These two were meant for a destination wedding on the beach. Those smiles alone prove it. And their sweet family and friends were able to share in those smiles with them, destination style, in beautiful Portugal to be exact. Thanks to French Grey Photography, THE VAULT gallery makes me want to dig my toes in the sand and hop on the love train. Join me here!
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From French Grey Photography…Stacey and Rich treated their closest friends and family to a stunning wedding day filled with the amazing summer rays that only the south of Portugal can deliver. The Algarve coast is an amazing spot for summer weddings; great landscapes, friendly locals, and nothing but the best first class hospitality. For a photographer it is a region filled with diverse landscapes and beautiful historical buildings that make capturing a wedding or an engagement truly breathtaking.
The 5-starred Sheraton hotel in the PINE CLIFFS area of the Algarve, is a place that once you discover, you never want to leave. It has everything a 5-starred wedding event needs. Great vendors and views all on site! I hope to visit this amazing venue again with many more happy couples!
I was honored to be a part of Stacey’s and Rich’s emotional wedding day, full of tradition, good friends and great food! Not to mention an amazing sunset and a fabulous couples session on their private beach!
From The Bride…Rich and I vacationed in Portugal shortly after our engagement in August of 2014, and we fell in love with the stunning views at Pine Cliffs/Sheraton Algarve. The rugged red cliffs, gorgeous blue water, amazing coast line, and the the zen-like pines made a strong impression on us. We wanted a small, intimate wedding where we can share our special day with our family and close friends over food, drinks, and laughter. It was important for us to be able to spend quality time with each of our guests and let them know how much we appreciate them for being a part of our lives. We were very lucky to have friends and family join us from Asia, Europe, and the US for our wedding.
Photography: French Grey Photography | Coordination: Sheraton Algarve | Floral Design: Ambient Flores | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Hair + Makeup: Serena-Grace Horn | DJ: ABC Sound And Light | Band: Joana Gouveia Music | Venue: Sheraton Algarve
This Bride-mama-to-be is the definition of beauty. She radiates a bridal and maternal glow that is elevated by her Mira Zwillinger dress dancing around her. And the rest of this charming day that follows? Organically detailed and incredible. THE VAULT holds all the goodness captured by Love Is My Favorite Color—right here!
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From Love Is My Favorite Color…Giselle and Pedro were blessed with the greatest gift: they are expecting a little baby. This wedding is all about sublime happiness. Motherhood has that effect on people. They got married on a stunning eighteenth century property in Portugal and had lots of beautiful little details but more importantly, the love they share is magical and the core ingredient to this so very special wedding. That powerful energy embraced all the people around them in an unforgettable atmosphere of pure love.
At cocktail you could hear the laughs, cheering and joy of all the guests. I guess they absorbed the good vibes and were also amazed with the beauty of the venue. At sunset the light was amazing… the long dinner tables were set up between the coloured rose bushes and marigold flowers, close to the traditional orange orchard. The mood was perfect to enjoy a very good traditional home cooked dinner, another highlight at this wedding. The famous portuguese wine was the perfect prelude to a very lively party, held in the venue´s ancient wine cellar. Today, it is very comforting to look back at these images and hold on to that magic… After all, these pieces of life are the soul of what we do.
Photography: love is my favorite color | Cinematography: Happy Together Films | Event Planning: Algarve Wedding Planners | Wedding Dress: Browns Bride | Cake: Benedita Dias | Ceremony Venue: Igreja De Estói | Reception Venue: Os Agostos | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: H. Stern | Makeup: Marisa Make-up Artist | Hair: Jar Studio | Groom's Attire: Jajoar Barcelona | Bridal Boutique: Browns Bride | Floral Design And Decor: Oura Flores | Getting Ready Venue: Estói Farm House | Groom's Shoes: Jones Bootmaker
Happy is the heart that gets to pour over these unbelievable images straight from the lens of Love Is My Favorite Color. And with picture perfect Portugal acting as the backdrop to this effortlessly chic ceremony, it’s a day drenched with decadence like you wouldn’t believe. And with a gallery this good? Well, it’s sure to steal away your wedding loving hearts for sure. See it all unfold in The Vault!
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From Love Is My Favorite Color…Fiona and Jon had an amazing intimate wedding at one of the most beautiful ceremony venues in Portugal, the Senhora da Rocha cliff top, in the Algarve.
The legend says the chapel was built after the apparition of the Virgin in that exact location. Believing or not, the fact is that rocky line towards the sea isn’t indifferent to anyone.That magical place was what made them come all the way from South Africa, together with their family and closest friends. Witnessing their love celebration in such an inspiring setting like that really gave everyone goose bumps… it was a truly special and emotional moment.
Both Fiona and Jon’s Mothers (and a team of her friends) also played a very important role in making this a one of a kind celebration.Fiona’s Mom spent countless hours making the beautiful headpiece for the Bride. She was also hands on with all the floral arrangements. The olive branches were sourced from the surrounding farms and all the glass ware, candles and slate settings imported from the UK. And she also managed to design and make all the wedding stationary.Jon’s Mom, spent hours sewing and making the beautiful linen table clothes, napkins and the thrown me confetti bags with Linen sourced from South Africa.This labour of love really showed what becoming a family is all about and truly melted our hearths.
Although, I also have to say I was swooning over Fiona’s Jewellery has soon has I laid my eyes on them…That mix of vintage, boho chic and nature inspired jewels is truly unforgettable…She wore a Vintage Gold bracelet from her Mum and a gold chain with sea glass given to her by her soon to be husband Jon on that day. He had it made by a designer in Cape Town. The rings were a mix of vintage gold bands sourced from UK antique shops and they were all beyond a woman’s dream.Fiona is herself an amazing wedding photographer. Sharing that bond really made us have a unique connection and being part of their magical celebration made us feel special, so this is one of those weddings we will never forget…
Photography: love is my favorite color | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Ceremony Venue: Senhora Da Rocha Cliff Top | Reception Venue: O'Algar Restaurant | Bride's Shoes: Debenhams | Groom's Attire: Zara | Veil: Phillipa Lepley | Vendor: Fiona Clair