Sabrina and Brunos beautiful Santa Maria do Bouro Wedding in northern Portugal was filled with lots of amazing details, from travel map seating plans to sunglasses as favours for guests. Planning from Switzerland proved to be challanging at times as they decided to organise their destination wedding without the help of a local planner but by choosing vendors who’s work they loved and a fantastic venue, all of their expectations were surpassed and they had the most unforgettable of wedding days. Their sun drenched portrait session was captured Pedro Filipe and we are sure his images will get your week off to a flying start. 

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From the bride
“Bruno and I met on the internet when we were teenagers in the early 2000’s. It was not a dating site, just a regular chat site and for several years, we just spoke at irregular intervals without making any attempt to meet each other (even when we were living in the same city!). At the same time, both of us had our own things going on so we just enjoyed the irregular conversations. After several years, we started to chat more frequently and eventually we decideded to meet up and go on a date. It was winter time and had such a great time, laughing and flirting with each other! The rest, they say is history.

Bruno proposed me at Yellow Stone which was incredibly special because a year prior to the proposal I saw a picture of the Grand Prismatic and I told him I wanted to see this natural wonder of the world one day in my life. For his birthday I bought him a ticket for the US Open and so it was the opportunity to travel to USA. He came up with a plan that was to bring me to the Grand Prismatic, seat me on a quiet bench away from other visitors, enjoy the view and propose me. However, he might have underestimated the amount of tourists that would be there and on the day, I do remeber feeling that he was nervous about something. After 10 minutes in quite a busy area, he was quite aggitated and said “Let’s go to a more quiet spot and have a romantic moment on a bench..”. So we stopped at the Great Fountain Geyser. We were the only two people sitting on the bench and it was just perfect. The hot water started to gush from the geyser so I took out my camera and asked him to pose for the picture. To my surprise, he went down on one knee, handed the ring he said “Sabrina would you like to stay by my side for the rest of my life?” And I said Yes !! Unfortunately I didn’t took the picture of him proposing me!

We live in Switzerland but Bruno didn’t want to get married there and I didn’t want to get married in Italy where I am from, so we choose Portugal. We chose a simple palette of lavender and lemon for our stationary and decor and incorporated little touches like lemoncello and porto for our guests at the table. Our best decision was to get married in Italy and the vendors we chose. They made it an unforgettable experience”

Photography; Pedro Filipe Fotografia | Ceremony and Reception Venue; Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro | Videographer; Something blue Vanessa e Ivo | Florist; Diferente | Wedding Dress; Cymbeline | Grooms Suit; Reinier (Annecy France)

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