Meet Wedwings by Rita Soares-Alves for Destination Weddings in Portugal
We’re so excited to introduce you to BLOVED Edit Member Wedwings by Rita Soares-Alves here on the blog today! She’s here to tell us all about her destination wedding planning and styling services in beautiful Portugal and you can meet her at the upcoming Bridelux Venues & Destinations show will be held on 21st and 22nd February, at The May Fair Hotel!
TELL US ABOUT WEDWINGS BY RITA SOARES-ALVES
“Wedwings by Rita Soares-Alves is a wedding planning and styling agency specialized in Destination Weddings in Portugal, from Douro Region to Algarve, as well as the Azores and Madeira Islands. We’re passionate about developing, planning, and creating special days and our weddings reflect who our couples are, which makes each wedding unique, whether it’s on Alentejo coast’s beautiful sandy beach or at a Sintra Palace.”
WHAT IS THE DESTINATION WEDDING SCENE IN PORTUGAL LIKE?
“Despite the idea that destination weddings in Portugal are synonymous of beach weddings, the truth is that Portugal has so much to offer: couples can choose between a palace or an historical venue, an old Manor House or a modern urban venue. Most couples can dream with an outdoor wedding due to the great Portuguese weather but there are also so many splendid indoor venues that shouldn’t be missed.
Destination weddings became very popular in the last 5 years and we have amazing professionals in so many areas that are specialized in this area: definitely, you can count with a high-level services, multi-cultural knowledge and completely aligned with international trends and industry vendors.”
HOW DO THE WEDWINGS PLANNING + STYLING SERVICES HELP COUPLES PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING?
“We provide a first-class service, focused on what is really important for the couple and their guests. From the first contact, we will work together, helping you to go through their ideas and bring them to life, creating a day to remember, exceeding their expectations.
I am my clients’ eyes, ears and hands throughout the process, and can make sure everything comes together smoothly for the big event. And a destination wedding is not just about the wedding day: is also about creating a great experience to guests that will travel with the couple and I love to share the best of the activities, restaurants, and attractions that they will love and have the best Portuguese wedding experience! As a local wedding planner, I share with my clients exclusive information and insights that an online search won’t give them: all the ins and outs of everything from local venues and vendors to the weather.”
TELL US ABOUT THE UPCOMING BRIDELUX SHOW AND HOW COUPLES CAN MEET YOU
“Bridelux Venues & Destinations show will be held on 21st and 22nd February, at The May Fair Hotel. This is a luxury wedding show where you can meet a selection of elite venues and destination wedding and honeymoon specialists.
I’ll be delighted to welcome at the Portuguese Wedding Experience Room all couples that are thinking on a wedding abroad. There, they can meet me and some of my preferred partners and discover all the amazing opportunities and options for an exclusive and unique, authentic and memorable destination wedding, in Portugal.”
WHICH ARE MOST POPULAR AREAS OF PORTUGAL FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS?
“Algarve is indeed a very popular area, especially for those who are looking for a beach wedding. In Lisbon region you can look for an urban and modern wedding or even an historical and imponent venue for a more classical mood. But we also have Estoril Coast, the “Portuguese Côte-d’Azur” full of charm and sophistication and the romantic Sintra with a veryç British style vibe. Or you can travel to the countryside and discover Alentejo or Douro Valley and experience truly breathless natural scenarios and enjoy unique wine experiences.”
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST BENEFITS TO HAVING A DESTINATION WEDDING IN PORTUGAL?
“Less than a 3-hour flight from UK, Portugal is a great destination for all those who look for a one-weekend wedding (of course, they will regret not extending their stay…). From several UK cities you have direct flights to the most popular areas.
As we have a great Mediterranean weather, couples have great chances of a sunny and warm wedding even all around the year, even during winter (nothing compares to a sunny winter day in Algarve!). The great gastronomy, from seafood, the famous codfish, conventual desserts and Portuguese cheeses, just to mention a few… the Portuguese wines, from Douro, Alentejo or the amazing and still secret Lisbon Region. You won’t skip it!
And, honestly, I believe we’re happy people and proud hosts on such a special day. We truly love to welcome and include all that choose our country as their wedding destination.”
Portugal Wedding Photographer and Um Dia de Sonho
For more information about Wedwings by Rita Soares-Alves’ destination wedding planning and styling services in Portugal, visit wedwings.pt