This organic and beautiful Villa do Conde ceremony of the gorgeous Ana and her husband Jaime took place on 2nd October 2020 whereby the loved-up couple tied the knot in Portugal with a fairy-tale ceremony. The pair met in Doha/Qatar in 2014 after Jaime moved into the villa Ana was living in. Together, they decided in 2020 that they were going to celebrate their love and get married – hooray!
Ana went for British Brand, Bon Bridé known for their seriously cool, laid back silhouettes. The spectacular gown, BB:05 features an off-shoulder, puddle train, low back in a heavy crepe material - The gown couldn't have been more perfect for this Portuguese beach setting. The stunning gown was paired with a pearl purse that Ana’s mother had worn at her parents wedding 38 years ago which was the perfect sentimental touch to complete Ana's look.
What was your vision for the wedding?
We wanted to define what a wedding means for us and create from that mindset something that represents us, leaving a side all the beliefs about what a wedding should look like.
Why did you pick these venues? What drew you to them? What did you love about them?
The beach, the view of the ocean and the natural feel of the way the venue looks.
Olive and eucalyptus branches and a simple tree branch for the wedding cake.
How did you personalize your wedding to reflect who you are as a couple?
We put our soul into the entire process and nothing was randomly chosen, everything past through our filter first a this way, every little aspect defined us.
I was planning to make it in Romania but due to lockdown I had to find it here in London where I live but didn’t know any store. As I was creating a mood board to get inspired I saw this dress which I absolutely loved and to my surprise the atelier was in London and I could go and try it out! So that’s how I visited Bon Bride for the first time and this dress was the first one I tried on. I knew it was the one as soon as I tried it on.
The pearl purse I wore was my mothers, she wore it at my parents wedding 38 years ago.
What was the most fun to organize?
Sourcing the flower bouquet, jewelry, wedding bands, invitation styles, favours, etc. and putting all pieces together.
Were the celebrations centred around one day or more? What did the programme look like? What activities / festivities were planned?
We had lots of intimate gatherings during those days as half of our guests came from abroad, including my family and close friends.
Wedding cake details
A traditional Portuguese cake with almond dough and egg yolk filling (YUMMMMMM!)
What are your three most memorable memories of the day?
Being surrounded by the most important people to us, each of our guests
The moment the rain started once we've exchanged the rings! And it rained for few minutes only
Walking down the aisle together with my parents
What was the planning process like? Did you have a wedding planner or on the day help?
Very organic, we took care of everything in an easy manner and it was a joy to put together all details and source everything – the entire process gave us room to be creative. The venue owners were such wonderful people, they helped us tremendously as their service is very complex and they took take care of the food catering, cake, décor, security and acted as a wedding planner in that day. I recommend them with all my heart.
Wedding bands: @angela.ciobanu on Instagram
Ceremony location: Set Lounge
Reception venue: Set Lounge
Catering: Set Lounge
Cake: Set Lounge