Whimsical summer garden wedding in Sintra, Portugal
Bride Anastasia's best advice for planning a wedding? "Delegate! Hire a wedding planner and ask your bridesmaids for help. Don't try to do it all on your own." We couldn't agree more with Anastasia's sage advice and are thrilled to share her gorgeous wedding at Quinta Da Penalva in Portugal with you today.
With Anastasia from Russia and Sebastian from the UK, the couple gathered loved ones from all corners of the world to celebrate their destination wedding in the whimsical town of Sintra, nestled among gentle hills and a majestic pine forest. Their dreamy wedding is full of joy, with every happy moment and gorgeous detail captured by Portugal-based wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member, Diane Sotero.
"I found wedding gown shopping so hard," explains Anastasia. "But I found one thing to be true, when you find the one, you will know it right away! I was going for practical and simple vibes, as I wanted to be able to freely move and dance in my dress."
The couple envisioned their wedding day being magical and whimsical, giving guests the feeling of being on holiday. "We were really keen to incorporate beautiful Portuguese culture into the wedding. So we had lots of blue, Portuguese food, Dulce de leche cake, Douro wine and favours.
"My favourite moment was just before I was due to walk down the aisle. Standing at the back with my father, having this moment with him, this moment of pride and joy before walking down the aisle, to my husband, with one of our favourite songs and everyone we loved being there with us to share it with us."
Planning, Design & Floral: Sofia Nascimento Studios | Photography: Diane Sotero | Venue: Quinta Da Penalva | Catering: Imppacto | HMUA: Rita Rodrigues | Video: Vanessa and Ivo | Rentals: The Rental Factory | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab