On this cold grey day I thought I’d share with you a wedding full of sunshine! Yes, this is Sioux & Scott’s Porto Santo Wedding! I’d never heard of Porto Santo until Sioux and Scott got in touch and asked if I’d be up for heading there to photograph their wedding. Porto Santo is just 27 miles from Madeira in the North Atlantic Ocean and has warm weather all year round… imagine that – warm weather all the time – how great would that be!
Anyway, Sioux and Scott wanted their wedding to be super chilled out. To have their closest family and friends there to witness them get married and to celebrate properly with a great party.
It was great to work alongside Becky De Sancha of Madeira Weddings who was tasked with organising the day and making sure everything ran smoothly. Being a florist herself the flowers for the day were arranged by Sioux. In fact Sioux has been the florist for at least two previous weddings that I’ve photographed – you can check out her work here on Adele & Phil’s Wedding blog and Danielle & Vito’s Wedding. Keeping it in the family, Sioux enlisted the expertise of her sister Kelly of White Cottage Weddings to create some stunning wedding stationery. This included the invitations and on the day stationery.
I started the day capturing bridal prep with Sioux and her bridesmaids before then heading to meet up with Scott and his best man. Once with Scott we boarded the ‘fun bus’ to pick up guests from various hotels around the island and headed to Pe Na Agua which is a restaurant right next to the beech. Ahead of the ceremony the bridesmaids and Sioux arrived in style in a superbly cute yellow Mini Moke! Check out the photos below… its an awesome little vehicle.
The ceremony took place overlooking the beach with the sound of the sea providing an awesome natural soundtrack. Once the ceremony was over Sioux, Scott and myself jumped into the Mini Moke and headed to Pico de Ana Ferreira. Pico de Ana Ferreira is the highest point on the west of the island. At its peak it sprouts into a spectacular organ-pipe array of pentagonal rock columns, caused by volcanic activity millions of years ago. The perfect backdrop to a couple of unique bride and groom portraits.
Back at the beach it was time for food and plenty of drinking! Once the speeches were done it was time for a full on party. Sparklers, fireworks and dancing on the beach. Scott even took over the decks and DJ’d for the final part of the partying. I’m so grateful to Sioux and Scott for having us along to capture their wedding day.
Whilst I was busy photographing Tina was busy with a camera filming parts of the day. We created a small film of the day which you can view here. Check our other films over on the Neon Trifle Film website.