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.
Juliana and João were high school sweethearts and came all the way from São Paulo, Brazil to get married in the north of Portugal.
Pousada de Amares, an old and lost monastery recovered by the famous Portuguese architect Souto Moura, was their choice to celebrate their big day. Juliana loves architecture and interior design, she even has her very own successful blog about design, decoration and architecture. It was only natural that Pousada de Amares was the chosen venue for their wedding.
Styling wise, luscious flowers made the ceremony arch the perfect framing for the bride and groom at the altar. The stunning landscape and surroundings did the rest.
The dinner was served in a room that used to be a chapel. It is a banquet room now, with modern large lamps where the new and the old live together.
The styling concept for this wedding was all about nature, with the use of a generous mix of flowers and plants. Almost like if the time had stop and nature took the monastery back to its kingdom. Warm colours, rich metal tones (copper and gold) and a stunning sweets table (“mesa de doces” in Portuguese) that kept this rather Brazilian tradition alive in this northern Portuguese corner.
We could not have ended our wedding season better on 2018. Rachel and Trevor’s wedding was very emotional, full of family traditions and expressions of love and gratitude.
The couple chose Pestana Palace in Lisbon city center as the ideal scenario for their special day, and after arriving from a beautiful religious ceremony they have honored the elderly guests with a meaningful Tea Ceremony in one of the palatial rooms.
Candles lit all over the dining room provided tan elegant and intimate ambiance, together with scented flowers and delicate details such olive leaves, tile cookies and shiny laser-cut acrylic names on each seat.
The party was held at the Palace’s old stables and started with lovely daughter-father and mother-son dances, continuing through the night on the crowded dance floor with funny pictures displayed in real-time on a LED wall.
The happiest day ever for Rachel and Trevor had it all: love, joy, legacy, a bit of rain to bless their future life together and even surprise peonies on the bride’s bouquet!
Foodies and wine lovers, Theodora and Ziggy came from the United States and could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate their wedding: the vineyards of Quinta da Bacalhôa Palace, house known for its wines. It is a place steeped in history with a unique atmosphere.
Theodora and Ziggy brought with them family and friends from all over the world to celebrate their love in this idyllic setting.
Emotion, traditions, cocktails at sunset and an extraordinary outdoor dinner. A true summer dream they both yearned for. Vibrant coloured flowers and candlelight set the tone for this intimate and engaging dinner. In the end everyone had a great time with the traditional dances from Bulgaria, home country of the bride, and a live concert of Dino D’Santiago, that even sang the song of their first dance.
It was a pleasure to help them organize this beautiful wedding, as well as a beach party the day before and a farewell brunch the next day. May they always be happy!
From Paris with Love Sandra & Clément got married in the north of Portugal, at the beautiful Pousada de Amares.
An extremely cool, relaxed, fun and above all in love couple, they took their wedding day to another level! Retro cool lounges, a hip-hop concert during the cocktail, fuss-ball table, giant balloons, and a stunning wedding reception outside.
The style was defined with the invitations: simple black and gold modern typography and elements. For the decoration wood and light tones such as pink, blue and green plus a touch of romantic and vintage details made the Pousada’s cloisters picture perfect.
Nether less to say that party was hard, rumor has it that it lasted until sunrise!
Alicia and David’s wedding was a first in many ways. This Australian couple have never been in Portugal when they decided to get married in Portugal. It was only until the previous week of the wedding that they first stepped into our country. Why Portugal? we asked them. “We have seen a movie about Portugal, and at that time fell in love with the country”. Alicia and David fully trusted us, we were their eyes and their right arm in every decision regarding the wedding.
With an amazing scenario in the background the ceremony was held in a very intimate and magic moment outside the castle walls, followed by a cocktail. Such a a small wedding, with only 40 guests, called for an intimate dinner that was held in one long table, setting a comfortable family style mood.