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BRITTANY & ELÍSIO

A TALE IN A CASTLE

An Obidos Castle Wedding

“A Tale in a Castle” is the story of this wedding in the castle of Óbidos.

When it comes to weddings and elopements in touristic destinations, Portugal has become an excellent choice for couples looking for a picturesque, romantic and unforgettable experience. One of these magical destinations is Óbidos, a historic city hidden within castle walls. Today, let me take you on a journey through Brittany and Elisio’s intimate wedding in this enchanting, historic setting.

The Setting: Óbidos, a Fairytale City

Óbidos is considered a Portuguese “jewel” that has won the hearts of many with its stone-paved streets, whitewashed houses with colorful stripes and a sense of timelessness present in every corner. Surrounded by medieval castle walls, the town’s historic charm makes it the ideal setting for a small, romantic wedding. For Brittany and Elísio, Óbidos was the dream location for their special day.

Planning from the US made it impossible for us to meet before the wedding, but during our meetings and email exchanges, I really felt like we were the perfect match. They had planned a small wedding, with a very limited number of guests, and the idea of ​​photographing such a private wedding really captivated me.

Serene Preparations: The Inn Experience

For Brittany and Elísio, the day started in a peaceful and serene environment. They chose to prepare for the wedding at the historic Pousada do Castelo de Óbidos.

This charming guesthouse offers a unique fusion of traditional Portuguese hospitality and modern comfort. Their room provided a peaceful environment where they took time to write their vows before getting dressed and preparing for the ceremony.

The Pousada in Óbidos not only offers accommodation; it is an extension of the city’s rich history. With ancient architecture, elegant furniture and attentive service, it’s the perfect setting to start your wedding day. It was at this moment, preparing for the ceremony, that the couple could truly immerse themselves in the beauty and serenity that Óbidos offers, with stunning landscapes outside the window.

The Ceremony: A Unique Vision

Imagine exchanging vows with a view of a city worthy of postcards. That’s exactly what Brittany and Elísio experienced next to the castle walls. The ceremony was intimate, surrounded by the history and charm of Óbidos, with the sisters saying a few words and celebrating the union. The stunning views of the city created a magical atmosphere, and the diffused light from the cloudy sky made the whole scene very intimate and almost dramatic.

The castle walls provided a sense of seclusion, allowing them to live in the moment without distractions. This was a wedding ceremony straight out of a romantic movie.

Exploring the Streets: A Surprise Serenade

After the ceremony, Brittany and Elisio decided to take a walk through the streets of Óbidos. It was during this tour that they came across a beautiful surprise. In one of the stores, a talented violinist surprised the bride and groom with a serenade. The sweet melody and soulful violin created a truly unforgettable moment, with many tourists stopping to see what was happening.

Óbidos is known for its fortuitous surprises, and this was one of those unexpected and magical experiences that make a wedding in Portugal truly special.

The streets of Óbidos have a way of embracing you, taking us on an adventure that couldn’t even be planned. Soon after returning, the couple and their family were together at the cocktail party, which took place in the Pousada’s courtyard, surrounded by majestic walls and lush vegetation.

Why choose Óbidos for your wedding?

Brittany and Elísio’s wedding at Óbidos Castle is proof that this city is an excellent choice for couples who want to get married in a historic city. Óbidos is not just a setting; it becomes an integral part of your love story. Definitely a memorable place to get married.

Whether you are considering an elopement or an intimate wedding, Óbidos offers a variety of stunning settings – from castle walls with panoramic views to charming streets where there are surprises around every corner.

Getting married in Óbidos means immersing yourself in a world of rich culture, history and beauty. It’s experiencing love in a way that only a place like Óbidos can offer.

Brittany and Elísio’s wedding is just one example of the countless love stories that have been written with the stone streets and ancient walls of this historic city as witnesses.

In conclusion This wedding at Óbidos Castle is a story of love, beauty and magic of this enchanting city. The walls, the surprise serenade, the preparations – everything came together to create a day they will never forget. If you are considering a destination wedding in Portugal, Óbidos should be at the top of your list. Its historic and unique atmosphere makes it the perfect place to start a journey. So, why not write a new chapter of your love story with a wedding at Óbidos Castle?

 
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