Last Winter we designed this simple table, inspired by organic pieces and ikebana, a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Our idea was to emphasize other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and of course play with the shape, line, and form of the centerpiece.
Destination Wedding in the South of Portugal
SIMPLE AND LAID-BACK FAMILY SHOOT
Last Summer we had the privilege of shooting Pedro Bento's beautiful family. At the time they were expecting their second child, so you could feel the excitement and joy in the air! It was such a wonderful afternoon. Pedro, Paula and their daughter are quite spontaneous, funny and super relaxed, so they made the job really easy. It's always an honor to be chosen to take photos of a family, help them with their future memories and make sure that certain moments in life become unforgettable, but when one of the people hiring you is actually a professional photographer, the responsibility sets in because you know the expectations are always high!
Anyway, here are a few photos of that afternoon together with this lovely family, we hope you love them as much as we do. And a massive thank you to Pedro Bento's family for allowing us to capture them!
EDITORIAL AT PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO, PORTO II
On our last post we shared images of an editorial at Palácio do Bolhão, and at the time of the shoot, designer Gio Rodrigues, sent us two wedding dresses. We thought it was only fair to share the photos of the other dress that we ended up not using for the Magnolia Rouge's submission. This dress was absolutely stunning, the fabric had an heavy but extremely rich texture and paired perfectly with the simplicity of the veil.
Photographer André Teixeira, BRANCOPRATA / Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, BRANCOPRATA / Videographer THE AMAZING RABBIT / Film lab CARMENCITA FILM LAB / Dinnerware & silverware EMPATIAS / Fashion designer Diana Vinha , PRETTY EXQUISITE /Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE / Cake designer & production managerT BAKES / Wedding dress GIO RODRIGUES / Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, DIFF HAIR DESIGNERS / Venue PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO
EDITORIAL AT PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO, PORTO
For this editorial we choose a soft colour palette to complement the decadent look and highlight the beautiful PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO backdrop. Considered one of the most notable buildings of the Portuguese architecture of the nineteenth century, the palace was built in 1844 by Antonio de Sousa Guimarães, one of the richest merchants in the country. The palace expressed the political and financial strength of the proud city's bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century, and currently it's the home to Academia Contemporanea do Espectáculo, a art school and Theatre. The building's architecture, the various golden details and painted ceilings match perfectly our abundant flowers yet enhance the simplicity and elegance of our bride. And that jaw dropping fireplace, was the perfect setting to display the stunning cakes designed by TBakes, specially for this editorial. Finally, this shoot would not be possible without the help and goodwill of ACE, that allow us to shoot at the stunning Palácio do Bolhão, right in the heart of our city!
You can see more on this editorial on Magnolia Rouge.
Photographer André Teixeira, BRANCOPRATA / Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, BRANCOPRATA / Videographer THE AMAZING RABBIT / Film lab CARMENCITA FILM LAB / Dinnerware & silverware EMPATIAS / Fashion designer Diana Vinha , PRETTY EXQUISITE /Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE / Cake designer & production manager T BAKES / Wedding dress GIO RODRIGUES / Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, DIFF HAIR DESIGNERS / Venue PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO