This wedding is extra special…it is not only an international one, but it is also from my hometown back in Brazil! Karen and Geraldo’s sweet wedding was abundant with sweets, fruits and flowers. Orange leaves covered the ground of the groom’s parents’ backyard, where their wedding took place. I can only imagine what a wonderful scent that must have been! The designer transformed the space to resemble a garden – even the pool turned into a pond, with aquatic plants and river rocks. I am smitten by the fruit crates and flower planters everywhere! Their menus and ceremony programs were printed on green and white striped fabric with stitched border that framed the design. The white and sage green color palette carried throughout the decor.

Now, onto the photos:

An Orchard Inspired Wedding in Brazil
At night, the potted candles on the ground (above) were lit to lead guests to the reception. Love this idea. Very DIYable, too.
Green and white striped wedding orchard apples oranges wedding in Brazil

Instead of a candy buffet, they had a greenhouse inspired room to display the sweets in drawers from a vintage apothecary furniture and in trays that were placed on shelves, amongst potted plants and flower crates. I am swooning over this candy buffet design!

Candy Gazebo Buffet Brazil wedding orchard greenhouse wedding

Karen, the bride, gives us the 411:

We got married at my in-laws’ house, facing the river in the backyard in a late afternoon ceremony. The entrance was lined with orange trees and orange leaves covered the ground. We had small fruit crates printed “all we need is love” that decorated the entire space. Our favors were mini honey jars that said on the label: “A sweet life forever, for everyone”. We didn’t have the traditional (Brazilian) sweets table, but instead we had a gazebo with shelves and drawers filled with candy.

Thanks Karen for sharing your beautiful wedding with us today! Check out her blog.

Wedding Vendors (Porto Alegre, Brazil):

Venue: Groom’s parents’ backyard / Photography: Rudi Bodanese / Design: Lica Paludo
Buffet: Toninho Mariutti / Sweets and Wedding Cake: Lis Fonseca / Bem-casados (traditional candy served at weddings): Conceição Bem Casados / Dress and Mantilla Veil: Wanda Borges / Hair Fascinator: Bibiana Paranhos

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Comments (27):

  • jacqueline Cé Martins on April 9, 2012

    Hi Amanda! I found your blog through Karen's blog, that I love. I never had the chance to see her wedding before and I think is one of the most beautiful and authentic I have ever seen. Stunning,amazing. A dream wedding. And,by the way,it is very nice to meet someone else from the same town in Brazil.
  • Weddingish on April 18, 2011

    I am just now seeing this - AMAZING. Like a dream! Especially love all the floral centerpieces.
  • Ananda on January 3, 2011

    Wow this gotta be the most gorgeous set up I have ever seen. Stunning!!!
  • Nicole on December 31, 2010

    the plants, oranges and crates look amazing.
  • cristina on October 7, 2010

    awesome, sooooo romantic!! everything incredible....my dream wedding : )
  • The Dessy Group on March 30, 2010

    This is so beautiful! I love all of the gorgeous details, the fresh fruit, and flowers-just lovely!
  • Knot_Anja on March 25, 2010

    LOVE this wedding! Officially obsessed with those white hyacinth centerpieces.
  • Alejandra on March 24, 2010

    Eeeep! Makes me even more excited to get a lace veil!! :) :)
  • Jolette on March 23, 2010

    This is incredibly beautiful! Love the abundance of fruit and flowers, and the bride's dress is lovely too.
  • Halle on March 23, 2010

    Best. Wedding. Ever. Period.
  • Sarah on March 22, 2010

    This is such a gorgeous wedding! I am in love with the canopy of flowers for the ceremony - and that candy buffet! Talk about your guests feeling like kids in candy stores... that'll do it. :o)
  • Mary Dunlap on March 22, 2010

    Gorgeous wedding and loved the venue, flowers and all!
  • The Professional Bridesmaid on March 22, 2010

    I'm utterly speechless. Everything, especially the brides, is so gorgeous. And the details! I'm in complete awe.
  • Erin on March 22, 2010

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
  • jenny llanes on March 22, 2010

    beautiful!! love the flowers!
  • Album Boutique Team on March 22, 2010

    Wow, I love all the greenery covering the floor and walkway, and the sweets inside the greenhouse are to die for!! Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
  • Ashley Davis on March 22, 2010

    Absolutely amazing! Looks like a fairytale! I am so intrigued...
  • Stephanie @ Geezees on March 22, 2010

    Gorgeous bride, love her dress, and her veil. Orchards are my favorite too!
  • lydia {ever ours} on March 22, 2010

    that ceremony archway is so beautiful! and the candy buffett idea is so unique too.
  • Dognbird on March 22, 2010

    This is an absolutely stunning setting.
  • ben the groom on March 22, 2010

    wow... this is incredible. Great pics thanks!
  • Hilary / Lovely and Gracious on March 22, 2010

    this is just gorgeous! i loved the planter boxes with flowers and the ceremony site over the river. so stunning!
  • forget.me.knot.weddings on March 22, 2010

    This is so beautiful!! So many amazing details!
  • Karen on March 22, 2010

    I loved to see my wedding here! I love this blog and it is a pleasure to have an opportunity to share my wedding pictures with others brides. XOXO Karen
  • melissa paul on March 22, 2010

    absolutely stunning! incredibly styling across the board...
  • Rebecca Gregory from Temple Gregory on March 22, 2010

    So pretty! Every last detail is beautiful :)
  • Erica Turner on March 22, 2010

    Stunning! Love the flowers, beautiful images.

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