Every now and then we receive gorgeous weddings that are not strictly “destination” in the sense that the bride and groom are locals but the thing is, they are locals in cities and countries that don’t get featured enough on blogs around the world but also happen to be very popular cities and countries for destination weddings… so we have decided that we are most definitely going to feature them as they are an incredible resource for choosing things like the perfect venue, florist and hair stylists etc. So today, we are very excited to show you the wedding of a Portugese couple, Joana and Mário’s who held their gorgeous wedding in Lisbon, Portugal. Their photographer, André of Arc Fotografia captured all the magic of this “Midsummer Night’s Dream” inspired wedding.

wedding in lisbon

wedding in lisbon

wedding in lisbon
wedding in lisbon

Oh the red soles… Christian my friend, please put me on your Christmas Gift list.

wedding in lisbon

wedding in lisbon

Joana’s Rosa Clara dress is just so beautiful with the layers upon layers of tulle and very fitting for the overall theme she and Mário were trying to achieve.  She tells us ; The idea I had for my wedding was essentially one of a fairytale, however I wanted to do it in a truly beautiful way, without any clichés. I wanted a unique, creative ambiance and I got my inspiration from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  We opted for a garden ceremony, with my bridesmaids leading the way, all wearing flower crowns and they looked so stunning. I walked to the altar to the sound of  “For the Love of a Princess – Baveheart”. It was magical!”

He certainly looks like the happiest man on earth doesn’t he – who could blame him.

How amazing is this venue? It’s the The Marquis of Fronteira Palace in Lisbon and I can completely see why they chose it. Joana reveals; “Above all, we were looking for a venue that was timeless, that we knew would still be standing in 100 years time, filled with history, meaning and symbolism”. And look at the gardens!

The sweet table and details on the cake stands are so beautiful… very ornate and so perfect for the venue. I bet the Duke Theseus and the Amazon Queen had similar finery on their wedding day! I’m sure Joana and Mário’s guests were much better behaved though!

Thanks so much to Joana and Mário for letting us share their FAB wedding and also to André from Arc Fotografia… I’m sure we will see much more of André in the future. To those of you thinking about Lisbon as a destination, hopefully you got plenty of ideas today and take a look at our vendor list below for very useful information. Enjoy your weekend and we have a post on Monday that you do not want to miss!

Lindsay and Pamela x

Venue: The Marquis of the Fronteira Palace | Photography and Event Styling: Arc Fotografia | Hair and Make – Up: Creative Academy | Cake: Casa Da Comida | Caterer: Casa Da Comida | DJ/Music: Digital Rent | Dress: Rosa Clara | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair Accessories : Family Jewels | Bouquet and Bridesmaid Crowns: d.flores.quiosque@gmail.com | Flower Decor: Festas & Sonhos | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Bridal Party Attire: Oro Vivo | Jewellery: Oro Vivo | Lighting: Digital Rent | Stationary: Love Lab

4 Responses

  1. Kerry

    Pure gorgeousness, love this wedding, and love André’s photography… Arc is a name to watch here in Portugal! xxx

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  2. flyawaybride

    Hi Kerry, isn’t is such a lovely wedding! I’m a big fan of the hair garlands. Completely agree with you, looking forward to featuring more of Andres work on FAB x

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