothing short of perfection and will surely live on in their memories for years to come.

Lisboa, Portugal Wedding Detail image created a few days before Christmas

Lisboa, Portugal Wedding Detail Bridal Photography | Their wedding was held just a few days before Christmas

Their wedding was held just a few days before the Christmas holidays, and this detail shot showcases how the festive decor added to the joy and happiness of the event.

Lisbon, Portugal Wedding Photo of The maid of honor fastening the bride's earrings

Lisbon, Portugal Wedding Photographers | The maid of honor fastens the bride's earrings

The maid of honor fastens the bride's earrings, ensuring that every detail was perfect before she walked down the aisle.

Portugal Destination Wedding Venue Picture from Cascais of the bride walking with her father down the cobblestone path

Destination Wedding Venue Picture - Cascais, Portugal | Walking with her father down the cobblestone path that served as her aisle

Walking with her father down the cobblestone path that served as her aisle, the bride peeks around the corner in order to catch a glimpse of the scene that awaits her.

Farol Design Hotel Wedding image from Cascais, Portugal of The groom kissing the brides finger during outdoor ceremony

Farol Design Hotel Weddings - Cascais, Portugal Photography | The groom kisses the brides finger immediately

In a simple yet powerful gesture, Nuno kisses Joana's finger immediately after her wedding ring is in place.

Oceanfront Wedding Photo by the Sea in Portugal as they have been announced as husband and wife

Oceanfront Wedding Photo by the Sea in Portugal | they have been announced as husband and wife

Once they have been announced as husband and wife, the couple's guests toss red rose petals into the air. 

Wedding detail image from a Venue in Portugal, Cascais of The petals scattered along the floor at the ceremony

Wedding Venue in Portugal with Sea Views in Cascais | The petals scattered along the floor indicate that the ceremony is complete

The petals scattered along the floor indicate that the ceremony is complete and the party is about to begin.

Wedding Image from the night reception in Cascais, Portugal of The intimate elopement party celebrating a union in style

Wedding Image near the Ocean - Cascais, Portugal | The intimate elopement party celebrated this union in style

From an outside perspective, it is clear that this wedding was about more than two individuals beginning one life together. The intimate wedding party celebrated this union in style, knowing that their marriage brought together a special group of people during a challenging moment in history.