When I saw the pictures of Mariana and Francisco with their bikes on their wedding day, I couldn’t resist! The wedding took place in São Paulo, Brazil, a (very) big city, but it didn’t stop this couple from having the wedding they wanted – a picnic with their guests after the ceremony in a public park and mountain bikes to join the place… How cool! After all, Francisco proposed to Mariana at the finish line of a 600km run, no surprise they did something crazy for their wedding too! The beautiful photos were taken by Frankie e Marília. I love them all totally fell for the magical couple pictures. Tell me your thoughts!
The wedding took place on October 2, 2013, at the Ibirapuera park, in São Paulo, Brazil. Here’s the story of this couple, from the bride.
Francisco and I knew each other from being co-workers. We started doing “adventure races” together (running, cycling, paddling and rappelling), that are for teams only. This is when we fell in love and started dating…
During the month of April of 2012, he participated in a race called “Ecomotion”, a 600 km long race that usually lasts from 5 to 7 days (with very little sleep time, depending on the team’s strategy). I wasn’t training enough to participate this time, so he only asked I’d be there for the very end of the race, when he’d arrive…
When he crossed the line he surprise-proposed to me! There’s a video (in Portuguese) here.
Name one thing you regret…
I can’t think of anything!
… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.
That we did the civil ceremony by bike and had our wedding ceremony outdoors (in a park, a place that we both love). It was simple, our only guests were members of our families and the bridesmaids and groomsmen, but it was just what we needed to have our hearts filled with love. We’re happy we didn’t follow any pattern or pre-established rule… (Why would we at all need to get married in a closed room if we can have everything take place in a park with an officiant?)
More pictures on the photographers’ blog here.