Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{real wedding} patricia + hugo

After seeing today's wedding, you'll understand why I can't get enough of Portugal or BrancoPrata for that matter. Patricia + Hugo wanted something different from the typical Portuguese weddings. They set out for a classic style with influences from the 20's.  Their  wedding took place in Hotel de Charme Quinta do Pinheiro a charming hotel near Porto.  Patricia pinned her grandmother’s brooch onto her bridal bouquet and created her necklace by combining her mothers and grandmother’s pearls.
The mother of the bride handmade all of the flower girl's dresses while the ring box was borrowed from Patricia's sister in law.
The escort cards were inspired by a wedding seen in Martha Stewart Weddings some years ago.  Each table had the name of the country and Hugo, the groom created a design that incorporated an iconic element of that same country... for instance, for Portugal he chose Amalia {one of the country's beloved Fado singer}
Patricia wanted a sweets table and they decided to display all the delicious sweets on a gorgeous vintage piece from the venue.
The couple left cards out for their guests to answer, afterward they would attach them to the frames with miniature clothespins. 
"What's your best wedding advice?" 
"Do you have any funny memories about us?"
 "Where should we celebrate our 10th anniversary?" 
"What should be name our children?" 
Later on the groom gathered up some fellow musicians and played an impromptu concert at the wedding. From the pictures, it looks like it was a good show.  
{Photography} Brancoprata
{Flowers and Styling} Brancoprata
{Stationery} Hugo, the groom
{Make up} Alice Barreira {VitaBeleza}
{Bouquet} Vitória Regia
{Dress}  Companhia das noivas {Xana Amorim}
{Shoes} Arezzo
{Groom’s Attire} Dielmar
{Groom’s shoes} Armando Silva no El corte Ingles

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  1. wow I love it! expecially the paper flower backdrop, very creative!

  2. that last picture of them kissing while he's on stage is so cute :) like the perfect blending of his worlds

  3. stunning! brancoprata never fail to blow me away with their style and talent! truly beautiful work.

  4. her gown is stunning! and i love the little peach paper flowers. xoxo jillian:: enter to win Upper Metal Class Jewelry

  5. I am low on words this afternoon, but I just had to say that this is stunning!

  6. Beautiful! Just beautiful! That gown is stunning!

  7. love the light in these pictures! beautiful

  8. This is like a dream! Gorgeous in every single way!! Beautiful work as always by this amazing team!

  9. Dreamy details, as always, from Branco Prata. I am from Portugal (getting married in two weeks! YAY) and just adore their work. Their blog was my main source of inspiration and I was so sad when I found out I couldn't have them at my wedding because of scheduling conflicts.
    To me, it doesn't get any better then Branco Prata! They have such a refreshing approache to weddings. Very different from anything else you see in Portugal.
    Anyway, I just wanted to say they absolutely rule! :)

  10. yay for brancoprata and their amazing work!

  11. Love it, love Brancoprata - Sofia and Andre kill it so perfectly every time!!!!!


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