Romantic Civil Wedding in Lisbon, Portugal

Today we were faced with the tough question of if there is anything more romantic than a couple deciding to just get married because they are ready and decided to skip the traditional wedding. This couple was no exception, their romantic civil wedding was as gorgeous as can be! They even got to be joined by their friends for their ceremony. Not to worry though their reception and celebration will be to follow later this year! Scroll on to see every last heart-warming detail!

The Photographer Diane Sotero shares,

Karolina and Grisha are such a special couple. Since our first contact, when they hired me to photograph their wedding, I knew they would be the type of clients that you enjoy working with and being around. Their wedding day planning, done by Sofia Nascimento Studios, has so far been incredible. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, they’ve had to postpone their celebration to 2021.

Karolina is from Russia and Grisha from Mexico. They chose Lisbon, Portugal as the city to welcome their family and friends to their destination wedding next year. Despite COVID-19, Karolina & Grisha decided to have their civil wedding this year and celebrate love above anything else. As soon as the courthouse in Lisbon opened, they arranged to have a civil ceremony in the local courthouse with the presence of their best friends. All of them wore masks, which will certainly be a unique story for them to tell their loved ones. Shortly following the ceremony, we had a sweet session in the beautiful streets of Lisbon, showing off their love and the city’s beauty.

Wearing a beautiful white dress from Prada and stunning silver shoes from Jimmy Choo, Karolina had the perfect outfit for a modern civil ceremony. I was in awe when she grabbed her gorgeous, Cartier sunglasses inherited from her grandmother, such a stylish accessory that brought so much life and history to the moment. For their wedding bands, they chose a charming band from Cartier and Karolina has the most beautiful engagement ring from Harry Winston. Grisha wasn’t behind in style, having his entire suit tailor-made. Grisha & Karolina’s civil wedding day was the true personification of the phrase “love is not cancelled” and I just can’t wait for their fabulous upcoming celebration with their family and friends!

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