03 Aug Clarice & Adelino Castle Wedding in Portugal
Destination Wedding Photography in Castelo de Óbidos
Aguiam Wedding Photography | Portugal
Just one hour away from Lisbon we find this little walled village where you’re easily trapped in time and overwhelmed about it’s surroundings. Óbidos was the magical old village chosen by Clarice and Adelino’s for their castle wedding in Portugal.
This passionate couple, who divide their lives between the U.S.A. and some paradisiac islands in Guinea Bissau, shared their beautiful wedding day with their sons and close family, which made such an intimate wedding ceremony and full of emotions as the wedding party, it was like we say in portuguese “Eram poucos , mas bons!” It means it was a small party with few guests, but they really rock it! “They were few, but good”! 😁 Therefore small weddings or micro weddings are also a good choice. They can be very intimate, give time to together take the most of it and also be super fun.
This historical set and a stunning photogenic couple really make us dream about love in a somewhere fairytale land, supported by ancient ballads. Hope you enjoy the wedding pictures of Clarice and Adelino in their castle wedding in Portugal.
“The Castelo de Óbidos is a classic medieval castle, with solid stone walls, an impregnable keep and defensive battlements. A castle has stood at the top of Obidos hill since the Moors Era (8-11th century) but was significantly expanded after the Moors were driven out by King Afonso Henriques in 1147. The present castle dates from the 13th century and was constructed under the rule of King Dom Dinis. In the 1950s the castle was transformed into a luxurious hotel (called a Pousada). The walled town of Obidos is one of the best tourist destinations of central Portugal, and makes for a fantastic day trip from Lisbon. The small town is situated along a limestone ridge and is completely encircled by ancient town walls. It is possible to walk around them from the Porta da Vila to the castle, and the western side provides wonderful views over the town and surrounding region as the town walls extend for 1.5km around the perimeter of the village and at certain sections are up to 13m high. Within are traditionally painted houses, a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, and a medieval castle, which has guarded the region for over 800 years. Obidos also boasts an illustrious history, as it was traditionally given to the queen of Portugal on the day of her wedding, a tradition which began in 1214 and continued through to the 19th century. This royal patronage ensured that the town retained its unique and charming character, and today is one of the most picturesque towns of Portugal.
Hair Stylist & Make-up: Vera Garcia Hair & Makeup
Venue: Castelo de Óbidos