Mariana + Pedro, a vintage wedding with its own light
It was Saturday and everything was ready for Mariana and Pedro's vintage wedding in Fontão, Portugal. The atmosphere was so perfect and magical that not even the rain could destroy such a beautiful day that shone with its own light.
There are moments that are simply magical. It is said that your wedding is the most special day of your life. I think you shouldn't just pick one. But it is true that there is something particular that surrounds weddings. Perhaps it is the happiness in the environment, which creates a unique and intoxicating atmosphere. Yes, there are days that are undoubtedly magical , and I am sure that Mariana and Pedro's vintage wedding was one of them.
the most special story
From the first moment Mariana sent me a photo of her big day, I knew that there was a super special love story behind it . I talked to her later, and was able to confirm it. Mariana tells me that she and Pedro met when they were just children. They were 6 and 8 years old when Mariana's family moved to the city where Pedro is from, and since then their paths have been crossing.
And I say “they have been crossing over” because it is literally like that. They dated when they were 14 and 16, but only for the summer. Mariana tells me that it was her first love, and that she never forgot it. They were the right people for each other , but the time was not right. Sometimes you just have to let things flow to find out if they are meant to be. And in the case of Mariana and Pedro, it couldn't have ended better with this beautiful vintage wedding that I'm talking about in this post. After that summer, Pedro decided to study in another city, and they saw each other for 10 years on a few occasions. Finally, in 2015, they met again and decided to go in search of a life full of experiences and love . As Mariana says: "We really believe that we are going to be together forever."
After all, what moves me the most is something that Mariana tells me about Pedro and his story: “ He swears he remembers the first time he saw me ”. Excuse me, but a little tear escaped me.
The complicity of the couple
Mariana and Pedro are a couple with great complicity and connection from the first moment. They are both very positive and like to listen to each other. They are not afraid to live many experiences , even if that includes living them away from their family and friends, whom they adore and with whom they have a great relationship. They follow their path and I think they have managed to find the perfect balance to be able to pursue their dreams without having to get rid of their roots.
After dating for 6 months, they decided to leave Portugal, their country, to come and live in Barcelona. Mariana tells me that they both love to travel, so they wanted to experience new and different realities . As you can see, in addition to being a super cute couple, they are also super brave. And most importantly: they want the same things in life and row together towards the same goal. Mariana has told me that her next goal is to build a family, so I wish them all the luck in the world to achieve it.
A very personal request
A marriage proposal doesn't always have to be lights and fireworks. The important thing is that it is something that both parties feel is the time . This is what happened in the case of Mariana and Pedro; there was no “official” request. They had talked about it many times, freely and without awkwardness. And the moment came when they decided to make it happen. So they told all their friends and family, and they were on the road to a beautiful vintage wedding.
Mariana tells me that it may not seem super romantic at first glance, although they really are, but she is absolutely right when she says that “ otherwise it would not have been us ”. It is very important to maintain your own personality at all times, and not be guided by fashions with which we do not feel authentic.
the most magical day
The preparations for Mariana and Pedro's vintage wedding began like many of the girls who come to the Barcelona Atelier: “we wanted to do something very small, but in the end we decided to celebrate something bigger with family and friends”. What did not change was her idea of the style of the wedding: it would be a vintage wedding, and the truth is that it could not have been more beautiful. They both knew what they wanted to achieve, and although there were more demanding moments than others, there were no difficult decisions . It's great to be able to get this connection point, it makes everything roll.
The chosen site was “Histórias com Alma” in Fontão (Portugal), and Mariana believes that this was the best decision they could have made. It is a beautiful and very vintage place : long wooden tables, wonderful gardens, wild flowers and a rustic atmosphere that, as I told you at the beginning, not even the rain could destroy.
Mariana and Pedro spent a beautiful day surrounded by their loved ones. Mariana's best friend and brother accompanied them as godmother and godfather. They all created precious memories. Mariana tells me that she loved many things about that unique day, but there was one that was even more special. They decided to plant an olive tree as a symbol of their union and growth together . As Mariana tells me: “we hope that this tree can support and inspire future generations”. It seems to me a precious gesture and that goes in perfect communion with the entire celebration.
The vintage wedding dress ♥
Mariana is one of the Mimètik Brides whom we had the pleasure of being able to meet live and direct at our Bridal Atelier in Barcelona . It was the time when she and Pedro were living in Barcelona, when she found Mimètik browsing online. In Mariana's words, what she liked the most was “ the purity and simplicity of the dresses ”, so she decided to arrange a visit to the atelier.
You know those cases in which you feel a crush as soon as you see something? Well, that's how it was with Mariana and her dress. Our Gala Vintage in Ivory Lace was tried on, and only that one. At that moment she knew that this was her dress. She loved the comfort and ease of putting it on . She tells me that at that moment she could already imagine herself drinking, eating and dancing on her wedding day with total freedom. And that is what Mariana was looking for: a dress that would allow her to enjoy the day and be herself . And the truth is that it can not sit better, the photos radiate happiness.
Advice for future brides
Enjoy the whole process and your wedding day, it is a beautiful and moving experience.
As you have seen, Mariana and Pedro's vintage wedding was a magical day that gave off light and happiness . I think it's very exciting to see two people who understand each other so well. And, like Mariana, I am also sure that his will be forever. Mariana, thank you very much for letting me be part of your day, your memories and your story. It is a pleasure to be able to help brides with a heart as pure as yours. I wish you the best in your adventure together creating that family that you want so much.
With lots of love,