Originally from Southern California, photographers Jareth + Aeriel of The Barilles, have now relocated to Lisbon, Portugal. Spending their time getting to know the hidden gems of the country and explore regions outside the trendy capital city, the two of the stumbled upon the ruins of the Alentejo region in Southern Portugal. And that, my friends, is where today’s inspiration unfolds!
Teaming up with floral designer + stylist, Taylor of Salted Blooms, the three of them had a few specific ideas for this dreamy editorial. Aerial shares: Wild horses + spring colors were a few must-haves at the top of our list. After discovering the perfect backdrop for a romantic elopement, we knew we couldn’t pass up this visually stunning opportunity.
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Lisianthus, ranunculus, baby eucalyptus, small fronds of pampas grass, limonium and a collection of other pretty florals rounded out this bouquet by Salted Blooms.
And the horses! Why wouldn’t you want to incorporate these beauties into newlywed photos?
While on the hunt for wineries + surf, the clan stumbled upon ruins of the Alentejo region in Southern Portugal, and quickly fell in love… We can certainly see why!
The bride donned a whimsical two-piece dress with flare bell sleeves from Pureza Mello Breyner. Stunning? We certainly think so!
All the delicate details were perfectly thought out; isn’t the bride’s Cata Vassalo hairpiece lovely?
The Sweetheart Table
Have you ever seen a table topped with pampas grass?! So, so fun! P.S. Want to see more fun ways to incorporate pampas grass into your big day? Pop on over here!
As Alentejo is known for its traditional food, the table was lined with many of the region’s delights.
Aeriel tells us: From rolling grasslands to an endless coastline, Alentejo’s history is shown through its beauty. Coming from the bustling wedding industry in SoCal, we wanted to showcase the calm romantic lifestyle that southern Portugal had to offer. What we are calling the ‘new Tuscany’, Alentejo is one special place.
Alentejo is described as a place of golden plains and lime-green vineyards. People in the area cling to the traditions of the past, as well as their local crafts; cork production continues here and the hillsides are dotted with fragments from Roman conquerors. With many gastronomic delights of pork, game, bread, cheese, and wine — this is an area you might just want to escape to.
We’re all about this adventure! A huge thank you to the talented team behind this dreamy editorial!