Corrina and Steven’s blow out destination wedding in Portugal

Wedding: 05/08/2017

Posted by lucy | 4 September, 2018

Corrina and Steven believe you can’t put a price on your dream wedding – and that’s exactly how they ended up with a destination wedding set on the hills of the Santa Barbara de Nexe in Algarve, Portugal.

“I knew straight away our venue, Os Agostos, was the winner. Of course it was over budget, but I was willing to ease up on the online shopping and eat only beans on toast for the next year to book it,” laughs Corrina, 32.

With a Masters Degree in Event Management, bride Corrina involved herself as much as she could in the planning. In the months leading up to the wedding, Corrina and Steven, 33, made a quick trip to Portugal to visit their florist, attend a menu tasting at the venue and ensure everything was on track.

“I wanted every element of our wedding to be personal to us and not just something a hotel has put together for us.”

On August 5, 2017, almost 100 guests joined the Belfast couple in Algarve from Northern Ireland and as far as Australia.

“We had the most amazing day and still cannot believe it was our wedding.

“It was breathtaking – you cannot put a price on that. Plus, beans on toast is tasty anyway.”

Photos courtesy of Paper Kite Photography.

“It was truly the wedding of our dreams,” says Corrina. “It had everything.”

The two-tier wedding cake was inspired by photos found on Pinterest.

Featured Suppliers:

Bomboniere: Not On The High Street / Brides Accessories: Debenhams / Brides Gown: Wtoo Watters / Brides Shoes: Office Shoes Ltd. / Bridesmaid Shoes: Dorothy Perkins / Bridesmaids Accessories: Next / Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS / Cake: Os Agostos / Celebrant: Fr. Miguel Neto / Ceremony Music: Jane and Luis / Ceremony Venue: Estoi Church / Entertainment: The Switha Band / Flowergirl Dress: H&M / Flowers: Flowers by Aude / Grooms Attire: Bogart Meswear / Grooms Shoes: Matalan UK / Groomsmen Attire: Bogart Meswear / Groomsmen Shoes: Matalan UK / Hair: Bianca Pereira / Honeymoon: Riviera Maya Mexico / Invitations: Old English Prints / Lolly Buffet: Os Agostos / Makeup: Sharon Phillips / Pageboy Attire: H&M / Photographer: Paper Kite Phtoography / Reception Venue: Os Agostos / Rings: Murray and Co Jewellers / Venue Decor: Flowers by Aude / Videographer: JM Wedding Cinematography / Wedding Night Venue: Os Agostos / Wedding Planner: Taelor Algarve Events

Photos courtesy of Paper Kite Photography.