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 Salò, Brescia, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

Town Hall of Salò, Brescia, Italy civil wedding ceremony picture of the bride and groom hugging for the first time on their wedding day

Town Hall of Salò, Brescia, Italy Elopement Photographer | the bride and groom hug for the first time on their wedding day

Here, the bride and groom hug for the first time on their wedding day as they meet at the altar surrounded by close family and friends.

Michelle and Chris are an English couple who chose to be married in Italy by the beautiful Lake Garda. The couple and their guests stayed at the Bagnolo Eco Lodge, a rustic stone building situated near the sea in the beautiful countryside, where the reception was also held. 

The ceremony took place at the town hall of Salò. Overall, the beauty of the surroundings matched that of the day and of the small, intimate ceremony, which was full of emotions.

Il Bagnolo Eco Lodge Brescia, Italy wedding image of the bride exiting her room

Il Bagnolo Eco Lodge - Brescia, Italy Elopement Photos | the bride exits her room and walks down the stairs to head to the ceremony

As the bride exits her room and walks down the stairs to head to the ceremony, her father walks up the stairs to meet her.

Salo BS Italy wedding picture of the bride’s father going to see her for the first time

Il Bagnolo Eco Lodge, Salò BS Italy Elopement Photography | The bride’s father goes to see her for the first time

The bride’s father goes to see her for the first time in her lace wedding dress, and the bride gives her father a small gift that she has made for him.

Salo Town Hall Brescia Italy wedding pictures of mothers holding their young daughters as they wait for the bride

Salo Town Hall - Brescia, Italy Elopement Photos | A few mothers hold their young daughters as they wait for the bride

A few mothers hold their young daughters as they wait for the bride in an elegant hall, decorated with ornate tile floors.

Salo Town Hall BS wedding photo of The bride and her father looking up in anticipation

Salo Town Hall - BS, Italy Elopement Picture | The bride and her father look up in anticipation

The bride and her father look up in anticipation, waiting for their cue to enter the ceremony.

BS, Italy Salo Town Hall wedding photo taken after the ceremony of the newlyweds exiting the town hall

BS, Italy Salo Town Hall Elopement Image | After the ceremony, the newlyweds exit the town hall

After the ceremony, the newlyweds exit the town hall together, hand in hand. Their guests are lined up on either side of them, tossing confetti as they walk by.

Garda Lake, Salo BS Italy Wedding Portraits of The newlyweds together at the end of a dock on Garda Lake

Garda Lake, Salò (Bs) Italy Elopement Couple Portrait Session | The newlyweds take some time to have a private minute together at the end of a dock

The newlyweds take some time to have a quiet, private moment at the end of a dock overlooking Lake Garda. The two stand with their arms wrapped around one another, taking in the scenery.

Il Bagnolo Eco Lodge wedding venue photography During the dinner - the groom gives a speech

Il Bagnolo Eco Lodge, Salò Italy Elopement Reception Image | During the dinner at the Bagnolo Eco Lodge farm, the groom gives a speech

During the dinner at the Bagnolo Eco Lodge farm, the groom gives a speech while the guests laugh and applaud.

Il Bagnolo Eco Lodge, Salo Italy Wedding Venue image of the bride's cousin getting emotional

Il Bagnolo Eco Lodge, Salò Italy Wedding Venue Reception Photo | the bride's cousin gets emotional and begins to cry as another guest comforts her

While the bride gives her speech, her cousin gets emotional and begins to cry as another guest comforts her.