Nikki and Jon, from London, decided to move from the UK to Portugal last year. The couple tied the knot at a beautiful country house in the hills of Loule in the Algarve. Both being designers, it was inevitable that their wedding was going to be fun and stylish! Nikki and Jon’s simple yet elegant celebration was captured by Matt + Lena Photography
Photographers Matt and Lena tell us: “Last year Nikki and Jon packed it all up and moved to Portugal! They set up their own business here and got married at a beautiful country house in the hills of Loule in the Algarve. They are both cat people- they have bunches of them! Although they were not at the actual wedding, they were pretty involved in the prep and grooming. For the wedding, they wanted everything to be in keeping with the simple and rustic charm of the venue. All white, from the flowers to the table clothes. With rose gold and copper tones and green from the surroundings and the little displays of succulents. Nikki wore a beautiful dress from Stella York, an Australian designer. It was tailored and customised by a small dress tailors in Faro, Portugal. The back of it was removed and little details added. The ceremony was held outside, in the court yard of the main house at Os Agostos. It’s a converted barn and olive press house surrounded by forest in the Loule mountains. A string quartet played Metallicas ‘Nothing Else Matters’ as the brides entrance song! Their wedding was an amazing party. They had some of their favourite local musicians come to play as well, having some brilliant talent in the family, Nikki’s cousin preformed a few songs. For the evening, their friends- who also happen to be in a band, played to the crowd. There was an eclectic mix of music throughout the day, which was so awesome!” 
Photography: Matt + Lena Photography | Wedding Venue: Os Agostos | Wedding Dress: Customised Stella York | Bride’s Shoes: Miu Miu | Bride’s Sunglasses: Prada | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss  | Groom’s Sunglasses: Ray-ban | Wedding bands: Custom-made | Bride’s Jewellery: The Great Frog |Stationery: Designed by the bride, printed by The Foil Invite Company | Caterering: Brunch: Algarve Fine Food; Dinner: Os Agostos | Florist: Suzannahs Flowers | Makeup Artist: Cara Scott | Hair Stylist: Abigail Parker | Cake: Benedita Dias | Photobooth: Memory Box | Band: Reception: Beto Kalulu; Evening: Ally Scott & La Horse

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