We’re getting

2 times, kinda…more details are below.

The Plan...

What happens when you combine one Brazilian and one Englishman that live together in Lisbon, Portugal, who have friends and family from all over the world?

Well…you get an official wedding in Lisbon and another wedding in Recife, Brasil.

Yep, 2 wedding celebrations!

We are both incredibly grateful if you can find the time to join us in celebrating our love and marriage at just one of the events.

And if you can make both of them…that would be amazing, but no pressure from us at all.

We understand that for most of our friends and family, attending both events won’t be possible.

On this page, you’ll find details about each wedding celebration and at the end the opportunity to “soft RSVP” to them.

We’ll use the numbers we get from the soft RSVP to find the right locations and also plan the drinks, food, music etc.

Thank you in advance and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all.

Mark and Duda x

Lisbon 🇵🇹

AKA: The "Official" Wedding


An afternoon start in the beautiful botanical gardens of Estufa Fria.

Starting with the official wedding ceremony and Beto walking Duda down the aisle while both her and Mark (and you, ball your eyes out).

This will be followed by canapés, fizz and photos before the meal is served. 

Once the speeches have taken place and you’re all full, you’re encouraged to join the party.

Expect a live samba band, DJ, terrible dance moves from the Brits and beautiful dancing from the Brazilians in the crowd.

Children are welcome.

Recife 🇧🇷

AKA: The Brasil Wedding


Get ready to experience the true North East of Brasil with our final celebration in Recife.

Under the incredible Brazilian sun (and humidity) we’ll be putting on an evening ceremony, food, drink, dance and laughter (flip flops will of course be provided).

The venue will likely be mostly inside with air conditioning and may also have an outdoor area.

Children are welcome!

For those traveling to Recife for the first time, we will organise a few trips to beach areas outside of Recife before the wedding so you have a chance to experience the beauty, food and nature. 


We understand that two different celebrations is a lot to ask of our family and friends. However, please RSVP by filling out the form below.

If you have any questions please contact Mark on +351935407644 or Duda on +351910951168.

Where it all began...

Written by Mark…

Who would have known? 

A simple message sent on Instagram in January 2021, during COVID lockdown, would lead to you all reading this message right now.

I wasn’t too sure what was going to happen when I sent the message. But I’m so happy with what followed.

Over the next few weeks we had a few 4+ hour virtual dates where the time just seemed to disappear with each other. 

I knew I wanted to meet Duda in person, but she was a bit cautious (of the lockdown restrictions, not of me…I think).

But, I convinced her with the classic “por que no?” attitude and invited her to join me and some friends for a semi-illegal (due to lockdown rules) game night at my apartment.

I still remember the feeling I got when she walked into the room. It was as if she filled up the space with her energy, smile and laugh.

At this moment, I knew that my life had changed forever.

And as they say…the rest is history.

Over the last two years we’ve moved in together and built a home, we’ve adopted a cat that seems to love Duda more than me, hosted many dinner parties and drinks, travelled the world together and dealt with whatever life has thrown at us (including an attempted kidnap of me by Mexican police).

There’s been 1000x times more ups than downs in our relationship, and the few downs that we’ve experienced have been handled with maturity and solid communication.

I made the decision to propose to my best friend, because I knew I had found a partner that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

I know, with all my heart, that I happened to slide into the DM’s of an incredible woman who comes from a brilliant, loving family and who is going to be the best mother to our children.

A strong woman who I know is by my side, as I will be by hers, for whatever life throws at us.

She is my best friend, my love, the person I would do anything for.

She is my Duda x

Duda, I love you very much and I can’t wait to celebrate our relationship and marriage with as many of our family and friends as possible.

See you at (one/some/all) of the wedding(s).



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