Brides, grooms and fathers of the brides

Some weeks ago, Teresa, António and I went, for the first time, to Exponoivos, the annual wedding industry trade fair in Lisboa, to promote our work as The Wedding Sketchers®. There wasn’t much time for sketching, as the face-to-face time with different potential business partners was paramount. But, further into the fair, regular fashion shows showcased several brands of wedding garment designers. To that, we couldn’t resist!

Há algumas semanas, a Teresa, o António e eu fomos à Exponoivos, a feira anual da indústria dos casamentos em Lisboa, para promover o nosso projecto The Wedding Sketchers®. Não havia muito tempo para desenhar, já que o tempo de cara-a-cara com potenciais parceiros de negócios era o objectivo fulcral. Mas, ao fundo da feira, havia uma passerelle com desfiles de moda onde diversas marcas mostravam as suas colecções aos noivos. A isso, não resistimos!

Female models have to convince the brides in the audience that they’ll look as beautiful as the models during their special day. They dash through the runway in their high heels, winking and flirting with the audience, arching their backs in an almost impossible way, still looking as natural as can be. Hunky male models have to charm… the brides too. There was even room for a charming father of the bride, who commanded respect just by looking older, then even more, as he danced his way off the runway. A veritable DILF, who drove the temperature of the room a tad higher!

Os manequins femininos têm de convencer as noivas na plateia que elas vão parecer tão belas como as modelos durante o seu dia especial. Elas deslizam pela passerelle nos seus saltos altos, piscando o olho e metendo-se com a plateia, arqueando as costas de forma impressionante, e ainda parecendo tão naturais quanto possível. Já os nacos dos manequins masculinos têm de encantar… também as noivas. Ainda houve espaço para um charmoso pai da noiva, que impunha respeito apenas por parecer mais velho, e depois mais ainda, ao fazer uma dança até ao fim da passerelle. Um verdadeiro DILF, que conseguiu aquecer a sala por uns graus!

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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