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Frauke and David’s big day was meant to have been an elopement, but once the neighbourhood heard about the wedding, they all came out to celebrate and it turned into a party! You can see this relaxed, go-with-the-flow feeling trace its way throughout their whole day, and looking at the gorgeous photos will chill you out totally! I just love the vibe from this wedding.

The couple and their children, Amelie and Nuno, often come to Portugal from Germany to holiday in Monte Gordo, where David’s family is originally from, so the place has a strong, sentimental meaning for them all. The bride says that the narrow, picturesque neighbourhood streets are super colourful with lots of washing lines blowing in the wind. It’s a ready-made romantic setting for a wedding celebration.

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The altar on the beach was put together on the morning of the wedding by David’s family and neighbours, who also attended the ceremony.

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After the ceremony and all the hugs and kisses, David took us to an old Monte Gordo train stain for some photographs. The train station is very sentimental for David as he used to play there as a child whenever he visited relatives.

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We went back to the beach for sunset, when the light was magical, and strolled amongst the fishermen’s boats. Eventually we made it down the boardwalk to the restaurant for the small reception. It was a quirky, colourful place with amazing food and atmosphere.

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Our rustic DIY day was just perfect, with Amelie’s rose hair wreath made from flowers from the garden, and an arrangement of Pastel De Natas (a portuguese pastry) as a wedding cake, and lego dolls as toppers!

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We enjoyed this day so much that we want to do it all over again and again!

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The rings are from a store called ‘Marrying’ in Münster, and are inscribed with the bride’s and groom’s names, and each with a quote from a Fado song by Ana Moura called Não hesitava um segundo.

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Roll Credits
Photography – Matt + Lena Photography
Bride – Pronovias ‘Delfin’ gown
Reception venue – Vicius
Flowers and Amelie’s headpiece – Florista Jardim
MUA – Rui Botto
Rings – Marrying

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