9 Aug

Portugal wedding: Carina + Joao

categories Real Weddings

blue wedding accessories

Carina + Joao’s venue, the 17th century Palácio de Conde D’Óbidos was responsible for their literary theme. Walls covered with Portuguese tiles, a historical library with a gorgeous chandelier, and a view over the Tejo River in the centre of Lisbon… This is what they fell in love with and why they chose the book as their main focus. “A book as an object and as a means of transport of culture and wisdom. We wanted our theme to be an extension of the venue and of ourselves. Something classic, with a vintage look in order to mix with some modern elements, and this was the perfect place to do it.” 

vibrant blue booklet wedding invites

We wanted to create something that could be personalized, that could make each of our guests part of the story, so we took vintage books bought at a flea market, separated every single page and used a silkscreen technique to print the text of the invitation – a simple message that read: “Joao asked, Carina said yes. Come celebrate with us”.

vibrant blue booklet wedding invites

portugal wedding with blue accents

Susana Agostinho dress

dolce & gabbana suit

something blue wedding shoes

blusher veil

white tulip bouquet

Palácio Dos Condes D'Óbidos wedding venue

That chandelier… wow.

Palácio Dos Condes D'Óbidos ceremony

blue converse accessories

Carina was definitely not afraid of color as she rocked an azure blue leather jacket and matching Converse.

blue leather jacket accessory

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portugal wedding street portraits

dolce & gabban suit and blue leather jacket

dock-side wedding portraits

portugal wedding street portraits

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portugal staircase portrait

Palácio Dos Condes D'Óbidos wedding venue

keep calm and just say yes

All the graphic work was done by the design team to which Carina belongs to, Como Branco. Invitations, menus, seat markers and all of the graphic elements scattered around were all designed together and printed by them.

custom booklet wedding elements

large candelabra centerpiece

white and blue tablescape

vintage wedding accents

vintage book table number and centerpieces

portugal wedding

We love it all! Congratulations Carina + Joao!

Photography: Piteira Photography / Venue: Palácio Dos Condes D’Óbidos / Catering: Morgadio Real / Design: Como Branco Wedding Concepts / Make up: Marta Sousa / Wedding Rings: Eternis / DJ: Vitor Ferreira / Bride’s dress: Susana Agostinho / Groom’s suit: Dolce & Gabbana

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  1. Portugal wedding: Carina + Joao http://t.co/xxsct5oY #bridal #wedding

  2. Portugal wedding: Carina + Joao http://t.co/EyHlFp6W via @100LayerCake #wedding

  3. A Portugal wedding w/ a bride that wore blue pumps and a blue leather jacket. Photos by @piteira_photo http://t.co/EgOj4Zfh

  4. Portugal wedding: Carina + Joao: Carina + Joao’s venue, the 17th century Palácio de Conde D’Óbidos was responsib… http://t.co/MUwNd0SJ

  5. … Whoop whoop!! Carina & João´s Lisbon Epic wedding was featured today on 100 Layer Cake !!! Go have a look!!! http://t.co/xnh4xU9b

  6. Love everything about this wedding. http://t.co/6ldyJrfG

  7. How freakin’ cool is this bride? Complete sophistication and a style all of her own. Love it!

  8. Carina + Joao’s venue, the 17th century Palácio de Conde D’Óbidos was responsible for their literary theme. Wall… http://t.co/XBIvPGaU

  9. Fabulous mix of quirky and romantic!

  10. Love these wedding invitations! The bride screen printed on pages of vintage books: http://t.co/EgOj4Zfh

  11. Wow these photos are stunning! What a fun wedding with so many unique & personal details… LOVE it!!!

  12. love her blue motorcyle leather! RT @100LayerCake: The bride screen printed on pages of vintage books: http://t.co/IUmqTY0E

  13. Stunner wedding….adore the blue sneakers and the white tulips!

  14. I love this wedding! The Bride’s something blue cons are just fabulous.

  15. I love the blue!

  16. Thank You so much for the beautiful words <3

  17. what is it about sneakers that make a wedding so darn cute!

  18. Que lugar lindo,Carina.Voce tem bom gosto,esse tom de azul que escolheu e maravilhoso,fugiu do lugar comum sem ser espalhafatoso.

  19. Oh, hello bride wearing an azure blue motor jacket… http://t.co/EgOj4Zfh

  20. Her dress is beacutiful! Is it a high-low dress?

  21. Outstanding wedding. Each and every details are very special and unique to me.

  22. @Elaine, yes it is a high-low dress and indeed a beautiful one! On the photographer’s gallery you can see more of the dress: http://piteiraphotography.com/2012/06/07/carina-joao/

  23. Thank you so much 100 Layer Cake, for this stunning feature, we are so happy to have our work published here! And huge thanks too, to Carina and João… without a doubt the most amazing couple ever, we love you guys!

  24. @VanAnhHoang Portuguese wedding http://t.co/uhvt63TC

  25. Love the pop of blue in this #realwedding http://t.co/qZiDIiQf #bluewedding

  26. Something Blue. Have a look at this lovely Portuguese #wedding http://t.co/F6cILmWw

  27. This is SO gorgeous! –> Portugal Wedding: Carina + Joao http://t.co/IebjKjNU on @100LayerCake

  28. Beautiful wedding! Love the colors and details. Amazing pictures!!

  29. Muitos parabéns Carina e João!:D
    Foram uma inspiração enorme, audaciosa e fiquei tão contente por ver que era nacional!:D 😀 😀

    All the best!:D
    ***sara, chips-ina-fishbowl.blogspot.com

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