Guava glamour: Portugal at your feet

Portuguese shoe brand Guava just launched their new collection – Diamonds – and the colors, together with their signature geometric heel, are fresh and inspiring. Contemporary luxury at your feet in romantic Ivory Nude or Arctic Mint, but why not bold Indigo Blue (for your something blue naturally!) or Mela Green (perfect for the Irish brides out there!)?

 

Each pair of shoes is designed with love by the award-winning designer Inês Caleiro and handmade with expertise by master Portuguese shoemakers. The result? A unique and exclusive pair of shoes that will have you dancing all night long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will literally have Portugal at your feet on your wedding day!


Love, with a view

Surfer boy meets model babe and a gorgeous and oh so stylish wedding happens!

Polish couple Suzanna + Marek chose to tie the knot at the modern Farol Design Hotel, in Estoril… An incredible dress, whimsical and beautiful shoes, an intimate party with friends and loved ones and the best view to the Atlantic ocean – can you ask for more on your wedding day?

 

 

Dreaming of sunny days…!

Have a great weekend!

Beautiful video from Loveclips.


Josefinas for brides: handmade in Portugal, with love

If you haven’t yet heard about the Portuguese luxury shoe brand Josefinas, than let us tell you all about it! Launched in 2013 with a sweet collection of premium, handmade leather flats, the brand has exploded and expanded since then, launching unique special edition flats, trendy accessories and cool sneakers.

 

Along the way, Josefinas also created a beautiful bridal collection, inspired by two very famous and very special brides: Josefinas Grace (and ode to the uber elegant Grace Kelly, these lovely bridal flats are adorned with romantic lace) and Josefinas Kate (a celebration of Kate Middleton’s infectious style, these special wedding flats are handmade with beautiful white leather and metallic details).

 

 

 

Whether you’re a no-heels bride or one who simply wants a gorgeous, comfortable and unique pair of flats to switch into before hitting the dance floor, these are waiting to be a part of your big day.

 

The Josefinas bridal collection can be purchased online and they ship worldwide.


Patricia + Cyril: love up north

Another gorgeous wedding is what we are bringing to you this week:

Patricia is Brazilian and Cyril is French, up north Portugal is where they decided to get married.

The beautiful Forte de São Francisco, in Chaves, was the venue chosen by the couple: a fortress, originally a convent built in the 16th century, turned hotel with a charming little chapel and all of the modern comforts.

To celebrate their love, people came for allover the globe: Brazil, Portugal, France, Switzerland, and what a party this was…

Check out the beautiful and graphic work of photographers Menino conhece Menina, our selected vendors… Just magic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Novelty, by De Alma e Coração

Helena + Pedro’s wedding was everything but usual. A modern take on tradition very well captured and edited by De Alma e Coração.

 

 

More real wedding videos, here.


Pavel + Vlad, Lisbon Love

When Pavel + Vlad decided to start a family, they wished for a Destination Wedding in Europe. Portugal and Denmark were on their short list, as both countries allow same-sex marriage for tourists. As they wished to get married in October, Lisbon, in Portugal, was the winning option. The weather in Portugal in October is still sunny and warm, especially in comparison to Denmark.

Pavel + Vlad had a whole day celebration, full of pleasant adventures. Their guests got a full experience of the city. They relied on the expertise of StudioVictorias to plan all the details, from decorations to formalities. The fabulous day started with a cocktail reception at Espelho d’Água with excellent views of the river and some of the most astonishing architectural ancient and contemporary landmarks in the Lisbon area: Torre de Belém, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Centro Cultural de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos. This was followed by a boat regatta along the calm waters of the Tagus river, ending at Praça do Comércio.

The wedding ceremony was held at the city hall, Paços do Concelho, a 19th century building, in a historical room. The couple surprised their guests with a change of suits, from black and white to pink and blue. During the ceremony, everyone went on a roller coaster journey of emotions, from laughter to tears and back to laughter.

The newlywed couple and their guests then proceed with a joyful and a cheerful walk through the  downtown streets to the party venue, Cafetaria A Mouraria. It is a Lisbon typical restaurant, but a quite unusual location for a wedding reception. Outdoors, in the steps of Escadinhas de São Cristovão, the whole group enjoyed a local Portuguese barbecue with sangria, danced and mingled with neighbors and passersby. Music was played by a group of several acoustic musicians and a complete Fado trio. It’s amazing and curious to see how this foreign couple and its guests had one of the most Portuguese parties we have ever seen!

 

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Wedding Planner: StudioVictorias
Flowers: Decorelle
Venues: Espelho d’Água and Cafetaria A Mouraria
Photography: Dima Kornilov

 

More Real Weddings, here.


Tânia + João, Pure Luxury

Tânia + João’s wedding was for Maria Rão, the photographer of the event, “the party of the year” and we are going to show you why. Together for more than seven years, Tânia + João celebrated their love in an intimate, luxurious and discreet ceremony. It took place in one of the most refined and beautiful hotels in Lisbon, Hotel Valverde. In a corner of a lush green courtyard, accompanied at a distance by the bridesmaids and a few witnesses, they read to each other their sincere vows and went through the pages of their love story, written by Sandra Nobre. You can watch or rewatch this truly endearing moment in the wedding video we have previously published here.

Following this ceremony they joyfully partied with their guests in a magnificent night party in the spectacular Estufa Fria. The tropical inspired decoration and the lush flora of the venue were perfectly combined into a refined and glamorous mood. The performance of a live band for the dance was the cherry on top!

 

 

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Ceremony Venue: Estufa Fria de Lisboa
Party Venue: Hotel Valverde
Catering and Decor: Casa do Marquês
Photography: Maria Rão Photography
Bridal look: Dress by Pronovias, Shoes by Luis Onofre, Earings by Swaroski, Hair Pin a Vintage Familly Jewel
Make Up: Raquel Peres
Hair: Luzia
Groom’s Attire: Suit and shoes by Sacoor
Wedding Bands: Ourivesaria Pedro Simão
Bridemaids Gifts: Corsages by Happy day, Box by Área
Book “Our Love story”: by Sandra Nobre of Short Stories
Flowers: Happy Day
Videographer: Maria Rita
DJ: Miguel Vidal
Live Band: Nuno Gonzalez de Oliveira & Jaume Pradas

 

 

More Real Weddings, here.


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