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Hamburg Harbor, Germany Elopement Photo Story Award

Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain

Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain

Holding a clear bubble umbrella to shield themselves from the rain, Jan and Rebecca walk down the aisle together before the wedding ceremony begins. The wedding guests look on with anticipation as a tourist ferry approaches the dock from a distance.

Rather than planning a grand and opulent wedding that was more focused on pomp and pageantry than on the love they shared for one another, Jan and Rebecca opted for a simple, eclectic, and romantic outdoor ceremony in the port of Hamburg. When rain threatened their day, this couple welcomed the unexpected hiccup. They knew that nothing would stop them from becoming husband and wife, and they were simply grateful to be sharing the moment with the people they loved the most. Their relaxed nature and their genuine affection for one another made for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.

Professional wedding photography in Hamburg of bride wearing a flowing dress and a beaming smile

Professional wedding photographers for Hamburg | The bride is wearing a flowing dress and a beaming smile

Wearing a flowing dress and a beaming smile, the bride walks down the streets of Hamburg in order to meet her groom before the ceremony. Ever the dedicated and caring husband-to-be, Jan is waiting with an umbrella in his hand, ready to shield Rebecca from the rain.

Germany Elopement Photo from Restaurant Liberty of bride looking at husband at outdoor ceremony

Port of Hamburg Seaport Wedding Pic - River Elbe | the bride flashes a brilliant smile

After they have both said "I do," the bride flashes a brilliant smile as she looks upon the man who has just become her husband.

Hamburg Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Picture of ferry approaching harbor dock venue

Hamburg Wedding Ceremony Photographer | the ferry approaches the harbor dock

As the ferry approaches the dock, a flock of tourists catch a glimpse of the wedding in progress. It's a surprisingly poignant moment, as the words printed on the ferry feel omniscient. "As One We Can" was a fitting message for a wedding ceremony between two people who were clearly in love and ready to take on the world — and all of its unexpected challenges — together.

Wedding Photography at Port Hamburg, Germany of bride and groom holding hands on bench at ceremony

Wedding Photographer Hamburg, Germany | The bride and groom hold hands as they sit on a bench

The bride and groom hold hands as they sit on a bench during their wedding ceremony, absorbing the words of the officiant along with the rest of their wedding guests.

Hamburg, HH, Germany Wedding Ceremony Kiss Pic of bride and groom seemed to be only two people in the port

Hamburg, HH, Germany Wedding Ceremony Kiss Pic |  this bride and groom seemed to be the only two people in the port

Despite the fact that they were standing in front of a crowd of wedding guests on a ferry deck, this bride and groom seemed to be the only two people in the port as they sealed their new marriage with a kiss.

Restaurant Liberte Elopement Venue Pic of couple cutting their cake together at Germany Harbor

Wedding Photographer in Germany | The newlyweds laugh while cutting cake

The newlyweds laugh as they attempt to cut their cake together.

Photography for Hamburg, Germany showing couple looking in different directions for BW portrait

Photographer Based in Hamburg, Germany | looking in different directions for this portrait

They may be looking in different directions for this portrait, but the bride and groom are holding each other close — proof that you can forge two paths into one when you begin a marriage together.

Germany Elopement Photography of couple crossing bridge in port of Hamburg and posing for captivating portrait

Best Germany Wedding Portrait Photographer | an umbrella is protecting them from the falling rain

With an umbrella protecting them from the falling rain, Jan and Rebecca cross a bridge in the port of Hamburg and pose for a captivating portrait.