Welcome!

Welcome!

If you found this blog and are reading it, it is probably because you decided to get married. Congratulations on saying yes. Golden congrats if you were the one who proposed – it takes a lot of courage to do that. Diamond congrats if you are a woman who proposed to your man, it takes triple courage to challenge the gender stereotypes. If you are a same sex couple and will get married, my platinum congrats and respect, you’re the bravest among us!

My husband and I became engaged in April, 2013. Although we had already decided to become a family, the day he proposed and I said yes, was so very magical for us both. I am sure it will always be on the back of our minds like a cherished memory that will give us strength and peace when facing difficult days.

Getting married is one of the biggest decisions one can make, especially when it involves people from different countries. Once the decision is made, though, it brings so much happiness. So much joy and excitement that makes us want to gather our most beloved to celebrate and share the bliss. It was not until the engagement, that I realized how important it was for me to say “I do” surrounded by people who are part of our lives, of who we are.

So, Henrik and I decided to have two celebrations: a smaller one in Copenhagen and a real party in a destination wedding in Brazil. But we wanted to make it our way: blending traditions of both Brazil and Denmark, breaking traditions of Brazil and Denmark and creating our own rituals.

Our Danish wedding was perfect, our Brazilian destination wedding was particularly stressful and challenging with us having to change the venue 3 days before!

By sharing my own experiences in planning two personal and unique weddings, this blog is supposed to help you with creating a wedding that translates the two of you, has your way, the traditions and rituals you follow and the ones you invented. I will also share everything I’ve learned about planning a wedding in Denmark and a destination wedding in Brazil  :)

And I guess the blog will be particularly useful for the cosmopolitan, multi-cultural couples out there, who have more challenges – but also so many interesting possibilities! – when planning their big day.

My love for weddings is not about a convention. It’s about helping you and your better half celebrating love the way you feel it. Make yourself at home. Kick your shoes away, get some hot chocolate (or your favourite drink) and make yourself ready to be inspired! And please! Leave me a comment and  let me know your opinions, likes and dislikes.

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Photo: Fabio Oliveira

I am Alessandra. Nice to meet you :) This is my story. In August 2008 I left my native Brazil, my darling friends and family, and a promising attorney career to go after my dreams of a better world and take a master program in human rights law, in Sweden. A lot has happened since… and after living in Lund, Paris and Geneva, I arrived in Copenhagen, in the end of 2011, to share my life with my beloved Danish boyfriend, now husband.I used to be the kind of girl who planned traveling around the world, getting to know different cultures, maturing while exposing myself to the unknown. Honestly, I don’t remember ever dreaming of wedding flowers or dresses. Until… Well, until my cherished viking surprised me with the perfect proposal and we decided to get married... Read more about me ->