Nathalia and Tiago are both Brazilians living in Europe and their guests came from Brazil, United Kingdom and Portugal. It was very important for them to celebrate their wedding here in honor of Tiago’s Portuguese family.
They were looking for a venue full of history and tradition so that their friends and family got to know the essence of this unique country. Together we visited palaces, convents, monasteries and quintas, north to south of the country, but it was in the Alentejo that they chose to plan this unforgettable celebration. Convento de Arraiolos received the welcome cocktail to their guests and the wedding in the day that followed.
Here the old and the modern, the Portuguese blue tiles and Brazilian inspirations coexisted in an incredibly elegant way. The romantic Alentejo landscape contrasted with the exuberant decoration. The sweets table dazzled everyone, the Portuguese fado concert touched all the presents and the party on the illuminated dance floor lasted until dawn. A memorable experience for all who witnessed this great day.
Douro Valley is hardly a bad scenario for a wedding, but Maria and Carlos, a young and stylish Brazilian couple, exceed all expectations. This was a Destination Wedding with 270 guests that travelled all the way from Brazil, and even Japan, to celebrate love with our couple.
The venue couldn’t be better, Six Sense Douro Valley is definitely a special place that set the tone for the entire wedding: modern, stylish combined with tradition.
Surrounded by Douro’s green fields, touches of blue hydrangeas and bright pink flowers were selected for the outside ceremony that was held under the Portuguese summer sun. The table centerpieces were inspired by white and blue tiles to match the wedding stationery, designed carefully by the mother of the bride. Fantastic ceramic vases along with metallic glass and candles created an elegant yet simple decor for the tables.
Lighting was a big important factor when planning this big and luxurious wedding, using the modern architecture characteristics of the venue and enhance them with lighting, created an intimate fun and ready to party mood for the reception.
The choice was very successful to set the right mood as the party went by all night long until the sun was rising above the wonderful Douro as if the river itself was celebrating love along with Maria and Carlos.