The Algarve Coast, Portugal
Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Because of their famous beaches and ah-mazing weather, it’s one of the top places to visit in Europe. So it’s absolutely no surprise that couples from all over the world decide to elope in Portugal! It’s becoming more popular to have your summer elopement, wedding, or honeymoon on the Algarve Coast, and I’m about to list all the reasons why, so keep reading.
Meet Us — Jake + Genessa
Jake and I want to introduce ourselves before we get started! We are Destination Wedding Photographers, and above all, seriously love what we do. If you’re planning a trip to Portugal, the Algarve Coast or anywhere in Europe, want to have an amazing experience AND get amazing photos, then we’re your people. Contact us to get photos like these for your trip!!
Photo credit?? Me and my husband Jake took all the photos in this blog! This is us!
Why Elope in Algarve?
Lets dive in! If you’re looking for something romantic, balmy, and relaxing then the Algarve Coast is the perfect location for your elopement! Here are our 3 favourite reasons to elope on the Algarve Coast:
- Its the perfect location to elope and honeymoon at.
- Its super cheap!
- There are secluded beaches where theres zero people to bother you.
Best Times to Elope on the Algarve Coast
If you want to get the most out of your visit and elopement in Portugal on the Algarve Coast, youll want to go in the early summer. If you go in July or August, then there’s a high chance that the beaches will be packed and weather will be insanely hot.
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The best time for your elopement on the beach is sunrise. During the summer in Portugal, you are going to want to start your elopement around 6:00-7:00am, because of the early sunrise. Here is where you can find out when the sun is rising on any date.
Sunrise elopements work best also because there is nobody on the beaches until about 8 or 9:00am. So, youll have the beach to yourselves! Weve done sunrise photoshoots on the beach countless times and they always turn out amazing.
Elopement Locations on the Algarve Coast
A lot of stunning locations along the Algarve Coast are beaches! Here are our favourite beaches:
The pictures below were all taken at Praia Dos Tres Irmaos. Its our favourite location.
If you’re already married, and you’ve never had an after-wedding photoshoot, then you should definitely have one. If you still need convincing even after seeing these photos, I wrote a whole blog on why you should have a trash the dress photoshoot.
An Elopement Day in Algarve
Keep scrolling down for a wedding we shot recently in Portimao, Portugal. First, they got ready in their homes with their families. Then, they went to their ceremony venue, Quinta Dos Netos. After that, the guests headed out to Vau Steakhouse for a family dinner.
Algarve Coast Elopement Inspiration
In conclusion, has this inspired you to get your S/O, pack your bags and have your summer elopement on the Algarve Coast?? I hope so! Memories never grow old, that’s why taking photos is so important!