Oh, it smells heavenly around here today! That’s Claus Porto for you: a Portuguese beauty and fragrance brand that was founded in 1887 and will be turning 130 years old in 2017, but just keeps on surprising us. Famous for its beautifully packaged and fragrant soaps, their colorful labels are inspired by the glamorous European Belle Époque and their amazing scents (floral, oriental, woody and fresh) are made with ingredients that come straight from the richest Portuguese flora.
If you browse their online shop, you’ll discover that Claus Porto also has cologne, men’s products and gorgeous candles! Perfect treats for your guests to take home from their unique destination wedding in Portugal… after all, smells are a great way to evoke great memories!
Did we mention that they’re Oprah Winfrey’s favorite soap?
Fall is definitely here to stay, but warm days still linger in our minds and in our hearts… fortunately Pinga Amor’s amazing floral design has the power to transport us to a gorgeous summer day in Portugal where, inspired by a rustic and organic feel, the beautiful Douro Palace Hotel was transformed into a fresh and elegant paradise, where linen, sackcloth, wooden boxes, detailed glass and kraft paper laid the foundation for the fragrant beauty spun by porcelain flowers, buttercups, baby’s breath, eustoma, eucalyptus, roses, peonies, viburnum and chrysanthemums. A white, ivory and natural green garden of love…
The power of flowers…
Venue: Douro Palace Hotel
Floral Design: Pinga Amor
Wedding Cake: Sabores da Gula
Photography: Um Dia de Sonho
Obsessed with cooking and crafting since he was a little boy growing up in Norway, Sweet Paul was inspired by Chef Jorge Miguel Romão from the Internacional Design Hotel in Lisbon to create his very own rendition of the decadent Portuguese Caramelized Almond Tart and… doesn’t it just look amazing? Imagine how mouth-watering this delicacy would be on your dessert table or beautifully wrapped up so guests could take home as a sweet reminder of an unforgettable destination wedding in Portugal?!
Have a sweet Tuesday everyone!
Hi peeps! As Autumn is settling in, we bring you bits of gold in this beautiful wedding video.
Stay tuned for the love affair of Adriana + Vitor, shot by duo Vanessa & Ivo Handmade Films: delicate is the word.
Check out the gorgeous earrings the bride is wearing: traditional gold filigree, handmade by skillful artisans from the Minho region.
Have a great weekend!
A destination wedding in Portugal means hearty and beautifully decorated tables and how amazing would they look with handmade ceramic pieces by Portuguese brand ClementinAtelier?
We’re in love with their serving platters, perfect for cheese and grapes; and how about those cute lace-inspired bowls? We want those knives in every color and their cake plates would look amazing on the dessert table, don’t you think?
In Portugal, everything that is handmade, is handmade with love…
Cake inspiration is always welcome we say! And now that we’re drooling over the gorgeous, finger-licking good masterpieces by Rosa Cardoso, the Portuguese baker behind Be Nice Make a Cake, they are too delicious not to share! Whether you’re looking for a naked cake, a beautifully sculpted or over the top wedding cake, Portugal’s got you sugar-coated and covered in that department as well!
Yum… can you pick just one?!
As Summer gives way to Autumn here in Portugal, we’re dreaming of golden fields, crisp breezes, fall weddings, leaves crackling under our strolling footsteps, warm blankets and coffee, nesting and cooking, family and friends gathered around an inviting table… sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
This lovely video of a KINFOLK Flower Potluck held in Portugal was shot by De Alma e Coração.
Portuguese Patterns is the new collection by Beija-flor, a stationery brand based in Oporto that creates unique handmade paper goods. As its name gives away, this postcard collection was inspired by the iconic and gorgeous tiles that can be found all over Portugal… wouldn’t they be perfect as handwritten wedding invitations or even thoughtful thank you cards sent after the party?
Go ahead, put it in writing!