Claire & Michael Wedding at June 20th, 2015.
Location: Algarve, Portugal // Celebration: suitesalbaresort.com
Photography: paperkitephotography.com/2015/11/05/claire-michael-silves-portugal // Cinematography: hcweddings.com // Wedding Planner: sonhoadois.com // Party: DJ Tiggy
Michael, an engineer, and Claire, a dance producer both originally from England, met in 2008 at Claire's house warming party in London. A week later Michael moved to Seville in Spain for work and kept in touch emailing Claire nearly every day. Two months on he invited Claire to stay with him in Seville for the weekend and the rest is history! In 2011 they decided to take the plunge and move to Australia to start a new adventure together. When Michael proposed to Claire last year from a cliff on the Victorian coast of Australia over looking the ocean, they knew they wanted to get married somewhere outside, near the beach and not too far from their family and friends in the UK. Considering they had spent many happy holidays in Portugal and Michael's mum now lived in the Algarve, they knew it was the perfect place.
After much searching online they stumbled across images of Nossa Senhora da Rocha - with its beautiful turquoise sea views and gorgeous rock formations reminiscent of their home in Australia they knew it was the place they wanted to get married. The nearby outdoor venue at Suites Alba overlooking the ocean completed their magical wedding. Surrounded by fairy lights and candles the night finished with lots of dancing, barefoot under the stars on a warm Portuguese evening - just as they had dreamed of.