Ah the humble olive. Delicious snack, healthy oil, stunning wedding decoration. That’s right, you read it correctly, olives (or rather the trees and groves where they grow) make stunning backdrops for gorgeous weddings in Portugal.
The unmistakable leaves, sun faded green, give us wedding planners great colour palettes to work with. And you can use the foliage to dress chairs, tables and even as centrepieces. There’s lots of great ideas to use this Mediterranean marvel – from setting up your reception under their branches, to dressing the plates and even the cake.
Brides can wear laurel wreaths in their hair for a touch of Roman chic, and speaking of the Romans, it was these adventurous souls who brought the olive tree to Portugal from Italy all those thousands of years ago. So you have us Italians to thank for the beautiful Portuguese olive groves.
Take a look at these stunning images of olives in weddings and get some inspiration for your big day. We just love these pictures which prove it’s not all about flowers and bright colours, the tiny olive can be just as spectacular.
And of course, you have to serve some as a snack for your guests.