As confetti swirls around them, the bride and groom step out of the Pont du Château town hall as husband and wife.
Once the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic set in, this couple knew that they would no longer be able to move forward with their original plans. Rather than sulking at the injustice of it, they reimagined their wedding day by planning a civil ceremony at the Pont du Château town hall in the Puy de Dôme region of France with the intention of hosting a larger religious celebration next year. The size of their wedding was scaled down, but the joy and beauty of the moment was not minimized.
Wearing her custom bridal face mask, the bride enters the town hall and gives her groom a sweet kiss.
Town Hall of Pont-Château Wedding Ceremony photo showing The face masks they wore may have hid their smiles
The face masks that they wore in order to stop the spread of the virus may have hid their smiles, but the look in their eyes proves that this moment during the ceremony was filled with love and joy.
The couple holds hands as the ceremony begins. The officiant as well as witnesses and guests wore their face masks and practiced social distancing in order to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations.
Mairie de Pont du Château Wedding Ceremony image of The bride gently placing the groom's wedding ring on his finger
The bride gently places the groom's wedding ring on his finger during the civil ceremony.
Wedding Picture from Mairie de Pont du Château Proving that the pandemic cannot stand in the way of love
Proving that the pandemic cannot stand in the way of love, the bride and groom pull their face masks down in order to share their first kiss as husband and wife.
Town Hall at Pont-du-Château of Puy-de-Dôme Wedding picture of The bride and groom surprised by the confetti canon
The bride and groom are surprised by the confetti canon, which shot glittering gold and white confetti into the air in order to create a festive atmosphere.
The couple poses for a romantic portrait in front of an abandoned church in the Puy de Dôme region of France.
Puy de Dôme Wedding day image with The French countryside setting the stage for this romantic picture stroll
The beauty of the Puy de Dôme countryside sets the stage for this romantic stroll, in which the couple walk hand-in-hand with their eyes locked on each other.