Portugal wedding: Carina + Joao

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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.” 

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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”.

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Susana Agostinho dress

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blusher veil

white tulip bouquet

Palácio Dos Condes D'Óbidos wedding venue

That chandelier… wow.

Palácio Dos Condes D'Óbidos ceremony

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

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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.

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large candelabra centerpiece

white and blue tablescape

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vintage book table number and centerpieces

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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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Kerry (@piteira_photo) on Aug 9, 2012

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Martha Medina (@medinamartha) on Aug 9, 2012

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

Bella Eventi by Olivia George on Aug 9, 2012

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

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Monica Dart on Aug 9, 2012

Fabulous mix of quirky and romantic!

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 9, 2012

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

Paper Moss on Aug 9, 2012

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

Erina Pindar (@MissSmartFlyer) on Aug 9, 2012

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

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Caribbean Wedding events on Aug 9, 2012

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

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Aug 9, 2012

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

Mickey Lynn Jewelry on Aug 9, 2012

I love the blue!

Carina on Aug 9, 2012

Thank You so much for the beautiful words <3

holly on Aug 9, 2012

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

Eliana Gonçalves Aguiar on Aug 9, 2012

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

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Elaine on Aug 9, 2012

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

Wedding Grooms Sherwani on Aug 10, 2012

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

João on Aug 10, 2012

@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/

Kerry on Aug 10, 2012

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!

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Kristina Juarbe on Aug 12, 2012

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

Sara Esteves on Aug 17, 2012

Muitos parabéns Carina e João!:D Foram uma inspiração enorme, audaciosa e fiquei tão contente por ver que era nacional!:D :D :D All the best!:D ***sara, chips-ina-fishbowl.blogspot.com

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