Katherine and Jack live in San Francisco and chose their destination wedding to be in the Algarve, with family flying from the US, China and the UK. Algarve Events co-ordinated the day faultlessly, it was such a fun colourful day. The happy couple, their friends and close family shared a large villa not far from Sao Rafael Atlantico their chosen wedding venue.
The whole mornings wedding preparations was full of laughs as the girls got ready upstairs, Katherine wrote her vows whilst having her hair done and the boys drank beer in the pool! Katherine chose to have a quick Boudoir shoot before getting her dress on and sent pictures to Jack as a teaser as I captured his reaction! The bridesmaids also joined in the boudoir fun and stripped off too, all hiding behind a sheet of course!!! ;)
The colours of this wedding were such a treat. Although I love pastel shades towards the end of the wedding season it's lovely to see some bright vibrant colours. Katherine's bouquet was beautifully put together by Suzannah from Suzannah's flowers. It was a mixture of unusual flowers (no idea of their names!) in deep reds, lots of green and orange, as you can see it was gorgeous! The decoration in the restaurant was so different with long wooden tables and benches with sharing dishes on each making it all very relaxed and informal. Each setting had hand made tie-died napkins by one of their close friends, every place settings had hand written names on a cheese plant leaf, so cool!!!
This wedding venue Sao Rafael Atlantico is another one of my favourite destination wedding venues in the Algarve Portugal. There's a ceremony area with beautiful with a sea views, and area perfect for family photos surrounded by olive trees, roof top terrace for drinks and canapés with breath taking views, an exclusive restaurant complete with private bar, terrace area for the meal and party. There is a beautiful boardwalk leading to another one of the Algarve's most stunning beach and cliff tops for beautiful photographs. You really must have a look! Oh, and the rooms are huge and beautifully equipped too also did I mention the perfect light for photos!