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Ivet and Elliot’s chic destination wedding with the loveliest green accents, images by Martin Dabek Photography

A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (28)

Elliot and Ivet live in Scotland, have friends and family all around the world, and chose to be married in January. They had the most beautiful sunshine for their Algarve wedding – it’s a stunning destination and I’m totally in love with the scenery and dramatic portrait shots from their day.

A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (14)

Contact & Bookings: Martin Dabek Photography

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A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (29)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (30)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (31)

Martin is a family friend, who had previously done our friends and families weddings in the past.

Martin’s professional and very kind attitude really made us feel comfortable. He has a way of bringing fresh ideas into something you yourself already had in mind. Because of this Martin Dabek has a very personal and human touch surrounding the work that he does and the shots he takes.

We were amazed and extremely happy. We first saw our photos when Martin sent us a video montage of the highlights of the wedding with a beautiful backing track. They were even better than we had imagined!

A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (17)

A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (1)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (2)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (3)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (4)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (5)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (6)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (7)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (8)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (9)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (10)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (11)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (12)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (13)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (15)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (16)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (18)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (19)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (20)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (21)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (22)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (23)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (24)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (25)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (26)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (32)
A beautiful Algarve wedding shot by Bristol photographer Martin Dabek Photography (33)

Wedding venue:

Hilton Vilamoura as Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa, Portugal

Wedding month:

January

Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?

Architectural, contemporary, innovative, detailed, happy, beautiful, amazing.

Your wedding style or theme:

Contemporary / dark green – (5 star hotel venue)

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Online

What’s your top tip for saving money?

Use online postage for invites, e.g paperless post. It saves a lot of time and money. Plus you can immediately see who can/cannot attend.

… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?

The venue!

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

Yes!

Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!

Necklace and shoes only.

And what did the groom wear?

Navy suit and dark green tie

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

Dark green dresses

Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?

Professional

Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)

Family members arranged them. They were a mix of flowers of two colours, greens and whites.

Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?

Homemade guest book (heart frame and message in a bottle).

The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?

Sponge (Portuguese tend to eat sponge rather than traditional fruit cake)

Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?

Video montage of us both as kids!

Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:

Love and love

What’s the best thing about being married?

Being together!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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