Rui Mota Pinto

Wedding Tourism Specialist

Wedding Creator & Planner Rui Mota Pinto

Rui Mota Pinto is a leading figure in the wedding world. Renowned as a visionary designer and planner, who has been revolutionizing the romance industry for over three decades. In 2023, he was listed at the prestigious Eventex Power List, as one of the 50 Most Influential Wedding Professionals Worldwide and 50 Most Influential Persons in the Event Industry in Europe in, due to his creative, disruptive, and provocative style. Awarded with several awards for world’s best wedding concept, Rui is the most acclaimed and awarded Portuguese wedding planner having designed weddings in destinations as Dubai, Mexico, Panama, Italy, Portugal, and also educating and mentoring wedding planners.

He defines himself as creative, disruptive, passionate and always pushing the ordinary and conventional. Some define him as a “rebel” because of his “out of the box” thinking in the wedding industry.

He plays a significant role in the International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals (IADWP) leading the Portuguese chapter and being part of the Advisory board of the distinguished association.
His work has been featured in numerous notable publications as New York Times, Le Figaro, Sposi, Gazeta de São Paulo, Grace Ormonde, Arabia Weddings among others.

Rui launched the innovative Pop Up Weddings Destinations project in 2015, which is nowadays present in 17 destinations worldwide and has become a hallmark of innovation in the wedding industry.
Rui is an international speaker focusing on topics such as creativity and uniqueness, wedding design, LGBTQ+ weddings, identity, sustainability, and innovation in the wedding industry.

He is committed to social and ecological causes, promoting environmental consciousness and sustainability.

His global outreach, passion and uniqueness embody his motto, “Crafting Love Stories Around the Globe”