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Algarve wedding at Hilton Vilamoura – Ivet & Elliot

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Being Elliot and Ivet’s Hilton Vilamoura wedding photographer was a wonderful experience for me. It was a lovely January wedding in the Algarve – fantastic and well-organized! The couple lives in Scotland and there was a real mixture of nationalities on their big day. Guests from the UK, Portugal, Spain and the USA were present. The wedding coordinator did a great job in planning and executing a beautiful ceremony in the Hilton Vilamoura’s romantic gardens. The venue, Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas, is a modern five-star property with a large open-plan atrium lobby, central gardens with cascading waterfalls, and an adjacent spa. Its wonderful style and ambience give it a relaxed feel that appeals to couples.

This particular wedding was more than business as usual for me because I photographed the groom’s brother’s wedding a few years back in Cambridge, so I was familiar with the family. There were also a few couples present whose weddings I photographed which made this event even more special for me.

Elliot and Ivet had an outdoor ceremony (blessing) with live music and prayers. Fortunately for a January wedding, the sun shone throughout the whole day and was warm, quite lucky for January.
I started with photographing some groom prep and then went to the bride’s. The bride said she was so excited yet felt relaxed as she posed for her wedding photoshoot. After the ceremony there was a drink reception and group pictures were taken in the Blue Lagoon Patio area. Before the wedding breakfast in the late afternoon, there was lovely soft light, so I took the couple for a few portraits.

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After the fantastic meal and speeches which took place in Tejo Ballroom, I took Elliot and Ivet for some evening shots.
There was no first dance or disco, cutting of the cake concluded the day. As there wasn’t enough time on the wedding day and the couple wanted to have some pictures on the beach, we did a session the next day in the morning at The Vilamoura beach which is only a 5-minute drive from the hotel. It was worth it!

My style of photography allows me to capture authentic, timeless, touching and heartfelt moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. As a Hilton Vilamoura wedding photographer, I am delighted with the quality of Elliot and Ivet’s wedding coverage and I have selected a few of my favourite photos to share with you below.

If you are considering getting married in Algarve and like my Algarve wedding photography, please get in touch.

“Outstanding!! Martin’s friendly, kind and professional attitude is really what makes him stand out as a photographer. Our wedding was at the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa in Algarve, south Portugal in January 2017. Martin’s creativity and ideas are really what made us feel comfortable whilst at the same time taking some wonderful and memorable photos of us on our wedding day.

As well as this, his personable correspondence before and after the wedding made the experience on the day go so smoothly. It was simply a joy working with him and we would highly recommend Martin Dabek as a photographer for anybody’s wedding, particularly if you’re having a destination wedding, as ours was captured beautifully! Thank you Martin, very very much!  – Elliot & Ivet, Edinburgh.”

This lovely Hilton Vilamoura wedding was recently featured on English Wedding blog.

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