Couldn’t help sharing this amazing wedding held at Forte da Cruz, in Estoril, a superb historic castle in Portugal with stunning sea views.
Catherine and Kevin brought their family, their closest friends but also their traditions to Portugal for their international destination wedding. This was my first time photographing a wedding tea ceremony and, let me tell you, it was so fulfilling! Asking for advice from your closest family members while offering them a tea says a lot about what is important in their culture and I loved it.
The color tradition in Chinese weddings really makes your eyes pop all round. Wearing a red wedding dress has been a tradition since over 650 years ago. In Chinese culture, the bride wears a red wedding dress such as a Qun Kwa or a Cheongsam on her wedding day to celebrate the joy and happiness of the marriage. As a symbol of joy, celebration, vitality, success and good fortune, red is the luckiest color in Chinese culture and gold means prosperity.
Also, contrary to most western wedding traditions, black or white is not meant to be used by the guests, which turns a chinese wedding into a very colorful event from start to finish. The only exception being international weddings, where the bride might choose to have both the traditional ceremony and the western one.
This is just a small sample of the photos they got. Hope you enjoy watching them as much as I felt taken them 🙂
“From start to finish, Miguel was amazing to work with. Miguel went above and beyond to capture all the best moments from our wedding. He worked with us to coordinate the entire day of shoots, talked us through his ideas and incorporated our preferences as well. He was incredibly flexible with our last minute scheduling changes.” – Kevin
“The photos are amazing!! I love the small moments we had with our family! Every moment is so special for us and we look forward to remember our wedding day forever through the photos you took. It was so nice to meet you and hope you continue to create beautiful memories for many years to come.” – Catherine