You know what’s guaranteed to send your wanderlust into overdrive? A Greg Finck wedding. This time around he’s taking us on an adventure to Lisbon with a gallery that’ll make you start planning your hypothetical destination wedding immediately. The Wedding Company pulled off every design detail and inside THE VAULT you’ll find just the pretty your Pinterest board was looking for.
From Jasmine Lazzari of The Wedding Company… Sofia and James, both living in London, decided to have a destination wedding in Lisbon, Portugal. Living in London, they crave the sunny climate and one of their musts was to have an outdoor location with history and culture. Sofia’s heritage is part Portuguese, so it was a natural decision for them.
I instinctively knew that they would fall in love with the Palace location in Lisbon. And so they married in a 17th century palace built in 1606. Filled with original Portuguese 17th and 18th century paneled tiled walls, it served as the perfect backdrop for their entire celebrations. From the outside, it is a very unassuming location, and guests were wowed once they entered the gardens and walked into the ceremony area. It was like having an art gallery on all the walls. Breathtaking and rich in color and detail.
The civil ceremony area was the only area that had a huge custom made hedge wall, as the original wall was too bare. I wanted to add a soft cover for the ceremony area, so we had white linen dropped across, which with the breeze made gentle waves as the guests waited for the bride.
Using Eucalyptus leaves and white delphiniums to add a bit of height and elegance for the ceremony area. For the dinner area I used in season flowers, hydrangeas white and blue, with cream/white roses.
The brides preferred a white and gold color palette. The look and style was very subtle and elegant so I sourced a heavy white cotton textured table linen, and offset these with gold plated table chargers, the bread dish and cutlery. The look was extremely chic, and I only added a with a hint of blue hydrangea to the centerpieces to give a warmer feel to the table. As it was an outdoor dining experience, we hung larger sized fairy lights overhead and keep the candles in glass containers as to give a larger effect of light.
The cherry on top of the wedding (visual wise) was the stunning cake. A 3-tier lemon cake covered in edible gold leaf, a middle tier, simple and elegant, and a top tier, with hand-piped lace detail. The topper was a bouquet of handmade sugar flowers ; white parrot tulips, hydrangea & buds.The cake was presented on a silver cake plateau, so the mix of metals gave it a more modern feel.
Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Floral Design: Jasmine Lazzari for The Wedding Company | Floral Supply: Decofloralia | Event Planning And Design: The Wedding Company | Wedding Dress: Laure De Sagazan | Cake: Julie Deffense | Stationery: Paperless Post | Catering: Penhalonga | Makeup: Joana Moreira | Hair: Nuno Souto | Calligraphy: Mariana Croft For The Wedding Company | Band: Frederico BC | Venue: Palacio De São Vicente De Fora | Bridal Boutique: The Mews Bridal | Gold Table Chargers / Cutlery: Martins Alves | Linen Rentals: Festa Aluga