Like any couple who celebrates their wedding by themselves, Rae and Kirk sought out for an utter degree of intimacy. Getting married in Portugal in an exclusive Oceanfront venue made this wish come true to this sweet American couple.

With the help of Villa Guia | Portugal Wedding Villa’s Wedding Planners, Rae and Kirk designed what would become a beautiful love celebration day by the sea. With lots of meaningful and romantic details, their elopement day was as unique as it could be. 

The day began with the Bride’s preparations at Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel’s Exclusive Bridal Suite. The beauty care team selected among the Villa Guia | Portugal Wedding Villa’s preferred wedding vendors list took care of Rae’s hair and makeup, making her feel the most beautiful girl in the world. To accessorize her elegant bridal dress, an embroidered mermaid fit gown with a small train, the Bride chose a richly coloured and bold Bridal bouquet which highlighted her complexion and her generous, joyful smile. The Groom completed his chic attire with a matching boutonnière. He excitedly waited for the Bride’s grand entrance towards the delicate bridal arch facing the Ocean, set at the welcoming Atlantic Garden’s lawns.

A celebrant conducted the tender, loving ceremony and a musical duo provided a unique soundtrack to the celebration.

It was an enchanting moment, and in the end, the newlyweds cheerfully toasted to their happiness.

Afterwards, the couple enjoyed an inspiring photographic session with the Ocean as a backdrop at a beautiful natural setting a few minutes away from Senhora da Guia Boutique Hotel.

Once back at Villa Guia | Portugal Wedding Villa venue the couple headed to an elegant and intimate nook, masterfully set up by the Wedding Planners team, at the panoramic Terrassa Restaurant. The dinner table setup was marvellous. Over a crimson tablecloth, there were ornamented glass tableware, fine silverware, large candles and a floral centrepiece in the same colour palette as the Bridal bouquet. Terrassa Restaurant chef prepared and served his usual delicious food made with local products and fresh seafood. Rae and Kirk savoured it while gazing the never-ending view of the Ocean.

To get a glimpse of Rae and Kirk’s flawless passionate experience of getting married in Portugal, browse the gallery bellow. Beware that you might feel the urge to elope at Villa Guia | Portugal Wedding Villa as they did.