Our jaws dropped when we saw this Lisbon botanical garden wedding—geometric-shaped shrubberies, luscious greenery, and a gorgeous view of the city. From getting ready together to asking their maids of honor to officiate the wedding, Luc and João’s wedding was intimate, magical, and incredibly personal.
To add to the magic, wedding planner Muza Weddings Concept adorned their wedding altar with large clear acrylic blocks, candles, and black cubes. Plus, the reception decor was breathtaking: rattan peacock chairs, lounging couches, and vibrant green florals. You’ll have to see to believe, so keep scrolling to see photos captured by Hugo Coelho.
Luc and João
Estufa Real, Lisbon, Portugal
Planning Their Lisbon Botanical Garden Wedding
The most important part of planning was to plan a wedding that looked like us. We wanted to make something meaningful without being too influenced by traditions and the people around us. It was liberating and inspiring to be able to do whatever we wanted.
We’re most proud to have been able to gather all our closest friends and family to celebrate not just our love, but love in general. It was so important to us to give a message of tolerance because the ability to freely love who you love is sadly not given to everyone. We wanted to show that no matter if you’re gay, straight, or in-between, it’s all about the love you share.
Officiated By Their Maids of Honor
The most memorable part of the day was the symbolic ceremony. We asked our Maids of Honor (Luc’s best friend and João’s sister) to write and to officiate the ceremony because we wanted it to be very intimate and personal. It was a magical moment that had us in tears from the beginning to the end. They also included speeches from both of our moms. It was really moving.
Advice For Nearlyweds
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. What we have learned during the process was to be resilient together. This COVID wedding was proof that if you are willing to compromise on your vision together, you can still get a beautiful wedding surrounded by those who really matter.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Hugo Coelho
Event Planning + Invitation Design – Muza Weddings Concept
Venue – Jardim Botânico da Ajuda, Estufa Real
Floral Design – kckliko
Catering – Estufa Real
DJ – Groovebox
Videography – Pixel
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Tom Perdigão
Rings – Cartier
Rentals – The Rental Factory
Congratulations to Luc and João on their magical Lisbon botanical garden wedding. And a big shout out to Hugo Coelho and the entire vendor team for creating this spectacular ceremony. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding team, we’ve got vendors from around the world who can help you. And to get started on your planning, head over to our wedding planning page to get started. Happy planning!