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Triaditsa Ritual Hall, Sofia Hotel Balkan, Bulgaria Elopement Photo Story Award

Triaditsa Town Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria Wedding Ceremony image of the bride and groom saying “I do” with rings

Triaditsa, Sofia, Bulgaria Small Wedding Ceremony Photos | the bride and groom saying “I do”

Here we see the bride and groom saying “I do” during their first small ceremony as guests in masks take pictures.

This couple did not limit themselves to just one day of union and instead chose to have two separate ceremonies. The first ceremony took place in Triaditsa, Sofia, Bulgaria, and the second and grander of the two took place in the ornate St. Nedelya Church in Sofia, Bulgaria. The lively reception took place nearby at the Sofia Hotel Balkan. While the wedding was small, it was very emotional and full of smiles and love.

Sofia, Bulgaria Bridal Preparations Wedding photo showing the good spirits the bride and the guests were in

Sofia, Bulgaria Bride Wedding Image in B/W | We see the good spirits the bride and the guests were in

We see the good spirits the bride and the guests were in, despite the small size of the wedding party, as the bride and a guest helping her with her makeup have a hearty laugh.

Wedding image from Sofia, Bulgaria of the bride preparing to get dressed for her ceremony

Bride's Home Wedding Picture from Sofia, Bulgaria | the bride prepares to get dressed

After having her makeup done, the bride prepares to get dressed as she searches through her closet with her wedding dress hanging up beside her.

Wedding day picture at the Groom's Home in Sofia, Bulgaria showing his very close friends sharing a drink

Wedding Photo from the Groom's Home Sofia, Bulgaria | the groom and a couple of his very close friends share a drink

Before the ceremony, the group and a couple of his very close friends share a drink in the groom’s home to say, “Cheers, and good luck.”

Wedding Photography in Sofia showing A small group of close friends waiting outside the brick home of the groom

Groom's Home Wedding Photography in Sofia | A small group of close friends wait outside the brick home of the groom

A small group of close friends wait outside the brick home and prepare to leave for the ceremony as they chat and carry balloons.

Wedding venue photography at the Sofia Hotel Balkan of the groom serenading the bride from outside her room

Wedding Venue Photos at Sofia Hotel Balkan | the groom serenade’s the bride from outside her room

As the groom serenade’s the bride from outside her room, she has to debate whether or not to open the door and let him see her as she listens to him from the other side.

St Nedelya Church, Sofia, Bulgaria Wedding ceremony image of a popular Bulgarian tradition of the bride and groom in front of a priest in a church

St Nedelya Church, Sofia, Bulgaria Wedding Pictures | In popular Bulgarian tradition, the bride and groom say “I do” in front of a priest in a church

In keeping with popular Bulgarian tradition, the bride and groom say “I do” in front of a priest in a church with walls decorated with ornate murals.

Wedding ceremony exit Photo at St. Nedelya Church, Sofia, Bulgaria as The bride and groom leave carrying white candles

Wedding Photo at St. Nedelya Church, Sofia, Bulgaria | The bride and groom exit the church each carrying a white candle

The bride and groom exit the church each carrying a white candle joined by a white ribbon. Outside the church, the newlyweds’ friends await them to throw rice.

Sofia Hotel Balkan Wedding Venue reception image of a traditional bread breaking game to see who will be the biggest boss at home

Sofia Hotel Balkan Wedding Venue Photography | a traditional game to see who will be the biggest boss at home

In a traditional game to see who will be the biggest boss at home, the bride and groom quite literally break bread as they tear a large loaf while standing back to back.