Russian love, Portuguese passion

Let’s be totally honest here, as Misha + Sasha were with us: Portugal was not this Russian couple’s first choice when they decided to have a destination wedding and on the map that finally led them to Portugal, there were stops in Greece, Thailand and Montenegro. For one reason or another, however, they just kept on going and only stopped with Portugal on the horizon. And what a horizon – saying “I do” on a stunning cliff overlooking the ocean is something definitely worth searching for…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portugal and Russia… a match made in heaven!

 

 

Wedding Planner: StudioVictorias

Photography: Anna Kozdurova

Flowers: Atelier Decorelle   

Hair & Make-up: Anastasia Raevskaia

Video: Vlad Bychenkov    

Venue: Quinta dos Machados & Praia da Ribeira d’Ilhas, Ericeira


An intimate wedding, by Fullcut Wedding Films

Today we bring you the intimate wedding of Yulia + Marcos, a Russian Portuguese love affair.

The ceremony took place at the beautiful and romantic Jardim Botânico do Porto (i’m in love with all botanical gardens, always such gorgeous places!) and the reception was held at Camafeu, an intimate and cute little restaurant, in the heart of Oporto.

 

 

Beautiful video from duo Fullcut.

Have a great weekend!

 


A Portuguese love affair

What started as a relaxing vacation in Portugal for Dara + Andrey, ended with a breathtaking sunset wedding proposal on Cabo da Roca – Europe’s most western point – and, after the much anticipated “yes”, the certainty that the wedding would have Portugal as its destination! And that’s exactly what happened in the Spring of 2016, in Algarve, where the bride and groom’s Portuguese love affair continued, this time with family and friends, to share the country’s greatest assets: sun, sea, mother nature, flavors, hospitality and fun… everyone else took care of the day’s rollercoaster of emotions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Russia, with so much love from Portugal…

 

Planning & Styling: Dream Weddings Europe

Flowers & Décor: Happy Day Events

Photography: Chris & Ruth

Makeup and Hair: Helena Tavares

Calligraphy: Olga Brilenkova

DJ & Sound: Mário Costa


Aleksandra + Wojtek: a Lisbon love affair

Last year, the photographer Rita Ribeiro da Silva, from R2Arte, was contacted by polish couple Aleksandra + Wojtek: they were coming to Lisbon, on a trip with family and friends, to explore  our beautiful country and, actually,  getting married at the Polish Embassy.

The civil service was truly intimate and with such good vibes and funny friends, it did feel like a real party!

The day after was for leisure, with a walk around town and every iconic spot, for a relaxed e-session.

Rita got word from the couple, after they return to Poland: the pictures were shared with family and friends (the extended version!) at the second wedding celebration, and everyone was flooded with emotion!

How cool is that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

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The Destination: international wedding conference – Lisboa 2016

Have you ever dreamed about a destination wedding?

Well, we do, all the time! Portugal is a beautiful country, blessed with many hours of sunshine (and the most delicate golden light), mild weather, great landscapes and venues, delicious food, and we could go on… on top of this perfect profile, we also have top quality vendors, we can assure you.

But even knowing all this, we wanted to learn more so we could be at our best, when working with brides and grooms from abroad.

 

 

 

 

Since the end of summer, we have been busy working on a great adventure, and now we’re ready to share it with you!

It is with great pleasure that we present the first edition of The Destination: International Wedding Conference – Lisboa 2016.

It will take place on the 12th of March, at The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisboa, between 14h and 20h.

Together with our five fantastic guests – Liene Stevens, from Think Splendid, Manoela Cesar, from Colher de Chá Noivas, Fernanda Silva, from Wedding Luxe, Esther Friedrich, from Belle & Chic and Naoise McNally, from One Fab Day – we want to discuss the profiles of brides and grooms who are interested in destination weddings in relevant markets: who are they, what characterizes them, what do they look for, what motivates them when its decision time, how much do they spend, what do they expect from their vendors, how do we approach and surprise them, how do we obtain and keep their trust.

We’ll also be discussing the influence of new media and social networks in this sector, the globalization of ideas, formats and trends, as well as sharing some good practices and marketing advice for being successful in this business.

In closing, a brief question and answer session, right before a relaxing social moment, perfect for informal conversations and networking between professionals.

 

 

 

So… if you are a professional vendor and destination weddings is your thing, come and learn from the best, join us and enjoy this great afternoon and unmissable experience!

 

For more information, details on talks and speakers, registration and contacts, visit our webpage.

 

Photography by Um dia de Sonho.

 


Marina + Norman, Elegant Duo

Marina + Norman are an international couple: she’s Russian and lives in Moscow; he’s Chinese, born in Portugal, who currently living in the US. Norman has always dreamt of getting married and living in Portugal. He has now fulfilled one of his dreams: he got married in Portugal last April.

 

 

As the ocean represents a symbol of a happy family, this couple chose a small cape in the Algarve to celebrate their love. They’ve hired Studio Victorias to plan it and in the end they had a perfect day. Theirs was a truly luxurious wedding for two. In spite of being just the two of them celebrating their love they didn’t compromise elegance and refinement. The bride’s look was remarkable and flawless, so was the groom’s. The Algarve rocky cliff scenery were superbly accented by the gorgeous sunlight, the clear blue sky above and the serene blue ocean below. Has we often say, Portugal is a dream wedding destination and this wedding surely proves us right!

 

 

 

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Wedding-planner: StudioVictorias
Decor and flower: Atelier Decorelle.eu
Style: Andy Dyo
Photo: Olga Moreira

 

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