20
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.

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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.

27
May 2013

Harriet + Matthew

English Barn Wedding with Rain Boots and a Giant Light Heart

When a wedding’s being planned, I think a general trend is to cross fingers, hoping it won’t rain. However, when everything you’ve prepared isn’t meant to stay outside under the open sky, rain can be fun! I really love the pictures of them two in rain boots this couple ended with, and had a crush for this giant light heart. Photos by Roberto and Maria, out of Spain.

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May 2013

Sonia + Tony

Parisian Jazz Musician Wedding

If I say Paris, you’ll probably start telling me how beautiful the city is, you’re gonna mention one of those famous jazz clubs and the way all couples look so in love everywhere… But you know how it is when you actually live in such a place; you don’t really take the time to enjoy these little things that seem to make the city so special to everyone, and end up thinking all those stuff are for tourists. But when I was preparing this blog post it hit me again: Paris is fabulous! And if you like all the clichés about this city, you’re probably gonna enjoy this post.

Second, when you’re preparing your wedding and decide to go for a music themed wedding because, say, you’re both musicians, there are many options. One of them is to put miniature instruments on your tables, old vinyl records in a corner, and all kind of music-related details you can think of. Which is great. One other choice is to decide to live your theme and be the detail that will make your wedding so special: Sonia and Tony rented a houseboat to host their party, had a very intimate/ jazzy atmosphere, and during the night, started an ox with some musician friends of them! Now how does that second option sound? Photos: Photography by Winter.

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Let me tell you a bit more about today’s couple, or even better, let the bride tell us a bit more about them.

We’re both jazz musicians and met at a concert organised by the Conservatoire. At the end of the repetition, we went to a restaurant and I found myself in front of Tony at the table. After 2 minutes, he said something really funny and quite unexpected. I looked up… a few weeks after we were inseparable, and here we are now beating all odds (we were both against marriage) a bit more than 5 years after that night, married! Never say never, as for me, I even had a veil.

 

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And here’s about all those “music-related” moments of the day.
In the end it was an artists’ wedding – we had MC friends rapping a very beautiful text at the city hall (they even managed to involve Tony and everyone ended up following their lead), and my friends from the batucada waited for us outside with their drums and literally set the court of the city hall on fire! On the houseboat later that night we played a few songs with our friends who brought their instruments, and our dear friend Chris—DJ and funk singer—made everyone dance like mad to songs inherited from the 60s… This is what I like to call a party.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

No regret! Everything was as we wanted it to be.

 

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

It was a wedding with a lot of friends and very few family members, which is what we wanted. Our families were the best: no pressure, no expectation, no one telling us what to do. We really appreciated that, even if this may be the result of long years of “we’ll never get married” speeches… But still, it was a quite unconventional wedding in the sense that we got rid of everything that didn’t make sense to us: no paper invitation but an email instead, no traditional sugar-almonds, no wedding cake, no church, no wedding list, no seated dinner, no table map, no folding paper crane workshop… The least possible stress for a maximum of pleasure, that was our idea. (But hey, I’m not saying we didn’t work on that wedding!)

 

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