I hope you’re feeling well rested and ready for the week ahead. As always, I’m on a mission to make your Monday a little brighter with a chic, unique and all round AWESOME real wedding!
This blue hued wedding comes all the way from sunny Portugal thanks to Piteira Photography ~ quirky, laid back, beach chic never looked so good.
I love how Marije and Gui incorporated their love of travel and, specifically, their bright red, 1970’s, VW camper van into their wedding. There were camper van cufflinks, camper van flip flop favours and even a camper van ring pillow. As for their wedding transport…yep, you guessed it, they used their retro fabulous campervan!
Scroll down to read the full details (including the wonderful multicultural touches) from their bright and beautiful day:
Marije and Gui’s wedding was a destination beach wedding on the Algarve coast of Portugal and was certainly a very international celebration. She is from Holland, he is Portuguese and their wedding was a mix of cultures, traditions and various languages with friends and family from around the world. A sentence would start in Dutch, mixed with a few English words now and then and the suddenly switch over to Portuguese and finish up in English again. Their intimate late afternoon ceremony on the sand was performed in both Dutch and Portuguese, for the benefit of the guests. Marije’s dad made a wonderful speech all in Portuguese and even though I’m sure he didn’t understand much of what he was reading, his words were received with cheers of enthusiasm and, regardless of where you were from, everyone was fluent in the international language of beer and party.
Marije and her mum, mum-in-law and their talented friends took care of all of the ceremony and reception decor, as well as the little ring pillow, which Marije hand stitched in honour of their 1970’s Volkswagen mini-bus… which they had driven to Portugal all the way from Holland (and then back again afterwards) so that it could be the brides arrival car! The van was an important part of their wedding as it is very special to them, and representative of their love of travel and road-trips and also fits in perfectly with the casual beach wedding they planned.
Congratulations Marije and Gui, wishing you all the best as you embark on the most exciting journey of them all ~ marriage! Many thanks to the super talented Piteira Photography, it’s been such a pleasure featuring your stunning, timeless photography again.