About Rui Mota Pinto

Rui Mota Pinto

“More than planning weddings I create weddings”

Rui work begins with a blank sheet, and all his weddings are like a script of a love story 
Like a book ... A BOOK OF LOVE! 
With characters, actors, arguments and readers!

A creative vision of a love story trough the eyes of the creator.

Rui loves to travel, loves the sea, and he loves all kind of entertainment shows but  with a special love for   Cirque du Soleil. All these influences are part of his creations. For Rui there are no limits on how he creates a wedding. He always aims for outstanding weddings that  exceed expectations.

He is the Founder and Creative Director of the international wedding project Pop Up Weddings Destinations and the Founder and Education Director of WeddingLab by Rui Mota Pinto were he developed a mentoring program for Wedding Planners, trains and consults wedding. professionals and venues and speaks worldwide in conferences and professional meetings.

Rui is the most awarded Portuguese Wedding Planner and he is an active member of multiple international associations and communities. Impact Creator at Belief Wedding Creators, President of the Portuguese Chapter of the IWPA , member of ABC, certification jury at NWC and member of  IADWP

“Like life a wedding is like a show...it must be enjoyed to the fullest”

Rui Mota Pinto 

The beginning 

At the age of 19 Rui opened is first event and marketing company, starting doing small weddings. 5 years later. he went to New York to specialized himself in Wedding.Planning and since then he dedicated is career exclusively to creating outstanding weddings.

Today he is an internationally awarded wedding planner and his concept weddings are recognized all over the world.

Since 2019 Rui is also mentoring wedding planners with is Mentoring Program, training wedding professionals in his own educational project and in the  international Hosts Academy  and  consulting wedding professionals and venues, as well as speaking in conferences, seminars and professionals  meetings sharing his experience and knowledge.


Joana & Pedro

“A Dream Come True! All it took was meeting Rui for the first time to realize that our day would go beyond all imaginable limits.

The dedication, professionalism, commitment, availability and dedication that Rui lends daily to his work is impressive.

He exudes passion for his profession, it's obvious that he loves what he does, and he's incredibly meticulous in every detail and in every preparation.

It clearly demonstrates that your entire CV with over 25 years of experience gives you a giant standout in relation to the rest.

In addition to all this and all his work, throughout the process, Rui was always, but always available, whatever the time, whether to help us, or to "magic" our day.

It's really difficult to express such a  remarkable gratitude comparable to what it was like to experience this whole process and our wedding day.

That said, it remains to be said that we recommend Rui service and experience, without the slightest doubt!”

“I do not believe in impossible ideas. Sometimes they just need to be adapted or reorganized. But everything is possible”

Rui Mota Pinto 


Rui Mota Pinto is the most awarded Portuguese Wedding Planner and his Concept Weddings have been recognized all over the world in the past years as a reference of creativity, excellence and irreverence.

Rui as been awarded 
19 times at the International Belief Wedding Creators Awards  | 2 times at Local Rounds at International Wedding Awards | 2 times at Country Rounds at International Wedding Awards |    5 times at ZIWA Wedding Awards from Zankyou You| 8 times at casamentospt Awards

Verónica & Pedro

Rui and his team planned our 20s-inspired wedding for approximately 250 guests at the Penha Longa Palace in Sintra. 

It was a beautiful, elegant event that far exceeded our own expectations, as well as that of every guest that we had at the wedding. 

What made it special was the extreme attention to detail, as well as the sequence of events that took place in different sections of the palace, each transporting our guests into an entirely different atmosphere with new surprises.

Rui worked with us for over a year on the planning.

Other than being an absolute pleasure to work with, his commitment throughout the entire process was phenomenal. 

We were coordinating the event from abroad, and despite time differences he always made himself available, with an extremely fast response time. 

Rui aims to create a vision for the wedding, which he then proceeds to execute flawlessly. He truly listens to his customer, understands their taste & preferences and then builds upon their ideas to develop a truly unique vision, beyond what you had originally imagined. 

It is important to recognize that Rui also proposes ideas that will have the greatest return, so as to maximize the value of your investment.

It becomes evident whilst working with Rui that he truly loves what he does, and this translates into a masterpiece that only a true artist could have executed. 

Thank you Rui for making our dream wedding come to life. It was far more perfect than we could have ever imagined!

Certifications & Community

Knowledge and experience are the key for you to have an amazing day, filled with creativity, safety and security. 

Rui is always improving my skills, learning and updating my knowledge to offer you the best day you can imagine.  Because you deserve the best of me!


Belief Wedding Creators  Impact Creator  | I..W.P.A Portuguese Chapter President  | Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) | Tourism Renaissance World Tourism Summit Ambassador | National Wedding Council New York Certification Jury | UNVEILED Founding Member| I.A.D.W.P | A.B.E.R. G.T.O. Associación Honorary Member


Two + Us Portugal Ambassador


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