Bloggers {Unveiled}: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata!

Today’s visitor in the Bloggers {Unveiled} series is probably one of my favorite people - ever. Sofia Ferreira of Branco Prata is probably one of the sweetest people I have ever “met”. She and André are a dynamic husband and wife duo, and I just can’t get enough of them; I mean it when I say that the world would be a better place with more nice people like these two! Take it away, Sofia!

Blogger {Unveiled}:

How did you get started in the wedding world?
I always loved anything involving the words planning and party! Back in 2003 after planning my own wedding and while i was considering a career change, a friend of mine told a bride about all the details I did for my wedding and soon they where both knocking on my door! A couple of days later me and André had dinner together and decided we should join forces and start a business in the wedding industry! We haven’t stopped working since, so I have to say, this was a smart move for both of us!

What is your makeup staple?
Mmmmm i have to say… anything MAC and my Maybelline NY lip gloss, can’t leave my house without it!!

What’s one thing that others don’t know about you?
As we say here in Portugal, I think I’m an open book, I don’t have many secrets or things people don’t know about me… well… I like to think I have a (British) great sense of humour! Being with André every single day makes me laugh out loud at least 30 times a day, and if you know André, you know what I’m talking about ;) …. lucky, right?

What’s one piece of advice you would give to others trying to get started with their own business?
I guess the best advice is to be true to yourself, to try and do one thing at a time… it’s not easy to “start with a bang” in this industry, so “be calm and carry on”, do your best, inspire others but don’t focus on what others think… focus on your clients, on what they want, they are the most important part of your business! Respect your colleagues, be nice to people and people will be nice to you! What goes around comes around… so if you share good things and positive vibes… they too will come around!

What is your favorite part about weddings?
Meeting new people every single week!

Sharing dreams with adorable couples!

Being a  part of so many specials days!

But most of all… doing what I love to do!

What is your hobby outside of blogging {is there life outside blogging} :)?
Spending quality time with my family and friends! We are always so busy that when we finally have some free time for our family, it’s pure heaven!

Happy Friday everyone!

  • Steph {bubblerock} says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    I consider Sofia and Andre like long time friends and this picture of them is exactly who they are: fun and onto it and bloody talented…
    Everything they touch turns to gold and they have been my BIGGEST inspiration since I started my business… Their positive attitude is infectious, SO infectious. And I agree that Andre just makes you laugh so many times a day… Those two are SERIOUSLY a winning couple and one of my favourite success stories.
    Long live Branco Prata!

  • Julie@Tendance Fourmis says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    J’adore Branco Prata!! Sofia & Andre are one talent couple !! Thanks Sofia for this “one piece of advice”… Love it! And the picture is amazing… fun and inspired!!

  • Brancoprata says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Thank you so much Jacin for having us on your beautiful blog!!!! xo

  • Juana @ Sweet Visual Aids says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Sofia and Andre are an amazing team! I’m really proud to see Portuguese professionals doing so well!! :) indeed if you follow your dreams you can only create magic! and that is what we see in the Brancoprata’s work!
    I’m really looking forward to work with Sofia and Andre for my wedding in August!! :)))))

  • postcards and pretties says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Aren’t they the cutest? Love that pic!
    Two of the most amazing people in the wedding industry!! Yay! Branco Prata

  • jill@TeenageBride says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Lovely post as always! That picture cracks me up!

  • The Perfect Palette says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Love this post. So great to learn more about some of our favorite bloggers. Oh, and this picture is TOO CUTE.

    xo, chrissy from the perfect palette.

  • Kismet says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    I can’t wait to meet these two! All I have EVER heard about them are good things.

  • Margarida says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    I’m very lucky to have met these two wonderful people and consider them friends!
    We met in a very rainy afternoon almost an year ago and we had a blast that same afternoon. They are friendly, funny, generous and bla bla bla and very very talented.
    I’ve a learned a lot with them and thy are my daily dose of inspiration.
    Thank You Sofia and Andre for being who you are!

  • alicia@Charitywedding says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Her advice is perfect and I adore her! She really is one of the sweetest people and SO amazingly talented!

  • Jody Brettkelly says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    What a lovely couple. It’s so sweet to read about a couple who laugh so much together!

  • Lauren Elise says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    I am such a fan of Sofia and Andre’s work…this couple is truly talented. But other than Sofia’s awesome design talent, she is one of the sweetest people I have met in the online community and she has been so welcoming to me. I am still fairly new to blogging and weddings but from the beginning, Sofia made me feel a part of the group and she is always so encouraging and positive. I hope to meet her (and Andre) some day and give her a big hug! Thank you Branco Prata for being such an important part of the wedding industry.
    ps. most adorable picture EVER!

  • Koru Kate says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    “Be Calm & Carry On”

    Such wonderful advice! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Eeek!! Love these two :) Such sweeties and so good looking too! hehe

  • Aleah + Nick Valley says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    What a lovely, fun post! Sofia is just such a {talented} sweetheart!

  • Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Great to find out more about this talented duo! Very good advice ~ love that photo too!

  • Erin * Sparkle & Hay says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Two of the most talented & sweetest people around - love them so much!!! so lucky to have “met” them too :)

  • Lena says on July 8, 2011 Reply

    Gah-two huge talents on one of my favorite blogs! What a perfect way to celebrate Friday!

  • Laura *You Stir Me* says on July 11, 2011 Reply

    These two have always seemed like they’d be such a joy to work with:) I’ve always enjoyed every bit of pretty that comes from their creative minds and can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us! Great feature, Jacin!

  • Naomi says on August 1, 2011 Reply

    How did I miss this interview with my favorite duo! So sweet!

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