This stunning Portugal wedding planned by Como Branco Weddings at a former Cisterian Monastery will make you drop your jaw! Bec and Josh’s Portugal wedding at a monastery is nothing short of mesmerizing, from their first look on the steps right through to their outdoor reception covered in fairy lights!
The venue was undoubtedly the most extraordinary feature of the wedding. Pousada Mosteiro de Amares is a former Cisterian monastery from the 12th century, elegantly restored by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura as a hotel and a national heritage site. It is set on the side of a green river valley in a quiet remote village of northern Portugal. The Pousada comprises a beautiful network of buildings, terraces and courtyards that we could use throughout the two days. The couple saved the Pousada’s most incredible space, the cloisters, for a bit of wow-factor towards the end for the reception.
“The vibe was influenced by the Portuguese people and their hospitality. They are so warm/lively and friendly, and the food is incredible. The Pousada’s majestic buildings and surrounds, thanks to the elegant restoration, did all the work for the couple – it only needed minimal styling. The main styling element they added was the lighting in the cloisters.
The bride was wearing a gorgeous lace sheath wedding dress with a train. The groom was wearing a classic tux. Take a look at the beautiful pics of this wedding below!