As soon as Ruth and Declan laid their eyes on Portuguese eco-boutique hotel Areias do Seixo, they knew they had found a little slice of heaven on earth. Ruth and Declan’s Portugal destination wedding started with a gorgeous church ceremony at Convento de Santo António do Varatojo and was followed by a reception at Areias do Seixo‘s otherworldly open-air reception garden. In true Portuguese fashion, the couple gifted all of their guests a bottle of port at the end of the night. We are so in love with Jesus Caballero Photography‘s documentation of Ruth and Declan’s day, including all of their stunning reception detail shots.
Ruth and Declan
Convento de Santo António do Varatojo & Areias do Seixo, Lisbon, Portugal
During the planning process, going to view the venues was most important to us, as often photos don’t always give you the best idea of the venue and they don’t give you a feel for the place properly.
The church ceremony was very special to us, especially the processional where we met each other at the church altar.
Processional: Mo Ghile Mear – Mary Black
Recessional: One Day Like This – Elbow
First Dance: In My Life – The Beatles
It was beautiful to walk out to one of our favourite songs and to see all of our beautiful friends and family and be greeted by the beautiful confetti rose petals.
The reception venue was out of this world and when we found it, we thought that we found just a little bit of heaven on earth.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jesus Caballero Photography
Event Planning, Floral Design, & Officiant – The Vows
Ceremony Venue – Convento de Santo António do Varatojo
Reception Venue & Catering – Areias do Seixo
Live Music – Melting Pot Folk Band
Invitations – Smitten on Paper
Makeup Artist – Marta Sousa Silva
Hair Styling – Carla D’Oliveira
Wedding Dress – Daughters of Simone via Heart Aflutter
Bridal Accessories & Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – Harvey Nichols
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Next
Rings – H. Samuel
Congratulations to Ruth and Declan, and a huge thanks to Junebug member Jesus Caballero Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Can’t get enough of this totally magical Portuguese venue? Then you’ve got to see this sweet dinner-for-two elopement under the stars, also shot at Areias do Seixo!
Thank you for the amazing feature of this wedding on your blog!