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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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Delta Tour Boat, Burano, Venice, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

Boat Tour Wedding Reception Image of bride and groom cutting cake on the floating reception venue

Boat Tour Wedding Reception Image of bride and groom cutting cake on the floating reception venue

The bride and groom cut their wedding cake — which was a multi-tiered confection that served as both the dessert and the artistic centerpiece for the floating reception onboard the boat.

A wedding is a celebration in and of itself, but this couple took the concept of recognizing their union to a new, experiential level for their guests. Rather than planning a typical ceremony followed by a reception that included dinner, dancing, and dessert, they created an itinerary that involved boat cruises to multiple destinations throughout the day. The sunshine that basked down throughout the day only served to enhance the light, warmth, and color that defined the event.

Mestre Venice Italy Wedding Picture of brides eyes illuminated with joy getting ready with makeup

 Mestre, Venice, Italy Wedding Picture | The brides eyes are illuminated with joy

The bride's eyes are illuminated with joy as her makeup is applied by a professional artist before the ceremony begins.

Burano Islands Venetian Lagoon Wedding Photography of Bride and groom on a boat that will transport them to Palazzo Cavilli in Venice for ceremony

Burano Islands - Venetian Lagoon Wedding Photography | Bride and groom on the boat that will transport them to the Palazzo Cavilli in Venice for the ceremony

After boarding the boat that will transport them to the Palazzo Cavilli in Venice for the ceremony, the bride and groom secretly hold hands as they watch their wedding guests enjoy the day.

Civil Wedding Photo from Venice, Italy of couple walking through the streets with a sunflower

Wedding Photographer for Venice, Italy | The couple walks through the streets of Venice

The couple walks through the streets of Venice on their way to the ceremony. The groom, holding a large sunflower in the air, leads the way for their family members and friends who were in attendance.

Photography from a Venice Italy Civil Wedding as the couple seals their new union with a passionate kiss

Photographer for Venice Italy Weddings | The couple seals their new union with a firm and passionate kiss

The happy couple seals their new union with a firm and passionate kiss, proving that they are ready to begin this new chapter of their lives as one unit.

Venice Islands Boat Wedding, Delta Tour Navigazione Pic of The captain taking the reception party sailing

Venice Islands Boat Weddings - Delta Tour Navigazione Pic | The captain of the boat takes the wedding party sailing

The captain of the boat takes the wedding party sailing toward their next stop, the island of Burano off the coast of Venice.

Burano, Venice Wedding Couple Portrait With a colorful house and vibrant culture a perfect spot for a session

Burano, Venice Wedding Couple Portrait Photographer | With colorful houses and vibrant culture, Burano was the perfect spot for a portrait session

Known for its colorful houses and vibrant culture, Burano was the perfect spot for a portrait session after their civil ceremony in Venice. The newlyweds posed for a romantic portrait in front of a bright yellow home on the island.

Outdoor Wedding Reception Venue Photo-Shoot from Burano Island with rustic island homes in the background

Wedding Photo-Shoot from Burano Island | one of the rustic island homes in the background

With one of the rustic island homes in the background, the bride stops for a moment to toss her bouquet to her waiting friends and relatives.

Warm Wedding Photo from Venice as the sun begins to set the bride shows her ring to guests

Best Wedding Photos from Venice | the sun begins to set on her wedding day

As the sun begins to set on her wedding day and the party cruises away from Burano, the bride beams with pride as she shows her wedding ring to her guests.