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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Town Hall of Nantes, France Elopement Photo Story Award

Town hall, Nantes photo of an intimate ceremony with children and family

Town Hall of Nantes, France Elopement Picture Story | The joyousness of the occasion is reflected in the magical expressions of the children

The joyousness of the occasion is reflected in the magical expressions of the children.

The intimate ceremony took place in Nantes near the end of summer. The bride and groom, along with their two children, prepared for the event at home, then joined friends and family for the ceremony at the beautifulcentral town hall of Nantes.

The reception dinner took place at the famous restaurant L’atlantide, where they basked in the glow of the evening sun and enjoyed the fresh air on the balcony overlooking the Loire river.

Nantes bride wedding image as she helps her son prepare for the big day

France Elopement Picture of Getting Ready | The attentive bride helps her son prepare

The attentive bride helps her son prepare for the big day before donning her own beautiful gown.

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France Wedding Elopement Couple Getting Ready | Intimate moments together before their ceremony begins

The bride and groom spend precious intimate moments together before their ceremony begins.

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Nantes Town Hall - France Elopement Image | Wishes of love and good fortune are graciously received from family and friends

Wishes of love and good fortune are graciously received from family and friends.

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Nantes Town Hall - France Wedding Photography | the appearance of the handsome new Monsieur

Guests are overjoyed at the appearance of the handsome new Monsieur.

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L'atlantide, Nantes - France Wedding Reception Photography | The bride and groom at the table in preparation for the wedding feast

The bride and groom add a touch of elegance to the table in preparation for the wedding feast.

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L'atlantide, Nantes - France Elopement Image | a loving moment after the ceremony

Father and daughter share a loving moment after the ceremony.

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L'atlantide, Nantes - France Wedding Elopement Reception Picture | smiles, laughter—and, of course, a little bubbly

Celebrating the festive occasion with smiles, laughter—and, of course, a little bubbly.

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L'atlantide, Nantes, France Elopement Photo |

Relaxing in the fresh evening air and the remnants of the fading sun at the end of a jubilant day on the balcony of L’atlantide.