Anna + Alexey, Love is All You Need

Today we bring you the most adorable beach wedding planned by StudioVictorias. Anna + Alexey’s love story is inspiring. They met in a small Russian town, fell in love at first glance and have never been apart since then. Shortly after, they’ve welcomed their first child and decided to get married. They dreamt of a low budget, super-mini, non-traditional destination wedding at the beach, and chose one of the superb ones in Portugal: Praia da Fonte da Telha, near Lisbon.

 

Inspite being a very simple and uncomplicated ceremony it was heartfelt, meaningful and full of love: 1+1= <3

 

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Wedding-Planner: StudioVictorias
Photographer: Dima Kornilov
Make-up and Hair: Katya Kornilova
Flowers: Atelier Decorelle

 

More Real Weddings, here.


Trendelicious: Food Trucks

We’re starting off the week with a modern, fun and budget-friendly trend that’s been out there for a while: food trucks on wedding receptions. In the summer of 2014 the Huffington Post Weddings considered it one of “The 15 biggest wedding trends for 2015” highlighting the convenience and the assortment of the tasting experience.

 

The Knot has listed a simple guide for planning your wedding reception with food trucks, wich we reccomend you read if you’re considering this trend for you wedding. You can either chose to have food trucks for the cocktail hour or for the whole event.

We find it genuinely interesting for a destination wedding because once you’re in a different country you can get a lot more of your experience abroad by having a variety of local flavors.

 

Get inspired by the images below and awaken your taste buds to the Portuguese flavors through a small national selection of food trucks.

 

 

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Images:  Andrew Chan via Huffington Post Weddings; Justin Lee via Raffinato Bridal; Matt Miller from Our Labor of Love via Green Wedding Shoes; Pitcher Cocktails; Vespa Gourmet; Charcutaria Portuguesa; Merenda Portuguesa; Vai à fava; Focaccia in Giro; Comida de Rua via P3.

 

Looking for more trends? Browse all our Trendelicious posts.


In Love’s photobooths, good on paper

Progressively more and more popular, photobooths are a sure way to charm and amuse every guest at any weddings. We, in The Destination, are fans of the trend. Sometimes fun, others romantic, photobooths are nothing without their accessories. And that’s why you need to check out the new cardboard pieces designed by In Love | Unique Weddings.

 

Practical, light and low cost, these cardboards pieces can be anything you like: a setting, a frame, any signage, seating plans, fake moustaches, entertaining sun glasses, you name it!

 

Every piece was made from scratch by In Love’s talented team. And you can even choose tridimensional cardboard pieces (for credibility) and add some lighting to them. Can you think of anything better to decorate your party?

 

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One of a kind, wedding invitations

Diana Nobre’s talent is truly never ending. We are very familiar with her beautiful photos. Always so insightful, curious and full of light, her images are born out of Diana’s restless and watchful eye and no one can stay indifferent to them. We are recommending Diana’s work since ever (and gladly so), so imagine our surprise when we recently found out that this very gifted photographer also designs and creates lovely wedding invitations. Hand-drawn and tailor made, no two invitations are exactly the same. We just had to share them with:

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Hand-drawn and tailor made wedding invitations - Diana Nobre

 

Diana conceptualized, created and photographed everything. Can someone really be this talented? Yes, she can!


Tea time with Lisbon Tea Company

Lisbon Tea Company is inspired by truly Portuguese flavors. «One can say we are trying to nationalize the tea business, creating unique and exclusive teas that pay homage to Portugal’s most genuine products», words of Nuno Campos, the company’s co-founder.

 

Thanks to this new brand, our tea time, here in The Destination, is more fun! We are dying to try all the original flavors they are bringing to the table. There are so many inspirations for their teas: Port wine, Moscatel, Madeira wine, Ginjinha, pineapple (from Azores), orange (from Algarve), cherry (from Fundão) and Rocha Pear.

 

Straight from Azores, they bring us more traditional flavors too: green and black tea. The full collection has over 40 references, divided in five lines: Wine Teas, Russia Teas, Desert Teas, Azores Teas and Portuguese Flavors. But novelties just keep on coming. Just last may, Lisbon Tea Company launched the Tea.Tox line: green tea mixed with medicinal plants and herbs!

