Friday, August 7, 2009

Flavia and Lucas's Wedding

As I mentioned on my previous post, I am back in Brazil for my brother's wedding. My little brother is married now!!!

The wedding was just lovely. They chose a beautiful space (Maison Mizuno in the vicinity of Brasilia, Brazil) and had an outdoor wedding on a very nice night (it is not uncommon to have night time weddings in Brazil. Many weddings start at 7 or 8:30 pm). I always thought my sister in-law, Flávia was gorgeous and she realy looked stunning as a bride. The ceremony was celebrated by two pastors - a husband and wife - who are very good friends of both Lucas and Flávia, so the ceremony was really personal to them. They decided to do spontaneous vows: not only did they create them themselves, but they also just said it all there and then rather than reading what they had written (brave of them, no?). They came out very beautiful, emotional and sincere and brought out a lot of tears on the crowd.

As I was a bridesmaid, Flávia and Lucas hired an awesome group of photographers (Studio Art Fotografia, by Antonio Leal and Gentil Magalhães) to officially cover the ceremony and formals (they were super nice and did a great job). Though we did organize for me to add some of pictures as well, covering Flávia's preparation shots* and some pictures during the wedding (we even set things up so that I would sit on the last chair so that I could escape to take some pictures during the ceremony :-) ). I ended up getting a lot of pictures to make them a nice little album... but just as well that I wasn't the sole photographer this time: I have a huge family and it was just great to spend some time catching up with my many cousins, uncles and ants (a really hillarious noisy bunch).

I am so happy for both my little brother and my new sister in law. Congratulations (parabéns) to Lucas and Flávia and all the best on their life together!

Here are some quick preview shots of the wedding.

*It was actually just me and Flávia when she was getting ready, as in Brazil it is not customary for the bride to necessarily get ready surrounded by all her bridesmaids. Bridesmaids are not color-coordinated either and there is less actvity surrounding groomsmen and bridesmaids than in American weddings. I actually only met all the other bridesmaids in the actual ceremony.


  1. I want to see more of these pictures!! ;-)

  2. :-) More will come soon. Thank you for the visit!

  3. I want to see more of these pictures!! [2]

    The pictures are great! :)

  4. So very nice!! I love these!!

  5. Wow! Lucas looks like Obama in photo number 6!!!


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