Getting to know Quinta do Convento Páteo Velho
Quinta do Convento Páteo Velho in Alenquer is such an amazing wedding venue! Its historical buildings and gardens are so picturesque and the scenic vineyards that surround them are just breathtaking! It is also home of exceptional winemaking tradition and has been awarded with a number of recognitions.
This venue, has always been a legendary Alenquer wine. Its red wine combines power and elegance, as well as concentration and fullness on the palate. Rather sinewy in style, wine provides excellent aging potential. You can clearly see you are fans.
Páteo Velho Vineyard
The celebration area was being prepared as we arrived and Rita was getting ready with her girls in the yellow house.
The warmth of the room contrasted with the cold outside and everything was very peaceful.
We love winter weddings! We love everything about them: the wintery colors, the sun light that has a different glow to it and the invigorating effect of crisp mornings. Rita & Filipe choose dark red as the color of their day. All floral pieces were made by Flower Love Wedding and were simply gorgeous from the bride’s bouquet to the centrepieces.
Wedding Dress from Aire - Barcelona
Rita choose a lovely short sleeve dress and dark red shoes from Aldo. We have a crush on headpieces, we won’t hide it! Definitely check out CATA VASSALO if you like them too! The have the most gorgeous exclusive and handmade wedding accessories. The headpiece that Rita was wearing was so beautiful and matched perfectly with the entire look!
The Nanny Moment
The door slowly creaking open. It was the grandma, overjoyed and in love with her grandchild. She entered the room with a big grin on her face and her arms spread wide to hold her grandchild.
As she clutched her so closely, she was completely oblivious of the bride’s almost flawless makeup and meticulously set up hair. But as we saw them embrace, all the chaos appeared to melt into laughter.
It was a moment that encapsulated the spirit of family, love, and the beauty of flaws. And, as the bride’s grandmother squeezed her one final time before leaving the room, it was evident that no amount of cosmetics or beautiful hair could ever compare to the warmth and affection exchanged between generations.
The bride looks stunning as the finishing touches are applied. Her hair is perfectly coiffed, with each strand softly put to frame her gorgeous face, making the headpiece stand out even more. Her exquisite and magnificent dress floats around her as she prepares to go down the aisle and begin the next chapter of her life.
Rita prepared a little surprise for her best friends and offer each one a bracelet Of course a proper drink was in order and they celebrate together and toast to happiness!
Vineyard Outdoor Ceremony
The ceremony setting was beautifully arranged with gorgeous flower pieces and surrounded by the scenic vineyards. So charming! Rita & Filipe were smiling the entire time and were greeted with flower petals on their way out. During the cocktails period, Tortuga Voodoo played live music for the guests. Pateo Velho was in charge of catering with extreme competence and delicious food.
Intimate Couple Photos
If you have been following us for a while now, you know we love contrasts, the improbable and unlikely things in general really. This is an incredible venue to photograph in. From vineyards, enchanted woods, fairytale towers, wine cellars and rooms fit for royalty anything is possible. We love all the above but the tennis court really caught our eye.
Rita & Filipe were so happy and overflowed with joy after their wedding ceremony, the perfect moment for some portraits! Thank you Rita & Filipe for bearing with us on our crazy ideas!
Rita & Filipe have a spirited group of friends who performed and sang for everyone’s amusement. Family and friends joined Rita & Filipe outside for a toast and Filipe revived colleague times with friends chanting tunes. They had a blast, the weather was friendly and the day just kept on going full speed.