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When Bárbara told us she was planning to get married on a Douro cruise, she immediately caught our attention! A romantic land to sea wedding? Count us in!!! However Douro Azul, the company that organizes the cruises, only had availability until the end of March, so the wedding date was set according to that! We knew that at that time of the year, we would have shorter days and longer nights, so the romantic outdoor, light filled, kind of wedding they wanted had to be a little different! This couple always knew that wanted something elegant and fresh to completely transform the venue! For our design team this wedding was a true challenge, we had to cover all the walls with greens (we were a team of 7 and took us almost 2 days to do it), a white floor was installed, and a professional lighting company was hired! The look for the tables was quite romantic and since we couldn’t use real candles on board, the bride bought dozens of electric candles, that looked exactly like real ones! Golden chairs and white linens were the finishing touches to compliment this romantic look. Every single detail designed by Something Amazing was completely in sync with the floral design! The bride looked stunning in her Jenny Packham dress and Christian Louboutin shoes! And finally, our gorgeous couple and their guests were absolutely blown away and the dance went on into the wee hours of the night.

Don’t forget to check this video from The Amazing Rabbit and the feature on Style Me Pretty Destination.

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Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata

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

Floral Design: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Videography: The Amazing Rabbit

Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham

Stationery: Something Amazing

Shoes:Christian Louboutin

Wedding Venue: Alma Boat, Douro Azul

Cake Design: Maria Carrossel

05.25.2015
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Last December Tânia and Diogo, from T Bakes, invited us to help them style and shoot their 2015 menu! It was so inspirational and we’ve learn so much about their creative process. It was truly fun to style and shoot the four new flavors… oh and taste them!!!! 

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From Tânia

“Each year I take a couple of weeks to construct a new menu for the following seasons. This usually takes place in late October/ November when the hectic schedule of weddings allows for some time off when I devote myself entirely to the kitchen. During this time I play around with flavors, explore new textures and techniques always respecting the ingredient’s origin, both organic and emotional. 

Spring
Almond Cake

Raspberry Coulis & Rose Petal Cream 

Summer
Lime Chiffon

Lime curd & Coconut Cream with Coconut Slivers

Fall
Pear Cake

Peach Preserves & Maple Whisky Buttercream 

Winter
Black Forest

Chocolate Cake soaked in Kirsch, Sour Cherries with Madagascar Vanilla Cream & Belgian Dark Chocolate Cream

In today’s day and age it’s almost impossible to create something completely original, there is no cake without a past or a culture ­ and to me the memory is the most important element! Everyone has memories related to taste and smell and that’s my main source of inspiration while baking, because emotions are closely tied to major life events and all it takes is a known flavor to trigger the senses and the memories!”

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Please make sure to see the full feature on Style Me Pretty Living!

Photography: André Teixeira, Branco Prata
{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and Canon EOS1 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}
Styling: Sofia Ferreira, Branco Prata
Cakes: T Bakes

 

Devido ao elevado número de pedidos para a primeira oficina criativa da Brancoprata, a realizar já no próximo dia 30 de Maio, decidimos fazer uma segunda edição, no dia 6 de Junho. Este será também um pequeno workshop sobre noções básicas de design floral.

O workshop terá início às 9h30min e terminará às 13h, todos os materiais estão incluídos com a inscrição e neste momento existem apenas algumas vagas disponíveis!!

O valor da inscrição são 60 euros. E por favor lembrem-se que se trata apenas de uma oficina criativa para entusiastas, e não para profissionais. Para participar basta enviar um email para brancoprata@gmail.com

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Photography: André Teixeira, Branco Prata
{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and self scanned}

Florals: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

 

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For this delicate outdoor bridal portraits we were inspired by this dress from Rembo Styling! Our fashion stylist, Diana, chose organic jewelry that worked perfectly with the simple yet stylish design of the dress! For florals we also wanted something very light with a touch of romance, so I did a all white and green bridal bouquet with roses, tulips, carnations, antirrhinum and some greens. Alexandre did a hairdo that enhanced the vintage hairpiece that was an unexpected element that added an extra elegance to the entire outfit!

You can see more on Wedding Sparrow.

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Photography: André Teixeira, Branco Prata
{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Hair: Alexandre Ribeiro of Diff Hair Designers

Fashion Styling: Diana Vinha of Pretty Exquisite

Make Up: Marlene Vinha of Pretty Exquisite 

Dress:  Rembo Styling

Florals: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata

Film: The Amazing Rabbit

Cake Design: T Bakes

Model: Sandra Marcos

A couple of weeks ago we spent 2 days at Convento de Sanpayo! We were working on an editorial with some other wedding vendors! Among them was Diana Vinha, one of the faces behind Pretty Exquisite! She is probably one of the coolest most fashionable girls living in Portugal and she often posts about her look of the day!! This time, André was lucky enough to spend some time with Diana to take some photos of her Spring look! She combined a coat and dress from H&M, a skirt and shoes from Zara. To accessorize this look she had a bag by Parfois, sun glasses by Uterque. A beautiful necklace from Onecklace and rings by Lia Gonçalves were the final touch. We love how her look of the day seems to match the gardens of Convento de Sanpayo!  So absolutely perfect for a Spring look!

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Photography: André Teixeira, Branco Prata
{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}

Coat & Dress: H&M

Necklace: Onecklace

Lipstick: Too Faced (Melted, Peach)

Rings: Lia Gonçalves

Sunnies: Uterque

Bag: Parfois

Skirt & Shoes: Zara