Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Up for a little Brazilian country rock’n roll wedding today? The bride’s a designer herself and took care of the design and setting. You need to read the story of how they found the place where they got married! Photography by Nathan Thrall.
The wedding took place on May 15, 2013 at the Fazenda dos Quindins in Paty de Alferes, Brazil. Deborah found this place when she was actually looking for the quindim recipe on the internet!
We met two years ago in a “festa junina” (a typical brazilian party that happen in June, where everybody shows up dress up as a farmer). One year after, we were already living together and it didn’t take him more than a week after that to propose to me! A few months after, looking for the quindim recipe on the internet, a without even thinking about our wedding party, I found the place where we got married. During five months, we were in the middle of kraft paper that we used for the invites’ enveloppes, blue plaid laces, little DIY skirts for the little bridesmaids and homemade (mummy made) marmelade pots. It was an incredible party with a lot of love, thanks to one thousand familiar hands.
Name one thing you regret…
We didn’t have a specific song for our first dance. Also, I wish we had taken some pictures of Ramon and his groomsmen in their plaid shirts!
… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.
That I took care of the planning and design myself, helped by our friends and families.
Engaging messages & conversations via Facebook, we were already ready for what was going to be Deborah and Ramon’s wedding. Deborah, an interior designer, insisted in planning everything herself: she wanted a party at a farm, for the family and closest friends only. The place they chose, Paty do Alferes, in the seclusion of Brazil, made us expect one of the most special weddings we’d ever attended.Everybody lent a hand that day; parents, relatives, and even my team and I, in then end, were involved in setting up the place. The dad was hanging up some details in the trees, the bridesmaid was taking care of the ceremony place and kept on asking my opinion, the bride couldn’t stand quiet for one second, not even for her make-up.The homemade marmelade from the bride’s mother, the cachaça fountain leaving a light smell alcohol, the green fields of Paty do Alferes, the distant mountains, the perfect weather… all this combined with the happiness of one of the most jovial couple we know. Young in spirit, as jovial as kids, in love like teenagers discovering love for the very first time. This is how Deborah and Ramon got married.