Keeping it sweet and simple, by R2Arte

When Cláudia + Florian started planning their wedding in Portugal, they knew exactly what kind of day they wanted: an authentic one! And from the moment they stepped into the Cascais church to say “I do” until the second they let loose on the dance floor at Coconuts, that’s exactly what went down. Can’t you tell from the bride’s casual and comfy dress, the sunglasses fever, the group choreography and the look of pure joy on everyone’s faces? Thank goodness R2Arte was there to cover this great party and let us in on all the fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s nothing quite like a KISS in Portugal: keep it sweet and simple! Or better yet, in the words of our bride: “Don’t look for perfection, what’s most important is that it is authentic.

 


Alex+Telmo: happiness is the language of love

From Germany to coastal Figueira da Foz, Alex + Telmo travelled with their hearts filled with emotions and a clear will to deliver all their friends and family the best day ever, having a blast was a requirement, as they are a very fun couple.

 

On the wedding day, Alex was all calm and relax, but Telmo was totally emotional (how cute is that…?).

The ceremony was very intimate and multicultural, with speeches both in German and in Portuguese, and this theme was expressed in everything else, soundtrack included, as traditional songs were played in both languages. Music is a universal language by itself: everyone kept dancing all night long!

I’m in love with the bride’s shoes, bouquet, majestic flower crown, but specially with the wonderful and contagious smile of Alexandra!

 

 

Beautiful video from XPTO Cinematography.

 


Filipa + Ricardo, Rustic Delight

Today we bring you a sweet rustic wedding in the outskirts of Lisbon, by the talented, Miguel Ribeiro Fernandes, The Destination Selected Vendor. In the genuine portuguese Aldeia da Mata Pequena, a small rural village set in a rich and well-preserved natural landscape, Filipa + Ricardo had a cosy hippie chic wedding in close contact with nature.

 

Once they’ve chosen the venue they worked the theme and the details along with the expertise of Outlux and the help of their families and friends. A lot on this wedding was DIY and it really enhanced the sweet relaxed and comfy mood of the whole celebration. Less is, definitely, more and this wedding proves that a greatness can be achieved with love and little else.

 

 

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Graphic Design: DIY by the couple
Venue: Aldeia da Mata Pequena
Catering: Living Room
Wedding Planning: Outlux
Cake: by the Bride’s sister
Groom’s Attire: Saccor e Seaside
Brides Dress and Shoes: Dona Noiva
Makeup: Fati Jardim
Hair: Catarina
Flowers: by the Bride’s sister and nieces
Party Favors: Honey from the Bride’s grandparents hometown and Ginginha made by the Groom’s Grandfather and bottle by the couple’s mothers.
Photography: Miguel Ribeiro Fernandes, The Destination Selected Vendor
Lights, sound and DJ: by a friend

 

More Real Weddings, here.


Margarida + Joel, Small is beautiful

Margarida + Joel had great fun at their mini wedding at the beach. They achieved a quite glamorous mood for the celebration of their love, yet keeping it casual, relaxed and intimate. Caso-me Contigo‘s team was there to capture it all. And now I am pleased to share it with you its contagious joy to start the week in great mood!

 

 

More inspirational wedding videos here.


Madelénie + Óliver, Come rain or shine

This easy-going, good humoured german couple got married in Farol Design Hotel on an exceptionally rainy day. This hotel is in the bay area of Cascais, Lisbon, and is one of the most romantic and exquisite places around. For some, the rain would be sufficient for darkening the mood, but not for them. They couldn’t care less for the weather. They were happy and in love come rain or shine.

 

Their joy and happiness prevailed, and even sent the rain away for a while. It was an adorable, relaxed, casual and cheerful mini-wedding, which is becoming a very popular trend. A mini-wedding is a great option if you’re looking for an intimate and glamorous mood, and is also a low budget option for a destination wedding.

 

The view from Farol Design Hotel is amazing and gets quite dramatic on rainy days, as it sets on the water’s edge. The photographer, Vladimir Brynzar for Andre Nikita, knew exactly how to turn that to his advantage. His pictures also prove that an umbrella is a great props for unique and remarkable pictures.

 

As so many times said around here, less is more and in this particular case less means “all you need is love”!

 

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Wedding Planners: Wedding Portugal
Decoration and Flowers: StudioVictorias
Photography: Vladimir Brynzar for Andre Nikita

 

Have a nice weekend!


Wish Wedding, Modern Lisbon

Today our wish wedding is desired by a very special guest: Susana Esteves Pinto, the founder of The Destination and author of the fantastic Simplesmente Branco. Susana brings us bold choices to an eclectic, modern, sophisticated and Portuguese tradition rooted wedding.

