Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

A Very Violet European Wedding by Branco Prata
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This week’s real wedding of the week will sweep you off to coastal city, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.  There, Sandra and Juan married in a sophisticated, dreamy celebration filled with shades of violet, plum, amethyst and deep pinks.  The couple entrusted their vision to the Portuguese dream team: Sofia and André of Branco Prata, who designed and captured the day with utter style! Sandra is a biomedical engineer; Juan is a super smart computer guy.  Both have self-proclaimed geek streaks, and they really wanted to celebrate that aspect of their connection amidst all the romance and sophistication.   During the ceremony at the beautiful Monastery Serra do Pilar, Juan offered Sandra a robot, and she offered him a small rooster symbolizing a  Portuguese folk story. They also opted to send not one, but two sets of invites: fancy ones for the family (pictured above) and computer-inspired ones for friends!

The reception at Real Companhia Velha, a restored wine warehouse, was a modern floral haven.  Incredible florals were absolutely everywhere!

The evening just wasn’t complete without a glam rhinestone-studded cake and geek-chic pacman cupcakes!

Read more from the bride below and see the full story {here}.

Photos by André Teixeira of Branco Prata

Flowers and Design by Sofia Ferreira of Branco Prata

Bridal Gown by Rosa Clará

Bridal Bouquet by Flores do Bolhão

Earrings and Headpiece by Glitzy Secrets

Bride’s Make up: Leonor Gonçalves, D’Ouro Clinica e Spa, Matosinhos

Bride’s Hair: Sónia – Inês Pereira Cabeleireiros, Porto

Invitations & Paper Goods by wise/up weddings and design com texto

Venue: Real Companhia Velha

Catering by Numiel

Cake Topper by better off wed

Music and Entertainment by Ensemble MinneSang  and Factor Música

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Ana Luísa + Paolo in Portugal
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

A love story for you:

Ana Luísa is from Portugal, Paolo from Italy…

An international romance, you see… and we hear that they are positively made for each other.
The couple wed in Portugal, and hired the photography and event design duo, Branco Prata, to capture their day.  The couple incorporated some traditions from each heritage, but the simplicity of it all was truly heavenly.
Branco Prata created a modern look; the day was accented by shades of pink and blue.  Ana Luísa wore an ethereal chiffon gown by Paula Rola.   This blue and white floral graphic made its way onto several of the design elements. The ceremony site was majestic and awe-inspiring.  Below, the bride and groom snuggle up for portraits. Branco Prata created cute little plant favors for local guests, and adorable seed boxes for those who travelled from afar.

Catch the full story and more from their day in our Real Wedding Gallery.

Photos + Event Design by Branco Prata

Church Florals by Céu Florista

Paper Goods by Branco Prata

Bridal Gown by Paula Rola

Bride’s Shoes by Estribo

Bride’s Hair and Makeup by Whiteland

Groom’s Suite by Sartoria Chairman

Ring Pillow by design com texto

Bridal Bouquet by Horto da Ju

Reception Venue & Catering by Sameiro Eventos

Cake by Casa das Natas

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