Selecting a location for your destination wedding can be a little overwhelming when you have the whole, beautiful world to choose from, but Rachael and David clearly made the right decision by having their destination wedding in Portugal. The balmy, breezy atmosphere was the perfect setting for their day. The traditional church ceremony was followed by a lovely outdoor party at beautiful venue Os Agostos. The talented team of Matt + Lena Photography did a beautiful job of capturing the sweetness of the day, from the details to the moments.
Rachael and David
Os Agostos, Loulé, Portugal
The wedding didn’t have a theme as such but when we saw the venue we fell in love with it. It was such a gorgeous rustic country setting we knew we had to have the reception there and kept that setting in mind when choosing our invitations, flowers and table setting. I would say it had a touch of vintage about it.
Our favourite part of the wedding day was the cake cutting. We had it in the Garden at midnight by the pool. There were candles and lanterns all around and each of our guests had a white balloon that lit up. The moonlight setting and having all our family and friends around us as we cut the cake made for a really special moment.
The Couple Recommends:
Algarve Wedding Planners, particularly Patricia Francisco, were absolutely fantastic to work with. They are so professional, efficient and hard working. They provide a really personal service and no request is too much, they took care of absolutely everything for us and made planning our wedding abroad stress free. Our guests are still raving about our wedding 2 months later and the credit has to go to the Algarve Wedding planners for that. I could not recommend them highly enough.
Our wedding photographers, Matt & Lena photography were also fantastic. We had an engagement shoot with them a few months before our wedding as part of our package which was a great opportunity for us to get to know them and them us before the big day. On the day itself they worked so very tirelessly but blended in to the background in such a way that we hardly knew they were there. Our pictures are absolutely phenomenal, a month after the wedding we were sent a slideshow of some of the pictures.It brought the whole day back to life, it made us laugh and cry and feel all of the emotions of the day all over again. The portraits are amazing, the way they capture the light in their photography is just so beautiful and were blown away by all the unposed, special and funny moments they caught so discreetly. We will treasure our pictures forever.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Matt + Lena Photography
Event Planning – Algarve Wedding Planners
Ceremony Venue – Santa Barbara De Nexe Church
Reception Venue – Os Agostos
Floral Design – Oura Flores
Invitations – Sunshine & Ravioli
Makeup Artist – Marisa Francisco
Wedding Dress – Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Thanks to Matt + Lena Photography for sharing Rachael and David’s wedding in Portugal with Junebug! For more destination wedding inspiration, check out Valerie and Shyam’s five day wedding in Thailand.