If you don't know Douro Valley by now, you are missing on one of Portugal's hidden gems! This region in the North of Portugal (an hour drive from Porto) is where all the Port wine production activities happen, and it's a great place to spend some time off! Douro Valley is becoming more and more famous for it's destination wedding potencial. If you don't believe us, make sure you see all the images we are sharing below.
wedding in the douro valley
Photographer André Teixeira from Brancoprata | Personal flowers Sofia Ferreira from Brancoprata | Lab Carmencita Film Lab | Make up Barbara Brandão | Hair designer João Pereira | Dress Hayley Paige | Stationery Diana Martins | Venue, floral design & caterer Quinta da Pacheca | Videography Vanessa e Ivo Wedding Video
featured, hochzeitsguide I
So extremely happy and honored to have, once again, our work featured on Hochzeitsguide! Please make sure you follow this link to see more of this editorial work with did with Lucilia Lara and Anna from Best Models Agency!
workshop greg finck
Last May we traveled to the South of France to design and style the third edition of Greg Finck's workshop. This year Greg challenged us to create something inspired by Alice in Wonderland (please make sure to follow this link, to see the actual images of the workshop taken by Greg Finck).
Although we were completely emerged in the creation of each set and we didn't had anytime to spare, André was able to save a few minutes to snap a handful of images.
This editorial is quite meaningful to us, it was a long but exciting process and to do creative direction with no boundaries is like a dream come true for a designer! I have to say my favorite part of this experience was when the workshop attendees first saw the Queen of Hearts set up!! The Queen was expecting them in the middle of the forest looking absolutely stunning and terrifying and it almost felt like they were in Wonderland!
A massive thank you to the whole team, this could never happen without this talented, incredible group of people: Laetitia from Floral Design Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier who always designs the most beautiful flowers, my girl crush Rime Arodaky who sometimes I honestly think, lives inside my head and was able to design 2 dresses that were absolutely perfect, Tânia from T Bakes Atelier who I trust completely in various aspects, my dear Camille Bonardi who created the perfect look, my friend Pascal Dele who tells the stories like non other,the adorable girls at Nice Plume and Creme de Papier who designed beautiful paper details for the workshop, the owners of Les Domaines de Patras who help us with production and setting up, the girls at Canigueral for sending stunning tabletops all the way from Spain, Heart of Gold Design who designed that incredible head piece for our Queen, Bella Belle Shoes for sending us the perfect pair of shoes, and of course, last but definitely not least, our dear friend and talented photographer, who always trusts our vision, Greg Finck.
Finally, if you work on weddings, make sure you sign up for the next edition of Greg Finck's workshop, in Paris next year, it's going to be crazy good!!
Creative direction & styling Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata | Film photography by André Teixeira, Brancoprata during Greg Finck Workshop production |Floral design Floral Design Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Bespoke Dresses & fashion styling Rime Arodaky | Shoes Bella Belle Shoes | Cakes T Bakes Atelier | Hair + Makeup Camille Bonardi | Calligraphy Nice Plume | Stationery Creme de Papier | Location Les Domaines de Patras | Cinematography Pascal Dele | Tabletops Canigueral | Crown + Headpieces Heart of Gold Design |
floral design: an outdoor wedding indoors
There's something magical about Mosteiro de Landim.We don't know if it's something about the place or the poeple, or maybe both! What we do know is everytime we work there we absolutely love it! It's like a good energy, a good vibe that you can't get enough of!! The images we are sharing today are from a wedding we designed last year.
Photographer André Teixeira from Brancoprata | Floral design & styling Sofia Ferreira from Brancoprata | Lab Carmencita Film Lab | Make up Marlene Vinha from Pretty Exquisite | Venue Mosteiro de Landim | Rentals Saiotes e Etc | Videography Os Tais (do vídeo)
new york by brancoprata
New York is probably one of our favorite places in the whole world. We love the energy, the craziness, the vibe of the city, and we always feel excited and inspired, everytime we go there! In 2017 we visit NY twice, back in May, while doing a wedding in DC and last month, for Bridal Fashion week!
Because we always have a busy schedule everytime we visit, we never take time to walk around like turists, so it's not always easy to have time to shoot. Last month André was able to capture a few images of New York, and I think it's easy to see a common theme, the existing textures of the local architecture, shoot with 35mm.