I am super excited to show you all a little bit into my personal life today; … My beautiful Sister in-Law and her Fiancé married last July in Portugal; It was the most romantic and intimate wedding I’ve ever been to as a guest. There was immediate family and a couple of their closest friends; we went for one week where we all shared two gorgeous houses on top of a hill in Cascias. Their wedding day was truly amazing, as you can see by the few photographs I took there were tons of smiles, a few tears (I was a blubbing mess during the ceremony!) and lots of dancing throughout the day. Mainly because we were all super excited, that they had an excellent male singer and of course Bridesmaid Lisa – who in our group of friends always loves a bit of singing!
Cheryl and Matt wanted a small intimate wedding in the sun and it couldn’t have been more perfect. There were so many little personal touches to their wedding; Lisa, Cheryl’s closest friend and bridesmaid sang their first dance so beautifully, it was honestly flawless. Cheryl and all the family helped decorate the whole place and there were lots of amazing DIY little touches. Cheryl, Matt and their three beautiful children did a little sand ceremony to involve there little ones after the wedding ceremony. They had collected colourful sand and sand from the Portuguese beach where we were the days before, then they all took it in turns to poor it into one pot for a keepsake of their wedding day. The celebrations continued all night and for the rest of the week while we were in this beautiful little town of Cascias with plenty of Super Bok and Prosecco!
It was an absolute pleasure to be there to see my Sister-in-Law marry Matt in the most perfect location. Cheryl and Matt had a professional Portuguese photographer there to capture the day, but I couldn’t resist bringing my camera for a few extra shots of them both. Below are just a few I took that on their wedding day. The day before we went to Portugal I picked up my new Nikon DF with a 50m lens – perfect as a very lightweight camera and what a great location for me to try it out.
Location: Morada Do Sole, Cascias, Portugal
Wedding Dress: Peronnas from Once In A Life Time
Bridesmaids Dresses: Mint Velvet
Grooms Outfit: Moss Brothers
Singer: Chris Story
First Dance Singer: Bridesmaid Lisa
Hair and Make up: Judis Van Der Loo