I am so excited to start the week with a romantic and wonderful Portugal real wedding, and (that’s a first on the blog), in form of a video.
Ricardo and Mariana have a special love story to tell. Says the bride: “Ricardo is a physiotherapist. I play volleyball. After a training injury, my coach recommended Ricardo to treat me. After the second session I was in love, and so was he. Later on we realized that our paths had crossed once before already, 15 years ago in college. Everything happens for a reason!”
I think I love everything about this wedding, from the bride’s illusion neckline dress, tulip bouquet, to the incredible venue with stunning views.
Grab a cup of tea and enjoy 3 minutes of wedding bliss from Os Tais!
Cinematography: Os Tais // Photography: Piteira Photography // Venue & Catering: New Faces Bar Lounge // Flowers & Decoration: Inspirarte – Decoração de Eventos // Bride’s dress: Inspired by a design by Monique Lhuillier, made by a local dressmaker // Bride’s earrings: Eugenio Campos // Bride’s shoes: Menbur // Groom’s attire: Dielmar // Invitations & Stationery: We made the invitations ourselves with the help of my sister, also my maid of honor. We were inspired by a DIY project with party poppers.
Did you incorporate anything handmade or DIY in your wedding?
Many items were designed and made by us. Notes with funny thoughts for the dessert and cheese table, questionnaires about the bride and the groom that the guests filled before the meal, Polaroid photos of guests with personal messages for us to keep, display of pictures of all the guests present, etc…
What did you give as wedding favors to your guests?
We decided for forego favors, because in our experience, it’s almost impossible to find something that pleases all guests. Instead, we tried to make the day unforgettable for everyone!
What advice would you give brides to be regarding organizing a (destination) wedding?
You must invest in a good photographer and videographer. The day goes on really really faaaast (not a cliché!) and photos and videos allows us to keep, forever, all the information we couldn’t absorb at that moment… It was the best investment we made in our day!