intimate ceremony

of two matching souls

Some time ago I was extremely lucky to be a part of an extraordinary ceremony.

It was just wonderful in all possible aspects. 

Imagine meeting two matching souls.

I thought you could watch such things only in movies.

You know, two people suddenly starting their special dance, with their own funny choreography.

Or walking their very own funny steps just because they feel so happy together.

You feel like these guys communicate with secret looks and gestures.

The very best, the most fantastic weirdness in the world!

Two people in love, who share passions and owe their very own universe - can you have a better reason to get married? ;)

C.Todd & Sheaumei come from Boston. Sheaumei is a surgeon and C. Todd a scientist and a creative entrepreneur. 

Inspiring personalities and just the sweetest souls.

They'd never dreamt of a Big Wedding so they opted for something different. They took their closest family for a trip across the Atlantic to get married under the hot Portuguese sun.

Everything took place in an amazing venue - Forte da Cruz - beach castle in Estoril, just 30 minutes from Lisbon.

An elegant, intimate Destination Eedding nearby the beach.

Perfect option for couples who don't dream about big fat parties nor adventurous elopements. 

The idea was to make this Day a personal experience, so the theme of the Wedding was their great passion: bikes. 

It was one of those days when everything flows because the energy of the universe is just right :)

We started taking some shots of preparations and we still had some extra time before the ceremony. That was a perfect moment for their first look and a quick photo shoot inside this exquisite venue.

The ceremony took place on top of a tower.

It was held by C.Todd's charismatic friend who is also a tv personality, so I'm telling you: It was spectacular.

Also, although it was mid August, it wasn't too hot thanks to the breeze.

When the most important moment of the Day was over, everyone enjoyed the cocktail at the terrace. We took some more pictures with the bikes just next to the castle and we went back for dinner.

It started right at golden hour.



The ice-cream truck and live band arrived later on, and everyone danced under the stars.

A perfect end of a perfect Wedding Day.

I hope you enjoy the story!

Videographer: Sandra Miller Films

Planning and Design The Wedding Co. Portugal

Dress designer: Rime Arodaky

Makeup: Rita Correia da Costa

Venue: Forte da Cruz

Decor: Maison Christina, Tudo e festa

Florals: Decofloralia

Band: Alta Cena

Ice cream: Santini

Catering: Penha Longa Catering

Next day we met again to take just a couple of

casual shots in charming Sintra. wonderful times!