When couples start planning their weddings, they often describe their vision as being very personal or representative of their personalities as a couple. Luana and Aruanã couldn’t have done a better job creating a day that reflected their fun, offbeat style. The Brazilian wedding came together with multiple DIY projects completed by the bride and groom, as well as their talented loved ones. To ensure that every carefully crafted detail was captured, Luana and Aruanã hired the extraordinarily talented Gustavo Marialva to photograph and Oui Films to film the day.
Luana & Aruanã
Recanto do Barão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
We were going for a vintage backyard alternative shabby chic wedding. We wanted to have a wedding that looks personal and had a lot of our lives and personality in it. A couple of days before the wedding our cats destroyed half of the wedding favors succulents that we prepared. So we had to get more, and wrap them all over again! Also we underestimated the work of opening 25 pompons the day before the wedding. Sure takes patience, but they ended up awesome! Our own fluffy clouds! We also painted 150 gold bottles for the flowers, did ceremony bells, pompoms, brownies, finished the invitations with sealing wax and tags, and painted golden frames to hang on the tree. My mom sewed many felt hearts and she also did crochet towels for the main ceremony table and other tables. My grandmother sewed the ring bearer pillow.
Our favorite moment was the wedding vowels. It was a lot of joy and emotion. We wrote our own and it was probably the most magical part of the day! The photocabine also gave the garden a cool environment because it was inside a vintage VW Kombi car.
The Couple Recommends:
All of our vendors were exceptional! Viviane Gratz was outstanding in helping our wedding vision come to life. She helped at every step of the giving ideas and executed everything beautifully on our wedding day. Our photographer Gustavo Marialva captured countless great photos. His photos are completely beautiful and capture the feel, love and spirit of the day!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Gustavo Marialva
Event Planning – Viviane Gratz
Venue – Recanto do Barão
Floral Design – Viviane Gratz
Catering – Atlântico Buffet
Cake – Ana Salinas
Live Music – Entreatto
Videography – Oui Filmes
Photo Booth – Fotocabine
Hair & Makeup Artist – Gabi Back
Wedding Dress – Carol Hungria
Bridal Accessories – Barbara Heliodora
Rings – Vivara