Wedding & Lifestyle Photography


Behind the Scenes of a Rustic Portuguese Styled Shoot

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A while back Matt and I were part of a styled shoot photographed by Kerry and Luis from Piteira Photography.  It was wild flowers, mason jars, assortment of vintage plates and Portuguese pastries…it was beyond perfect!  Styled by Teresa from Something Borrowed in collaboration with Kerry and Luis, the theme was a Rustic Portuguese Spring Wedding inspiration.

Driving down from Mafra to Aldeia da Mata Pequena we stopped along the way to pick wild flowers and blossoms for the centre pieces and the bouquet.  Upon arrival to Aldeia da Mata Pequena we were transported to a place lost in time.  A charming village near Mafra preserved…or rather renovated to please any vintage lover out there.  From the exterior architecture to the vintage furniture, rugs and kitchen ware, every detail is fit to be marveled at.  Outside there were peacocks that would casually walk down the cobbled street and wonder into the gardens.  The place makes a beautiful wedding venue for the bride and groom that dream of a natural, vintage, rustic charm wedding.

 From the idea to the photo shoot there were weeks of preparation.  Kerry, Luis and Teresa spent hours, accumulating, assembling, and designing. The wedding invitations, table seating chart and menus were beautifully designed by Teresa from Something Borrowed. 

 It was amazing to be a small part of such a creative project.  Matt and I got to dress up for the day and be the bride and groom, it was kind of like a rehearsal for our wedding coming up in September.  Matt was wearing Springfield and H&M and I was wearing a dress form Pull & Bear.

 Afterwards, there was a lot of eating, as there were irresistible sweets and cheeses on lovely display.  ( I believe Matt and I contributed most to the eating )  The wedding cake was pretty and delicious, courtesy of Little Upside Down Cake and the pasteis da natas from from the local pastelaria Polo Norte were amongst the favorite treats.

 Here are a few photos from behind the scenes of Piteira Photography’s Rustic Portuguese Spring Wedding styled shoot.

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