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How they met

“We met at a party when we were at university,” explains Gabriela. “He was the first person I spoke to when I walked in the room. We spoke briefly, exchanged phone numbers and have been together ever since!”

The wedding

This couple did things a little bit differently, but read on, and let bride Gabriela explain all. “When I was young, growing up in Brazil I was told that your love feels stronger at the start of a relationship than after a few years. That is not true for Jonas and I! I have been with Jonas for over 10 years and we love each other now more than ever. What is our secret? Perhaps marriage is the secret… And getting married again and again,” she says.

“We first got married in 2008 in a small village in South Italy. It was a civil wedding (no dress, no party, no family or friends) that would turn our seven-year relationship into something formal, and it was the confirmation of our serious relationship that our parents needed to let us move abroad together. However, we were so young then, it was more for our families than for us. Then in September 2010 while we were on holiday in Santorinia, Jonas asked me to marry him again. It was sunset and beautiful. He had proposed with a beautiful ring made from nine diamonds, one for each year that we had been together. One year later, we were married. We had a beautiful Catholic ceremony in Brazil, with everything we always wanted, surrounded by family and friends. This time we were more than ready, and under God’s blessing we had the opportunity to say our own vows, making this promise even more special than the first time.”

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The bride’s outfit

Gabriela bought her beautiful Jenny Packham gown from their flagship store in London

The groom’s outfit

Jonas’ suit was from Topman and his blue shirt from Hugo Boss

The bridesmaids

The couple had just the one bridesmaid, and one flowergirl (whose dress came from Monsoon)

The reception

Wedding planner and stylist Solange Pasquoto created the couple’s wedding vision for their evening party. “Because I was planning the wedding from London, she was a great help in sourcing the kinds of decorations we wanted,” says Gabriela

The honeymoon

The couple took a relaxing trip to Antigua.

Real wedding gallery

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