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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Playa Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Elopement Photo Story Award

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Beach Wedding Portrait from After the ceremony as the couple took a stroll together

Playa Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Elopement Couple Portrait | After the ceremony, the couple took a stroll on the beach together

Felicia and Kent wanted to have a romantic elopement on the beach and a very intimate ceremony with just their siblings and closest friends. To fulfill their dreams for this special occasion, they chose the beautiful beach of Conchas Chinas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The warm sand, clear waters, and sunny skies provided the perfect backdrop for the day, and the small number of guests gave the couple that personal and emotional ceremony they had been hoping for.

After the ceremony, the couple took a stroll on the beach together. Surrounded by candles in the setting sun, we can see the silhouette of Felicia and Kent as they stand with each other near the rolling waves.

Conchas Chinas Beach, Mexico wedding day photography showing The bride holding up her lace dress as she walks barefoot down a flight of rustic, stone stairs

Conchas Chinas Beach, Mexico Elopement Dress Detail Image | The bride holds up her lace dress as she walks barefoot down a flight of rustic, stone stairs

In this detail image, Felicia holds up her lace dress as she walks barefoot down a flight of rustic, stone stairs approaching Conchas Chinas Beach.

Puerto Vallarta Beach wedding photography of The bride, surrounded by sunlight, walks along the beach

Puerto Vallarta Beach Elopement Bridal Image | The bride, surrounded by sunlight and waves crashing on rocks, walks along the beach

Felicia, surrounded by sunlight and waves crashing on rocks, walks along the beach on her way to the ceremony.

Playa Conchas Chinas, Mexico Beach wedding photography of the groom finally getting to see the bride on their wedding day

Playa Conchas Chinas, Mexico Beach Elopement Ceremony Photo | the groom is finally getting the chance to see his bride on their wedding day

Kent, finally getting the chance to see his bride on their wedding day, glows with happiness as Felicia arrives.

Playa Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta beach wedding Ceremony photography by the water just as the sun begins to set

Playa Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta Elopement Ceremony Image | The ceremony takes place by the water just as the sun begins to set

The ceremony takes place by the water just as the sun begins to set. The small number of guests surround the couple during this minimalist ceremony. All this wedding party needs are a couple of blankets on the sand, the vast beach, and each other.

Puerto Vallarta Beach Ceremony wedding image showing that The bride can’t help but tear up as she listens to the groom's vows

Puerto Vallarta Beach Ceremony Elopement Tear Picture | The bride can’t help but tear up as she listens to the groom's vows

Felicia can’t help but tear up as she listens to Kent’s vows, and she dabs at her eyes with a handkerchief.

Puerto Vallarta Beach wedding image showing the ceremony was led by their officiant through a long-distance video conference on a phone

Puerto Vallarta Beach Elopement Vows Photography | the ceremony was led by their officiant through a long-distance video conference on a phone

Kent and Felicia weren’t afraid of being a bit unconventional, as the ceremony was led by their officiant through a long-distance video conference on a phone. The officiant listens and Felicia and Kent smile at one another as Felicia puts on Kent’s ring.

Mexico Beach wedding Photos from after the ceremony is over, and the couple seals their marriage with a kiss

Mexico Beach Elopement Ceremony Photographer | The ceremony is now over, and the couple seals their marriage with a kiss

The ceremony is now over, and the couple seals their marriage with a kiss as the guests all watch.

Beach Wedding Couple Portrait from the sands of Puerto Vallarta as the couple enjoys some private time to themselves

Beach Elopement Couple Portraits from Puerto Vallarta | After the ceremony, the couple enjoys some private time to themselves on the beach

After the ceremony, the couple enjoys some private time to themselves as they hold each other on the beach and gaze into one another’s eyes.