Rui Mota Pinto

Wedding Tourism Specialist

Wedding Creator & Planner Rui Mota Pinto

Rui Mota Pinto is a Wedding Creator, based in Portugal, and known for his Concept Weddings and unique creativity.
Rui thinks of himself as a “Wedding Activist” and equality and inclusion and core values of Rui´s projects. 49 years old, born in Lisbon, Portugal, and father to a 2-year old boy and a French Bulldog.
He loves all kinds of entertainment, with a special love for Cirque Du Soleil and Performative Arts.
Creativity is at the core of his DNA, and all his weddings are created and designed from scratch.
More than just a Planner, Rui is a Wedding Creator and Designer.
He is also an Educator and developed his own mentoring program in his project WeddingLab by Rui Mota Pinto, in which, partnered with the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), he trains and advises wedding professionals and venues, both in Portugal and at the International Hosts Academy.
Rui Mota Pinto started organizing small weddings when he was just 19 years old. A few years later, he travelled to New York to become a professional Wedding Planner, building his career throughout the years with hard work, specialized
training, experience, passion, and a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into extraordinary.
Three decades later, his name stands for creativity, irreverence, and style through a unique vision of what a wedding is all about. Nowadays Rui plans weddings all over the world, including Dubai, Italy and Mexico.
Rui is on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals (IADWP), and, since December 2022, has been presiding its Portuguese Chapter, as well as presiding the Portuguese Chapter of the International Association of Wedding Planners (IAWP).