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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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City Hall of Pontault Combault, France Elopement Photo Story Award

City Hall of Pontault Combault, France wedding image of Guests gathering around the groom, blindfolded for the bride

City Hall of Pontault Combault, France Elopement Photographer | Guests gather around in the street outside the city hall where the groom waits, blindfolded for the bride

After the lockdown began in France, gatherings have been limited. Emeline and Jonathan had to wait a long time before they could be married and celebrate, and they had to make some unexpected adjustments to their original plans for the ceremony, but the most important gifts of all, emotion and happiness, were still present throughout the day. Overall, it was a wonderful day for a wonderful couple!

Guests gather around in the street outside the city hall where the groom waits, blindfolded for the bride. Little does he know, she’s standing behind him, already becoming a bit teary.

Pontault Combault, France wedding photo showing The groom getting ready at home in the bathroom

Pontault Combault, France - At-Home Elopement Prep Images | The groom gets ready at home in the bathroom

The groom gets ready at home in the bathroom where his suit hangs next to him as he fixes his hair in the mirror.

France wedding image of The bride double reflected in her bathroom mirrors as she is getting ready

France Elopement Picture | The bride is double reflected in her bathroom mirrors

The bride is double reflected in her bathroom mirrors as she works on doing her makeup before the ceremony.

Pontault Combault City Hall France wedding image as they are Finally standing together at the civil ceremony

Pontault Combault City Hall in France Elopement Ceremony Photo | Finally standing together in the city hall

Finally standing together in the city hall of Pontault-Combault, France, the groom smiles at the bride as she covers her face, trying to hide her emotions.

Pontault Combault City Hall wedding photo of The groom having a hearty laugh with some of the guests

Pontault Combault City Hall Elopement Ceremony Image | The groom has a hearty laugh with some of the guests

The groom has a hearty laugh with some of the guests as they wait in their seats before the ceremony begins.

City Hall wedding photo from Pontault Combault of The groom watching as the bride puts his ring on

City Hall Elopement Ceremony Picture from Pontault Combault | The groom watches as the bride gingerly puts his ring on

The groom watches as the bride gingerly puts his ring on, smiling as she does so.

France City Hall wedding image at Pontault Combault After the ceremony as couple exits the city hall carrying two red balloons

France City Hall Elopement Celebration Photo at Pontault Combault | After the ceremony, the couple exits the city hall carrying two red balloons

After the ceremony, the couple exits the city hall carrying two red balloons. The guests wait for them outside, all carrying their own balloons to celebrate the newlyweds, who take this opportunity to kiss at the top of the stairs.

Pontault Combault, France wedding image showing a beautiful, sunny day, and the couple walking back home for the reception

Pontault Combault, France Elopements | It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the couple, along with their guests, make the most of it by walking back home

It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the couple, along with their guests, make the most of it by walking back home together beneath the shade of the large trees surrounding them.

Pontault Combault, France wedding image of the bride throwing her bouquet in the backyard

Pontault Combault, France Elopement Photography | the bride throws her bouquet over her shoulder

Back at home, during the outdoor reception, the bride throws her bouquet over her shoulder where one lucky guest is extremely eager to catch it.