We met up with Math and Rosh at Ponte de Piedade one sunrise in Lagos, for their engagement session in the Algarve.The pair travelled from Australia to mark the special occasion with a trip to Portugal.We explored the grottos at Ponte De Piedade and watched the sun rise over the ocean and the rock formations.Next we walked to the beach and through some caves and over rocks with pools of shimmering water. We had the beach to ourselves. Early mornings always have a bit of magic to them.
Dominika and Romulo’s destination wedding in Poland last summer was one of the wonderful highlights of our wedding season! We love Poland and have traveled there a few times before, but haven’t been in such a long time we were so excited to finally go on an another adventure to this amazing place.
The bride and groom are avid travellers and love exploring, they both reside in the U.S but Romulo is Brazilian and Dominika Polish. Originally they had planned their destination wedding to take place in Zakopane, a magic picturesque mountain-side ski town in Poland.But with lots of family and friends in Warsaw, the final decision was to get married at a gorgeous cherry farm, Stodola Czeresniowy Sad, just outside of the city, near Konstancin-Jeziorna, an amazing little place a short drive south.
The ceremony was outdoors in the orchard while the reception took place in a converted barn on the property. Dominika and Romulo are two of the loveliest people, so much fun and very care free, creative and loving. Dominika designed and made the white flower wall that was part of the reception decor and the pink champagne waterfall.
The cherry farm was a large property and we explored the grounds in the evening near sunset. Dominka loved showing off her gorgeous and very long vail, it was the crown jewel of her stunning wedding gown. After sunset the party started with lots of dancing to the music from the Folk Band Show, lots of toasts and shots with bottles of Vodka at every table, and countless dinner courses, all part of the Polish wedding tradition!
We are so excited to share some moments from their wedding and relive the time we spent in Poland.
We met up with EJ and Mark in Alvor, while they were holidaying with lots of family and friends and just got newly engaged. To celebrate we explored a bit of the Algarve cliffs and the coastline, taking some pretty engagement session photos in the golden hour.
It was a stunning Spring evening with cotton candy clouds and golden Algarve rays!
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Explore more of our Algarve engagement sessions : Laura & Evan, Beach Engagement in Lagos Portugal | Domi & Bill, Engagement session in Alvor, Algarve | Amy & Gui, West Coast Algarve Engagement Session
We met up with this amazing pair about a year prior to their wedding for their engagement session on the west coast of the Algarve.We were so excited when their wedding finally came around in 2022.Amy and Gui were married at Pine Cliffs, on the clifftop, overlooking the ocean.
A destination wedding in the Algarve was a must, as both are avid surfers who holiday in Portugal often, even before they met! Their chance meeting happened while Gui was working the summer in the Algarve as a bartender and Amy was on holiday. It was love at first sight!
Fast forward a few years and the madly in love pair was planing their dream wedding in the Algarve. It was a beautiful and emotional celebration and a great party that’s kicked off with a surprise first dance musical duet performance by Amy’s dad and her maid of honour.
An Indian Scottish Fusion wedding! It was such a wonderful experience getting to meet Calum and Roshni and photograph their wedding story in the Algarve this Autumn.
It was our first time photographing a full Indian ceremony with all the traditions, sprinkled with a few Scottish twists!
The ceremony started with prayers to Lord Ganesh, asking him to bless the ceremony and the couple. Lord Ganesh symbolises peace, friendship and happiness.
Calum and Roshni then exchanged flower garlands, the first ritual of the wedding ceremony. In doing this, they proclaim their mutual love, respect, and acceptance of each other, and promise to choose each other every day.
A thread is placed around the couple to symbolise the beginning of their union. As part of this, the parents pour water onto their palms to symbolise the continuity of life and the passing of family heritage from one generation to the next.
Calum’s family tartan was placed over his shoulder and tied to the end of Roshni’s outfit, signifying that they are now united as they continue their lives together.
An open fire is lit in the Mandapa to symbolise the presence of the God of Fire – Agni, as a witness to the marriage. Agni represents the life – giving energy of the universe, within which the couple will make their wedding promises.
They circle the fire four times, honouring the four key aspects of their married life and what they will commit to as partners, intentional living, prosperity, love, and knowledge.
They take seven steps together, and with each step exchange their vows to each