Here at The Wedding Portugal, as you might expect, we love anything that’s both wedding and Portugal related. Which is why we were delighted to attend the recent ‘Unforgettable Wedding Gowns’ exhibition curated by Hubert de Givenchy in our very own beautiful city of Évora.
The show, hosted by the Duchess of Cadaval at the palace’s very own private church in Évora, was conceived by Givenchy and brings together some of the most stunning wedding dresses in history, by names including Dior, Philippe Venet and Carolina Herrera. Of course, there were some pieces there by Givenchy himself, one of the masters of haute couture and designer of some of the most iconic wedding dresses of the 20th and 21st centuries. His masterpieces include gowns for Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and the Duchess of Windsor.
A close personal friend of the Duchess of Cadaval, Givenchy has brought together these gowns in the stunning Church of St John the Baptist in Évora. Dating back to 1711, the church is decorated in beautiful blue and white tiles, of the kind that can be found all over Portugal. The church’s stunning gold main altar was the inspiration for Givenchy’s collection which will run until 7 September. If you’re lucky enough to get the chance to visit, we highly recommend it.
It really blends together and shows off what a perfect combination weddings and Portugal’s beautiful venues can make, and is great inspiration for anyone thinking of getting married here. It certainly inspired us.