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


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Beatriz + João, “love wins”

Today we bring you the simple, beautiful and very sweet wedding of Beatriz + John.
The wonderful images are by Rui Gaiola, of Golden Days of Photography and the party took place in the beautiful setting of Quinta dos Machados, our selected vendor.

A DIY wedding where love and friendship contributed from the start. Beatriz and John had family and friends helping on the preparations for this special day. Everyone collaborated to organize this intimate wedding, with references to the couple in every detail. Family involvement began even before the preparations for the ceremony and party. To ask Beatriz to marry him, John offered her the original engagement ring of her mother.

The ceremony was held in a simple, floral, and rustic atmosphere. The bride and groom exchanged sincere vows for eternal love that moved those who watched. It  was followed by a relaxed, cozy party in the beautiful setting of Quinta dos Machados. The romantic mood of this farm surrounded by pines, oaks and cypresses seemed “taylor-made” for this marriage.

The room decor was made the day before to the taste of the couple, with help from their friends and was the result of the inspiration they found in the pages of Simplesmente Branco and Pinterest. A DIY marriage where  floral arrangements, candles, table markers and origami were made by this friendly team. The participation of everyone in the party preparations was also an excellent way to celebrate another form of love: friendship.

Maybe it was a subliminal way found by Beatriz to overcome the absence of her mother in the most important day of your life.
“With the support and love from John, from family and friends all  became easier and happier!”, Beatriz told us.


















The Vendors:

Invitations and stationary: By João (groom) and Simão Cozinheiro (designer)

Venue: Quinta do Machados

Catering: Império

Groom’s Apparel and Accessories Suit Massimo Dutti, shoes Aldo, shirt and accessories Pedro del Hierro

Brides’s Apparel and Accessories: dress and earings Pronovias, shoes Aldo, bracelet from Matanah a gift from the bride’s dear friend Sónia Galvão

Hair: Luisa Junqueiro Cabeleireiro, Cascais

Flowers: Monceau Fleurs, Estoril

Party favors: cards written by the couple with personalized messages for each guest/family member. Candys from Hussel for the children.

Photography: Golden Days Wedding Photography

Lights, Sound & Dj: Dj João Reis, recommended by Quinta do Machados

Just push play! Jenny Makeup Land is on Youtube

Jenny’s brides are always so pretty and so delicate… We just love to watch her at work, graciously revealing the beauty in her brides. And now we also love watching the videos she uploads regularly on her Youtube Chanel, which she released earlier this year.


The last video shows us a few of Jenny’s favorites. Amongst her many suggestions, we found one that’s very special for us: the lovely, ‘silky’ and fragrant Portuguese soaps from Castelbel. They make for perfect gifts and the soap made with milk from female donkeys is just perfect!


Find out here how what other products you simply must have in your nécessaire and how to pamper yourself with them.