Updated: Jun 18, 2021
Joao Tomaz and Ricardo Abraao were married on 23rd April 2021 after 10 years of being together, and four times of trying to tie the knot!
I first met this adorable couple in the garden of their home as they planned their wedding. Both being Portuguese, they had originally intended to say their vows in Lisbon with their family and friends around them, but Covid travel restrictions put a stop to this more than once. Eventually, the couple decided they just wanted to get married no matter what, love could wait no longer!
So, on 23rd April 2021, I met Joao and Ricardo at their home again, only this time it was to be with them as they got ready for their wedding! The house was buzzing with nervous energy, with only the odd bowtie hitch or two, but just look at these shoes! I was told they were going to be fabulous and they didn't disappoint!
The couple chose two very special witnesses to be with them as they got ready, which was just as well as they were on hand to help with details, like folding pocket handkerchiefs!
The ceremony took place at Grantham Register Office where the socially distanced guests watched their beloved friends finally tie the knot.
Afterwards, we ventured out to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir to take some photographs in an area the couple chose as their backdrop. Belvoir Castle looks down from its position at the peak of the Vale and could be seen basking in the bright sunlight above as we took some gorgeous group and couple photographs.
Afterwards, the newlyweds went home for a small celebration with a few of their wedding guests before heading to the Eden Wine Bar for an outside reception in the still glorious sunshine.
The perfect end to a beautiful, emotional and very special day. I wish Joao and Ricardo every happiness in their lives together. It will be full of love, laughter and their long awaited happy ever after!
Click below to see a slideshow of my favourite images from Joao & Ricardo's wedding day at Grantham Register Office, and afterwards at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and Eden Wine Bar
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