Gorgeous Destination Wedding In Portugal

Destination weddings can be intimate, romantic and undeniably gorgeous! So if tying the knot in a far-away location has always been your dream – then today's inspiration session in Portugal is exactly what you have been looking for.

With richly adorned rooms and manicured gardens the Palacio queluz is the perfect venue for timeless destination celebration. The amazing photography in this session beautifully captures the country's exquisite light and centuries of history and architecture. It truly is the most perfect backdrop for the most important day of your life!

Planned to Perfection!

When planning out the details of the day, Sublime Luxury Weddings focused on using contrasting hues that really made the blue palace pop! Shades of gold were used to create an understated and luxurious environment. Hand-painted fine china and crystal adorned with gold made the table truly fit for royalty. The elegance, timelessness and class of all these elements were beautifully captured in fine art photography that has us all under a under a royal spell.

Decor fit for a Queen

The table is richly decorated with colorful flowers that set the tone for the whole day. The fine china, cutlery and crystal glasses were handmade in Portugal by Vista Alegre.  The dinnerware design was created in cooperation with Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Lisbon) and its origins date back to Chinese porcelain from 1821-1850. The handmade menus and placeholders evoked timeless elegance with their bespoke monograms, rich calligraphy and exquisite texture.   The table linens brought everything together with a patterned pale gold-pink hue and was decorated with contrasting darker candles

Roses are always a wonderful choice for weddings – they bring refinement and style. What makes them really amazing is that they come in a huge variety of shapes, colors and textures. They are the perfect bloom that your florist can use to create timeless designs and pair beautifully with just about any other flower.

Because of the venue's royal palace vibes, the vendors wanted to bring its luxurious garden indoors and create elegant statement pieces with a modern twist.  Gold has long been a color associated with royalty and the chosen colors reflect that same understated elegance. Gold also evokes warmth so it was naturally complimented with shades of blush, pink and orange, bringing this rich palette together with a winning combination.

The majestic 5 tier cake featured a clean white base and was decorated with handmade sugar flowers made to match the florals from the day. The design brought luxury and refinement to the decor. It's simplistic details complimented the sophistication of the day and built upon the venue's romantic ambiance.

The bride wore an elegant Mikado dress, with a surprising and stunning back that brought out her inner princess. The front was beaded, and the back was slightly see-through. A long veil was used for the ceremony.   The groom is also dressed by the same designer, and wore a formal tuxedo, with a black silk bow and silver cufflinks. 

Photography: Portugal Wedding Photographer | Ceremony Venue: Palacio Queluz | Reception Venue: Palacio queluz | Event Planning: Sublime Luxury Weddings | Floral: DECORELLE | Stationery: a pajarita | Wedding Cake: sweet stylist | Rentals: Vista Alegre | Hair: patz hair | Makeup: make up kabuki | Wedding Dress: GIO RODRIGUES | Groom's Attire: GIO RODRIGUES | Bride's Shoes: GIO RODRIGUES | Veil: GIO RODRIGUES | Submitted via: Matchology

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Daniella is the Editor-In-Chief & Owner of Glittery Bride. With her love for all things wedding related, she created a leading wedding blog that provides brides with planning advice and inspiration.

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