Engagement Shoot Inspired by The Notebook… #romance

The Notebook Engagement Shoot - Photography by Gema

Happy Sunday my lovelies, I'm starting the week off with this ever so pretty engagement shoot by 'Photography by Gema'. Inspired by one of the most romantic movies ever made 'The Notebook', this super romantic shoot makes me weak at the knees. It also reminds me how gorgeous Ryan Gosling looked that movie. You know exactly what I mean ladies. ;-) The coupled were dressed in Vintage and posed for the camera at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine Texas. Seriously though... so cute right? I'm loving the braces and the cap. If only we could get away with a shoot like this in Dubai. I don't think we could pull it off due to the lack of tall green trees and country style barns. Oh well.. at least we have the sun, sea and lots of sand :) Big thanks to Photography by Gema for sharing this shoot with us today. … [Continue]

The new Gourmelicious website…

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Morning lovely readers, How are we all today? I'm about to dash off for a morning of wedding errands. That includes buying glitter and swinging by ace hardware to pick up a new bottle of white spirit. I'm currently covered in mint green paint and it's not coming off without it. My day isn't very rock 'n roll but it is going to be a pretty one. So back to day's blog post. Let me re-introduce you to the lovely girls at Gourmelicious. After an amazing year of baking cakes and creating masterpieces  they have finally launched a brand new website, with new branding and a lovely new logo. I'm also a small business and I know that it's hard to get started, it's hard to invest your time and money into a business that might not ever take off or make you any money. But I can happily report that these girls are on a role. In fact they are so excited about this new venture that they are giving one lucky bride the chance to WIN her wedding cake! 'One lucky bride will be a Winner of a … [Continue]

The Mr & Mrs Photography team

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Good morning! I'm so sorry I didn't post anything yesterday. I had a manic day, which wasn't even that productive and I just didn't have time to blog. I spent half my day in the car and got home feeling like I'd wasted hours of my life to Dubai traffic. I live in the Marina and for anyone else who lives near by you will know that the traffic and construction has hit an all time high. The new tram is supposed to be finished in November so it's all go until then. At least there is an end date to keep in mind. :) But on days like today when I have no meetings I can blog in my pajamas, drink coffee at my desk and tick off my huge list of things to do. It's going to be productive. I just know it. So on with today's blog post.... My new friend Bernie {Bernard Richardson Photography} recently got engaged to Bindi. Congrats guys!!! (I love it when a fellow wedding industry friend gets engaged, it makes it that much more exciting) Not only is she soon to be his wife, but she's now his … [Continue]

The Lady in Red – Engagement shoot ♥

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Hey Lovely readers! I hope you're all having a smashing Monday? I'm about to dash off for a busy afternoon of meetings, followed by a quick trip to MOE to pick up some mini glass jars for one of my November weddings. With 8 weeks to go until my back-to-back wedding weekend (yes, I'm a little nuts as I have two weddings in one weekend) I'm trying to space out my DIY projects so that I'm not working like a crazy person come the first week of November. For those of you planning your wedding right now you will know that time has a funny way of creeping up on you.. and then BOOM it's your wedding. Kinda scary but it's actually true. OK so before I babble on too much I thought I'd share one of Dia Slaeh's gorgeous engagement shoots. Meet Daniela & Samer... a beautiful couple who spent an afternoon with Dia, his camera, and Jumeirah Beach. Love love love... and how pretty is that red dress?! Photography by Dia Saleh For more info and pretty pictures, check … [Continue]

Grey. My favourite colour.

Grey Colour Inspiration

Good afternoon Lovelies, I hope you all had a super weekend? I got back from Abu Dhabi at 7am this morning. The hubby had to work and since I have an endless list of 'things-to-do' I didn't take full advantage of my night at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi. Shame I know, but when you're your own boss work tends to come first. No rest for the wicked eh ;-) Someone recently ask me what my favourite colour was, and even though the question was a little child like, the question stuck with me. Well to honest and I hope this doesn't sound boring but it's grey. My walls are grey, my car is grey and of course MLW branding is grey. It's like the new white, or the new black? Well for me it is anyway. It teams well with most colours; mint, pink, yellow, navy blue… the list is endless. I've also noticed that it's becoming more trendy in home decor too. Stores such as Crate and Barrel and West Elm have a huge collection of grey toned accessories and linens. It makes me happy.. and I'm feeling … [Continue]

