A sunny Lisbon real wedding – Ruth and Sergio

Today’s real wedding is not only a ray of sunshine as the days get shorter, but proves that you can add a vintage edge to an overseas wedding! Another great set of pictures from the wonderful Rebecca at Catwalk Wedding, who is one of our favourite photographers here at Under the Vintage Veil, these pictures tell a gorgeous story. I love that the preparations were captured, they really add to the spirit of the day. Here’s Rebecca to tell you all about Sergio and Ruth’s celebrations:

“I meet lovely Ruth and Sergio in May this year when I shot their engagement shoot, complete with motorbikes! That was such an exciting shoot and I was really looking forward to their wedding day as they were flying me over to Lisbon in Portugal, for what was going to be a bright, colourful and sunny wedding day.

I was so excited to arrive in Lisbon the evening before the wedding, it was so sunny and I loved the atmosphere in Lisbon. On the day of the wedding I woke bright and early and we headed to the wedding venue, a beautiful outdoor pavilion and restaurant over looking Lisbon and the stunning river and bridge of Lisbon.

We all spent the morning preparing the venue, making pom poms, and making flower arrangements for the table. Ruth is a graphic designer and designed all the stationery and table settings herself, with a yellow and green colour scheme, by the end of the morning the venue was looking amazing.

Soon I was with Ruth and her lovely bridesmaids Viola and Sarah getting ready and then jumping in a mini bus to the venue. I loved how relaxed it was, Ruth’s brother walked her to the Pavilion and soon Ruth and Sergio were exchanging vows.

After the ceremony they shared cocktails with their guests and after photos began their five course meal in the restaurant, the food was absolutely delicious and their guests a delight. Brilliant Sergio did his speech in three different languages as Ruth is German he even tried his best to translate into German and then his mother tongue Portuguese and then English, he did so well.”

Images © 2012 Catwalk Wedding

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