Romantic English garden wedding inspiration by Brancoprata

Every wedding is special, i think we all agree on that! Even more when the couple is part of your family and you attend the wedding as a guest... (and of course me and André danced the night away, as usual)! They both live in the UK, but decided on getting married here in Portugal, where Ana was born! To honor James heritage, we designed a romantic English garden wedding, with a clean, modern twist!

Floral  design and styling: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and self scanned at Brancoprata}

Wedding Cake: Bolita Doces

Make Up: Catia Teixeira Beauty and Make Up

Hair: Dulce Gouveia

Wedding Bouquet by Brancoprata

This is probably one of my favorite images from 2015, i love the way André photographed this bouquet! I love the soft colors, the textures and of course, the gentle smile on her face!

Flowers: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photo taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

An inspired gathering in New Zealand

It's funny how a simple and unplanned barbecue can turn into an inspired gathering with friends!! Sometimes you just need the right group of people, a well cooked meal and a bottle of wine, and I guarantee an evening well spent! These photos were taken in the beginning of 2015, in New Zealand during our stay with Bubblerock! They were the perfect hosts of this unplanned barbecue!

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Carmencita Meets in Porto by Brancoprata

October was such an inspiring month, and among other things, we got the chance to welcome 15 photographers from all over Europe for a Carmencita Meets, here in Porto! It was an unbelievable experience, one we will never forget! We will be able to share everything about this gathering in a near future, but for now, just a peek into the inspirational week we all had!... LOVE that last image, it's a true reflection of  the Carmencita Meets!

And of course, this week could NEVER be possible without the incredible people that helped us from day one!!! THANK YOU ALL!

Dresses: Rembo Styling and Coração Alecrim, Make-up artist: Bárbara Brandão, Hairdresser: João Pereira 

Vendors: The Amazing RabbitT Bakes Petiscos e Miminhos Miss Pavlova Coração Alecrim Oficina Café CriativoAlmada 13Muuda Artes Sabores e DesignAria 23Breyner 85Le Taxi Galerias Paris 

Sponsors: Alma Artisans StudioCastelbelFutebol Clube do Porto Beija - FlorT Bakes Sardine Leather Goods

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

Last photo by Fábio Coelho, The Amazing Rabbit

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Maternity session by Brancoprata

After an intense week attending BodaF here in Porto, we are finally ready to start posting again!! Here's Susana and Hugo's maternity session, last Summer!!

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Make up: Barbara Brandão

Wedding Portraits by Brancoprata, New Zealand

After Malou and Gareth's wedding, we decided to travel to Waiheke Island, to do a small portrait session with the couple! It was a beautiful Summer afternoon, the light was incredible and this island is close to a paradise on earth!

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Real wedding in New Zealand

It's been a month since our last post... can you believe that? An entire month has passed ... a month filled with incredible moments that we will never forget... but of course we will talk about that in the future!!! 

But let's start with what brought us here today... Malou and Gareth's wedding in New Zealand, last January!!! Weddings in New Zealand are so different, more relaxed, more easy going, stress free. This particular wedding took place at a city park, so we had limited time to do the installation for the civil ceremony, but in the end all worked out and i think everybody is quite happy with how everything turned out!! I know me and André are!! 

This was without a doubt a special day... with very special people... people that we met almost 5 years ago when we visit New Zealand for the first time, for Steph and Robin's wedding... it's incredible how you fall in love with a place and it feels like home... New Zealand had that effect on us, maybe it's the people we know, maybe it's the moments, adventures we lived there... i don't know... it just feels like home!!

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Floral Design: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Stationery and concept for the ceremony installation:

Steph Killip, Bubblerock

Featured Style Me Pretty Destination

What a great way to end the week... as we get ready for another wedding this weekend (this time around in Lisbon), check out Style Me Pretty Destination, to see Sandra and Marcos wedding feature!

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Floral Design: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Lifestyle: Auckland by Brancoprata II

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and Canon EOS1, scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Lifestyle: Auckland by Brancoprata

Auckland is the biggest and most diverse city in New Zealand. Everyone lives within half an hour of hiking trails, sunny beaches and some beautiful holiday islands but at the same time you can find amazing food, great wine and a lot of cool places to visit and shop, it's a true city life experience!! Auckland is so much more that a city, is a way of living and enjoying the best things that life has to offer! This next set of images hopefully will show you a new side of Auckland, a artsy, modern, cultural place that we all should visit at least once in a lifetime! 

