When I got off the phone we started speaking… I left to find a book at the shelf, when I came back he was no longer there but I found a note that he left on my desk, it had his name and number…
We met while studying at university in the library (in Australia), we happened to sit next to each other at a
computer, my mobile rang- it was my mother speaking in Portuguese, he then found out I too
spoke Portuguese. When I got off the phone we started speaking… I left to find a book at the
shelf, when I came back he was no longer there but I found a note that he left on my desk, it
had his name and number… I decided to call him one day and we organised a first date… From
them on our journey began… five years later we married…
Overall theme of your wedding? Colour palette or predominant concepts?
Neutral, classic, timeless, white, clean, romantic, traditional, vintage, pretty, spring,
Do you have any advice for brides and grooms?
Make sure at some point during the day, the two of you take some time out alone. Even if it’s
just to go for a short walk, or sit together outside. The day flies by, you will be happy you
spend just a few moments alone to take it all in.
Which was the best decision made for the wedding?
Not to get caught up in perfection and to celebrate our love
About the suppliers...
Name of the Wedding Venue / reception
Igreja Paroquial of Colares
Bride´s dress & acessories
Dress: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner NY
Veil: Cathedral length Monsel
Hair acessories: Percy handmade
Jewelery: pearls by blue nile
Groom´s suite & acessories
M.J Bale suit,
Louis Vuitton tie,
Shoes of Prey
Jewlery / Wedding rings
Penha Longa Catering
Flowers / Decoration
FLOW Floral Design, Marta
Bouquet primarily had: lily-of-the-valley, myrtle, hyacinth, Stephanotis floribunda
Invitations & Graphic materials
Make up & Hair
Joana Moreira www.joanamoreira.com
sound & lights
Pianist: Franco Chirife assisted by Fado singer, a saxophone player and double bass
from Fatima Velas