A Rainy Brazilian Wedding with DIY Details: Cecilia & Luciano

Cecilia & Luciano wanted a simple wedding inspired by their choice of venue, Pousada Estrela D’água, in Trancoso, Brazil. “My inspiration was the wedding venue”, explained the bride. “The village of Trancoso, Bahia, is beautiful and simple at the same time. That’s what I sought in all my wedding decisions. I did not want anything too pretentious. For the decorations we used photos of family and tablecloths that belonged to our great grandmothers. The decor had a bit of our history and showed a lot of our personality.”

Cecilia made her own dress from the lace of the veil that her mother-in-law wore when she married. She also designed and made the bridesmaid’s dresses. “There was no specific theme to anything really”, she continued. “We just tried to do everything as simple as possible.”

“From my point of view, this was one of the hardest weddings I’ve ever photographed”, took over wedding photographer Danilo Siqueira. “It rained a lot throughout the ceremony and celebration. With the bad weather the small chapel which is already badly lit was darker than expected. At the party the rain came in from all sides (because of strong wind) and I was worried about my equipment.”

“It was also a late wedding so it was dark almost immediately. Every few moments I had to to stop and wipe the front of my lens because it was being splashed by rain which make is difficult to focus. It was crazy. In the end it was all very good though and I’m happy with what I produced. Taking the shots was a big challenge, but when I saw the results it give me great satisfaction in being able to deliver those photos to the bride and groom.”

Gorgeous! Thank you to Cecilia & Luciano and their hard working photographer Danilo Siqueira for sharing today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Danilo Siqueira
Video: KSH Filmes
Ceremony Venue: Igrejinha do Quadrado, Trancoso, Bahia
Reception Venue: Pousada Estrela D’água, Trancoso, Bahia
Bride’s Dress: DIY
Bride’s Shoes: Constança Bastos
Bride’s Headpiece: Etsy
Groom’s Outfit: Camargo Alfaiataria, São Paulo
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: DIY
Cake: Guta Gula Buffet, Porto Seguro
Flowers: Congrega Bahia, Porto Seguro
Hair: Eliana Noronha
Make Up: Eliana Noronha
DJ: Emiliano Beiruth
Stationery: Phatt Design
Caterers: Cacau
Reception Decor/Props: Charlotterie, São Paulo

9 comments

  1. There is nothing not perfect about this bride! Her makeup is divine – love the luminescent cheeks in particular. Baby’s breath wreath is adorable, and that dress is to die for.

  2. Lindsay

    The dress is so delicate, so perfectly airy and enchanting. What a beautiful bride! I love the shots with her hair whipping about in the wind and rain (the last few shots) so raw and real!

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