StudioVictorias, wedding-planners based in Portugal and specialized in destination weddings, have sent us the majestic wedding of Russian couple Olga + Vlad, at Bussaco Palace Hotel, in central Portugal. When Olga first approached StudioVictorias she was sure she wanted an European destination wedding, but was uncertain about where in Europe exactly. Olga + Vlad wished for a beautiful and luxurious wedding and a special venue was required. Eventually, Portugal ended up being their choice, not simply because of its unique style and popularity amongst Russian couples, but also for its variety of absolutely stunning venues as well.
With the help of their wedding planners they found a perfect place for the ceremony and dinner – the Bussaco Palace Hotel, where history is intertwined with modernity, and the simplicity of Portuguese life is supplemented by a luxury service. The palace-hotel is situated in a deep, lush forest, which creates a magical and relaxing atmosphere, ideal for any wedding day.
Decorations and bridal bouquet were created according to the couple’s desires and expectations and matching the beauty of the palace. A “forest” style theme was well mixed with juicy colorful details. As the wedding was held in autumn, the color palette rose by itself: deep shades of burgundy that highlighted the nobility of the season and the imperial dignity of the venue.
Olga + Vlad had decided to officially get married in Portugal, and for this objective a wedding officer from the Portuguese Civil Registry was invited. You can click here to learn everything about the legal aspects of a wedding in Portugal. The ceremony took place in one of the most beautiful halls of the palace. This was a mini-wedding with few guests. Mostly close family and BFFs, “the most important people of all”, as the couple declared.
The palace and its surroundings are magnificent for beautiful and tender pictures, with its vast, inspirational and romantic spaces. The celebration ended with a wonderful dinner, served in the Hall of Angels, a very inspiring name to wrap up this dream wedding in Portugal.
Wedding Planners: StudioVictorias
Venue: Bussaco Palace
Photographer: Alexandra Letinskaya – LDA Luckybird Concept
Wedding Stylist: Andy Dyo
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