Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal

If you are also interested in boho weddings in the sun, then Gemma and Lewis' wedding in a Portuguese villa will give you all the inspiration you need!

Today we bring to you a stunning, laid back wedding held in a stylish villa in Portugal. Gemma and Lewis were the stars of the show, who looked perfect beside each other on their special day.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Ana Parker was the experienced photographer behind these incredible photos, which successfully capture the real sentiments and emotions of the couple and all their closest friends and family.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography
Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Keep on reading if you are also interested in relaxed, boho style weddings in the sun!

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Gemma and Lewis’ Love Story

The couple met over ten years ago through mutual friends while they were out at a party. After years of knowing that they were soulmates, in 2017 Lewis got down on one knee on a camping trip in Australia! They were exploring Australia’s East Coast and Lewis chose a stunning beach with dolphins and sparkling waters as the location of his proposal. Gemma was delighted with everything and of course, she said yes!

When they arrived home in late summer of the same year, they immediately began to plan their wedding for the summer of 2018.

Wedding Destination: Algarve, Portugal

Gemma and Lewis selected a stunning villa named Quinta Albasol in the Algarve as their wedding location. This was a great location for them as Portugal is where Lewis’ parents live, so it gave a more sentimental feel to the event.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

The villa was close to Lewis’ parent’s house and was the ideal location for their celebration as it was the right size to fit their ninety guests. It was also within their budget and provided a place for all of their friends to stay the night!

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography
Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography
Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Wedding Style

Gemma sported an elegant wedding gown by Charlie Brear that she found in The White Closet in the South of Manchester, and a pair of heels by Rachel Simpson.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Her jewellery included two gold bracelets handmade by Alice Bessey, one of her friends. Wearing something sentimental and personal to you is always a lovely way to feel support from the people you love during your big day!

Gemma’s bridesmaids wore cream-coloured frocks which they all chose themselves from wherever they wanted.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography
Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

The men, however, are all captured wearing rolled up trousers with honey-coloured long socks on show. So unique and quirky — a great way to be different on your wedding day!

The wedding rings were made by Lucy Morton, one of Gemma and Lewis’ close friends.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Yellow Floral Decor

The floral arrangements dotted around the villa featured a combination of yellow, violet and white flowers against a backdrop of forest-coloured leaves. Glass vases were used as a design feature to hold these elegant arrangements.

A common design theme throughout the wedding was the colour yellow; this could be seen on the banquet table where petite yellow blossoms were placed in small vases, and in ripe lemon filled barrels.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography
Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

To make the villa feel magical on their special day, Gemma and Lewis chose to use fairy lights to decorate the ceremony area. It looks so enchanting!

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Wedding Flavours

The couple chose against a stereotypical wedding dinner and instead chose to serve Fish Cataplana which is the traditional local dish in the area where their wedding took place. There were also summer salads, pastel de nata and panna cotta.

For their wedding cake, they also decided against a traditional cake and created a tower of cheeses instead.

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography
Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Entertainment at the Wedding Reception

After the exquisite mixture of foods, Lewis and his friends were the DJs at the wedding, and everybody got up to join the party on the dance floor. It was so cheerful and there was endless laughing, happiness and dancing!

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Once the big day came to an end, Gemma and Lewis got in their own caravan and began an adventure to Spain. Here they enjoyed their honeymoon which was full of camping surrounded by a tranquil atmosphere. What a great way to end their fairytale wedding!

Gemma and Lewis’ Cheerful Wedding Party at Qunita Albasol, Portugal - Perfect Venue
Photo Via Ana Parker Photography

Wedding team:

Venue: Unique Rustic Villa with Sea View & Secluded Beach // Photography: Ana Parker Photography // Dress Designer: Charlie Brear // Dress Boutique: The White Closet // Shoes: Rachel Simpson // Flowers: Flor Unikon Flowers

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