Get ready for blue skies and glamour today in this couple’s beautiful destination celebration. Mary and Barry are from the same county in Ireland, Donegal, but travelled half way across the globe to Australia before they ended up meeting each other! They actually met in the lift of an apartment building in Sydney, far from home indeed. The couple wanted a wedding abroad as their friends are from all over the world and would have to travel anyway. Since they are both based in London and share a love of good food, sunshine and wine, a destination wedding in Portugal was a natural decision- incorporating all of their loves without having to travel too far. “We basically wanted a week’s holiday with our mates, and if we had the wedding at home that wouldn’t have happened.” Well said we think! And now have a look at these gorgeous images by Piteira Photography.

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Mary and Barry enjoyed the day so much, especially their first dance.  “Everyone joined in singing as we danced. Our song was ‘To Love Somebody’ by Ray Le Montagne and Damian Rice. It sounds cheesy but we just loved the fact the singing was impromptu!” 

What a romantic moment! And a beautiful wedding- I just love Mary’s hat and their ‘thumbprint tree’ guest book. Thanks so much to Mary and Barry for sharing their day with us and to Kerry and Luis from Piteira Photography for these gorgeous images. And now I’m off to window-shop holidays in Portugal… weekend break anyone?!

Photography: Piteira Photography | Venue: Quinta De Sant’Ana  | Church: Sao Silvestre Gradil | Bride’s Dress: Valentino | Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood | Bridesmaid Dresses: Charlie Brown | Planning/Flowers/Catering/Car Hire: Ann Frost from Quinta De Sant’Ana | Cake: Bride’s Mother

8 Responses

    • Lindsay

      It really is! Portugal though is always a winner but these two are fab!

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  1. Sarah Fyffe

    Oh this is lovely. I want to be there now! Love Mary’s style & the concept of a weeks holiday with your friends – very cool!

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    […] Quinta de Sant’Ana: A family run vineyard, this venue hosts exclusive weddings and will help in planning your day. The building itself is a very pretty typical Portuguese building and there are a choice of reception locations. There is even a chapel on the property which used to be the parish church. Here’s a wedding at Quinta de Sant’Ana. […]

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