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Audrey And Mark’s Destination Vintage Wedding

Written by    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!

Audery and Mark's real wedding

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 help in your big day? Excellent for ideas and tips, great articles to read and I loved checking out the real weddings.

“Wishing you both a wonderful day” card for the bride and groom

Vintage wedding portrait in mini bouquet brooch

Pearl silver earrings and brooch

Mint coloured pep toe wedding shoes with white rose detail

Baby breath wedding bouquet with lace handle and vintage brooch

Bride getting ready for her big day

Our bridesmaids were… My sister Stephanie and Emily.

Bride and her bridesmaids in dressing gown

Bridesmaids helping the bride get ready

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!

Grace Kelly wedding dress designed by David Fielden

Bridesmaids helping the bride with her hair

Bridesmaids helping the bride with the final touches to her dress

Bride with her parents

Bride ready for her big day

The groom with his best man and groomsman

Our groomsmen were… Michael our best man and Sean.

The groom with his best man and groomsman in the pub

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.

Wedding ceremony at Vila Vita Parc in Porches

White and baby breaths wedding ceremony at Vila Vita Parc in Porches

White parasol for the wedding guests

The groom and the wedding guests waiting for the bride

The bride and her father in the wedding car

The bride and the groom together

The bride and the groom together at the ceremony

Guests watching the wedding ceremony

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.

Bride and groom holding hands at the ceremony

Bride and groom enjoying the wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging wedding rings

The first kiss as husband and wife

Signing the register with a feather pen

Guests throwing confetti over the newlyweds

Our wedding photographer was… The fantastic  Yes I do! Algarve Wedding Photography, they captured our day beautifully.

The newlyweds

Wedding guest with a parasol

The official wedding portrait by Yes I do Algarve Photography

The official wedding portrait by Yes I do Algarve Photography

Baby breaths button hole for the groom

Baby breath wedding bouquet

Message in the sky for the bride


This article was written by

Sahdia Qayyum
Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.
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