Destination Wedding Photography – Portugal – Quinta de Santana
Anji and Ricardo’s amazing wedding in Portugal
Destination Wedding Photography – Portugal – I had the pleasure of photographing Anji and Ricardo’s wedding in his native Portugal on 14th June 2013. After photographing Anji’s sister’s wedding last year they decided to fly me out to this beautiful location in the hills of Gradil, Mafra.
I arrived the day before the wedding to have a look around and relax by the east coast and prepare. I began with some prep photos on a lovely hot sunny day grabbing some cool shots of Anji and her party before I drove into the hills for a 30min journey to the Church of Igreja de São Silvestre, Gradil, Mafra.
Ricardo and many of the guests were arriving and have drinks over the road from the Church. A very relaxed groom greeted his guests before they finally took to their seats after the bride arrived nice and late for her grand entrance. A beautiful Church made for some great photos and the happy couple were wed.
Once outside a brass band was fab and led the happy couple and all their guests down the cobbled streets to the nearby venue, Quinta de Santana. A stunning place with its bright colours and lovely grounds greeted the wedding party. Drinks, canapes, and some family photos before they were inside the beautifully decorated room for the wedding breakfast and speeches. I covered the partying late on with some lovely people and left Anji and Ricardo to celebrate into the early hours.
A beautiful wedding and I’m delighted to have been asked by Anji and Ricardo to fly over to Portugal and photograph their special day!
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Destination Wedding photography – Portugal