A few years ago, I met Rita at her Atelier Rita Costumista, for a shooting. My idea back then was to borrow a wedding dress to make some winter shootings. Three hours later, we formed Boca do Lobo Colectivo and invited along a bunch of other creators. During a full year, we produced photo and film, on a bunch of editorials. Our main goal was to give out inspiration to future couples, on alternative weddings. And turning our ideias into real life situations.
Therefore, by alternative we meant to portrait real life couples (not models) in real life situations. So, we made the shootings look real and inspirational, providing vendors and alternative ways to marry in portugal. We invited along Valeryia, a longboarder skater, and her husband Johny, for a skaters inspired beach wedding at Santa Cruz. We aimed at providing cool ways that resembled the couple’s everyday life. After all, it as so believable, that they even got dozens of messages congratulating them on their ‘wedding’. So, we definitely made it look as real as possible.
ELOPMENT LISBON CASTLE
Another shooting took place inside castelo de São Jorge in lisbon, for a full day wedding of Inês and Daniela. A photographer and an interior designer aiming at eloping in lisbon in a small ceremony in the very core of the city. Eloping as a same sex couple, these two girls took it for real. We planned for a full day of events, breakfast, boudoir, getting ready, ceremony, portraits, and dinner party with friends. Not exactly in a typical wedding day order.
Therefore, during this time we also consolidated our work with other vendors. This also gave us actual real weddings where we worked together, such as Sofia and João, where I teamed up with Duarte (Para Sempre Wedding Art). And Joana and Tiago’s city wedding, where Rita produced the bride’s wedding dress,…. well not so of a dress, so you sure need to check it out.
In conclusion, in this page you will find our vision for real weddings that can inspire your own. We always recommend to be truthful to your vision. In that way, make your day as you foreseen it. Get advice, seek out for your vendors, contact them and meet them. After all, we ‘marry’ more than once in a lifetime, so we can pass on our experience to advice in the best possible way.