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Real Wedding – Ethereal Elopement Portugal

09/04/2014 | 1

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Annie & Jason   ♥   Sintra, Portugal

Photographer:   Piteira Photography

 

There’s something so wonderfully romantic about elopements; the idea of a day which is purely just about the two of you and for the two of you and enjoying your day totally your way.

 

Today’s elopement is no exception on the romance front that’s for sure! Annie and Jason put their wedding day in the trusted hands of Piteira Photography – they even asked if they could suggest a location for their destination wedding and boy, did the talented team come up trumps!

 

The Park and Palace of Monserrate in Sintra, near Lisbon created the most ethereal outdoor ceremony setting you’ve ever seen. It’s like a scene from A Midsummer Nights Dream. Oh, and Annie looks seriously stunning, rocking a beyond-beautiful Vera Wang gown. Prepare to be wowed with today’s wedding, it doesn’t disappoint.

 

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Piteira Photography:

“Annie and Jason… where do I even begin? Their wedding was our first one of 2013 and was certainly a day we will never forget. They first contacted us last year to see if we were available for their wedding, they explained that it was just going to be the 2 of them, an elopement of sorts, and as we chatted about their plans for the day we knew immediately that this was going to be a wedding unlike any we´d photographed before. Neither of them had been to mainland Portugal before but had been following our blog for a while and fell in love with the country through our eyes… which is a pretty big compliment in itself, but the cherry-on-top was when they asked us to pick the location of their ceremony, as they trusted our vision and knew we would find the best spot. No pressure!!”

 

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Real Wedding – Portugal Was The Perfect Fit

05/03/2014 | 2

You Mean The World To Me

Jessie & Elliot   ♥   Lisbon, Portugal

Photographer:   Piteira Photography

 

All of the pieces fell flawlessly into place for Jessie and Elliot’s destination wedding.

As they searched for somewhere to become husband and wife, they were drawn to picturesque Portugal where they had spent their first holiday together and where they truly fell in love. With such a special meaning to them both, this lovely locale appeared to be the perfect fit.

 

In pursuit of the ideal venue they discovered the dreamy Quinta de Sant’Ana (what a find!) and chose to hold their intimate reception in the wildly romantic, rolling vineyards surrounding this magnificent manor house.

 

The stunning location was infused with Jessie and Elliot’s personality with a delicately decorated ribbon alter, luscious lavender detailing and Jessie even made her own dress from the fabric of a vintage dress that she had found and with a little helping hand from a talented tailor.

 

This is the kind of wedding you wish you’d had an invite to, relaxed and informal and full of fun, yet oh-so-elegant, wonderfully whimsical and pretty as a picture all at the same time.

Jessie was right – Portugal really was the perfect fit.

 

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You Mean The World To Me

 

Piteira Photography:

“There are so many things that we loved about Jessie and Elliot’s wedding that it’s difficult to even know where to start… Right from the very first emails we knew that these guys had something special going on and Jessie’s efficiency and organisation skills are just out of this world… she kept in constant contact with us throughout the planning and when she asked us for suggestions as to what time the light would be best for the ceremony, and which way the altar should be positioned in relation to the sun, it was right there that we knew we had booked one of the most awesome brides ever.”

 

You Mean The World To Me

You Mean The World To Me

 

“Their ceremony was one of the most beautiful we have ever witnessed, not just because of the evening light (although that definitely helped!) but because Jessie and Elliot incorporated many little gestures and traditions from their collective family heritage…to honour Elliots Swedish roots they walked into the ceremony together, signifying equality in marriage; they passed their wedding rings around for their friends and family to bless before exchanging them with one another… and many other little traditions that made their day truly about them. It was everything we love in a wedding day and totally our style, from the preparations at the Aldeia de Mata Pequena (such a beautiful place!) to the intimate evening ceremony in the vineyards at the Quinta de Sant’Ana and we honestly loved every minute of it, thank you guys for choosing us to be a part of your amazing day and for your kind hearts and generous spirits, we wish you every happiness for the future.”

 

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Jessie says:

“People say that Paris is the most romantic city in Europe but our love story began in Portugal. Well technically it began in Ethiopia, where we were working, but Portugal was the destination of our first vacation and where we truly fell in love with each other. So when deciding on a wedding location, Portugal was the perfect fit.”

 

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