“Parque da Mina is a very rustic venue, we wanted to leverage this style but also add some glam to it.”
Your Names: Joe & Natacha Torres Maskery
Length of engagement: 2 years
Wedding Date: 2019-09-15
Wedding location: Parque da Mina, Algarve
Photographer: The Lovers Imagery
Planner: Glamour Algarve Weddings
How did you meet and get engaged?
We met through work and got engaged 4 years later shortly after the birth of our son.
Describe your wedding:
Parque da Mina is a very rustic venue, we wanted to leverage this style but also add some glam to it. The main colour theme was a purple mauve, supported by grey, gold and white.
Tell us about your bridal look:
Following on from the rustic but glam theme, I chose a wedding dress that was created with a combination of traditional lace and modern lace patterns, as well as some delicate beading and sequins. My make up was kept very natural and my hair was plaited with gypsophila flowers clipped in.
What did your bridesmaids wear?
Finding a mauve bridesmaid dress was really challenging, but I ended up falling in love with a long, beaded dress that fit and looked beautiful on all my bridesmaids. I opted for the same style dress but in different colours: dark grey, light grey and pink.
What was your ceremony like?
It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the footsteps of a traditional Portuguese house, that overlooked the mountains.
Tell us about your wedding venue:
Parque da Mina is a traditional venue which is a museum by day. It’s incredibly beautiful with stunning buildings and views, but also rustic.
What is your favourite memory from your wedding day?
There are so many to pick from! I don’t have a specific memory, but it was amazing having all my family and friends all in one place, and having them support us.
Have you got any advice for other couples?
It’s the detail that makes the difference, so choose a wedding planner that you feel that takes on board your comments and that you think you’ll get on with. It took us some time to find Patricia at Glamour Weddings but it was worth the time spent searching!
Wedding venue: Parque da Mina | Photographer: The Lovers Imagery | Planner/coordinator: Glamour Algarve Weddings | Musician and DJ: Daddy Jack | Hair and Makeup: B Glam Beauty | Dress: Morilee | Suits: Ralph Lauren | Bridesmaids dresses: Lace & Beads | Caterer: A Charrette | Cake: Pastry Shop | Stationery: Unique & Chic | Jewellery: Swarovski | Flowers: Ely Flowers
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.