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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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Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil Elopement Photo Story Award

BW church wedding photo of the bride walking triumphantly into the cathedral

Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral

After postponing her wedding day twice, the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral, where she will finally marry the love of her life. 

This couple originally had plans for a large and lavish wedding with an invite list of more than 250 people. Due to the intended size of their event as well as the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, they postponed their wedding not just once, but twice. Finally, when the realization set in that their dream wedding would not be possible, but their marriage was within reach, they opted for a smaller affair with their closest family members and friends. This wedding, which took place at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceio in Alagoas, Brazil, may not have been the grand affair that they had once imagined. However, what it lacked in size and stature, this event made up for in heart. When it comes to celebrating a marriage, it's truly about quality — not quantity. 

Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil wedding photo of clasped hands of the bride and the groom

Catedral Metropolitana de Maceio, Alagoas wedding photography | the clasped hands of the bride and the groom

While the clasped hands of the bride and the groom frame this image, the focus is on the grandmothers, who are entering the chapel in order to bless the new union.

Photography in Maceio from a church wedding of bride appearing joyful, relaxed and immersed in the moment

Photographers in Maceió for church wedding photos | the bride appears joyful, relaxed and immersed in the moment

As the bride appears joyful, relaxed and immersed in the moment, the groom is beaming with pride as he looks upon his new wife.

Wedding Photography from Maceió, Alagoas of bride with light shining upon her that makes her appear radiant

Wedding Photographers Available in Maceió, Alagoas | The bride has a light shining upon her that makes her appear radiant

With a light shining upon her that makes her appear radiant, the bride gracefully walks down the aisle as the guests look at her in awe and wonder.

Brazil Wedding Photo of The couple receiving a blessing by priest inside Catedral Metropolitana

Brazil Wedding Photographer | The couple receives a blessing inside Catedral Metropolitana

The couple receives a blessing during their wedding ceremony.

Getting Married Detail Picture in BW from Brazil of bride holding her hand to receive her wedding band

Getting Married Detail Picture in BW from Brazil | the bride holds out her hand to receive her wedding band

As the bride holds out her hand to receive her new, sparkling wedding band, she holds a microphone in the other hand in order to support her groom as he utters the words of the ceremony.

Real Wedding moment by Brazil Photographer as it sets in that this woman was now the grooms wife

Top Wedding Photography for Brazil | The groom was overcome with emotion

After a tumultuous engagement period and a frustrating series of events that led to several postponements, it was not surprising that the groom was overcome with emotion when it began to set in that this woman was now his wife.

Wedding Photo in Brazil showing magnitude and beauty of the cathedral surrounding the couple and guests

Wedding photography for Brazil | The couple kneel in prayer

The couple as well as their guests kneel in prayer, as the magnitude and beauty of the cathedral surrounds them.

Brazil wedding picture of couple taking first steps forward as husband and wife outside church

Brazil destination wedding photographer | the couple takes their first steps forward as husband and wife

As the couple takes their first steps forward as husband and wife, their elated guests toss rice into the air, allowing the grains to rain down on them in celebration.