Karen + Geraldo’s Orchard Wedding

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. I’m utterly speechless. Everything, especially the brides, is so gorgeous. And the details! I’m in complete awe.

  4. 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)

  5. I am just now seeing this – AMAZING. Like a dream! Especially love all the floral centerpieces.

  6. 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.