Internacional Awarded and Certified Wedding Planner
50 Most Influential Wedding Professionals 2023
Rui Mota Pinto
"when you put together infinite creativity and a proactive entrepreneur, the chances are real that you will have Rui as the result! He has an incredible professional background as a wedding planner and his concepts are spot on. He is a game changer in all creative process in the wedding industry to make the events not only beautiful but with character and out of the box.”
Rui Mota Pinto is a prominent Wedding Planner in Portugal, recognized worldwide and leader in the Portuguese wedding industry for more then 2 decades.
He is a wedding specialist creating unique weddings that truly reflects the love story of each couple. With a creative and conceptual vision of a wedding celebration, Rui weddings are full of emotion, color, rhythm and “wow” factor. From entertainment, flower decor, design, lighting and production everything is carefully produced to tell your story and to create an unforgettable experience for your guests.
From all over the world couples look for Rui to create their unique Destination Wedding not only in Portugal but around the world.
Rui believes that a wedding is an experience of senses and must surprise and exceed all the expectations of the guests.
“Words alone will never be enough to truly describe how thankful I am for Rui. Our original wedding planner quit on us with just 6 weeks left until our wedding simply stating that she no longer felt that she could deliver the wedding we were envisoning. I was horrified and devastated. We had hundreds of guests traveling to Portugal for our wedding, and we were under so much pressure to figure it out. I scrambled to find another wedding planner on short notice, and serendipitously, I saw a post by Rui on my Instagram discovery page. Even more fatefully, it was also a destination wedding for another Middle Eastern couple. I knew it was late in the season, and most planners would not be available, but I sent Rui a VERY desperate Instagram DM explaining the situation, and he called me back within hours. We immediately got on a Zoom call, and he told me very honestly that it would be difficult, but not impossible, to pull this off. I immediately put all of my trust into Rui, and I am so glad I did. He and his team 100% saved our special day. We essentially had to plan the wedding from scratch, and honestly, it turned out even better than what we originally had planned. From the food, to the venue, to the entertainment, to the team on the ground, no one compares to Rui. His level of care and concern for us and our big day was second to none. I would recommend him 100 times over if I could. Thank you FOR EVERYTHING Rui!!
“To say that the realization of our marriage was a challenge is an understatement. We married in August 2020, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to make our situation even more difficult, my current husband is a non-European foreigner (and, unfortunately, marrying a foreigner in Portugal is quite simply a bureaucratic hell in which nobody knows how to proceed or what to do). So, I say with all my confidence, if it weren't for WP Rui Mota Pinto, we would never have been married this year. Basically, our wedding date was always unknown (although we already had the bases previously decided), and with only 2 weeks in advance we managed to prepare our wedding party. More: it was not just any party. It was exactly the wedding I had always imagined and dreamed of since I was a little girl, I couldn't have wanted anything more! Rui is always available and ready to help, recommends different types of suppliers depending on the style, but also the price we are willing to spend, and takes the weight off the extra concerns that we would have without him present.
Conclusion: I think so, it is worth hiring a WP, and not just any one; if you are considering whether this service is worth it, it is, and the right person to prepare your wedding will be WP Rui Mota Pinto
the Pop Up Collection
“AMOR” collection by Rui Mota Pinto
“Nous avions choisi Rui comme wedding planner pour notre mariage et nous n’avons pas été déçus !
Nous sommes un couple de français qui désirions se marier avec le thème années folles à Lisbonne. Il nous a confectionné un mariage de rêve, un véritable conte de fées. Chacun de nos invités est reparti en nous disant qu’ils avaient voyagé dans le temps et l’espace et que cela avait été le mariage le plus beau et le plus parfait auquel ils ont assisté. Rui est le plus incroyable des professionnels au Portugal et il a quelque chose qui le distingue des autres : la passion du mariage. C’est pourquoi il n'y a pas de comparaison possible et c’est pour cela aussi qu’il a continué à nous surprendre à chaque seconde passée avec lui. Ça a été un véritable plaisir de travailler avec lui. Si vous lui faites confiance, vous aurez le mariage le plus heureux et le plus serein possible.
Merci Rui pour ton travail, pour ta créativité et surtout pour la belle âme qui t’anime chaque jour.”