This lovely Destination Wedding Venue by the Sea will seduce you and you will be sure that in this place your dream of a perfect wedding in Portugal will come true whatever the kind of wedding you wish but especially a Vintage Style one .This place is the proof that we can easily mix up wedding by the sea and vintage wedding without any problem.
This elegant Destination Wedding Venue has a history that you can feel in its decoration that the current owner, in love with old-style things, set with period tableaux and furniture in the living room. You can also notice the historical side of this villa in its architecture and the “Azulejos”, tiles typical of Portuguese architecture, on the outside walls. With such an incredible venue by the sea, the Vintage setting of your wedding by the sea is already set. Indeed, it is a renovated Palace built in 1911 which belonged to a Portuguese aristocrat who turned rich thanks to his coffee industry in Brazil. But what really gives the Vintage touch to your Vintage wedding is the decoration! You have to bring old-fashion things to decorate your wedding by the sea and create a vintage ambience.
1) Vintage flowers
The first step of a Vintage decoration begins with flowers! Vintage evokes romanticism just like flowers, opt for pastel-coloured ones and mix up several kinds of flowers to give a “disorganized” touch to your decoration which is the basis of a vintage style wedding. The trend is wild flowers, even if their tone is not really pastel, it fits perfectly with a vintage wedding, you can also mix them up with more refined flowers like peonies, one of the most vintage flowers. This is what the most romantic brides use to do.
But flowers in a vintage wedding do not only mean real flowers! Do you remember your Grandma’s embroidery? They were full of flower patterns! Find some decoration accessories with flower patterns like napkins or tablecloths to bring an even more Vintage touch to your Vintage wedding reception.
2) Wedding cake
Go further in your Vintage style Wedding, choosing a no ordinary design for you Vintage wedding cake. Here in the Villa São Paulo Destination Wedding in Portugal by the sea, we already had extraordinary Vintage Wedding cakes like an old vintage suitcase. Don’t be afraid of being original! The Wedding Cake moment is one of the most important part of a wedding, it is the time to impress your guests!
You can also choose a more classic cake but adding some patterns on it, reminding an embroidery design, which will turn your Wedding cake vintage and elegant with vintage porcelain cake toppers or natural pastel flowers.
3) Rustic garden
For a rustic vintage ambience, nothing better than an outdoor wedding dinner! For a Vintage table in the garden by the sea, choose rustic furniture, like old wood tables and chairs. Depending on the condition of the table and what you like, you can leave the table naked or have tablecloth with patterns or embroidery for a Vintage style. Put lots of colours on the table, like different glasses, different coloured and shaped plates, and your “disorganized organization” will give life to your Vintage Wedding decoration.
The seating plan is also important , everyone will look at it so take advantage of this making it special, impressive and turning it into one more element of your vintage wedding decoration. Here in Villa São Paulo Destination Wedding in Portugal by the Sea, we already made a lot of Vintage seating plan and have plenty of ideas for it. Put your guests’ name in an old vintage frame for each table on a board and decoration as you want with flowers, vintage style accessories or furniture... Or, hold off-white pieces of sheets (to give an old look to the paper) with your guests’ names for each table on a wooden screen with pins.
Weather not permitting, you can have the same vintage decoration indoors, knowing that in the Villa São Paulo Destination Wedding by the sea in Portugal, the Dining room is on the pool level with window bay to enjoy the sea view while dining even inside. So don’t worry, not having a garden does not prevent to have a wonderful vintage wedding by the sea!
4) Vintage car
It is your wedding day! You are the one that everyone one is waiting for, you have to make a spectacular entrance! You already have the perfect vintage wedding venue by the sea, the vintage decoration, the only thing left is to have the vintage car! Rent a beautiful old-fashion vintage car to go throughout your vintage themed wedding and surprise your guests, turning them jealous and enjoying your VIP entrance.
Last but not least, don’t forget that the most accessories and details there are, the more Vintage your wedding will turn! It is never too much in the vintage style, add lots of stuffs on the table, in the garden, in decoration on the furniture...
Think of candles, candle-holders are very vintage styled, chandeliers give a vintage chic touch to your wedding by the sea in Portugal.
Wicker is also quite vintage, some wicker baskets spread in the garden, filled with flowers for example add more vintage style to your vintage ambience, as well as bird cages, that we can also fill.
But above all, what is really vintage is the DIY (Do It Yourself) decoration! Everything that you can do by yourself is good, like candle-holders in glass yogurt pots, vases in empty jam glass pots, decorated with laces (so vintage style!) Let your imagination run wild and you will see that a vintage Wedding is not that difficult to do, and you can have a vintage venue, a venue by the sea and a wedding destination venue in the same place!