Set above Ipanema Beach, this wedding was a celebration of all things Brazil

The next day was delightfully unexpected; the bride decided to go the traditional route and spend the night without her groom, writing her vows and getting ready for her big day. On the morning of April 1, the bridesmaids from Saint-Viteux arrived around 10 a.m. to begin preparations. Dressed in stone-colored linen dresses embroidered with a logo her grandmother had designed for the wedding, the brides had their hair and makeup done before slipping into their dresses. “I guided my bridesmaids with a very earthy color palette and asked for their dress to be long, but I wanted each of them to be free to choose their style and feel beautiful and comfortable until dawn. “, explains Saint-Viteux.

For her own look, the bride wore a custom Silvia Tcherassi dress, a designer that Saint-Viteux represents but also a close friend. The dress has undergone as many changes as the date of her wedding. “We started working on the design in 2019 with the idea that it would be a voluminous dress. A year later, during the pandemic, I visited her studio in Merrick Park, Miami, and decided that my vision had changed due to the current situation,” the bride explained. “I grew up wanting a more sleek, sophisticated and minimal silhouette. It was a fun moment because she shared that she was going to suggest the same thing! The end result was a dress that was both classic and modern – a V-neck A-line silhouette with layers of sheer white fabric. Instead of the more traditional lace, a dotted overlay added a more simplistic elegance that was emulated in her veil. For her hair, she took inspiration from Chanel’s Spring ’13 show and scalloped her low chignon and lifted it with an oversized pearl.

The aisle she took was at the Santa Ignez de Gavea church. The bride recalls the gusts of wind and the incessant rain, “but it ended up making the evening even more dramatically romantic. It’s luck after all! The groom entered the church with his mother on the song “Land of Hope and Glory”, then she followed with her father on “Elle” by Charles Aznavour, played by an orchestra. Inside the space, ferns, fronds and foliage contributed to create the leafy sanctuary the couple envisioned.The earthy, understated design scheme would continue in the decor of the reception, which was housed on the panoramic rooftop of the Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, perched on Ipanema Beach. The vintage car the couple had arranged to transport them to the reception had stalled, but regardless, they returned by Uber and got ready for a night of dancing.

In the spirit of the laid-back warmth of Miles and Saint-Viteux, dinner was served buffet style with no reserved seating, and the dancing began right away, stopping only for speeches by fathers, brothers and couples’ sisters and their closest friends.

The bride then swapped her look for another Adriana Degreas ensemble – this time a bare-bellied metallic number – and although she had planned a hair and makeup change, she canceled it at the time so to be able to return to his guests. “It feels like it happened in a minute,” she said. “The most special part was being surrounded by all the people we love the most and bringing our families together. We’ve been contemplating marriage for so long that we couldn’t believe it was actually happening.

The party continued in the downstairs bar called Baretto Londra, where the couple sliced ​​their cake, sampled brigadeiros and continued dancing the night away to a mix of Brazilian, French and international music. And less than half a dozen hours later, the party was back on the hotel’s much-photographed rooftop, this time moving a little slower, lounging by the pool and swapping stories of the incredible night.

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