Back in March I flew over to Portugal (Lisbon) to do a styled bridal shoot with the enormously talented Sofia & Andre from Branco Prata. The venue we chose for the shoot couldn’t have been more perfect! Quinta de Sant’Ana overlooks the lovely village of Gradil in Mafra and it has now become one of my dreams to shoot a wedding at this beautiful destination wedding venue. Not only is the Quinta extremely picturesque, but owners Ann & James Frost are wonderful hosts and makers of a vast variety of delicious, top quality wines.
As I would usually do for weddings, I took a fair few “scene setting” photos of Quinta de Sant’Ana which really complement the bridal shoot we did & the colours incorporated into the styling (watch this space for the full shoot in a few month’s time).
**Head over to Style Me Pretty Destination to see the full feature on this gorgeous bridal shoot: http://www.stylemepretty.com/destination-weddings/2013/09/27/rustic-elegance-in-portugal-from-branco-prata-anneli-marinovich-photography/
If you plan to have your wedding reception at Quinta de Sant’Ana, you will definitely be spoilt for choice in terms of couple portrait locations (from the rolling hills of the vineyard to the old fashioned streets of the village below) and don’t even get me started on the light…the gorgeous light! From chatting to Ann (who has over 15 years of experience in tailor-made weddings) I love the fact that couples can really make the venue their own and if you are a destination wedding bride & groom, that’s exactly what you want – to create your dream wedding in your dream destination.
Here are a few of the images I captured during my visit to Quinta de Sant’Ana. Enjoy and if you happen to be planning your wedding here and you’re looking for a photographer, get in touch! :-)
I’m off to Prague tomorrow to shoot a lovely wedding with my friend Claire Morgan. Have a good weekend everyone!
Owners Ann & James with one of their brand new wines.
More on the styled shoot soon!
The vineyard – perfect setting for gorgeous sunset portraits (more on the styled shoot soon).
Some of the delicious wines from Quinta de Sant’Ana.
Ending the day off with a stroll through the village of Gradil – just beautiful (more on the styled shoot soon).
Styled shoot suppliers:
Styling, flowers & stationary: Branco Prata
Make up & hair: Catia Teixeira & Dulce Gouveia
Suit: Stephen Bishop