Bridal Sessions in Historic Portugal - Pt. I Monsanto

On our own personal roadtrip throughout Portugal this summer, we decided to work on a little project of our own. Portugal has so many varying features from true medieval castles and towns (that continue to seem barely touched by tourism), oceans, beaches and stunning European cities which would all be the perfect setting for a wedding. All of these photos featured simply a dress and a floral crown packed away in our luggage. What we wanted to showcase in these photos was not just all of the typical bridal details, but showing simplicity and nature. Since we were often out in the middle of rural Portugal, with no hairdresser, makeup artist or fresh florist nearby, we wanted these photos to represent the back-to-basics idea of a bride.

Special note/Review: If you are looking for a destination wedding dress or even if you aren't travelling with your dress but you want to be seriously comfy, I really recommend this infinity dress! While Jon was completely useless with helping me tie the dress, we still managed to style it a number of different ways. It's the perfect texture to be soft and flowy, but still quite heavy so you feel that it is substantial (and NOT see-through!). Also, you should probably go visit the girls at The Handmade Bride cause they are SUPER nice and totally just lent us this dress and crown to use instead of us buying some lame-oh maxi dress.

Dress: Arroh & Bow Infinity Dresses - The Handmade Bride
Floral Crown: Jewel Feathers - also sold at The Handmade Bride

**We realized we had more photos than one single blog post deserved, so here is simply the first of five of the locations we visited with the dress.

Monsanto - located in the rural East, this is a medieval town and castle built on a mountain which has been voted Most Portugese town. 

Stayed tuned over the next couple of days as well still have 4 more beautiful locations from Portugal to share!