Editorial at Palácio do Bolhão, Porto II

On our last post we shared images of an editorial at Palácio do Bolhão, and at the time of the shoot, designer Gio Rodrigues, sent us two wedding dresses. We thought it was only fair to share the photos of the other dress that we ended up not using for the Magnolia Rouge's submission. This dress was absolutely stunning, the fabric had an heavy but extremely rich texture and paired perfectly with the simplicity of the veil.

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Photographer André Teixeira, BRANCOPRATA Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, BRANCOPRATA Videographer THE AMAZING RABBIT Film lab CARMENCITA FILM LAB Dinnerware & silverware EMPATIAS Fashion designer Diana Vinha , PRETTY EXQUISITE /Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE Cake designer & production managerT BAKES Wedding dress GIO RODRIGUES Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, DIFF HAIR DESIGNERS Venue PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO

Editorial at Palácio do Bolhão, Porto

For this editorial we choose a soft colour palette to complement the decadent look and highlight the beautiful PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO backdrop. Considered one of the most notable buildings of the Portuguese architecture of the nineteenth century, the palace was built in 1844 by Antonio de Sousa Guimarães, one of the richest merchants in the country. The palace expressed the political and financial strength of the proud city's bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century, and currently it's the home to Academia Contemporanea do Espectáculo, a art school and Theatre. The building's architecture, the various golden details and painted ceilings match perfectly our abundant flowers yet enhance the simplicity and elegance of our bride. And that jaw dropping fireplace, was the perfect setting to display the stunning cakes designed by TBakes, specially for this editorial. Finally, this shoot would not be possible without the help and goodwill of ACE, that allow us to shoot at the stunning Palácio do Bolhão, right in the heart of our city!

You can see more on this editorial on Magnolia Rouge.

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Photographer André Teixeira, BRANCOPRATA Creative direction & florals Sofia Ferreira, BRANCOPRATA Videographer THE AMAZING RABBIT Film lab CARMENCITA FILM LAB Dinnerware & silverware EMPATIAS Fashion designer Diana Vinha , PRETTY EXQUISITE /Make-up Marlene Vinha, PRETTY EXQUISITE Cake designer & production manager T BAKES Wedding dress GIO RODRIGUES Hair Alexandre Ribeiro, DIFF HAIR DESIGNERS Venue PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO

Inspired gatherings IV

Leftovers are great to test a few techniques and ideas when it comes to flowers! Our studio is becoming more and more a laboratory, a place where we experiment various concepts before we present them to our clients! And let us be honest, it's a great opportunity to snap a few photos to share!

Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Floral design: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab

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Editorial inspired by Portuguese Tiles

When Tânia from T Bakes told us she had an idea for a wedding cake, we replied immediately that we would love to complement the design and we quickly come up with this simple yet elegant idea for a garden wedding. We love the thought of incorporating something that is part of the Portuguese culture and heritage, in this particular case, tiles. 

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Photography André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Design & florals Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata  |  Wedding Cake T Bakes  |  Film Lab Carmencita Film Lab  Venue Mosteiro de Landim  |  Runner Orchidee de Soie 

Inspired Gatherings II

When you end up with leftovers from a shoot, you have fun and play with it. Plus it's a good excuse to exercise styling techniques and to try out different approaches. 

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Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Creative Direction + floral design + stationery: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab

Intimate bridal portraits part II

Finally we had some time to share the second part of the bridal portrait's editorial we did for Carmencita Meets in Valencia! A great day spent with 15 talented photographers from around the world, and a team of vendors with whom we loved to work!

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Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Creative Direction + styling + stationery: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Dress: Immaclé | Make Up: Noe Momow | Model: Esther | Venue: Palacete Echeveste

Intimate bridal portraits

Carmencita Meets goal is to bring photographers together so they can share their knowledge and love for photography with others, and enhance their skills. When the lab invited us to style some editorials for the Valencia Meets, we knew we wanted to create a simple but authentic exercise of a well curated scene. This intimate shoot portrays a bride waking up on her wedding day and slowly getting up. 

As always we used a 3D moodboard to share our inspiration for this shoot! These moodboards are a very important part of our design process and they are perfect to explore the five senses! Exploring the moodboard, the textures, the images used, the colors and various materials is extremely important for our creative process.

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Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Creative Direction + styling + stationery: Sofia Ferreira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Dress: Immaclé | Make Up: Noe Momow | Model: Esther | Venue: Palacete Echeveste

The Rural Workshop in Spain

It's been a crazy few months around here, we've been traveling a lot lately and attending some really cool photography workshops, meetings and wedding conferences! In February we went to The Rural Workshop near Barcelona, where André taught a 2 hour masterclass for a group of 25 people! Our dear friends from Bodas de Cuento prepared and styled the models, so that André could show how he normally shoots! A massive thank you to the team involved (please see credits below) and to all the kick-ass photographers who attended, you guys are the best!

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Film Photography: André Teixeira, Brancoprata  |  Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab  |  Wedding Dress: Immaclé  |  Groom's suite: Tween   |  Agency: Francina Models   |  Make up and Hair: Laia Martín Make Up   |  Production and styling: Bodas de Cuento

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