Rural Portuguese Wedding Shoot

Wedding Design

Oh, to be whisked away to Portugal where today’s styled shoot takes place. Piteira Photography and the stylists behind Something Borrowed crafted a lovely styled shoot full of Portuguese charm, wildflowers, and lace details, all adding up to some truly charming wedding inspiration.

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From Luis and Kerry of Piteira Photography: Because of the rural, low-key feeling we wanted to portray, and because the session was styled in the spring, we went with wild flowers from the surrounding countryside for the table decor and bouquet. We wanted to make the styling accessible to DIY and crafty brides while at the same time showcasing the natural beauty of the Portuguese countryside. We also wanted to keep things local and seasonal, reduce the carbon footprint and do our part, as small as it may be, to take care of our planet. Keeping this in mind we sourced the sweet treats and dessert table items (all typical Portuguese pastries) from a local “pastelaria” in the neighbouring town of Mafra. They are particularly well known for their Pasteis da Nata, a delicious vanilla custard tartlet in a crispy pastry shell… one of the most typical, and famous, Portuguese pastries.

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The cutlery and tableware was all sourced from a variety of grandmother’s cabinets combined with a few pieces from the local antiques market. We wanted every piece to be different and mismatched so everyone contributed to the tableware and the final result was pieced together with rustic charm by Teresa from Something Borrowed.

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Event Location: Mafra, Portugal / Photographer: Piteira Photography / Event Styling and Design: Something Borrowed / Event Venue: Aldeia da Mata Pequena / Wedding Cake: Little Upside Down Cake / Sweets: Polo Norte / Favors and Homemade Soaps: Soaportuguese

6 comments
  1. Kerry

    Thank you Ashley and the Ruffled team, for this lovely feature… it´s always an honour to have our work on your gorgeous blog!

  2. Hot Chocolates - Clayton

    Rustic/Vintage – love it :)

  3. Haylee

    Love the daisies.

  4. Nell Roberts

    These 2 are so adorable, and everything about this wedding is perfectly set – love the accents they’ve incorporated!

  5. Regina

    Beautiful, beautiful photos!

  6. Ricardo

    wow !!!!!! Lovely !!!!

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