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Wedding Day Portrait in silhouette of The bride and groom as the sun began to set

Wedding Couple Portrait of The bride and groom as the sun began to set

Tsvetelina and Stefan were married on a cold winter afternoon in Sofia, Bulgaria, and they posed for portraits as the sun began to set. The halo around the sun created the perfect frame for the silhouetted couple, who are about to share a tender kiss.

Tsvetelina's and Stefan's love story began many years ago, and these two have long been building a life together. They have a daughter together, but getting married had not been a priority. They were simply focused on the love they had for one another and the foundation that they were building for their family.

However, one day in late 2020, they decided that now was the moment, and they were ready to become husband and wife. They planned their wedding in a matter of days, and the intimate gathering that took place in Krasno Selo Ritual Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria was filled with joy, laughter and love.

Wedding Photography in Sofia, Bulgaria of civil ceremony that felt casual and intimate

Wedding Photographers of Sofia, Bulgaria | a civil ceremony that felt casual

The couple arrived at Krasno Selo Ritual Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria for a ceremony that felt both casual and remarkable simultaneously.

Ritual Hall Krasno Selo Wedding Photography in Bulgaria of Couples placing rings inside this tray

Ritual Hall Krasno Selo - Wedding Photography of Bulgaria | Couples who get married at the ritual hall place their rings inside this tray

Couples who decide to get married inside the ritual hall are asked to place their rings inside this tray, which features a design of both a sun and a moon. It's a tradition that dates back years, and ties couples together with their neighbors who have been married there before.

Sofia, Bulgaria Ritual Hall Krasno Selo Ceremony Image of officiant holding crowns over the bride and groom

Sofia, Bulgaria Ritual Hall Krasno Selo Ceremony Image | The officiant holds the crowns over the bride and groom

The officiant holds the crowns over the bride and groom during the ceremony, as the young girls in attendance watch with both excitement and awe.

Sofia, Bulgaria Wedding Ceremony Photography of groom gently holding hands of bride with ring going on

Sofia, Bulgaria Wedding Ceremony Photography | The groom gently holds the hands of his bride

Stefan gently holds the hands of his bride as he slips her wedding ring onto her finger. Throughout the entire process, he kept his eyes locked on Tsvetelina, and the bond between them was clearly evident.

Sofia Ritual Hall Civil Ceremony Picture of their first kiss as husband and wife

Sofia Ritual Hall Civil Ceremony Picture | They share their first kiss as husband and wife

Stefan and Tsvetelina share their first kiss as husband and wife, and their daughter can't help but peer in for a closer look. 

Bulgaria Ritual Hall Wedding Ceremony Photo after ceremony was complete, and couples daughter ran to them for a hug

Bulgaria Ritual Hall Wedding Ceremony Photos | the ceremony was complete, and couples daughter ran to them for a hug

When the ceremony was complete, the couple's daughter ran to them for a hug. The family shares a tender moment together, as they soak up the magnitude of the experience.

Krasno Selo Ritual Hall Sofia Bulgaria Wedding Couple Pic as they throw their hands in the air and shout

Krasno Selo Ritual Hall Sofia Bulgaria Wedding Couple Pic | They throw their hands in the air and shout

The newlyweds leave the ritual hall filled with feelings of joy and elation. They throw their hands in the air and shout "We did it!" 

Sofia Park Elopement Photography of guests at a couple pledge event

Park Wedding Image - Sofia Bulgaria | godparents are swept up by their own love

Stefan and Tsvetelina invited their godparents to share in the experience of their wedding day, and they seemed swept up by their own love and commitment to one another as they watched this special couple pledge to spend their lives together.