A pretty Dubai wedding video by Goldfish

Afternoon Lovelies, I thought I would post a very lovely video by Goldfish Photography and Video. It's Saturday so I know most of you will be in 'weekend mode' so this seems like the perfect mini post. And plus... who doesn't like wedding videos? I didn't realise until last week that Goldfish Photography and Video are actually pretty big players in the corporate, baby, and lifestyle world... and obviously the wedding world too. No wonder they are so busy. With a talented team under the Goldfish name this small company have had an incredible year. It's a shame that I can't always post their wedding work because of religious reasons but I wanted to remind you all that if you are having an indoor wedding, or maybe you're local and want to keep your wedding as private as possible then don't forget to consider Goldfish for your wedding day. I haven't really mentioned it before so thought I'd do so today. :) Hope you enjoy this pretty video... Scott and jess from Goldfish … [Continue]

Venturing out to the capital – Abu Dhabi

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It's that time of year again when my weekly planner starts to fill up very quickly. My fellow wedding friends and colleagues start to get busy and suddenly the days turn into weeks and at a blink of an eye lid the wedding season is in full swing. Which brings me to my next subject. 'Venturing out'. Over the past two years I've been lucky enough to meet some incredible people and I've also made some great friends too. But for the sake of my blog and my industry knowledge it's time to 'venture out'. That means meeting new vendors, making new friends and conquering the wedding industry in Abu Dhabi. It's something I've wanted to do for a year but I've not had the time to make it my priority. I'm going to focus on the venues, such as new hotels and where to get married in the capital. Image by Blue Eye Picture My first stop is going to be The Ritz Abu Dhabi. A newly opened hotel located in the heart of the city. I'm excited and can't wait to report my findings. So what better way … [Continue]

FALL 2014/15 ARUSHI COLLECTION

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Prepared to be dazzled my lovelies because today I'm sharing the new fall 2014/2015 Arushi Couture collection with you. If you're not familiar with this designer, then let me fill you in. The house of Arushi Couture has been designing for nearly three decades. Having adored loyal and elite clientele around the world, this somewhat makes him a celebrity designer in the Middle East's world of fashion and design. Located along Beach Road in Dubai, he holds a reputation as a pioneer amongst the wedding couture market. Lets just say he's a wedding pro and never fails to create stunning wedding dresses for brides across the globe. About the collection... This collection promises to attract a sophisticated, cool and vivacious type of fashionista. She will be drawn to the energy of the present but the soul of the past and each type of wear will augment her own aura and spread her own inner beauty. It is not a coincidence that Arushi Couture’s present collection is inspired by the … [Continue]

My Spa review – The Address Downtown

The Address Downtown Spa

A week last Thursday I ditched work in return for a morning of pampering. I was invited to experience the new Red Flower Hammam Ritual treatment  at The Address Downtown. It was 90 minutes of pure bliss. I was also the first ever person to experience their new hair treatment, so I felt kinda privileged. I arrived at The Address Downtown and valet parked my car before making my way up to level 13 to the spa. Walking towards the reception I could hear my shoes squeaking, it was almost embarrassing. I've never noticed it before but the quietness was obvious. It was the first time in ages that it was blissfully quiet with a candle lit reception I instantly felt a wave of calmness over my body. I usually feel a bit guilty taking time off on a week day but it was Thursday so I forced myself to relax and work a half day. {The perks of being my own boss} Before I started my treatment I was asked to select my music which was awesome because I get really distracted by the classic … [Continue]

Craig George – My English Treasure

I really don’t know how to describe this video with any other word than ‘Romantic’. Shot with a not so steady hand, this super 8mm movie is only for the hopeless romantics. The vintage style movie makes me weak at the knees and just a little bit jealous that I don’t have one of my own. I want one. It may not be clearest video I’ve ever seen but it’s not meant to be either. It's different and I love it. Yesterday I featured one of Craig’s gorgeous weddings in the UK, and today I’m back to tell you a little bit more about this very talented man. Craig lives in Swansea, South Wales. He’s a husband, a father and has a kick ass beard. He’s great with a camera (that’s sort of an obvious) and he has a secret obsession with weddings and vintage cameras. (Also sort of obvious.) Craig is hoping to come to the UAE over the winter and would love the chance to photograph your wedding. If you like his style and would like to know more on pricing and packages please drop him an email at … [Continue]