View from above and away from the ceremony site at St. George's castle in Lisbon, through ancient trees and walls, seen by the wedding photographer in Lisbon.

The wedding photographer in Portugal with the bride arriving for the ceremony

A WEDDING CEREMONY, CHAPTER 7, by THE LISBON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

View from above and away from the ceremony site at St. George's castle in Lisbon, through ancient trees and walls, seen by the wedding photographer in Lisbon.

For those who have followed the various chapters of Rita and Dylan’s wedding ceremony, you know that the wedding photographer, because of the place where he was, has been having his imagination a little too fertile and has been mixing brides in a castle with princesses and those enchanted ones, from the time when here, in St. George’s Castle in Lisbon, lived the Moors who, as we know, had among them many enchanted Moorish ladies.

At least so it is written in the stories that tell about the history of that time, if it is not true, I don’t believe that it is my fault. That’s why it’s not difficult for the wedding photographer to mix things up.

So, it was like this. Once upon a time, in the middle of that August morning, under the soft light offered by the morning clouds that like to kiss Lisbon at this time of the day, something that made the wedding photographer very happy, and with the castle square already full of glebe, sorry, of tourists, in their morning tasks, behold, a bride guided by her father towards the groom who was already waiting for her since the beginning of the morning appears as if from nowhere.

In the first part of the entrance, told in the previous chapter, the bride follows her way towards the ceremonial table with the lady of the registry office already looking at the clock, I still have one more ceremony to do, but you know, a bride is a bride, it always takes some time to be ready to meet her groom, well, but time is also time…

Yeah, those things you say to stall time because now there’s no time to waste. The wedding photographer puts himself in the right places for the best advantage points, because the story has taken its course and you have not to lose it to tell it.

Here she is, beautiful as we imagine the enchanted Moorish ladies, taking her place so that the ceremony is fulfilled as it was desired. As the wedding photographer never knows how quickly the officiant will officiate, I have written here many times about registrars, or conservators, of the civil registry in charge of turning brides into wives and grooms into husbands, it’s a gift they were born with, they always have the rush to turn the page, that’s it, happily ever after.

That’s not what happened. The wedding photographer had time for all the points of view he discovered, used all the lenses he needed and, in the end, everyone was happy, like in the stories about the Moorish princesses, enchanted.

As it should be.

The bride and her father enter the wedding ceremony venue laughing hard amongst family members, seen by the wedding photographer in Lisbon.

The groom receives the bride and her father who laugh with satisfaction, to begin the wedding ceremony at St. George's Castle in Lisbon, as captured by the wedding photographer.

The bride's father shakes hands with the groom, with her in the center laughing with great joy, as they arrive for the ceremony, seen by the wedding photographer at S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon.

The bride and groom, next to each other, sitting at the ceremonial table with the registrar in front and family members behind, this is how the wedding photographer at S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon saw them.

Seen from above, the bride and groom and their family members at the wedding ceremony, seen by three people passing by, captured by the wedding photographer at St. George's Castle in Lisbon.

The bride, seated at the wedding ceremony table, giggles with joy at one part of the event, in a portrait by the wedding photographer in Lisbon.

The groom sitting, looking serene, at the wedding ceremony at S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon, captured by the wedding photographer.

Photos from a wedding at Castelo de S. Jorge in Lisbon.

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