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An Intimate, Light Filled Beach Wedding With Gorgeous Vintage Details: Daniel & Doreen

If you are dreaming of a beautiful, light filled destination wedding on a picturesque beach, this pretty rustic wedding with adorable vintage elements is sure to ignite your wedding wonderlust.

Daniel & Doreen married on a Portuguese beach and followed their sweet vows with an intimate family picnic.

The amazing Matt & Lena Photography were there to capture the beauty of their day in all its light-filled glory.

Words by Doreen. Images by Matt & Lena.

Our wedding was in Quinta Matalva, Sintra, Portugal.  Daniel’s Sister Aline and her husband have a place just down the mountain and everything was coordinated by Aline.

I bought my wedding dress from a vintage shop and chose it for its light summer feel, comfort and simplicity.

My shoes were also vintage and pretty, a nice compliment to the dress, although I spent half the day barefoot on the beach :)

Daniel’s boutonniere was hand made by a local lady that creates pretty crochet pieces.

My father walked me down the aisle to the sound of a soft breeze and rustling leaves.

We are both from Germany, that’s where we met and fell in love. We visited Portugal many times and knew we would get married there one day :)

Our wedding photographers were Matt & Lena. We had a great time with them, we could not have imagined better photographer. How they catch the light is truly unique.

The after ceremony picnic at Adraga beach on the west coast was amazing. We all watched the sunset together, it was so romantic and magical.

What was your most memorable moment of the day / evening?

Ours was a very small wedding, only 10 people, so we had a quiet evening dining and enjoying our surroundings, family and friends.  Exchanging stories and relaxing. Every moment was a favourite.

We were so lucky to have Aline, Daniel’s sister, organize everything. She has an amazing eye. We share a love for vintage and rustic style and these elements came together so perfectly.

For decor we had lots of Mason jars with flowers and candles, pretty wooden and chalkboard signs, hemp bunting, old vintage suitcases…

Such a seriously gorgeous wedding! I adore its super sweet vintage beachy vibe.

Congratulations Daniel and Doreen and thank you so much to Matt & Lena for sharing these stunningly beautiful light filled wedding images with us.

wedding credits / photographer: matt & lena photography

  1. WOW! All of these venues are incredible – I’d love to know where the bridal prep took place! This is probably THE most perfect wedding.

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