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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The Windsor Guildhall, England Elopement Photo Story Award

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England Elopement Photo Story | The bride and her wedding party float down the Thames

Bride Harriet glances at a sheet of paper as she and her wedding party float down the Thames. She and new husband Francesco were wed in an intimate ceremony at The Windsor Guildhall, a beautiful conference center in the English county of Berkshire near the entrance to Windsor Castle. The hall’s historic Ascot Room served as setting for the occasion, which culminated with a boat ride for the entire wedding party down the River Thames.

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Windsor Guildhall, England Elopement Photography | guests settle into the Windsor Guildhall’s Ascot Room

Francesco stands waiting for his first glimpse of the bride as guests settle into the Windsor Guildhall’s Ascot Room.

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Windsor Guildhall, England Wedding Elopement Photos | the bride and groom smile at each other

Harriet and Francesco smile at each other as the bride is escorted up the aisle in the Ascot Room.

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Windsor Guildhall, England Ceremony Elopement Image | The bride and groom clasp hands as their attendant performs the ceremony

The bride and groom clasp hands as their attendant performs the ceremony. The couple’s choice of azure blue as an accent color complements the rich fabrics and portraits adorning the Ascot Room.

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Windsor Guildhall, England Wedding Ceremony Picture | The formal setting doesn’t stop the couple from sharing a few laughs

The formal setting doesn’t stop the couple from sharing a few laughs during the ceremony, as smiling guests share in the joke.

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Windsor Guildhall, England, UK Wedding Ceremony Images | holding hands as they walk down the aisle

Newly married, Harriet and Francesco hold hands as they walk down the aisle, led by a set of flower girls, as their guests applaud them in the background.

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England, UK Wedding Reportage Image | the bride and groom on their way to the riverfront

The couple descend a twisting stairwell in the historic Windsor Guildhall on their way to the riverfront.

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England, UK Wedding Reportage Photographer for River Thames Windsor | a small yacht awaits the bride, groom and wedding party

Francesco steadies Harriet with a hand on her back as the couple make their way down to the River Thames, where a small yacht awaits the wedding party.

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England Wedding Reportage Picture - River Thames Windsor |

Friends and family lift a glass in honor of newlyweds Harriet and Francesco, as the party cruises smoothly down the River Thames.