REAL WEDDING WITH orla & graeme at conrad

Regular visitors to Portugal, Orla and Graeme knew that there was no other place in the world that they would rather get married so after a very romantic Grand Canyon proposal, they were quick to start making plans for their Algarve villa wedding.

With beautiful weather and a stunning venue, they were never going to go wrong but having the reliable, knowledgeable and super talented team from Algarve Wedding Planners by their side, their destination wedding was a totally stress free occasion.

Capturing the beauty of the day was the wonderful Passionate Photography studio and we are delighted to be able to share it with you today!

From Orla,

"Graeme and I met online on a dating website in October 2009. I was living in Dublin and Graeme was living in London. I was planning on moving to London in the New Year before we had met. We spent a lot of time talking online before we met face to face for the first time 3 weeks later.
I had already known before we even met that Graeme was the guy i was going to marry, and as we all know in life, us girls are never wrong!

Two years later we travelled up the west cost of America. At the start of the Holiday in Vegas, Graeme booked a helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon, we stopped at the bottom for a champagne picnic, then to my surprise Graeme proposed.

Myself and Graeme have been traveling to Portugal for seven years, sometimes 2-3 times a year. We have travelled all over the Algarve and knew there was no other place we would love to get married. The hospitality of the people, the amazing food and wine, the most beautiful beaches and resorts all make Portugal one of my favourite places in the world.

We choose Algarve Wedding Planners to plan our special day. We had emailed a few wedding planners in Portugal and found that Algarve Wedding Planners were very personal and had already made us feel special from the first email reply.

All I used to hear from brides who got married was the same thing, how stressful it is planning a wedding a wedding abroad and that if they did it all over again they wouldn’t worry themselves over every little thing. To me a wedding should be easy and stress free, and with our wedding planners it was all that and more. All I had to do was rock up on the day and know that everything was perfect and enjoy the best day of my life.

The biggest challenge in the end was trying to pick a venue. Portugal has so many amazing wedding venues that I found it really hard to try and short list all these amazing places. When we met the wedding planners in Portugal they helped us short list three outstanding venues. They knew exactly what I was looking for and made the search really enjoyable and stress fee.

The wedding planners had everything sorted for us, they sent us a list of all suppliers and all we had to do was pick the best supplier that suited us best and then they sorted it all out leaving us with no worries in the world. It was so enjoyable from start to finish” || Text by: Fly Away Bride


Wedding Photography: Passionate | Wedding Planner: Algarve Wedding Planners | Wedding Video: Video by Alberto | Make Up: Rui Botto | Hair Style: Silvia Rosa | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Cari’s Closet | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom Suit: Richard James of Mayfair | Groomsmen Suits: Next | Wedding Flowers & Decor: Oura Flores | Wedding Cake: Benedita Dias | Band: The Business Band | Wedding Animation: Oficina de Sonhos | Venue: CONRAD - Algarve | Wedding Date: 10/06/2016