Photos by:

Piteira Photography

When a wedding is this full of whimsy and cute little details, it’s almost impossible to pass up. A bevy of animal figurines, a cheeky hint of aquamint tulle in the bride’s petticoat, and a ceremony recessional with water pistols in lieu of rice or flower petals are just the beginning here! Piteira Photography, Something Borrowed, and Martins Alves did some beautiful work on this stunningly whimsical destination wedding in Lisbon, Portugal.

whimsical destination wedding in Lisbon - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

From the photographers, Luis and Kerry of Piteira Photography: When Jessica and Pieter first got in touch and explained their ideas for their wedding day we knew that this was going to be something different and awesome, and we were right. They dressed up in animal costumes for their invitations (which they made themselves) and had water pistols instead of confetti… the tables were decorated with farm animals and flowers, and they met up for a first look before the ceremony, to take a walk though the old town of Ajuda before exchanging their vows.

blue hydrangea wedding bouquet - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

mint wedding details - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

cute wedding portrait idea - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

blue and yellow bouquet - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

wedding ceremony - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

wedding ceremony - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

water pistol ceremony recessional - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

water pistol ceremony recessional - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

These guys are creative, quirky and have a great sense of humour and they put as much of this into the wedding as they could. One of the funniest details was the wedding cake, where the bride is in a hole and the groom is trying to help her out. This is because, as Jessica always jokes, she can be a bit accident-prone and managed to stumble into a hole while they were in Portugal planning the wedding a few months beforehand. She ended up with quite a nasty scar on her leg and everyone´s first reaction was: “it´s ok, the wedding dress will cover it!”… except that Jessica’s wedding dress was a short, 50s style design which didn´t cover the scar at all! But a bit of clever makeup work did the trick and no-one was the wiser on the day. The story of her falling in the hole though, is going to go down in history and the cake toppers did their part to immortalise the moment. :)

animal figurines with wildflower centerpiece - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

wedding tablescape - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

whimsical destination wedding in Lisbon - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

tablescape ideas - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

animal figurine wedding decor - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

paper goods - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

whimsical destination wedding in Lisbon - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

wedding ideas - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

whimsical destination wedding in Lisbon - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon

whimsical destination wedding in Lisbon - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-destination-wedding-in-lisbon


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Piteira Photography

Wedding Planning and Styling

Something Borrowed

Floral Design and Rentals

Martins Alves

Venue and Catering

Estufa Real

Graphic Design and Stationery

Designed by the couple and printed in Belgium

2 comments
  • Kerry & Luis

    Thank you Ashley and Amanda, for this lovely feature! It´s always a pleasure to have our work on Ruffled. xo

  • The Maui Bliss Boys

    Love all of the fun pops of color and the whimsical accents!