Destination Wedding Photography Shoot in Portugal – Cascais

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On a lovely visit Portugal this year I had the chance to photograph two beautiful brides on Cascais beach.

This quaint little fishing village has lots to offer, colourful buildings, romantic promenades and a stunning stretch of beautiful sandy beach.

The perfect place for a destination wedding.

Image of bride on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton

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I only had hand luggage allowance so squeezed two lightweight wedding dresses with no idea of my model’s sizes.

As usually happens everything fell into place and I was very lucky to have some great assistance on the day to help out.

For the Bohemian bride look, Laura wore a long soft pink dress with net overlay and plunging neckline.
Her hair was left down apart from a plaited headband.

The gentle sea breeze moving her hair around which framed her face.

Image of bride on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton
Image of pink flowers on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton
Portrait of a bride on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton

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The handmade bouquet was borrowed from a native Portuguese plant.

The vibrant pink added a contrast to the dress and suited the simple styling perfectly.

Much to my amazement, my boyfriend appeared with flower bouquets which he had fashioned within minutes.

Image of bride leaning on rocks on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton

Two brides, sandy beach, soft evening sun and beautiful flowers

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Caron, the second bride, wore a short wedding dress which suited the beach and had a more classic look so we styled it accordingly.

With a pearl beaded headpiece and simple white wedges, all she needed was a bouquet.

Flowers were borrowed from local Portuguese plants to create a cool vibrant orange and green posy.

Fun image of bride on Cascais beach in Portugal kicking over sand castles.

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We took some shots on the beach, splashing around a rock and kicking over sandcastles before we headed up to the promenade.

I love the architecture and colours of Cascais and aimed to capture the quaint buildings and lovely sun kissed yellow colours.

I could photograph on Cascais beach all day long but hunger was calling so after a quick change we enjoyed a lovely meal at a local restaurant.

Watching the sun go down.

 

Bride sitting on rocks on Cascais beach in Portugal
Image of bride in Cascais town, Portugal. Taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton
Image of classic bride on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton
Image of bride infront of Mansion in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton

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I’d love to return here for a destination wedding or holiday and hope this styled shoot inspires some couples to consider a beach wedding in Cascais.

Check out the full video slideshow here

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Behind the scenes Image of bride on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton
behind the scenes on beach of bride on Cascais beach in Portugal, taken by destination wedding photographer Charlene Morton

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