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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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Lyon, France Town Hall Civil Ceremony Elopement Photo Story Award

Pro Wedding Photography in Lyon At the end of the town hall ceremony, as the bride and groom hug one another

Pro Photographers in Lyon for Weddings | At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom hug one another

At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom hug one another while all their guests smile, clap, and even whistle from their chairs behind the newlyweds.

Marianne and Mathieu’s wedding day was clearly marked more than anything by love, not just for one another, but for their family and friends as well. This couple opted for a casual civil ceremony, with guests, and even the couple themselves, wearing less formal attire. Rather than extravagance, they spent their special day with a small group of their closest friends and family and took advantage of their beautiful surroundings in Lyon, France.

Mariage Lyon, French Wedding Photo of The elopement couple sharing a bathroom and mirror as the groom blow-dries his hair

Mariage Lyon, French Wedding Photographer | The elopement couple share a single bathroom and mirror as the groom blow-dries his hair

The bride and groom prepare for their wedding at their home in complete privacy. The two share a single bathroom and mirror as the groom blow-dries his hair.

Wedding Photo from Lyon, FR showing The groom helps his future wife tie a bow at the back of her dress

Wedding Photography for Lyon, FR | The groom helps his future wife tie a bow at the back of her dress

The groom helps his future wife tie a bow at the back of her colorful, nontraditional wedding dress.

French Pro Wedding Photo from Lyon, France of bride and groom Walking the streets to the town hall ceremony with witnesses

French Wedding Photography for Lyon, France | Walking the streets to the ceremony as their witnesses walk alongside them to the Lyon Town Hall

The bride and groom hold hands on their way to the civil ceremony as their witnesses walk alongside them to the Lyon Town Hall.

Lyon Wedding Photo from France of The groom and his grandfather, at the town hall elopement

Lyon Wedding Photography - France | The groom and his grandfather, who was very moved to be able to attend the elopement

The groom and his grandfather, who was very moved to be able to attend his grandson’s wedding, share a meaningful moment and embrace.

French Wedding Town Hall Civil Ceremony Photo of an unconventional and joyous couple with good humor

French Wedding Ceremony Photo | For this unconventional and joyous couple, their civil ceremony was full of good humor

As expected from this unconventional and joyous couple, their civil ceremony was full of good humor, and the bride, groom, and their guests did not hold back their laughter.

Lyon Town Hall Wedding Photo from After the civil ceremony, as the guests make their rounds congratulating the couple

Lyon Town Hall Wedding Photographer | After the civil ceremony, the guests make their rounds congratulating the couple

After the civil ceremony, the guests make their rounds congratulating the couple. Here, the bride’s smiling mother gives her daughter a big hug, delighted that her daughter is now married.

Parc de la Tete d or in Lyon Urban Park Franc Wedding Portrait of The couple by themselves away from their guests

Parc de la Tête d'or in Lyon - Urban Park in FR Wedding Pictures | The couple finally takes a moment to themselves away from their guests

The couple finally takes a moment to themselves away from their guests and spends some time together walking through the lush greenhouses of the Parc de la Tête d’Or in Lyon, France.

Documentary Wedding Photography in France from After the ceremony, as the bride, groom, and their guests enjoy lunch together

Documentary Wedding Photography in France | After the ceremony, the bride, groom, and their guests enjoy lunch together

After the ceremony, the bride, groom, and their guests enjoy lunch together in a restaurant close to their home where they celebrate with glasses of wine.