For Carlos and Cátia, family was the most important aspect of their bohemian styled wedding in Portugal. The couple chose the bride’s grandmother’s house for the big day because of the sentimental value and the “feeling of belonging there.“ Home-cooked meals, colorful, rustic decor, and live music produced the perfect ambiance for the couple to exchange vows. Instead of carrying a traditional bouquet, the bride wore a floral necklace, which was a beautiful, unique touch to her gorgeous laced gown. The amazing Pedro Vilela Photography captured the sweet, genuine moments spent at this intimate Portuguese wedding.
Carlos and Cátia
Private Residence, Entroncamento, Portugal
We chose to have a wedding at my grandmother’s house because that is where I spent my childhood. I love that place and the feeling of belonging there. The decoration was all about that, all the small details belong to our childhood: photos, music, flowers, etc. It was a mix of what we loved most and some rustic props from my grandmother’s house. For example, Carlos used a traditional cap from our region — Ribatejo. I didn’t want to carry the bouquet, so I used a flower necklace. It was a perfect idea.
It’s impossible to identify just one moment. All day was filled with happiness and joy. Having everybody together and being able to share our love was memorable.
The Couple Recommends:
Most of the things in the wedding were homemade by family and friends. Thanks to them it was a beautiful party!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Pedro Vilela Photography
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Florista A Clarinha
Cake – Pequeno Mundo Doce
DJ – Kuri Kuri
Makeup Artist – Isabel Delgado
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Groom’s Apparel – Two Guys Bow Ties
Thank you to Pedro Vilela Photography for giving us a glimpse into Cátia and Carlos’ intimate Portuguese wedding! Want to see more weddings like this one? Check out the wedding video in this intimate Tuscan wedding at Villa le Mura and the beautiful design in this fairy tale wedding at Palatul Mogosoaia!