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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

A Small Backyard Wedding - Guimarães, Portugal Elopement Photo Story Award

Guimaraes wedding photography showing the bride and groom toasting their closest family members and friends

Wedding Photographers for Portugal | natural flora and fauna of Portugal cascading behind them

With the natural flora and fauna of Portugal cascading behind them, the bride and groom toast their closest family members and friends who attended their small civil ceremony and personal backyard reception. 

Xana and Nuno knew that their love could conquer all things — even a global pandemic. Instead of delaying or canceling their wedding, the couple decided to host an intimate backyard wedding at the groom's parents' home in Guimarães, Portugal. 

Top Portugal Wedding Photo showing the bride and groom waiting for their outdoor ceremony to begin

Best Portugal Wedding Photographers | the bride and groom wait for their ceremony to begin

Gazing into each others' eyes on a sunshine-filled September day, the bride and groom wait for their ceremony to begin.

Wedding Photo from Portugal of The bride and groom sharing a playful hug after they exchange their rings

Wedding Photography of Portugal | The bride and groom share a playful hug after they exchange their rings

Nuno and Xana share a playful hug after they exchange their rings during their outdoor ceremony.

Guimaraes Wedding ceremony image of The bride and her family showing their genuine love and affection for one another

Guimaraes Wedding Photographers | The bride and her family show their genuine love and affection for one another

Xana and her family show their genuine love and affection for one another after the ceremony is complete.

Smaller Backyard Wedding portrait from a Portugal Elopements of The groom spontaneously kissing the bride on the forehead

Backyard Wedding Image - Portugal Elopements | The groom spontaneously kisses the bride on the forehead

The groom spontaneously kisses the bride on the forehead during their portrait session in the family's stunning garden.

Portugal Backyard Wedding image showing The organic beauty of the yard highlighting their natural love

Portugal Backyard Wedding Pictures | The organic beauty of the yard highlights the natural love

The organic beauty of the yard highlights the natural love the couple shares for one another as they prepare to cut their wedding cake.

Guimaraes Backyard Wedding photography of guests using sparklers to add an extra element of light

Guimaraes Backyard Wedding Image | The wedding guests use sparklers to add an extra element of light

The wedding guests use sparklers to add an extra element of light and beauty to the intimate outdoor wedding reception.

Guimaraes Backyard Wedding posed image of The groom looking at his bride with adoration and pride

Guimaraes Backyard Wedding Portrait | The groom looks at his bride with adoration and pride

The groom looks at his bride with adoration and pride as they escape to the garden for a peaceful moment together.

Portugal Backyard Wedding image in black and white of a loving embrace by the bride and groom

Portugal Backyard Wedding Hug Photo | a loving embrace

Xana and Nuno share a loving embrace in the final moments of their wedding celebration.