Planning a destination wedding is tricky. Even more so if the two of you are from two different countries. Emilia is from Poland, Fernando is from Portugal, and they both reside in England. But three things made it possible: an 18-month engagement, amazing vendors like photog André Teixeira + wedding designer Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata and wedding coordinator José Santos of Colunata Eventos, and of course—the internet. Kudos on pulling it off so gorgeously!
The other half of the Brancoprata team, Sofia Ferreira, designed all of the flowers. They look amazing paired with our cheery bride, yes?
The ceremony venue was a simple decision: Fernando’s local church in Portugal, ideal for a wedding of 80.
As for the reception spot… We choose Colunata Eventos for the venue as it is a beautiful place in amazing scenery with great management and excellent costumer service provided by José Santos
The bride’s bouquet recipe: garden roses, astilbe, ruscus, craspedia, countryside flowers
Aisle song: Wedding March by Richard Wagner played by musicians Manuela Machado, Raquel Fernandes, Eduardo Sousa
First dance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Cheers to the happy couple!
Photographer: André Teixeira of Brancoprata / Ceremony Venue: Igreja De Calvos, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal / Wedding Coordinator: José Santos of Colunata Eventos / Reception Venue & Caterer: Colunata de Eventos / Wedding and Floral Design & Styling: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata / Hair: Monica Araújo, Lina Cabeleireiros, Guimarães /Makeup: Bride / Invitations: Bride / Cake: Casa Das Natas, Braga, Portugal / Bride’s Dress: Anna Kara ‘Corriander’ from Anna Kara Saloon, Kraków, Poland / Shoes: Dune / Veil: Borrowed from Bride’s Sister / Headpiece: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata / Jewelry & Wedding Rings: Oficina do Outro, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal / Lipstick: MAC Sunny Seoul / Groom’s suit: Custom from Without Prejudice in London / Shoes: Dune / Watch: Tommy Hilfiger / Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Flower Girl Wreaths: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata