Not every wedding has to be a celebration with a lot of people. Antonia and Andre, a couple from Germany and Brazil, decided they wanted to say “Yes” in a very intimate event. Nothing too fancy, nothing really big but very simple, tasteful and warmed with love.
In a private house in Sintra, the ceremony was held among friends and family in the middle of the woods in front of an old picturesque chapel. Their little boy stood with them at the “aisle” the entire time, there’s nothing more special than having him to witness such a special celebration.
Along with the Antonia and Andre we planned the day to be very relaxed: the ceremony followed by a cocktail, dinner in long tables catered by the famous Portuguese chef Kiko Martins, and a Fado concert afterwords.
Decoration was simple yet elegant and it was very much aligned with the surroundings and the type of event: greenery, red and orange flowers, lots of lights and candles, flower patterned pillows and minerals as favours for the guests (the best detail in this wedding) so much so that the amazing wedding cake had to follow the theme!
There is so much to say about this wedding that we don’t even know where to start.
When Carrie reached us we couldn’t have been more excited. The blogger behind WishWishWish was getting married! A very interesting fashion, food and travel blog from London with thousands of followers.
Carrie and Miguel are a creative, laid-back couple who knew exactly what they wanted for their special day. The bride imagined and designed every item of the decor down to the smallest detail and when you see the photographs of this wedding, you can almost feel the fondness she dedicated to this task. Always gentle and kind, it was a great pleasure to help them make some of their visions come true and to support them in the choices they had to make.
The venue of a romantic atmosphere, surrounded by greenery, a beautiful water mirror and innumerable nooks to explore, could not have been a better choice. Although the rain kept threatening the day this was truly a dream wedding. The party was simply unforgettable with Miguel’s old colleagues playing the first dance music live and the groom joining them as lead singer for a concert for their dearest family and friends.
A toast to them, be happy and authentic forever.
Quinta da Bacalhôa photo session “fruits and flowers” for Carina and João, published at Ruffled Blog