 

Lisbon Tea Company - teas made from portuguese flavors

 

Lisbon Tea Company - teas made from portuguese flavors

 

Lisbon Tea Company - teas made from portuguese flavors

 

Lisbon Tea Company - teas made from portuguese flavors

 

Lisbon Tea Company - teas made from portuguese flavors

 

Lisbon Tea Company - teas made from portuguese flavors

 

If you love the tea, you will love the packages they came with just as much. Wouldn’t they make amazing souvenirs for your guest? Prices vary between 6 and 9 euros.


Keep love simple!

They were dating for 13 years when João popped the question. And, with the beautiful Douro river as their witness, Renata said an immediate «yes!». They decided on an autumn wedding, but an early autumn, one with the sunny reminiscences of summer. Armed with the suggestions of the  wedding website Simplesmente Branco (which we proudly own), bride and groom chose a DIY kind of wedding. And the personal touch marked the entire ceremony, from the decoration and styling to the making of the souvenirs and the design of menus and invitations.

 

The family helped. Renata’s mother made the boxes for the flowers and rice, her aunt sang at the church and her father made the treys in which the souvenirs were given to the guests. Even the choice of the gown was “out of the box”: «I bought it at a non-speciality store and it was the first one I tried», Renata tells us. Special days are supposed to be like this: personal.

 

Luckily the talented people from Menino Conhece Menina were at Quinta do Mocho in Matosinhos (where the wedding took place) and got on camera every single delightful detail of this ceremony. Our “kudos” for the bride and groom and also to the other vendors that worked to make this day such a hit: Gémeos Refresh Catering, Padaria Independente (wedding cake) e Atelier Tri-Art (make-up).

 

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Getting married in Oporto - bride and acessories

 

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Getting married in Oporto - original bouquet

 

Getting married in Oporto - groom and guests

 

Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

 

Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

 

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Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

 

Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

 

Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

 

Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

 

Getting married in Oporto - bride and groom at church ceremony

 

Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

 

Getting married in Oporto - church ceremony

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Getting married in Oporto - details in styling

 

Getting married in Oporto - details in styling

 

Getting married in Oporto - photobooth

 

Getting married in Oporto - wedding cake

 

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Getting married in Oporto - bride and groom

 

Getting married in Oporto - bride and groom

 

Getting married in Oporto - bride and groom

 

Getting married in Oporto - bride and groom

You just wanna keep watching picture after picture, don’t you? We’ll help you out. Check more on Menino and Menina’s work here.


Autumn flowers in your bouquet

Summer is gone, that’s for sure. But the autumn romance has its charm too, wouldn’t you agree?

In Portugal, autumn has in fact arrived and with it brought new flavors, new colors and new aromas for you to try. If, like us, you find purple, any pastel colors and pink irresistible, maybe it’s time to get acquainted with the species of flowers that best pay homage to autumn spirit: lisianthus, chrysanthemums, dianthus, alstroemerias and – a less common flower (but just as beautiful) – the sedum.

 

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sedum in your wedding?

 

lisianthus in your wedding?

 

chrysanthemums in your wedding?

 

dianthus in your wedding?

 

alstroemerias for your wedding?

 

 

Combine them to create a flower arrangement that will make for an original and romantic wedding bouquet. How about chrysanthemums and lisianthus? Or maybe choose one of this species of flowers for the decor of your church wedding or you party. Have you notice how simple yet breathtaking sedums are? Sometimes, the saying should go “the minus, the merrier”. These flowers are easy to find in every region of Portugal, from North to South.

 

These flowers have already been featured in the second edition of our S Magazine. Check it here.


Carnations: such a portuguese flower, such a trendy choice for your wedding

Today we have a flower suggestion for your wedding in Portugal: carnations! Did you know that Martha Stewart has already featured them in her floral styling choices?

 

Well, you couldn’t get any flower more portuguese than this one. And there’s now downside, too, since they come in almost every colour of the rainbow, they’re widely grown here, they’re available all year round, they smell great and they can be worked into a wide array of interesting shapes. One more plus: they’re really affordable.

 

Carnations for your wedding in Portugal

 

Carnations for your wedding in Portugal

 

Carnations for your wedding in Portugal

 

Carnations for your wedding in Portugal

 

Carnations for your wedding in Portugal

 

Photos: 1, Style me Pretty; 2 and 3, Martha Stewart Weddings: 4, Tiny Pic; 5, Call me Cupcake.