Mariana and Bruno | Quinta do Castilho

Mariana and Bruno had their wedding at Quinta do Castilho. It is a venue owned by the same family for over a century and it has a private chapel, making it possible to have both religious and civil weddings.

I’ve long had a soft spot for venues with history and this is no exception. As I was photographing M&B’s wedding I could help but wonder about the lives of the people that lived there over the years and the couples that decided to celebrate their big day in that historic place.


Mariana and Bruno’s wedding – a same-day slideshow

Mariana and Bruno’s wedding was truly magical. They got ready at a nearby B&B and then moved to Quinta do Castilho for the civil ceremony and party.

I always try to do something different on every wedding I photograph and this was no exception! My challenge for this wedding was to choose the best photos during the dinner break and create a slideshow that was displayed during the desert. I call it the same-day slideshow and you can see it below.


Bride and groom as they watched the slideshow.

I will never forget the reaction of the bride at the end of slideshow, when she came to me and whispered, with tears in her eyes: “Thank you so much João, this completely changed my perception of the day!”
It’s only natural that brides worry that things won’t go as planned throughout the day, so I understand her feeling of relief after seeing a summary of how great her day was!


Quinta do Castilho

This wedding at Quinta do Castilho is easily one of my favourites at that venue – which is one of my favourites in Portugal. I’ve photographed weddings at over 200 venues in both Portugal and abroad and I’ve come to appreciate those that combine authenticity, good location and great food. There aren’t many, that’s why I think Quinta do Castilho is easily one of the top venues to get married in Portugal in 2024.


A Real Wedding @ ZankYou

When the biggest bridal blog in Portugal, ZankYou, asked me to publish one of my weddings I immediately thought about Mariana and Bruno’s! You can see their article in the link below, where you’ll get to know the couple better and find some of my favourite photos.



Wedding Planner – Outlux:

Venue – Quinta do Castilho

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