Vanessa + Gregory
June 3rd 2017
She is from here, Patos de Minas. He is from Vail, Colorado – USA. They met each other 6 years ago here in Brazil while working for the same company.
Some time later they started dating, moving between Brazil and the United States. This sweeping romance culminated in a wedding in May 2015, in a small ceremony in the United States with a few friends and family.
Since then, they started planning a wedding here in Brazil, where they could have a large celebration with both families and all their friends from North and South America. They wanted a place that transpires the history of Brazil and its traditions for the many friends and family coming to Brazil for the first time, and those from Patos de Minas who still hadn’t been to this city. And guess what wonderful city they chose? (I'm sorry for the excitement, but I love my city!!!).
Ouro Preto was chosen for the beauty and cultural richness that portray much of our history. Additionally, they chose Restaurante Contos de Réis, a ‘senzala’ in an authentic Brazilian 18th century house, that serves traditional Minas Gerais food.
Here in Brazil, Marcela and family organized everything and all of the details with much affection for this special day.
And how special it was. Ouro Preto gifted us a quiet and clear day that eventually gave way to a nice fog that left our bucolic city even more beautiful. And with this super animated group it was only fun, and they enjoyed every second. There were so many hilarious moments that made this day so special.
Thank you so much Vanessa and Gregory for letting me be part of this story.
Space e Buffet: Contos de Reis Restaurante
MakeUp: Luana Lomas
Hair: Bia Bastos
Cerimonial: Bella Gomes Eventos
Photography: Léo Gomes and João Paulo