One of these days I just stumbled upon this gorgeous gown from Dolce&Gabbana, printed in ruffled silk-chiffon, inspired by Renaissance blue tiles… My first thought? What a perfect dress for a modern wedding (with a twist, of course.,.!) in beautiful Lisbon… Maybe in the beginning of fall (as now), when the light is still golden and gorgeous, but by late afternoon the temperature starts to drop and long sleeves just feel perfect…

 

 

 

So, let’s have some fun: if I was this bride, what would I choose to go with it, as an inspiration board?

Well, one thing is sure, the color palette would be filled with bright reds, royal blues and rich gold!

 

 

 

If you’re to walk about around the city, you will need some sturdy heels to tackle the patterned cobbled streets, so nothing better than these gorgeous platforms from Zillian (1) (a shop for the shoe lover, I can assure you!). For added style, you cannot skip Le Vernis Chanel (2) in April (just the perfect hue and a revolutionary name).

Upgrade the look with some gold accessories: a Baguera Clutch (3), by Branca Cuvier, a portuguese designer, a pair of asymmetric earrings with a swallow motif (4), from Omnia and the most gorgeous ring, Miósotis (5), from Sopro, all handmade by portuguese artisans.

 

As for the party, well, let’s choose some spectacular venue, dramatic, full of history (to pair with the dress), but very unexpected and able to host a modern event: Convento do Carmo, a gothic church in Chiado (built in 1389 and destroyed by 1755 earthquake), in the heart of Lisbon.

 

Stunning, right?

 

As for the party, well, guests will be greeted with a refreshing glass of sweet ginginha (6), a liquor made of sour cherries.

After the ceremony, dinner would be served, very contemporary portuguese food, as this delicate codfish dish (8), by Varanda Restaurant (at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon), with a classic Santini sorbet (9) as desert (well, in early autumn, we can enjoy 25ºC…!).

The flower decor would be mainly with carnations (10) (one of my favorites…) and each guest would receive as favour one of these classic ceramic swallows (7), design by Bordallo Pinheiro, in the late 19th century, from A vida portuguesa (if you are a lover of traditional pieces and memorabilia like this, beautiful packaging and products with history, you will fall in love with this shop).

To finish, a perfect purple moscatel champagne to toast, a sky full of stars (you just have to look up…!) and some Madredeus music playing softly in the background.

 

 

 

So… wanna be my guest?

 

Photography credits: Convento do Carmo and Ginginha do Carmo.


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Unusually colorful flower combination by Pinga Amor, exclusively made for our e-magazine style shoot Girls just wanna have fun.

 

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We strongly encourage you to click here and get a load of wedding inspiration in our pages. Have a nice weekend!

Photography: Um dia de Sonho, The Destination Selected Vendor.


Laura + Conor, Rock & Roll on the beach

Today we bring you the sweet, multi-theme, destination wedding of Laura and Conor, held in Alvor, in the Algarve and superbly photographed by Ana Parker . Conor is from Killarney in Ireland and Laura is from Gloucester in the UK. Both from the countryside they ended up meeting in London, 4 years ago, on a dating site for music lovers, called Tastebuds. After getting engaged they started planning a wedding in Portugal which they wished would be a true reflection of themselves. For that they relied on the expertise of Unique and Chic Weddings. They love Portugal for its coastline (they’re both into watersports), the weather and seafood. They love the 40s/50s style, music, casual brides and grooms, converse, graphic novels, and a bit of heavy metal (keep this in mind when you see their wedding cake!). Along with the wedding planners they planned a wedding with a bit of all those things and most of their inspiration came from pinterest.
Taking advantage of the natural beauty of the setting, which they describe as “James Bondesque”, they succeeded in having an intimate and cozy wedding. The ceremony was at a cliff over the sea and the party was, al fresco, at the beach restaurant, Caniço. The mood of the entire day was relaxed and allowed each guest to feel welcome and cherished. Inspite being their special day, Laura and Conor managed to create an ambience where guests felt as special as the newlyweds. Having opted for a mini wedding in Portugal when they went back to London, were they met and live, they had a big party with their friends. They asked for vinyl records as gifts so they could start a personalised record collection because one of their wedding gifts had been a record player.

 

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Wedding planners: Unique and Chic Weddings
Wedding make up: Jane from Unique and Chic Weddings
Hair: Malin Sand
Flowers: Xeli Florista
Ceremony and beach decor: Unique and Chic Weddings
Cake: Amor as Fatias
Venue: Caniço
Photographer: Ana Parker


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