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Bright, Beachy Celebration in Brazil Part 2: Farewell Picnic

We’ve already perused the pretty that was Part 1 of this beachside celebration, and the day after picnic that followed? Unreal. A beautiful beach bash paired with floral filled drinks, poolside merriment, and of course a few hammocks for good measure. It’s time to escape the ordinary because Cassidy Carson has captured it all to share in The Vault!


From the Bride… The farewell picnic was casually decorated with flowers and fruits. It was a relaxing day by the pool and ocean for our guests to enjoy one last day together before going home.

Our wedding turned out to be one of most amazing experiences in our lives! We still can’t believe how fun and special it all was. We now know though, it all revolved around our amazing friends and family – and of course, the natural wonders of Brazil.

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Photography: Cassidy Carson | Planner: Roberta Suruagy | Floral Design: Bagatelle Decor | Cake: Le Brule Confeitaria And Cupcakes Da Bianca | Bride's Shoes: Lane Marinho | Picnic Venue: Pousada Do Toque

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Bright, Beachy Celebration in Brazil Part 1: The Wedding

It’s official, Cassidy Carson can do no wrong. For this seaside celebration is not only a dose of tropical bliss, but it’s got the makings of an all time classic celebration. From the Bride’s beautifully detailed gown, to the regal reception that followed their ceremony, we’ve got it all waiting in The Vault! Oh, and if you think this is good, just wait until you see their farewell picnic – Part 2 coming right up!

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Fall
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From the Bride… I met Collis randomly almost 12 years ago, on a bus in Vancouver, where I was studying English through an exchange program.

When the course was over at the end of 2004, we were deeply in love, but our young age, university plans and different nationalities spoke louder and I had to go back to Brazil. However, 9 years later, fate and the stars would rock our worlds unexpectedly, when we were brought back together to never leave each other again.

In March 2014, Collis proposed to me in beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta. From there to here, many changes and a lot of courage took place, so our dreams could finally become a reality.

We currently live in Vancouver, but very shortly after the proposal, we both decided we wanted to get married in Brazil. I knew immediately that the hidden paradise of São Miguel dos Milagres, one of the most beautiful beaches in the northeast of the country, was the place to be. With nothing but untouched soft sand and warm water beaches, it was the perfect backdrop for our story.

What makes São Miguel so magical, is also what makes it a challenging place to have a wedding for 120 people. Besides the fact that we picked and organized everything from 11,000 kilometres away, we had to hire designers, a wedding planner and all professionals from another city, almost 200 kms distant. Not to mention that it was the very first time a wedding was hosted at the venue we picked.

I was not sure all the hundreds of emails exchanged and Skype meetings held late at night would be worth it all. At the end of the day it came down to planning, trusting a great team of professionals, and counting on my beloved family, who helped me in every single detail. It ended up being an unforgettable experience and more amazing than we could have ever imagined!

Our wedding was broken up into three separate events: a Luau the first night, the Wedding and reception, and finally a romantic farewell picnic.

The Luau was tropical themed with huge white flags and a bomb fire on the beach. Then live music, caipirinhas, and dancing on the pool deck. The party only stopped when we all jumped in the water with our clothes on.

The wedding happened the next afternoon in a magical church built in the 18th century. An orchestra played our favourite songs and the guests were welcomed with paper fans and lemon water to refresh. The ceremony was held by a charismatic young Priest, who added English insertions so our Canadian family and friends could follow along.

The Reception took place in the courtyard of Pousada do Toque, the boutique hotel we all stayed in that weekend. The garden on its own is already beautiful, so our idea was to simply bring a little more Brazilian flare to the party. It was decorated with rustic accents, paper lanterns and tropical local flowers. The long wooden tables brought us together and helped Canadians and Brazilians strike up fun conversations and warm up for the party to come. The moon was full, the live music was great, and the drinks were cold and endless. Our families and best friends all together under the stars. We sang, laughed and danced until very late on that magnificent night. “What a time to be alive”, I thought all night long. It was beautiful and unforgettable!

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Photography: Cassidy Carson | Cinematography: Par Filmes | Planner: Roberta Suruagy | Floral Design: Bagatelle Decor | Cakes: Le Brule Confeitaria And Cupcakes Da Bianca | Ceremony Venue: São Miguel Dos Milagres Church | Reception Venue: Pousada Do Toque | Bride's Shoes: Lane Marinho | Jewelry: Tiffany | Catering: Pousada Do Toque | Makeup Artist: Vera Murta | Hair Stylist: Jackeline Monteiro | Calligraphy: Mariana Kratka | DJ: DJ Patife | Band: Fabio Cavanha And Band | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Groomsmen's Attire: Indochino | Bridal Gown: Jane Hill Bridal | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan | Groom's Tie: Indochino | Paper Suite: Minted

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Oceanfront Wedding in Ilhabela Brazil

Feeling a bit in a rut this Thursday?? Well, I’m prescribing you a pop of color and this romantic waterfront wedding is just the medicine you need. Photographed by Flavia Valsani and planned by Small Weddings, it’s a brightly and sunny outdoor celebration that will have you feeling better in no time… you can see the rest of this beautiful Brazilian wedding right here.

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Summer
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From The Bride…Chris and I got engaged on October 2012 and in November moved back to Brazil to wait for a fiancée visa. The following December Chris came to Brazil for my best friend’s wedding and we took a little beach vacation to my favorite spots in my state. We were recently engaged and had not yet decided on when we would get married or where it would be. Although we knew that the bigger ceremony would take place in Brazil, my home country.

In January we decided to think about dates and I started looking for a wedding planner and venues near where my parents lived. I knew a wedding planner would be essential for us because we did not know how long I would stay in Brazil and be able to plan the wedding up close, I would need someone to represent us with vendors when I was not able to go to meetings.

The wedding planner was the first person we hired for the wedding and she was essential for everything to work. Around that same time we realized that we wanted to do the wedding somewhere that people would enjoy as a little vacation, so we picked an island Chris and I visited together called Ilhabela.

In Ilhabela I realized that it was important to consider the expertise of the people that worked in the wedding business in the area, because the island is small pretty much everyone has worked with each other. I put together an inspirational booklet for the wedding that showed the colors, decorations, flowers, bridal party attire and cakes I wanted and took it to every meeting with every vendor. That was vital to get a feeling of who would be suited for the wedding or not according to their reactions to it. I have to say go with your guts and the energy you get from people.

I couldn’t be happier with my vendors, the food was great, pictures amazing, cake delicious, decoration out of this world, hair and make up artist great and the wedding planner made us all feel comfortable throughout the entire experience, she was on top of her game and treated everyone with respect. The day of the wedding was very emotional even though Chris and I had already eloped in the US in the presence of a few of his friends and family members. During our one-year engagement we lived ten months apart and the wedding in Brazil was the fulfillment of our relationship after such enduring times.

Photography: Flavia Valsani | Wedding Planner: Small Weddings | Wedding Gown: Alvina Valenta | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Cavalera | Catering: Marakuthai | Cake And Sweets: Ana Luiza | Decoration: Isaias Ribeiro | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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