Margaret + João . 2021, Amares, Portugal
About Margaret and João
Margaret met João 11 years ago. João rented a room in Margaret’s apartment in Rio de Janeiro, when he was studying abroad. They have been flatmates ever since!
They chose Portugal to the big day, because Portugal is their favorite country. They love the people, the food, the wine and the nature. Conveniently, the groom’s family is Portuguese, and it’s also midway between the bride’s and groom’s home countries (Brazil and Germany).
Margaret and João married on August 2021 on the beautiful and elegant Pousada Mosteiro de Amares, in Amares, Portugal. For the wedding, they wanted a special place to people to gather, that felt authentic to them, a reflection of who they are and what they love.
The ceremony was very intimate and emotional. Despite the traditional rings, they both had they vows to each other, and very emotional speeches from closest friends.
The most challenging aspect in the wedding arrangements was the pandemic (accepting and adapting to ever changing restrictions). Besides the pandemic, everything else was quite easy! In their own words, “it helped that the suppliers we chose were absolutely wonderful to work with”.
A funny story
Throughout the wedding planning, several cultural differences emerged. One of them was: the groom’s family (Portuguese), found it essencial to serve tradicional chicken soup as a starter. In the bride’s tradition (Brazilian), you are served this soup when you are feeling sick. So, they ended up compromising with gazpacho.
Hair and Make-up: Xana Lopes Hair & Make-Up
Venue: Pousada Mosteiro de Amares
Wedding Planner: Romã Eventos
Invitations and Graphic Design: Bride herself
Wedding Cake: Bakewell
Photography: Menino conhece Menina (Obs. The photos on this post are credited as Pixel’s).
Videography: Os Pixel
Animation: DJ Nuno Rodrigues
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Hope you had a great time 🙂