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Northern California backyard wedding image of the bride and groom dressed in traditional clothing during the ceremony

Northern California Elopement Photographers | the bride and groom dressed in traditional clothing seated outdoors

Aashna and Ben were supposed to have their grand wedding this year in August, but due to these unexpected current events, their desired venue was shut down by the government. They didn’t let this stop them, though. They decided to still have their intimate and emotional wedding ceremony on the original date they had planned and will have their celebration with their full guest list later in 2021.

Here we can see the bride and groom dressed in traditional clothing and sitting on a bench outside as the groom puts the wedding band on the bride’s finger.

Pleasanton, California wedding day image from the end of a long hallway, a woman helps the bride with some last-minute touch-ups

Elopement Photographers for Pleasanton, California | At the end of a long hallway, a woman helps the bride with some last-minute touch-ups

At the end of a long hallway, a woman helps the bride with some last-minute touch-ups and an adjustment to her Lehenga before the ceremony.

CA Backyard wedding image of The bride watching the groom as he reads their vows aloud

A CA Backyard Elopement Photographer | The bride watches the groom as he reads their vows aloud

The bride watches the groom as he reads their vows aloud. She had to ask him to read hers for her, as she felt herself becoming a bit emotional and was afraid her makeup would be ruined if she couldn’t hold back her tears.

Northern California COVID-19 backyard wedding image of The bride and groom guest gifts of matching masks

N California COVID-19 Elopement Photographer | The bride and groom gave everyone matching masks at the door

While the guest list may have had to be shortened for the ceremony, the bride and groom decided to make the most of it by giving everyone matching masks at the door. All the guests sit patiently in their masks as they wait for the ceremony to begin.

a California COVID-19 Backyard wedding ceremony image of the bride making her grand entrance

COVID-19 CA Backyard Outdoor Elopement Photos | At last, the bride makes her grand entrance

At last, the bride makes her grand entrance escorted by her father and brother as she makes her way down the aisle.

Outdoor backyard wedding COVID-19 photo during a CA Ceremony with many emotions, including humor

Outdoor Elopement COVID-19 Image from a CA Backyard Ceremony | This day was one full of many emotions, including humor

This day was one full of many emotions, including humor, and the bride and groom happily laugh at a joke their priest just made as they sit together beneath an arch decorated with large bouquets of flowers.

CA outdoor Bay Area wedding photo showing the ornate rugs lining the aisle, and the bright blue water of the pool beside the guests

Pleasanton, California Outdoor Elopement Photography | Looking down from the balcony, we can see the ceremony

Looking down from the balcony, we can see the ceremony, the ornate rugs lining the aisle, and the bright blue water of the pool beside the guests.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Zoom video image showing that only a few guests were able to attend in person

Pleasanton, CA Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Zoom Picture | While only a few guests were able to attend in person, one guest monitored an iPad during the ceremony

While only a few guests were able to attend in person, one guest monitored an iPad during the ceremony to ensure that everyone else who couldn’t be there could still watch via Zoom.

CA black and white wedding Couple Portrait At the window, after the sun has set, the bride and groom stand together

CA Intimate Elopement Couple Portraits | At the window, after the sun has set, the bride and groom stand together

At the window, after the sun has set, the bride and groom stand together in the dark with just a touch of light illuminating the bride’s smiling face.