{We have so much more to share from our trip to New Zealand in the beginning of the year, so stay tuned!}

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and Canon EOS1 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Elegant Autumn Wedding Ideas

Our story, like so many other stories begins with a dream… Our bride wishes to see the ocean for the first time in her life… she lingers in the yard of her family house, enjoying the warm sunshine but only one thought goes through her mind… the day she will finally see the ocean!

We were inspired by a poem from Shuchoon-Mo, and by the natural elements that surround us , the Portuguese countryside and beaches, the family traditions and above all, the importance of creating memories for our future couples.

A huge thank you to the whole team who made this possible and also, make sure to check this video from The Amazing Rabbit. 

“I walk on the winter beach from here to there and beyond where the beach ends past indifferent sea gulls over beached kelps over bleached sea shells to the sound of crushing waves to the call of ebbing memories I walk on the winter beach I shall go I must go alone beyond where the beach ends”

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Creative Direction & Floral Design: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Fashion Styling: Diana Vinha, Pretty Exquisite

Makeup: Marlene Vinha, Pretty Exquisite

Hair: Alexandre Ribeiro, Diff Hairdesigners

Videography: Fábio Coelho, The Amazing Rabbit

Wedding Dress: Rembo - Styling

Cake: T Bakes

Reception Venue: Quinta Da Pedra Salgada

BodaF

Next month we will be attending BodaF here in Porto! It's a great opportunity to spend 3 days talking about wedding photography! André will be speaking at this conference and teaching a masterclass! To say we are excited is without a doubt, an understatement! Come visit us in Porto this October!!!

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Natural and light-filled engagement in Portugal, by Brancoprata

We truly believe that engagement sessions are a true representation of the love between the couple. We highly recommend to keep things simple and timeless! To choose a location that speaks to them and an attire that reflects their personality, here's a perfect example of all of the above! Jennifer and Francisco's natural and light-filled engagement session and wedding was without a doubt, one for the books!  

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Wedding in an ancient Monastery, in Portugal by Brancoprata

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It's finally September and wedding season is now slowing down! We still have 2 more months before we can say it's officially over but, we cannot wait to show everything we've been doing and everything we are going to do for this next two months! Today is our first post since July, so we are pretty excited about the event we are sharing... non other than Elsa and Rui's wedding (you might remember this feature in one of our favorite blogs and magazines, Magnolia Rouge)! This was a very special event to us, not only because we love how everything turned out but also because we were guests at this wedding and ... well, we partied all night, celebrating this special and unique couple! To Elsa and Rui, we wish all the best and that we may always be witnesses of their love and happiness!

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Planning, styling, florals & stationery: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Bride’s gown: Pronovias

Bride’s shoes Michael Kors

Make-up Jenny's Make Up Land

Hair Lucinda e Quinita Cabeleireiras

Jewellery Spezia, from Bluebird

Groom’s attire Gio Rodrigues

Groom’s hair Daniel, from José Resende Cebeleireiros e Spa

Cake Bolos por Gosto

Cinematography The Amazing Rabbit 

Ceremony venue Igreja de Riba de Ave

Reception venue Mosteiro de Landim

Caterer Adão Gomes Eventos

Dj Jukebox

See you in September

So... it's finally August and we know that you are probably away enjoying some time off, taking advantage of these beautiful Summer days and relaxing by the pool or even at a peaceful beach somewhere! That is why we decided that we won't be updating our blog until September!! We have so many things to share that we want to be 100% certain we have your full attention! But we will be updating our Facebook page and Instagram (don't forget IG, our favorite!!) every single day! See you in September!!!

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Floral design: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photo taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Summertime fun in the sun, Queenstown

Queenstown is a beautiful city in South Island, New Zealand! During the Summer, this idilic place is brimming with life and everywhere you look you see happy and smiling people! Kids run free and they actually play with no electric gadgets, no phones, tablets or tv! People take advantage of sunny days and go to the shore of Lake Wakatipu where they can find really cool beaches, that are very popular for swimming!

 

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{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and Canon EOS1N and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Romantic countryside wedding by Brancoprata

We love when our couples hire our photography and floral design services! To help bring our bride's vision to life was a great challenge and we can't help but love these images we are sharing here today! This romantic countryside wedding stole our hearts!

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Floral design & styling: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and self scanned}

Videography: The Amazing Rabbit

Make up & Hair: The Story