Ilka and Mateus got married in 2007 in Brazil, where they live. A decade later they decided to renew their vows. This time though they had two very special guests: their two adorable children! Their daughter Pietra and their son Otávio were so excited to be part of mom and dad vow renewal. This vow renewal was about love and, most of all, family!
Portugal was the perfect place to have this celebration. Ilka and Mateus love wine, food, and the Portuguese dreamy and romantic landscape. They invited 31 friends from Brazil to share this experience. The chosen place for this party was Torre de Palma, in Alentejo. Never underestimate the power of Alentejo! Since Ilka and Mateus are wine enthusiasts, Torre de Palma was the right venue for their vow renewal. There you can experience the winemaking process, it’s actually a wine hotel! How cool is that?
Alentejo has a way of always making you feel welcomed. It is warm, cozy and simple!
The day was magic, intimate and incredibly emotional. I really wanted to capture the feel and atmosphere of this vow renewal in a way that truly transmitted the aura of this family.
A vow renewal is about reinforcing your bond and making your better-half know that you are still madly in love! Looking at the photographs, it is clear that these two lovebirds are in awe of each other.
Everything about this vow renewal was perfection! Ilka and Mateus put a lot of effort into their vow renewal. Every detail was spot on! The Macramé art, the amazing dress that Ilka wore, the decoration, the food. I mean… Everything!
Ilka wrote some beautiful words with tips for all couples that are thinking about renewing their vows: “I really recommend a vow renewal to all couples—it represents a renovation of a relationship, very sincere with all the love that gives us more strength, complicity, and partnership to help us keep a happy family life. For those who are planning a vow renewal, I would recommend starting with the concept inspired by your identity, considering what you like more and what kind of vow renewal you dream of. Then research online and enjoy the planning!”
The smiles on Ilka and Mateus’ faces and their kid’s happiness really tell the whole story about this vow renewal. Is about love and family!
Ilka and Mateus vow renewal was published on 100 Layer Cake. You can check it here.
See the amazing video from Happy Together Films
Wedding Planners Como Branco
Venue Torre de Palma
Videography Happy Together Films
Hair Lilia Costa
Makeup Miguel Stapleton
Lights & Sound Jukebox
Wedding Dress Daughters of Simone
Bride’s Shoes Armani
Groom’s Attire Ricardo Almeida