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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Smokinya Beach, Sozopol, Bulgaria Elopement Photo Story Award

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Smokinya Beach, Sozopol, Bulgaria Elopement Photography Story | a fun, low-key beach party at Smokinya Beach

Young couple Lyubi and Kiril planned their wedding day as a fun, low-key beach party at Smokinya Beach, in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The wedding party traded the traditional tuxes for board shorts and short sleeves as the newlyweds celebrated their nuptials late into the night.

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Smokinya Beach, Sozopol, Bulgaria Elopement Photographer | The groom peaks out of the bathroom while brushing his teeth

The groom peaks out of the bathroom while brushing his teeth, his soon-to-be bride putting the finishing touches on her eyeliner before the ceremony. 

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Sozopol, Bulgaria Elopement Image | The bride touches up the groom’s wedding shirt with a steam iron

The bride touches up the groom’s wedding shirt with a steam iron before they both head down to the beach.

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Sozopol, Bulgaria Beach Elopement Ceremony Picture | the couple walk side-by-side down the aisle

Guests gather under a festive pavilion as the couple walk side-by-side down the aisle.

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Sozopol, Bulgaria Beach Wedding Ceremony Photo | The newlyweds throw their arms around each other

The newlyweds throw their arms around each other in their first kiss as wife and husband, their friends and family applauding around them.

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Bulgaria Beach Wedding Portrait | The bride and groom stroll down the beach

The bride and groom stroll down the beach, arms around each other’s shoulders, taking a private moment as the day fades to evening.

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Bulgaria Elopement Wedding Image | The groom sweeps the bride off of her bare feet

The groom sweeps the bride off of her bare feet as his groomsmen horse around in the background.

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Bulgaria Wedding Reception Party Picture | The post-wedding party is in full swing

The post-wedding party is in full swing as a gang of guests hoist the groom high into the air.

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Bulgaria Beach Wedding Party Photo | The bride makes short work of the limbo pole

The bride makes short work of the limbo pole as she dances with her guests, the night growing dark and hazy as the wedding party goes on.