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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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Villa Leonardo, Sinalunga, Tuscany, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

9 outdoor wedding pictures from a small, Jewish elopement ceremony

Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields

A strong breeze was blowing on the day of Sarit and Shaked's wedding. As the winds carried the bride's gown behind her during this portrait in the fields, it was clear that this couple had the strength and fortitude necessary to withstand the tests of time. 

Sarit and Shaked wanted to plan a wedding that honored their traditions while simultaneously showcasing the natural beauty of their relationship. They opted for a romantic outdoor Jewish elopement in the idyllic village of Sinalunga in the Tuscan region of Italy. 

Wedding Detail Pic in Tuscany, Sinalunga, Siena of gown hanging outdoors in courtyard

Wedding Detail Pic in Tuscany - Sinalunga, Siena | The gown hangs in the courtyard

The gown hangs in the courtyard of the Villa Leonardo, waiting for the moment when the bride will step into it.

Tuscany, Italy Wedding Photography of brides friends swirling about her gown getting ready

Tuscany, Italy Wedding Photography | The brides friends swirl about

The bride's friends swirl about as they make sure every last detail is perfect on the wedding gown. 

Sinalunga Tuscany Wedding Image of groom waiting in the courtyard of the Villa Leonardo

Sinalunga Tuscany Wedding Images | The groom waits in the courtyard of the Villa Leonardo

The groom waits in the courtyard of the Villa Leonardo. While standing there, he takes a moment to make sure that his suit and boutonniere look just right.

Sinalunga Siena Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of couple standing under Chuppah during Jewish Rite of Marriage

Sinalunga Siena Wedding Ceremony Images | The couple stands under the Chuppah during the Jewish Rite of Marriage

The couple stands under the Chuppah during the Jewish Rite of Marriage. The Chuppah consists of a simple white cloth or sheet that is stretched over four poles. It can be anchored to the ground or held by guests who are in attendance at the wedding. The Chuppah is a traditional symbol that represents the home that the couple will build together after their marriage.

Villa Jewish Ceremony in Tuscany Wedding Photo of bride and groom holding hands and smiling during their ceremony

Villa Ceremony in Tuscany - Wedding Photography | The bride and groom hold hands and smile during their wedding ceremony

The bride and groom hold hands and smile during their wedding ceremony. They are looking forward to the moment in which they will place their wedding rings on each other's hands.

Tuscany Wedding Couple Portrait showing newlyweds posing for a romantic outdoor session

Tuscany Wedding Couple Portrait | The newlyweds pose for a romantic portrait

The newlyweds pose for a romantic and whimsical portrait in front of the ancient hamlet of Amorosa in Tuscany.

Tuscany Elopement pic of couple in the immediate aftermath of their ceremony as their wedding guests cheer them on

Villa Leonardo, Sinalunga Wedding Pictures | The couple shares a sweet and charming kiss

The couple shares a sweet and charming kiss in the immediate aftermath of their ceremony as their wedding guests cheer them on.

Villa Leonardo Wedding Venue Picture in BW of bridal party raising the couple into the air

Villa Leonardo Wedding Venue Picture in BW | The wedding party raises the couple into the air

The wedding party raises the couple into the air after the ceremony in order to celebrate their new marriage and get the party started.