The newlyweds walk hand-in-hand through a shower of rose petals, as their guests congratulate them on their marriage.
In order to keep the focus on the love that they shared for one another and on the sanctity of the sacrament of marriage, this bride and groom opted for a simple yet traditional elopement at a Catholic Church in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The groom waits patiently in the moments leading up to the ceremony as his relatives ensure that he looks absolutely perfect for his bride.
Photography in Porto Alegre of Church Wedding of bride looking every bit the part as she enters with dad
Radiating beauty and looking every bit the part, the bride enters the church on the arm of her father. The wedding guests, excited to witness this moment for themselves, work to document her entrance on their cell phones.
Wedding Photography in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul of stained-glass windows of the church framing couple at altar
With the stained-glass windows of the church framing the image, the bride and groom listen intently to the priest as he begins the Mass.
The priest blesses the wedding bands as the bride and groom reflect on the rings, which serve as a physical symbol of the eternal vows that they are making to one another.
The bride clasps her pearl rosary throughout the ceremony, which symbolizes her commitment to her faith and showcases the role that it plays in her life.
In front of their family members and friends, and before God, the bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife.
The bride and groom share a tender kiss outside of the church where they were married. Religion played a central role throughout their entire wedding day, so this was the perfect portrait location for the couple.
As they finally relax in the getaway car after the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom take a moment to gaze into each other's eyes and smile. The look in their eyes says it all — they are so happy that they get to begin this journey together.