hallie x jason
The alentejo region in Portugal is home to unique, immaculate and endless landscapes of inestimable beauty. Hallie & Jason celebrated their wedding at the wonderful estate Herdade Da Malhadina Nova. It is a place of endless horizons where the family's passion and dedication turned long-abandoned land into fields where authentic Alentejo products grow and blossom. As an homage to the excellent food and wines, respect for environmental sustainability and the preservation of ancient traditions. Martha from Tales Wpt created an authentic experience & design in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings. Contrasting the sleek and raw architecture of the estate with lush and airy florals as valuable elements of a unique aesthetic.
Thanks to a wonderful team of talented humans who made this day in this incredible place a reality.
Set within a dreamscape of rolling hills in the Portuguese countryside, Hallie & Jason’s wedding was a beautiful contrast of elegance and whimsy against rustic surrounds.
For my jewellery I liked the classic nature of pearls, but my earrings in particular also had a unique touch in the shape of the hoops. I also knew I wanted a lariat necklace to complement the shape of the dress. The fact that this one featured sustainable lab-grown diamonds and a modular design made it even more perfect. Finally, I wore my mother-in-law’s diamond tennis bracelet – something she had gifted me the first time we visited Jason’s parents in Chicago together.
I loved that the raw silk dress was structured but soft, very light, and that it had pockets! I was also very much inspired by Kate Moss’s garden wedding when she got married surrounded by bridesmaids and flower girls in matching delicate white dresses. So my bridesmaid wore a dress in broderie anglaise with daisy floral embroidery. For my shoes I chose Chanel slingbacks in beige and black. I wanted to treat myself something I already wanted – a pair of classic shoes that I would also wear long after the wedding.
It's amazing to think that our family and friends came all the way here from all different parts of the world to celebrate us. We loved seeing how everyone was falling in love with the country just as we did. We chose Portugal because it was one of the first trips we’d taken together and we loved everything it had to offer, from great weather to delicious food and wine to the beautiful landscapes.
Ikebana symbolizes the beauty of all components of the natural world working in harmony. I always liked the look of arrangements that are a bit wild but subtle, much like Ikebana. To balance out the more airy and erratic nature of that kind of composition, I asked for white florals with lots of greenery.
For Hallie and Jasons engagement session it was all about discovering the beauty and hidden gems of Portugal.
So we simply explored the soaring cliffs and golden bays of the natural, unspoiled coastline of the Algarve together. The heavenly color collision between the golden limestone, the turquoise ocean water and the endless horizons will forever have a lasting impression in our hearts.
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"We’ve just been absorbing how amazing these photos turned out. They are truly iconic (as you would say)!"
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FROM the USA
"There will never be enough words in any language to express our gratitude to Jasmin and Tim at Flora&Grace. Every image tells a story and takes you right back to that day. When we saw our photos and videos for the first time we couldn’t even speak right away. They are an absolute dream."
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"Your film brought us to tears! We have watched it again, and again, and again. It is so incredibly wonderful. We love the mix of color and black & white imagery, the music choices are perfect, and you brilliantly captured the subtleties and emotions of the day. Thank you so much for adventuring across the world to be a part of our wedding, for your hard work, and for creating a film that we can revisit for the rest of our lives to relive this beautiful day. We appreciate you both."
"you brilliantly captured the subtleties and emotions of the day."
"Words cannot describe how happy it makes us to look at these recordings of time. Tim not only captured the look of this wedding - but above all - how it really felt for us and for our guests. Whenever we look at the pictures, all the excitement and bliss comes right back!"
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"their photography was so elegant, stylish, yet without pretense."
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"You have created art "en passant", which in our perception on the day, we hardly noticed - and if then only as very pleasant. You have far exceeded our expectations and given us a wonderful gallery of memories to last a lifetime."
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