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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Royaumont Abbey, Asnières-sur-Oise, France Elopement Photo Story Award

Wedding image from the Abbey of Royaumont elopement ceremony

Stone Abbey in France - Elopement Photographer | They wanted to get married in France. The abbey had an incredible backdrop for their ceremony, which took place beneath a stone archway

Kimberly and Robert come from Los Angeles, but they wanted to get married in France. They chose a magnificent place, the Abbey of Royaumont, which provided an incredible backdrop for their ceremony, which took place beneath a stone archway.

Abbaye de Royaumont France Elopement image of the The bride relaxing in a with a glass of champagne

Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnières sur Oise, France Elopement Photography | The bride relaxing in a luxurious room with a glass of champagne before she starts to get ready for the ceremony

Through the door we can see Kimberly relaxing in a luxurious room with a glass of champagne before she starts to get ready for the ceremony.

France Bride image of the bride's mom helping before the wedding ceremony

France Bride Elopement Photography | The bride's mom, who was present for this wonderful day, helps her adjust the veil before the ceremony

In this black and white photo, Kimberly’s mom, who was present for this wonderful day, helps Kimberly adjust her veil before the ceremony.

Royaumont Abbey France Elopement image of the groom as he looks forward to his wedding

Royaumont Abbey - France Groom Elopement Photo | The groom looks in anticipation out his window as he finishes up getting ready, buttoning his tuxedo

Robert looks in anticipation out his window as he finishes up getting ready, buttoning his tuxedo.

France Wedding image of The bride walking down a staircase for her Elopement ceremony

France Elopement Image | The bride walks down a beautiful stone staircase in her wedding gown while she holds her bouquet in one hand

Kimberly walks down a beautiful stone staircase in her wedding gown while she holds her bouquet in one hand.

France Bride and Groom Elopement photo of the bride wiping a tear away

France Bride and Groom Elopement Image | The bride s there to gently wipe a tear away from the groom’s eye

The ceremony is emotional, but Kimberly is there to gently wipe a tear away from Robert’s eye.

France Wedding Elopement Image of the bride and groom with the officiant

France Ceremony Elopement Picture | The bride and groom stand together with their officiant

The bride and groom stand together with their officiant, and we can see Kimberly’s mother, who is serving as witness, standing off to the side, watching this special moment.

France Outdoor Wedding image of the groom and his wedding ring attempt during elopement ceremony

France Outdoor Elopement Picture | The groom can give her his wedding ring.

At last, surrounded by lush greenery, Robert gets to put Kimberly’s wedding ring on her hand while the officiant watches.

Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnières sur Oise, France wedding image of the newlywed couple walking

France Abbey Elopement Picture | The newlywed couple walks hand-in-hand through archways.

The newlywed couple walks hand-in-hand through archways. The sun strikes them in such a way that it looks as though they are standing beneath many bright suns.