Susana & Gustavo’s Alice in Wonderland-themed Engagement Session
Susana and Gustavo wanted their engagement session to reflect their wedding’s theme — Alice in Wonderland! — so they set up a whimsical (and romantic) tea party deep in an orchard to simulate the fairy tale. Their wedding venue, the Palácio do Sobralinho’s grounds and gardens provided the setting for this delightful shoot and photographer Ana Lúcia da Cruz of PicPuffin, responsible for the beautiful photos, has the rest of the details:
Everything was planned to find the right location, the right light and we have decided to make this session at Palácio do Sobralinho, an old place from the XVII century, using its beautiful gardens and orchards, woods and lakes and also because this will also going to be the wedding scenery. We arrived there at the end of he day, in the pursuit for the golden light. Everything was set up before the photo session, all the accessories were carefully chosen to fit together and create the Alice history and everything was perfect!
This couple is so full of sympathy and love, and was so generous with us and the cameras that everything became easier. They acted as if that was an usual scene, having a cup of tea in the middle of the trees, dancing in the woods and laughing at each other, we felt invisible at their eyes as they get more and more comfortable in the front of the cameras. It was breathtaking! The place is amazing, the light is truly unbelievable and we cannot wait for the wedding day!
Are you loving everything so far? Susana and Gustavo are actually childhood sweethearts who were reunited after over a decade! While planning their special day, they took inspiration from fairy tales and children’s stories and Alice in Wonderland in particular stood out because the brave, dreamy Susana relates to Alice and the crazy, full of mischief Gustavo sees himself in the Mad Hatter.
Thank you Ana for sharing this wonderful e-session with all of us and congratulations Susana and Gustavo! 🙂
Photography: Ana Lúcia da Cruz of PicPuffin
Venue: Palácio do Sobralinho, Portugal