A small wedding of 28 guests in Portugal

04 Mar 2021

American couple Sarah Ware and James Woznicki said 'I do' against the beautiful mountain ranges in Portugal

Photography: Alvaro B. Miranda

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Wedding planner, Maria Connie Martins Vieira of Ambiance Weddings Azores, tells us about the couple's big day which took place in São Miguel, Azores, Portugal in August 2019:

Did the couple have any special request for their wedding? 

The couple wanted a fun, elegant and intimate wedding. To enjoy their special day with close family and friends.


How did you come up with the concept of this wedding?

The colour theme was a blue, green, teal and coral palette. The guests and bridesmaids wore tones of blue, green and teal. I added a touch of blue to the table setting in the form of handmade Azorean tile as a wedding guest favour. This blended well with the surrounding greenery, cream roses, and coral gerbera flowers on the centrepiece floral layout. I also wanted to add some light blue hydrangeas to the bride's bouquet as this is the flower you will see all throughout Portugal. What was especially important to the couple was the natural beauty so decorations were kept to a minimal. What inspired me more were the mountain views that we have from Sete Cidades and having it as the background for the couple to celebrate their love and first few hours of being married.


Tell us a little bit about this destination – what differentiates it from other places? 

Azores has the advantage of offering a variety of locations to get married; from a mountain top, lakeside, beach and in between the nature of the woods. It has beautiful lush forests in its pure state and transmits a mystical feeling to this paradise called Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean - there are so many places to explore and adventures to be experienced.

Steal Their Style

Wedding planner: Maria Connie Martins Vieira - Ambiance Weddings Azores 
Photographer: Alvaro B. Miranda
Catering: Q´Events
Flowers: Jardim Campo
Transportation: São Miguel Tours 
Favours: Cerâmica Vieira Lagoa

Category of the Belief Awards: Destination Wedding

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