The couple toasts one another with their closest family members surrounding them, as they get ready to head to their wedding ceremony.
In the midst of a global pandemic, as government restrictions and recommended guidelines from medical professionals were constantly changing, Marie-Christine and Didier decided that it was time to get married. Some people asked them why they wanted to become husband and wife during this tumultuous time, and they simply answered, "Because!"
This couple knew that their love for one another was the most important aspect of their wedding day, which is why they moved forward with an intimate wedding with less than 10 guests in attendance. The civil ceremony took place at the Saint-Laurent-Nouan Town Hall in Central France, and the couple celebrated with a small luncheon at home afterward.
In spite of the quick preparations and the scaled-back nature of the event, the bride and groom were still gifted professional photographs for their wedding. Their daughter felt that they still deserved to have the beautiful moments of the day captured by an experienced professional.
"(There were) six people on this wedding day, plus three kids, but it was a very special moment and a very emotional one. It remains one of my favorite weddings. Those with some guests where I got time to go deeper in their moment and relationships." - Henri DeRoche, WPJA Member.
France Civil Wedding Getting Ready Picture of Kids as a juxtaposition to the chaotic and stressful covid crisis that was unfolding around the world
The children in attendance at the wedding brought a sense of joy and ease to the event, which was the perfect juxtaposition to the chaotic and stressful crisis that was unfolding around the world.
The bride's daughter multitasks perfectly, as she readies her mother for her wedding ceremony and minds her children who are playing dominos while they wait.
Saint Laurent Nouan Town Hall, France Wedding Photo of bride pausing for a second and captured in time
The bride pauses for a second, which is subsequently captured in time before she enters the town hall in order to become a wife. This poignant image showcases the exact moment before she enters the wedding ceremony.
BW Wedding Photography from Saint Laurent Nouan Town Hall of Guests with masks waiting before couple arrived
Due to pandemic restrictions and local guidance, the wedding guests wore their face masks to the ceremony. They waited in silence before the couple arrived.
The two boys took on the important role of being the ring bearers for their grandparents. They delivered the rings on small motorcycles, which was fitting as both the bride and groom are avid bikers.
The seats in the town hall were arranged with social distancing in mind, but the youngest wedding guests didn't seem to notice. They simply wanted to play and spend time with their family members.
Saint-Laurent-Nouan Civil Marriage Wedding Picture of bride tossing a bouquet to guest not yet married
The bride decided to keep one timeless tradition as part of her wedding day — she tossed a bouquet to the one guest in attendance who was not yet married. This lighthearted moment brought a smile to everyone's faces.
France Civil Wedding Reception Luncheon Party Image created as The bride checks in with her dog after the wedding ceremony
The bride checks in with her treasured pup after arriving back at her home for the celebration luncheon.