Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Religious Church Elopement Photo Story Award

Emotional church wedding ceremony service image of couple saying vows

Church ceremony with couple saying marriage vows

As the bride and groom say their vows to one another in front of the altar, their witnesses as well as the priest are captivated by the genuine love and emotion that swells within their words. The priest, in particular, is inspired by their commitment to and passion for one another.

This wedding was proof that the best things in life are worth waiting for. The bride and groom had postponed their wedding plans twice due to the lingering pandemic and the residual restrictions that were in place. However, as soon as those restrictions were lifted, this couple made arrangements to say their vows, celebrate with their family members and enjoy the ability to come together in the name of love once again. The ceremony took place at the Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima and the reception at the Dado Bier Bourbon Country, Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and included references to their personal love story, the history of their community and also their culture and traditions.

At Nossa Senhora de Fátima in Porto Alegre, the bridal party is getting girls ready

Nossa Senhora de Fátima in Porto Alegre getting ready girls

One young attendant waits patiently and gracefully as the final touches are put in place on her pretty gown.

During a sanctuary ceremony at Our Lady of Fatima the groom and parents walk in

Sanctuary for Our Lady of Fatima groom and parents walking down aisle

The groom's parents take him by the hands and walk him down the aisle before the ceremony begins. His mother's face is filled with pride as her son begins this next chapter of his life, while his father celebrates the fact that his son is finally taking the leap into marriage.

Brazil bride and mother entering church ceremony at Our Lady of Fatima

Bride and mother entering Sanctuary for Our Lady of Fatima

As the bride's elegant veil cascades down the stone steps of the historic church, her mother takes her hand and prepares her for the most important walk of her life.

Rio Grande do Sul couple are happy and celebrating inside at church ceremony

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul couple at sanctuary wedding ceremony

The groom quite literally jumps for joy as the reality sets in that his cherished bride is now his devoted wife.

Porto Alegre wedding couple kissing under sparklers held by friends at the church

Porto Alegre couple kissing under fireworks held by friends

As the guests light sparklers and create a fairytale atmosphere around them, the groom dips his bride and leans in for a kiss.

Rio Grande do Sul bride and groom walking outside the sanctuary at night

Rio Grande do Sul bride and groom after marriage vows outside the sanctuary

The couple managed to steal away for a few moments of privacy in the aftermath of their wedding ceremony. After the guests departed for the reception, the newlyweds walked hand-in-hand down the stone steps of the church. Together, they absorb what they just experienced together as they soak up the panoramic views of the city below.

Brazil couple posing outside wedding ceremony church at night

Brazil couple posing outside church at night after ceremony

With the majestic church illuminated in the background, the bride and groom pose for a timeless and romantic wedding portrait.

Dado Bier Bourbon Country wedding couple dancing at the venue after party

Dado Bier Bourbon Country wedding venue party with couple dancing

The bride and groom share their first dance together as husband and wife. While their guests are entranced by their slow and fluid movements, the newlyweds only have eyes for one another.