If you’ve never experienced the surreal enchantment of Sintra, we’re pretty sure this Portugal elopement will have you booking a ticket immediately! After visiting Portugal the year before their wedding, Ruta and Vytis knew the rugged Ursa Beach and the quaint Biester Charm House would be the perfect setting for their adventurous destination elopement. This particular beach is noted on travel blogs as “not for the faint of heart,” but they strapped on their hiking boots, climbed down the cliffs, and found the perfect spot on the beach to exchange vows with Hugo Coelho Fotografia following close behind to capture every special moment. For their sweetheart dinner, MUZA Weddings Concept designed a cozy table back at the hotel with ceramics, glassware, and florals inspired by the ocean, the sand, and the forest, all of which fit seamlessly with the natural beauty of this special Portuguese town.
Ruta & Vytis
Ursa Beach and The Biester Charm House, Sintra, Portugal
We decided to exchange our vows in Sintra, Portugal, which we visited a year before. We were so fascinated with this part of Portugal that we instantly knew this would be the place we would become husband and wife! We knew that it would only be the two of us, so we looked for a cozy hotel surrounded by nature. When we saw photos of The Biester Charm House with its gorgeous gardens — and read fantastic reviews online — we had no doubt this would be the best place for our stay. The house was small yet magnificent, and the gardens were great for our dinner.
The most memorable part was getting to Ursa Beach, where we exchanged our vows. We had only seen the beach in photos previously, so seeing those beautiful rocks for the first time was breathtaking. Then we had to take a short but pretty strenuous trail down the cliff to get to the beach, hence I (the bride) had to wear my hiking shoes!
Get a good wedding planner and give yourselves enough time to make sure the whole process is a great and pleasant experience! Your big day should be like a culmination of a long but good play.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Hugo Coelho Fotografia
Event Planning – MUZA Weddings Concept
Ceremony Venue – Ursa Beach
Reception Venue – The Biester Charm House
Floral Design – MUZA Weddings Concept
Catering – Kitchen Dates
Cake – Migalha Doce
Stationery – MUZA Weddings Concept
Hair and Makeup Artist – Cati Beauty
Wedding Dress – Katya Katya
Groom’s Apparel – Suitsupply
Rings – Sofie Boons
Congratulations to Ruta & Vytis, and a huge thanks to MUZA Weddings Concept for sharing this incredible Portugal elopement with Junebug! Want to see more elopement magic? This simple Snoqualmie Pass elopement will give you plenty to smile about!