In this image, the couple shares a toast against the large, stone exterior of a local bar after their wedding.
Sandra and Rui live in the Azores, on the island of Faial. One day in 2018, they took a ferry to the neighboring island, Pico, where they ended up having a private wedding ceremony for just the two of them, celebrating their love in a familiar and unique landscape. The couple enjoyed their wedding day surrounded by the bright sun, cool waters, and rustic architecture.
Sandra and Rui share a brief glance as they drive together in their car towards the ferry station where they will travel from Faial to Pico.
Rui hugs Sandra from behind as the two of them stand at the bow of the ferry as it arrives at Pico Island.
Before the ceremony, the couple decides to cool down and relax for a bit. Sandra floats on her back in the ocean as Rui jumps in after her.
Sandra, trailed by her gown and ribbons, gets into the driver’s side of a car parked outside a white stucco building as she prepares to drive to the site of their ceremony.
Rui, dressed and ready, is accompanied by a white and orange cat in a bar where he drinks a local liquor before the ceremony.
Rui sits in the back of a car looking wistfully out the window as he is driven to the ceremony site.
The wedding officiant marries the couple by the ocean, and the two of them can’t hide their excitement, though Rui tries, as they laugh and smile.
The newlywed couple boards the ferry again as they prepare to make the thirty-minute journey back to Faial Island after their memorable day.