A year later, here we are, surrounded by the sea, in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Once again, thank you for the effort and dedication you put into making our day so special…
…This Christmas we are looking back on 2013 with great fondness for all the priceless memories you created for us. Thank you for your creativity and hard work. We shall cherish the experience always. We don’t expect to host any more weddings, but certainly many more milestones! Until the next one…!
Wanted to add a note of thanks from me for all your hard work over the past 9 months, and especially over the last 3 days. We were very well taken care of by everyone this week. We are glad to have found Como Branco, you are a group of very talented and creative individuals, and we wish you every success.
We’ve already expressed how satisfied we are with the job you’ve done – true professionalism in the time that mattered most. But we have yet to tell you how happy we are to have met you. Judging by the satisfied stomachs and enamored eyes at the wedding, be ready for many more ceremonies!
Helena and Manuel’s wedding brought together two different languages and cultures, with the breathtaking Mosteiro dos Jerónimos as stage for the most important day of their lives.
Coming from Spain, they decided to choose specific symbols from their hometowns, Lisbon and Madrid. This way, the two cities could always be present, from the stationary to the decor.
Black cats from the rooftops of Madrid joined Lisbon’s sardines, resulting on a sober and elegant stationary, just like our couple.
Olga and Artem brought their family and friends from very far away, from Russia, and chose Portugal as the setting for this very special day.
They had a very well-defined concept: nautical theme, where blue and white could contrast with intense red. From there, they left everything in our hands and they gave us complete freedom to explore the theme and transform the dining room of the hotel – of a modern style – into an environment that was both romantic and relaxed, with the sea as a background.
There are many words that could describe this unique day. And many were the words written by the couple when they told their love story as they invited family and friends to celebrate with them – João told how he met and fell in love with Joana, and Joana did the same.
Monastery, fog, mountains, the 50s, love letters, flowers and chalk are some of the words that were present on this day and the days before it.
We did everything so that the wedding was a continuity of the couple and of the marvelous landscape that surrounded them. The flowers were on all the tables and the chalk almost left marks on the walls. A lot of handiwork, a lot of writing, a lot of research went on this job that lasted for a year.
What gives us the most enjoyment is the challenge of designing a project from beginning to end. For the Blue Wedding, the common thread of all the pieces wasn’t hard to find.
The couple chose the beautiful library of Palácio Conde d’Óbidos, in Lisbon, for the ceremony. Other than finding a mood that fit the couple perfectly, we worked so that everything would suit the atmosphere of the ceremony and the reception.
After a lot of attempts, trips to the feira da ladra and to the printing house, lots of cutting and gluing, building and sealing, this was the final result.
It was a pleasure to work with Sofia and Mário. As soon as we first met, it was as if we’d known them forever. The couple had their theme very well-defined: the countless trips they did together (and that they’ll keep on doing, because there’s still a lot to discover) and from there the ideas started flowing right away.
For this wedding, we did something we love – recycling old materials. In this case, for the invitations we used postcard from several places, there weren’t two that were the same. We rolled up our sleeves and built globes, hundreds of boats and paper planes for the table centers.