Hosting a wedding in a vibrant city like Porto provides a wonderful backdrop for the day festivities and Helena and Manuel knew that from the start! With little less than a month to plan everything, we found this beautiful place, right in the heart of the city: Flow restaurant, and it was perfect, an industrial meets chic kind of feel, with incredible food, and a patio big enough for the ceremony and cocktail hour! Lots of greenery and tons of candles mixed with plexiglass details and Edison light bulbs created a chic and sophisticated setting! The bride wore a short dress paired with a cute red belt and a pair of wheels that were insanely gorgeous! Her make up and over all styling was done by the girls at Pretty Exquisite and the hair by Diff Hairdesigners! This couple was determined to break a few rules so the bride decided not to have a flower bouquet, no rings and no wedding cake! The beauty of this wedding is that, it's actually the proof you don't need to do things by the book, you can make your wedding your own, it's your day, its' your rules, and in the end, it will work!!
Finally we had some time to share the second part of the bridal portrait's editorial we did for Carmencita Meets in Valencia! A great day spent with 15 talented photographers from around the world, and a team of vendors with whom we loved to work!
Carmencita Meets goal is to bring photographers together so they can share their knowledge and love for photography with others, and enhance their skills. When the lab invited us to style some editorials for the Valencia Meets, we knew we wanted to create a simple but authentic exercise of a well curated scene. This intimate shoot portrays a bride waking up on her wedding day and slowly getting up.
As always we used a 3D moodboard to share our inspiration for this shoot! These moodboards are a very important part of our design process and they are perfect to explore the five senses! Exploring the moodboard, the textures, the images used, the colors and various materials is extremely important for our creative process.
Kristal and Dish got married last year in Portugal, but a month prior to the wedding we went to Scotland for their engagement session! We started the day in Glasgow, where they first met and then drove to Loch Lomond! Stunning scenery and a beautiful Summer day made this day even more special!
Here's to slow living moments, getting inspired and feeling blessed, because in life, the simple things are the ones we treasure the most!
Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata | Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata | Make-Up Marlene Vinha, Pretty Exquisite | Fashion styling Diana Vinha, Pretty Exquisite | Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, Diff Hair Designers | Wedding CakeT Bakes | Videographer The Amazing Rabbit | Film Lab | Venue Convento de Sanpayo
It's been a crazy few months around here, we've been traveling a lot lately and attending some really cool photography workshops, meetings and wedding conferences! In February we went to The Rural Workshop near Barcelona, where André taught a 2 hour masterclass for a group of 25 people! Our dear friends from Bodas de Cuento prepared and styled the models, so that André could show how he normally shoots! A massive thank you to the team involved (please see credits below) and to all the kick-ass photographers who attended, you guys are the best!
Last September we spent a weekend in a brazilian paradise called Trancoso, to shoot Carolina and Rolando's beautiful beach wedding! The day before the ceremony we walked around the Quadrado area for some engagement portraits with the couple! It was incredibly hot and sunny and we immediately fell in love with the local architecture! Every building in Trancoso is so colorful, the local stores are gorgeous and perfectly styled and everybody is so nice! No wonder so many people choose Trancoso for a destination wedding or just for a random holiday with family or friends! It's pure heaven!
When we were getting things ready for the new website, André and I came up with the idea of designing a few table settings inspired by the elements Earth, Fire and Water (you can find the result here). That week we got together a few props and flowers and we had tons of fun playing around with everything, and because in the end, we still had so many leftovers, we decided on playing some more! Here's just a few images of those experiments back in November! Sometimes even when there's no concept, no inspiration, no creative team, you still are able to create something that speaks to you and reflects the things you are drawn to!
I can hardly believe that it's Easter time! This year is going so fast, and wedding season is just around the corner! We still have so many things from 2015, to share here on our blog!
This is the first wedding we are sharing on our journal since our rebrand (cannot believe it took us so long)! Alexandra and Adam got married in one of the most stunning Hotels we've ever seen: Hotel Vidago Palace! And yes, if you are wondering, me and André are huge fans of Wes Anderson, and The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of our favorite films, so we kind of love this place! Anyway, the couple lives in London, so the wedding was a great excuse to spend time with their friends and family! We love the fact that the religious ceremony was in Portuguese, English but also Polish (and this way all the guests understood every single word)!
Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata | Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata | Dress Rute Moreda for Manuela Noivas | Make-Up Marlene Vinha, Pretty Exquisite | Fashion styling Diana Vinha, Pretty Exquisite | Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, Diff Hair Designers | Wedding Cake T Bakes | Videographer The Amazing Rabbit | Stationery Levado à Letra | Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab