We’ve developed some serious wanderlust for Portugal after seeing Courtney and Jeff’s wedding at the gorgeous Fronteira Palace. After tying the knot in a private ceremony in their home state of New York, the couple planned a chic, elegant destination affair for their friends and family to celebrate their new journey. We love how the couple used pops of navy blue and red to match the vibrant tiles and paintings in this historic venue. The bride channeled Old Hollywood glam in an ivory beaded embroidery Watters gown, retro updo, and bright red lips. Happy Together Films and LookImaginary photography captured the couple’s day with equal parts whimsy and sophistication!
Courtney and Jeff
Fronteira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
We come from different backgrounds, so we wanted a non-denominational wedding. We officially got married a couple months before at NYC City Hall, and then had our brother-in-law perform the ceremony in Lisbon. The three of us wrote the ceremony together – we’re all lawyers, so there were a lot of drafts exchanged, even right up until 5 minutes before the wedding.
Instead of traditional readings, we had relatives come up and read song lyrics while the string quartet played in the background. Everyone was surprised to learn that Johnny Cash and Metallica wrote perfect wedding songs!
We incorporated the Jewish tradition of breaking a glass, but we had one each for the bride and groom. The bride’s heel couldn’t break the glass though, so after a couple tries, the groom had to step in.
We absolutely loved every minute – from the ceremony starting at 4:00 PM until the dancing stopped at 4:00 AM!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – LookImaginary
Event Planning and Floral Design – Como Branco
Venue – Fronteira Palace
Catering – Silva Carvalho Catering
DJ – Jukebox DJ
Live Music – String Quartet Solutions
Videography – Happy Together Films
Invitations – Ashley Kittrell
Makeup Artist – Kabuki
Hair Styling – HairSpace Paulo Varela
Wedding Dress – Watters
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Rings – Doyle & Doyle
Congratulations to Courtney and Jeff, and a special thanks to Happy Together Films for sharing this beautiful wedding with Junebug! Are you dreaming of a destination wedding? This sunset destination wedding on Fiji’s Coral Coast will make you want to pack your bags immediately!