Philippa & Carlo Vintage Sintra Destination Wedding

July 14, 2017

Carlo and Philippa are a cool, easygoing, super sweet, English couple who chose Sintra’s magical landscapes to celebrate their love and share it with their treasured ones.



Carlo got ready at the luxurious Penha Longa Hotel Resort,  located within the breathtakingly beautiful 545-acre national Park on the southern Sintra Mountains. Besides the stunning views, he was also surrounded and pampered by his closest friends and relatives.

Whilst the groom’s gang was setting up in the trendy Penha Longa, the bridal party were entertaining themselves in the meanders of the mystical Sintra Natural Park at The Quinta, a beautiful countryside chic wedding venue, near Colares village.

The atmosphere at The Quinta, while Philippa was getting ready and guests were starting to arrive was a lively, cheerful happiness.

Carlo couldn’t be far from the bubbly crowd, so he decided to finish his preps in The Quinta too!

The bilingual civil ceremony was a very emotional one and the chapel of The Quinta got filled with love and tenderness.

The Quinta have a range of beautiful sites for the love photo-session. These close by scenic options were perfect for Philippa and Carlo who didn’t want to leave their guests unattended very long. As always I asked them to display their affection, pretending that I was not there. Couples find this so much easier and amusing, instead of being rushed into stiff poses. The photographs simply have to reflect a spontaneous happy moment. And that’s what they do!

The breakfast meal saw everyone sharing the same table, in an intimate and truly communal celebration.

The party was packed with amusing moments, including lots of dancing and the bouquet throwing. Feel free to enjoy the fun!

With huge thanks to Philippa, Carlo and their amazing friends and families for having me along on their most special day!

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