Architects Daniel and Geraldine chose the magnificent Pousada Mosteiro de Amares in Portugal for their romantic wedding. The highly detailed venue was the center point for their wedding design. The bride wore a beautifully untraditional, two-piece gown by designer Mira Zwillinger. This outdoor Portuguese wedding was full of laughter and smiles, and Luis Efigénio Photography perfectly captured every minute of it!
Daniel and Geraldine
Pousada Mosteiro de Amares, Portugal
For us the venue was just so incredibly beautiful that we didn’t really need to put much effort into decorations or any ‘theme.’ It was an old monastery refurbished by the famous Portuguese Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura whose work we both really admire. The attention to detail in the building is flawless. Dresswise we wanted everyone to be relaxed and wear what they felt most comfortable with. The flowers were all made by my Mum and Aunts and we used what was available locally at the time. We had cork inspired favours (as Portgual is renowned for it) and some special mauritian shortbread cakes my family made for us.
Everything?! What was real special was that everyone made an enormous effort to come out to Portugal for the weekend and took the opportunity to have a summer holidays out of it. It meant we managed to catch up a little with everyone throughout the week which made the wedding day that more relaxed! Also the coming together of 2 very different cultures to celebrate our day.
The Couple Recommends:
Everyone was amazing on the day, the brass band, our photographers Luis and Isabel and the Pousada manager Graca whom without we would not have been able to have organised such an amazing day from abroad!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Luis Efigénio Photography
Venue – Pousada Mosteiro de Amares
Catering – Pousada Mosteiro de Amares
Cake – Casa das Natas
Wedding Dress – Mira Zwillinger
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Alice and Olivia, Hucklebones (flower girls)
Groom’s Apparel – Acne Studios
Rings – Cred Jewelry
Favors – Marcel & Sons (shortbread)
Thanks to Luis Efigénio Photography for sharing Daniel and Geraldine’s beautiful courtyard wedding at Pousada Mosteiro de Amares in Portugal. Looking for outdoor wedding inspiration? Check out this dreamy outdoor wedding at Tracy Castle!