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A Romantic, Vintage-Inspired, Garden Wedding in the Algarve


Kirsty & Sam chose a breathtaking destination to celebrate their love. In an intimate ceremony the couple exchanged their vows surrounded by friends and family, on the clifftops of the Algarve in Portugal. Kirsty explains “We choose abroad to keep it small and intimate and less stressful. To be honest we were both very laid back. We loved Passionate our photographers so let them guide us and help with some decisions – and we’re glad we did, because they had great taste.”

A neutral color palette, with hints of pink and lashings of gold and greenery kept their celebration natural and complimented the lush gardens of their beautiful venue – Pine Cliffs. The sun shone throughout their wedding and Kirsty looked stunning in her strapless embellished gown by Sottero and Midgley with its romantic sweetheart neckline. Whilst Sam was super stylish and remained cool in a tan suit and a dapper blue bowtie.

Pink Floral Boutonniere Bridal Bouquet & Perfume

“I found dress shopping a struggle. I ended up with the opposite to what I imagined. A gorgeous heavily beaded vintage Sottero and Midgley dress, which I paired with soft pink/nude shoes from L. K. Bennett.”

Bride Getting Ready Portraits Bride Getting Ready Bride Putting in Earrings

“Our flowers were gorgeous! (the pictures show them off perfectly) Tulips were my main flower to honour my late mother as these were her favourite. In a mix of pinks, natural colours and greenery.” 

Pink & Greenery Bridal Bouquet Bride with Long Loose Curls & BouquetVintage Inspired GroomVintage Inspired Groom & Groomsmen in Tan Portugal Wedding Ceremony Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Outdoor Portugal Wedding Ceremony Bride & Father of the Bride Bride & Father Walking down the Aisle Portugal Destination Wedding Ceremony Romantic Portugal Wedding Ceremony Pink Bridesmaids Portugal Destination Wedding Ceremony Wedding Ceremony Kiss Kids at Parents Wedding Ceremony Children Included in Wedding Ceremony Wedding Ceremony that Involves the Couple's Children Portugal Destination Wedding Pink Bridesmaids & Bouquet Romantic Pink Wedding Party Bride & Pink Bridesmaids in Mid Length Dresses Groom & Groomsmen in Tan Suits

Pearls of wedding wisdom from the bride….

“Take it easy. The day will go smoothly it always does…… And don’t get caught up on the smaller details – life’s too short!”

Strapless Lace Wedding Dress Bride & Groom Bride & Groom's Portraits Tattooed Groom Bride & Groom at their Destination Portugal Wedding

“I loved the ceremony. But our favourite part of the day was after getting to spend time with all our guests and enjoying the intimate food setting. The sunset from the cliff tops was pretty special!”

Outdoor Wedding Reception Elegant Outdoor Wedding Reception Elegant White, Gold & Greenery Wedding Place Setting Elegant Outdoor Wedding Table White & Gold Wedding Table

“We didn’t have traditional favors, instead we donated to Cancer research in memory of my mum.”

Portugal Destination Wedding Emotional Wedding Speeches Groom & Son Portugal Destination Wedding

“Our wedding cake was 3 tiers of pure yumminess. We went for a semi naked cake with fresh green florals…. It was perfect!”

Semi Naked Wedding Cake Cutting the Wedding Cake

Tell us a little about your photographers…..

“Simple.. It wouldn’t have been the same without them. I couldn’t recommend them more they were perfect.. Knew exactly what to do and the pictures prove that. We can’t thank them enough!”

Romantic Destination Wedding in Portugal


You can’t beat a good destination wedding! And Kirsty & Sam’s wedding was perfection – many many congratulations to them both! Plus a big thankyou to them, and of course to their wonderful photographers from Passionate who captured the whole celebration so beautifully. If you love their photography and would like to see more of their work, take a peek at this enchanting woodland elopement before heading over to their website www.passionate.pt and be sure to follow her on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

Or if you love this timelessly romantic wedding and are looking for more inspiration for your own big day, then you might want to see Alex & Amanda’s rustic-vintage affair in the mountains of North Carolina, or Betsy & Joel’s showstopping floral affair, or Elizabeth & Louis’s chandelier filled celebration at Carondolet House



Credits & Contributors

Photography – Passionate // Venue – Pine Cliffs // Floral Design – Oura Flores // Linens – Seidenband // Hair & Makeup – Bianca Pereira // Wedding Dress – Sottero and Midgley // Bride’s Shoes – L. K. Bennett // Groom’s Attire – Next // Bridesmaid Dresses – ASOS // Veil – Cupid Blue Bridal // Headpiece – ASOS // Submitted via – Matchology