Back in 2004, when we launch Brancoprata, there were no inspirational blogs, there was no Instagram or Instastories and we basically had books and magazines as a reference when we were designing weddings. So imagine how we excited we always felt, every time Martha Stewart Weddings launched a new issue! For us MSW was like a sacred publication that we kept on our shelves (we still do, actually, together with their books) like a shrine. So it's safe to say, MSW is part of Brancoprata's story and for us feels like a milestone achieved to have one of our weddings on their front page! Enjoy this beautiful celebration that Jeannette Tavares from Evoke DC so brilliantly designed and planned!!
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Photography André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Flowers & Styling Sofia Ferreira from Branco Prata | Locations Villa Catalina | Event planning Design and Calligraphy Evoke Design and Creative | Catering Sensacions Catering | Videography Pixel | Stationery Saima Says Design | Cookies T Bakes | Music Nuno Franco | Rentals Crimons | Bride's gown Vera Wang | Veil and jewelry L'elite | Shoes Kate Spade | Hair and Makeup Estilista Barcelona | Bridesmaids Dresses Shona Joy | Groom's suit Richard Contratti | Lighting Atmosferas | Rings Tivol
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Our latest feature on Style Me Pretty is out and we coundl't be more happy! This brand editorial for Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel is without a doubt, one of our favorite so far! There's always something so rewarding and exciting when you are working to promote a brand or a venue, specially when the end result is a true reflection of our client's aesthetic ! Check out the full feature here and enjoy.
Creative direction, styling and flowers: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata | Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata| Wedding Dress Jurgita Bridal | Shoes Bella Belle Shoes | Stationery Nice Plume | Rentals Parque da Penha | Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab | Make up artist Andy Dyo | Hair Designer Raquel Raposo Hair design | Cake Designer Sweet Stylist - Weddings Cake Artist | Assistant to floral design: Decorelle | Venue Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel | Planning Destination Weddings in Portugal
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So happy and honored to finally share the wedding of Klaudia and Ricardo in Algarve, last year! A small and intimate wedding, that was a true reflection of the couples personalities and sense of style Make sure you stop by Magnolia Rouge for the full feature!
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For this photography essay, our starting point was the word “ambivalence” and the meaning behind it. So what’s the definition of this word and why do we feel so drawn to it? In a very basic way, ambivalence is the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings towards the same action. Like everything in life, it’s normal to have mixed reactions about everything – even marriage!
We wanted a raw, honest exercise on a relationship between two people: true feelings that overcome the flaws; heartfelt words spoken that make you forget everything else; and, the acknowledgement that perfection is tangible only when you realize that your strength is built on the good and the bad. We wanted our images to focus on the couple and the space – the actions and movements between the two and their reactions to the scene.
We chose a simple and discreet environment with unpretentious details so the couple stood out. With this type of focus in life, it allows us to realize that indecision or uncertainty are also part of the path to reach a joyful outcome!
This editorial was featured on Once Wed, make sure you follow this link to see the full feature.
Photographer: André Teixeira Brancoprata |Creative director & Floral Designer: Sofia Ferreira Brancoprata | Dress: Otaduy | Make Up: Marlene Vinha with Pretty Exquisite | Hair: Alexandre Ribeiro with Diff Hairdesigners | Venue: Casa Bom Fim Heritage House & Garden | Fashion Styling: Diana Vinha with Pretty Exquisite |Videography: Fábio Coelho with The Amazing Rabbit | Cake & Cookies: Tânia Sérgio with T Bakes | Models: Best Models Agency | Rentals: Parque da Penha | Jewelry: Mesh | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab
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So happy to see our editorial "Pattern of Thoughts" on Magnolia Rouge! It's always wonderful and liberating when you work with a team that really understands our vision, and do their best to bring that perception come to life.
Also, editorial work is a great way to experiment, specially when we want to see things portrayed in a certain way. It's a process of selecting thoughts and then, preparing written, visual, audible, and ultimately film images that tell a story that reflects our vision! So please take a minute to follow this link and discover a little bit more about this essay: Pattern of Thoughts.