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

 

 

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Sarah + David, vintage fairytale

Sarah and David, both British, choose Portugal to celebrate their destination wedding. Apart from an unusual celebration, they wished to offer a unique experience to all their guests. Getting the chance to visit Portugal and Sintra seemed to be perfect. Sarah researched several venues and eventually found The Quinta –  My Vintage Wedding in Portugal and searched no more.
The Quinta –  My Vintage Wedding in Portugal, is located in Sintra and its unique characteristics, among which stands out its vintage style, truly captivated the couple. The wedding day started with a typical Sintra misty morning followed by a sunny afternoon. Sarah was quite nervous, David not so!
Dinner was served al fresco in a long family style table at dusk. This was an intimate, romantic wedding where everyone had a lot of fun, specially, through the many surprises the guests made to the bride and groom.
Talented destination wedding photographer Maria Rão was there to capture it for eternity and was generous enough to share the beautiful images with us. We’re sure you’ll be inspired and sincerely hope you’ll start dreaming of a destination wedding in Portugal yourself.
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Venue: The Quinta –  My Vintage Wedding in Portugal.
Catering: Casa do Marquês
Wedding dress: Mia Sposa
Bride shoes: Kurt Geiger
Groom Attire: TM Lewin
Engagement Ring & Wedding ring:: Designed and made by Racheal Galley
Makeup and Hair: Gemma D’arcy
Photography: Maria Rão
Video: Maria Rita
DJ: Mário Costa
Discover another gorgeous destination wedding at The Quinta –  My Vintage Wedding in Portugal, here.


So that we might possess thee, Ó sea!

Today’s post is an ode to our sea, our golden sand, our sun. And also to the creativity of those who live and work here. Amor à Portuguesa got together with a few other talented Portuguese vendors to create an inspiring photo shoot that shows how beautiful it is to get married in Portugal. Blue sets the tone!

 

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Photography: Maria Rão
Model: Vânia Julião
Design, styling and details: Amor à Portuguesa
Headpieces: Cata Vassalo
Wedding Cake: T Bakes
Dress: Pureza Mello Breyner Atelier
Hair & Makeup: Le p’tit Paris Artesão Cabeleireiro