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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. 

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Vidigulfo, Pavia, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

Italy Wedding Day Portrait of the couple at the park under falling fall leaves

Italy Elopement Portrait Photography | an intimate wedding (12 people)

Marica and Federico had originally organized a wonderful wedding in the spring of 2020 to take place in a splendid farmhouse with a civil ceremony, followed by a celebration with friends and relatives. However, the arrival of the COVID forced them to change their plans by adapting them to the changing restrictions imposed by the state 4 different times. In the end, they did not give up and decided that they would not go through 2020 without getting married, so they chose to have an intimate wedding (12 people) and to give up the party.  They discovered, though, that this was not a sacrifice, but rather that their day was exciting, moving, and unique, just as they had always dreamed of it.

Italy Wedding image from Vidigulfo, Pavia of the groom’s parents helping him put on his tie

Italy Wedding Photography at Vidigulfo, Pavia Weddings | the groom’s parents help him put on his tie

As the groom’s parents help him put on his tie, it is evident that their happiness for this day that is just starting is immense.

Italy Fine Art Wedding Photo outside the Communal Hall as the bride arrives at the ceremony, showing off her unusual pair of shoes

IT Fine Art Wedding Photography at the Communal Hall | the bride arrives at the ceremony, showing off her unusual pair of shoes

When the bride arrives at the ceremony, showing off her unusual pair of shoes as she steps out of the car, she is radiating with happiness.

Vidigulfo Wedding ceremony image showing The feelings building up in the groom as he waits for his future wife

Vidigulfo Wedding Photos from Italy | The feelings building up in the groom as he waits for his future wife

The feelings building up in the groom as he waits for his future wife causes him to become emotional.

Italy Destination Wedding Photo from the Civil Hall of the mother of the bride giving her daughter away

Italy Destination Wedding Photographer at the Civil Hall | the mother of the bride gives her daughter away

In another turn during this nontraditional wedding, the mother of the bride gives her daughter away, visibly excited to join her daughter to her future husband. The gazes all three share with one another during this moment will remain forever in the hearts of those who look at this image.

Italy Community Hall Wedding image from Vidigulfo Pavia of The exchange of the rings during the ceremony

Communal Hall Wedding Photos from Vidigulfo Pavia Italy | The exchange of the rings is only amplified by the happiness in the bride’s face

The exchange of the rings is only amplified by the happiness in Marcia’s face, who finally, after going on a thousand adventures together, can say to her groom.

Italian Wedding Photo of The bride’s sister hugging her excitedly after the civil ceremony

Italian Wedding Photographers | The bride’s sister hugs her excitedly

The bride’s sister hugs her excitedly at the end of the ceremony.

Italy Wedding Portrait at the Municipal Park, Opera of the newlyweds laying on the ground together

Municipal Park, Opera - Italy Wedding Portraits | the newlyweds laying on the ground together

This photograph of the newlyweds laying on the ground together is as unusual and unique as their wedding day.

Pavia Italy Wedding Photo of The bride standing between her mother and sister in Vidigulfo

Vidigulfo - Pavia - Italy Wedding Photography | The bride stands between her mother and sister

Marcia stands between her mother and sister in a moment suspended by happiness and emotion.