What is a wedding planner, anyway?

A wedding planner is many different things all at the same time. I’ve found that I have to be 50% mother, 50% best friend, 50% style guru, and 100% organised – all at the same time. I know what you’re thinking, that shouldn’t add up, but somehow it seems to work.

Silvia Interlenghi Wedding PLanner

I think if you really love doing something, you can make it happen. Even if it seems like it’s too much to take on. That’s how I look at my role as a wedding planner. It’s all about being there and offering the full service. Whether that’s laying down the law with a troublesome caterer, choosing design patterns for the place settings or telling the bride that she looks stunning on the big day.

Silvia Interlenghi Wedding Planner

I’m not like a photographer who comes in to do one job, takes care of business and then leaves. I’m there to deal with every little thing that arises, big or small – some of which are expected, some of which aren’t. But all of which need to be taken care of so that the day runs smoothly. And all this happens while I’m reassuring the happy couple that everything is going to plan and making sure they enjoy themselves.

Silvia Interlenghi Wedding Planner

That’s the very least of expected of me but I always try and give that little bit more. A wedding can be a stressful experience. It’s not the biggest day of your life for nothing. And it’s my job to make sure it’s all a huge success, ensuring you have the wedding day you’ve always dreamed about.

Silvia Interlenghi Wedding Planner

If you’d like to know more about exactly what I do, then get in touch with me Silvia Interlenghi wedding planner. I’ll be more than happy to discuss the planning possibilities for best day of your life.

Silvia Interlenghi Wedding Planner

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The most succulent wedding imaginable

With their thick and fleshy parts, succulents are an easily distinguishable plant, even for those of us without a degree in botany. They’re also sometimes called ‘fat plants’ but lets stick to succulents for now, this is a wedding blog after all.

The most succulent wedding imaginable

Succulents have become a very popular feature at weddings, especially here in Portugal where they seem to grow everywhere.

The most succulent wedding imaginable

With succulents in more than 60 families of plants, there are plenty of shapes, sizes and colours to choose from, as our photos show.

The most succulent wedding imaginable

The most succulent wedding imaginable

They offer an excellent alternative to flowers, lasting longer and creating an air of enigmatic chic.

The most succulent wedding imaginable

Perhaps the best thing about succulents is just how versatile they are. You can use them in bouquets

The most succulent wedding imaginable

….boutonnieres

The most succulent wedding imaginable

….and even as wedding favours.

The most succulent wedding imaginable

So why not consider succulents to dress your wedding? Or better still, pick the Portuguese wedding venue of your dreams and let us handle all the decorations. After all, it’s what we do.

The most succulent wedding imaginable

The most succulent wedding imaginable

Wedding in a winter wonderland

Everyone wants the sun to shine on their wedding day but whoever said that it had to be summer for the sun to come out?

Wedding in a winter wonderland

When the sun shines in August, it also means you get hot and sweaty guests, wilted flowers and melting food. So why not go for a winter wedding – which can be just as glamorous, elegant and exciting?Wedding in a winter wonderland

In fact, here in Portugal, winters are relatively mild, with a good chance of sunshine even in deepest, darkest December.

Wedding in a winter wonderland

And even if it’s not a beautiful day, we’re blessed with a range of cosy, romantic and enigmatic wedding venues where you can enjoy your big day without burning up.

Wedding in a winter wonderland

Plus, the winter time gives you a whole different range of decoration options. Instead of flowers, you can choose foliage, pine cones and snow flakes.

Wedding in a winter wonderland

And what better way to keep everyone warm than with an open log fire?

Wedding in a winter wonderland

A white winter wedding can be every bit as special as a summer do, with a little added romance and magic.

Wedding in a winter wonderland

Here are a few more pictures to show you what we mean.

Wedding in a winter wonderland

Wedding in a winter wonderland

Wedding in a winter wonderland