Hop on our virtual jet plane and get ready for takeoff because this wedding in Braga, Portugal features beautiful kente cloth scarves, bright colors, a floral wonderland, and grand chandeliers. Araba and Harvey’s jaw-dropping ceremony had us dreaming of getaways with a venue as grand as this one. Thanks to the venue’s wedding planners, the couple was able to focus on celebrating their love surrounded by their loved ones, and had a wedding that was like no other. We wouldn’t blame anybody for pinning this to every wedding board available.
The union between these two was a gorgeous endeavor to witness, and thankfully, ItsAllAbout captured it all. If you’re ready to see a fire waterfront reception complete with gorgeous woven details, then fasten your seatbelts. Let’s virtually head to Portugal with this glamorous outdoor wedding.
Araba and Harvey
Quinta Lago Dos Cisnes, Braga, Portugal
Destination Wedding Advice
We would advise, especially for international weddings, to get a wedding planner you can trust. Our planners never steered us wrong!
Heartfelt Personal Touches
We wrote our own vows and personalized our wedding stationery, candles, and program. My sister sang while my now husband’s brother played the piano. Finally, both of our mothers lit a unity candle, which was incredibly heartwarming.
The Couple’s Perfect Playlist
My processional song was: GOD IS by Kayne West, which was an ode to my now husband’s love for Kanye West and praise to God who had brought us so far. The recessional song was This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole—need we say more? The song was perfect for us! Our first dance songs were Everything We Need by Kanye West and Darlin’ by Dante Bowe. This was another Kanye West favorite of ours and Harvey surprised me with Darlin’ on the dance floor, which was so beautiful.
Working With ItsAllAbout
Our photographers, ItsAllAbout were incredible. They made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. They knew when we’d had enough, but didn’t compromise on getting incredible shots. The relationship we built leading up to the wedding helped us to develop a real trust with them.
The Wedding Team:
Congratulations to Araba and Harvey on their truly glamorous outdoor wedding. Shout out to ItsAllAbout for capturing and sharing this beautiful day with us. If you are looking to throw a glamorous wedding on a budget, check out this totally glam elopement and this backyard wedding. Glam doesn’t have to break the bank—we promise!