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Written by Sahdia Qayyum Last updated: June 2, 2014
At Confetti we love destination weddings, especially ones that include our favourite themes. Which is why we wanted to share Audrey and Mark’s real wedding with our brides to be. Sonho a Dois Algarve helped the lucky couple plan their dream wedding, and what a wonderful job they did. The wedding is packed full of delights from a glorious outdoor ceremony, to a sea view reception along with some of the cutest vintage decor we have seen in a long time!
Bride and Groom… Audrey & Mark .
Wedding date… Friday 24th of May 2013.
We met… During our first year of college almost 15 years ago now. He caught my eye and there was no going back from there.
The proposal… Mark proposed under a tree filled with big red love heart shaped lights while on a break away to Vienna visiting the Christmas market. It was romantic and completely took me by surprise.
I knew he was ‘the one’… After spending time together instead of studying I knew I couldn’t be without him.
Length of engagement… 1 and a half years
How did Confetti.co.uk help in your big day? Excellent for ideas and tips, great articles to read and I loved checking out the real weddings.
Our bridesmaids were… My sister Stephanie and Emily.
My dress was… Grace Kelly designed by David Fielden. It was purchased in Myrtle Ivory, Dublin, Ireland. I had tried on possibly 8 to 9 in total but knew this was perfect the minute I stepped into it, thankfully my bridesmaid Emily had persuaded me to try it on. A good friend had recommended the shop and they were brilliant to deal with. My mum and sister came to the second fitting and there definitely were some glossy eyes!
Our groomsmen were… Michael our best man and Sean.
Our wedding ceremony was… At the stunningly beautiful Vila Vita Parc in Porches, Portugal. Our ceremony was set outside in the stunning grounds of the Vila Vita Parc. We had 42 guests in total as we wanted an intimate ceremony with our closest friends and immediate family. Our ceremony was civil, short and full of fun with beautiful music. The sun shone all day and the views of the sea and lake were breathtaking.
Our favourite part of the wedding was… Walking down the aisle with my Dad, seeing all the smiling faces, beautiful music and finally arriving to join Mark was amazing and something I will never forget.
Our wedding photographer was… The fantastic Yes I do! Algarve Wedding Photography, they captured our day beautifully.
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