May 2014

Inês + António

Rainy Elopement in Portugal

Inês and António decided to have a very intimate wedding, precisely 10 years after their very first kiss! They organized a little ceremony for just the two of them at a beautiful cottage and had some afterwards snacks, around the theme of Nightmare Before Christmas. They had a very rainy day (maybe one of the most rainy weddings I’ve featured here!), but it didn’t stop them from having the ceremony outside, neither did it wipe the smiles off their faces! Photography by Quem Casa Quer Fotos, out of Portugal.



The wedding took place in Gêres, Portugal, on March 21, 2014. From the bride:

A little over ten years ago, two different people, who completed each other, met for the first time. It only took two dates and a lot of online talk for both of us to know that the person holding our hand would be very special. Ten years have passed but we still tenderly remember, every 21st of every month, what happened on the March 21, 2004. Ten years have passed, but it could have been only ten minutes, because everything seems brief, and we wish to spend at least another fifty Springs together.


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The word of the photographer.

I’ve been a wedding photographer for about seven years, and one of my desires was to shoot a more intimate wedding, just with the bride and groom. This year we had the privilege to witness Inês and António’s wedding. The bride and groom travelled from Lisbon by themselves, into a cottage in Gerês, to get married. When we got there, everything was wonderfully set to the last detail. It was one of the most special weddings I had the opportunity to shoot. The rain wanted in on it too, but the bride and groom were brave enough to face it.

Mar 2014

Catarina + Antonio

Contemporary Wedding at a Hotel in Portugal

Catarina and Antonio got married in Lisbon, Portugal. They chose their venue to be a hotel that also took care of the catering. It’s a nice option for those looking for a place that’s already nice as is, although this couple decided to add some details of their own! Photography by Hugo Coelho out of Portugal.



The wedding happened on July 13, 2013. The ceremony was celebrated at the Santa Isabel Church and the cocktail and dinner were held in the Hotel da Estrela, Lisbon (Campo de Ourique).

The decoration of the tables was made by us. We kept a lot of glassware to decorate the tables, glass packages of fruit, etc, we picked a lot of stones from the beach and some old doors to put the names of the guests to indicate their seats.


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Name on thing you regret…

The day passed very quickly. It was a lot of work and when the day was over we got the feeling that time had been running!


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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

My son Manuel was at the wedding and still talks about it. He is 3 years old.

We’re also happy that our most important friends and family members were there. We and some friends slept at the hotel and the day after we all had breakfast together.


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The word of the photographer.

When I had the first meeting with them captivated me by the kindness and simplicity. They planned their marriage without formalities and full of little details. It gave me great pleasure to photograph each chapter of this great day.

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