Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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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Römer, City Hall in Frankfurt, Germany Elopement Photo Story Award

Romer, City Hall of Frankfurt, Germany wedding image of a couple having a civil wedding with a few of their closest family members and friends

Römer, City Hall in Frankfurt, Germany Elopement Photography | A young couple chose to have a civil wedding with a few of their closest family members and friends

This couple chose to have a civil wedding with a few of their closest family members and friends at a beautiful town hall in Frankfurt called Römer. Römer is no ordinary town hall, as it boasts a unique and beautiful architecture. Beyond that, it is a historic and medieval building that has served as the town hall for over 600 years. Even though it was raining on their wedding day, this couple was not deterred and not only smiled throughout the day, but made the day bright and colorful even when the weather refused to cooperate.

In this picture, the bride and groom laugh while the bride holds the ring box. The bride wears a colorful dress and head wrap to celebrate her heritage and culture.

Germany City Hall Elopement image from Frankfurt of The rain and the bride and her guests taking a stroll

Römer, City Hall Elopement Photo from Frankfurt, Germany | The rain could not stop this wedding party, and the bride and her guests take a stroll outside

The rain could not stop this wedding party, and the bride and her guests take a stroll outside with their umbrellas as they walk along the shining cobblestone streets.

Frankfurt City Hall - Römer Civil wedding image of The bride and groom sitting between two witnesses

Frankfurt City Hall - Römer Civil Elopement Picture | The bride and groom sit between their two witnesses

The bride and groom sit between their two witnesses during their civil ceremony, bright smiles never leaving their faces.

Frankfurt City Hall Civil wedding photo taken after the ceremony of the bride hugging her friend

Romer Frankfurt City Hall Civil Elopement Photographer | After the ceremony, the bride hugs her friend

After the ceremony, the bride hugs her friend, who cannot hide her joy.

Frankfurt Germany wedding picture of a guest approaching the bride after the ceremony

Frankfurt Germany Elopement Photography | A guest approaches the bride after the ceremony

Another guest, dressed in colorful traditional clothing, approaches the bride after the ceremony to congratulate her.

Romer Frankfurt Civil wedding photo of The bride’s cheerful bouquet of sunflowers was a main feature of the day

Romer Frankfurt Civil Elopement Image | The bride’s cheerful bouquet of sunflowers was a main feature of the day

The bride’s cheerful bouquet of sunflowers was a main feature of the day , but through them we can see the bride giving her smiling friend a warm hug.

Germany wedding photo of the bride and groom making their rounds

Germany Elopement Portrait | the bride and groom have made their rounds with their guests

Now that the ceremony is over and the bride and groom have made their rounds with their guests, the newlyweds walk through the town hall together holding hands.

Frankfurt wedding image of the bride, standing next to her smiling groom, shakes hands with a man

Frankfurt Elopement Couple Picture | the bride, standing next to her smiling groom, shakes hands with a man

As the two prepare to exit the building, the bride, standing next to her smiling groom, shakes hands with a man in a suit and top hat.

Romer Town Hall Ceremony Wedding image of the bride and groom outside, huddling together under an umbrella

Romer Town Hall Ceremony Wedding Photo -  The couple makes their way outside, huddling together under an umbrella

The couple makes their way outside, huddling together under an umbrella where they take the opportunity to kiss in the rain—the perfect conclusion to a joyous and romantic day.