We see lots of al fresco celebrations on this blog, but that doesn’t mean that Southern Europe doesn’t have great indoor venues. And when there’s such talented designers like The Wedding Company involved, who transformed this restaurant into a modern and chic reception hall, then you can be sure to have tapped into something special… loving the white tulip centerpieces and ghost chairs!
The bride’s sequined Jenny Packham dress is to die for, isn’t it?
From the bride: “We were so happy with our wedding day. We found our wedding planner and they sourced the venue for us. The hotel and the catering were perfect and the staff really friendly and competent. The restaurant looked amazingly beautiful. It was a real transformation from what it usually looks like.
Having The Wedding Company guaranteed that we could enjoy the wedding without worrying about anything during the day. Everything was taken care of so well, we really just lived our moment.”
Any advice for brides-to-be? “A wedding planner was essential for me, as it allowed me to have time for other things. At our wedding, everything was held at the same location: The church, restaurant and the hotel were very close to each other, so no driving and that was important to us.”
Wedding Coordinator: The Wedding Company Portugal (planning, styling and design) // Photography: Catarina Zimbarra Photography // Venue: Arola, Penha Longa Resort // Flowers: Floral design The Wedding Company, flowers from Decoflorália // Catering: Arola // Invitations & Stationery: Design Etc // Seating plan calligraphy: Mariana Croft from The Wedding Company // Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham // Bride’s shoes from Pretty Ballerinas; hair piece by Jenny Packham // Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss Superblack // Groom’s cufflinks Boss, tie by ASOS, shoes by Church’s