My honeymoon “must-buy” ♥ {Chantelle’s new Spring/ Summer 2015 collection}

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A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting lots of lovely bloggers and fashionistas at Chantelle's new Spring Summer 2015 launch. In the collection there is something for everyone, from bright lacey sets to the seamless designs in natural tones. One of the hottest topics at the event was the excitement for an attractive, and supportive sports bra. Come on, they are usually not that appealing, even if it is hidden under your not so attractive sweaty sports shirt. It makes one feel better knowing that if it is seen…. it might not be a bad thing.  ;-) Available in 3 bright colours, and up to size H they are soon to be in stores across Dubai in early March. I love the bright colours in this new collection. As soon as I saw them I thought they would be the perfect addition to a honeymooners suitcase. If you're about to get married and haven't yet planned your honeymoon attire then I suggest you make room for some of these lovelies... Chantelle’s S/S15 top picks from the … [Continue]

A stunning Persian wedding at Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

Dubai Wedding at Waldorf Astoria by Goldfish Photography & Video in Dubai

I am so excited to feature today's wedding. Atefeh and Moein are such a beautiful couple. Photographed and filmed by Goldfish Photography and Video in Dubai, this lavish affair was styled and planned by the one and only; Carousel Weddings. If you scroll down through the pictures you'll not only see a very glamouras bride and groom, but a cloud of over-sized paper flowers hanging over the dance floor. A line of large cylinder candles line the entrance, while stunning chandlers hang over every table. This wedding is all about the details, and even features a goldfish. This is kind of cool because 'Goldfish Photography & Video' captured it all on camera'. Atefeh and Moein Highlights from Goldfish Dubai on Vimeo. The Sofeh is over the top and traditional. Flowers fill the table amongst the bowls of traditional sweets. I love all the details. I actually styled my first Persian wedding last weekend, so now I can really appreciate the effort that goes into the Sofreye … [Continue]

Creating a look – Makeup tips by Monica.

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Watch out folks... my friend Monica is on the blog today with some fabulous makeup tips for you!! ----------------------------- The secret to creating a look is making the perfect balance so that its natural and glamorous but it doesn’t cross the line into the “too much” side. I know sometimes when it comes to makeup, there are so many options it can be overwhelming, but that’s what I’m here for, to make it simpler for you. Begin by choosing a focus point; eyes, lips, skin, brows, once you do, there are no limits! There are so many shades to choose when talking makeup, especially for eyeshadows, blush and lip color, literally from snow white to black. It all depends on your style and the look you are trying to accomplish. Don’t limit yourself to one color, we can all use every one of them and even mix and match. Even if you think there’s a color that doesn’t look good on you, believe me, there’s always a way to make it work. The easiest way to break it down is by … [Continue]

A gorgeous engagement shoot in Dubai. {Captured by JVR Photography}

Photography by Liz JVR - A Dubai engagement shoot for a lovely Dubai bride and groom.

Guess what people… this gorgeous couple are getting married in a few weeks and I'm very honoured to be their wedding stylist. Liz at JVR Photography will be photographing the big day and I'll be making everything look as pretty as can be. I'll be dressing tables with rustic greens and pretty florals, and the venue will be lit up by candles and string lights. I think the whole affair will be very romantic, as it should be on your wedding day. A few months back Liz and this lovely couple; Fiona and James spent an afternoon together posing in front of the camera. The best bit about an engagement shoot (other than getting the photos) is practicing the posed shots with your photographer before the big day. It helps you to relax and practice posing with your loved one. It also gives the photographer, in this case Liz, a chance to get to know you and your body language. Seriously… how cute are they!!! I'm so excited for the big day. So my lovelies I … [Continue]

WEDDING FAIR! Save the date – 28th Feb @ Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.

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OK people… this event I'm about to blog about is not to be missed. Save the date for the loveliest Wedding Fair in Dubai. On Saturday 28th February I'll be joining lots of awesome vendors for a fun filled afternoon at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. Think afternoon tea, outdoor wedding decor and a courtyard full of Dubai based vendors. Oh and you can also watch the polo, enjoy a glass of bubbly and indulge in freshly baked cupcakes. Vintage Bloom, Aghareed and Bernard Richardson are just a few of the vendors you can come to visit. It's going to be a little similar to The Address Montgomerie Wedding Fair, which was held last February on the events lawn, however this time we are swapping tipis for horses. Note this down... Venue: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club {Near Arabian Ranches} Date: 28 February 2015 Time: 1 pm to 8 pm Dress code: I personally think floral prints and floaty summer dresses would be lovely for an outdoor wedding fair, however if any of you … [Continue]

Introducing Ana @ Nice Ribbon Atelier… {Cakes, cupcakes, stationery & candy bars}

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Morning Lovelies, Today I'm introducing you to a gorgeous new vendor; Nice Ribbon Atelier. Not only does Ana {founder of Nice Ribbon Atelier} have a Masters in Graphic Design but she's also a highly skilled baker. Now combine both talents and you have a winner right?! Her work is so detailed and precise that it all makes sense knowing that she has a graphic design background... because the details are blooming gorgeous!! Introducing Ana... I’m Ana, a graphic designer with three passions in life: designing, cooking and baking. I was born and raised in Mexico, a lovely place that I left in 2007, after falling in love with my husband Rafa. We got married and together decided to start a new life abroad, travelling across the world. The first stop was the beautiful city of Barcelona, where I did a Masters Degree in Graphic Design. After 2 and half years of living there, we then moved to Dubai. After working at a design studio for over a year, I realised that something was … [Continue]

A beautiful rustic wedding in the Tuscan countryside. {L&V Photography }

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I am sooo excited to share this stunning rustic wedding with you today. Photographed by my new friends Leti & Viola at L&V Photography in the Tuscan countryside, this wedding is so simple and ever so beautiful. I'm in love with the views, the decor, the rustic brown chairs, and of course the bride and groom. Love love love!!! "Claire and Glenn are a British couple, and they wanted to get married in the Tuscan countryside since they can remember. With the help of the amazing Rossana of The Knot in Italy, their dream came true at Fattoria La Loggia, near Siena. The style of the wedding is rustic chic, with natural elements in the decor of the table (autumn flowers, fruit and candles everywhere), and a gorgeous outdoor setting for the ceremony where the couple exchanged their vows: a natural terrace overlooking hills and vineyards. It was a perfect day and we loved photographing the couple"- Leti & Vi0la at L&V Photography … [Continue]

Why wedding photography is so important.

I'm writing this blog with every intention of making you realize how important wedding photography really is. I know most couples will be working with a particular budget but I advise you NOT to cut back on photography. A wedding video is also very important. For most brides the discussion to have a wedding video or not will most likely come down to budget. Photography is going to be one of the only things that will remain with you after your wedding. You can flick back through your photos in years to come and cherish them forever. One of my brides (whom shall be left unnamed for now) had the most amazing wedding. The ceremony details, the flowers and every inch of the wedding venue were dressed for the day. The dress, and her perfectly matching bridesmaids all looked like they had walked straight off the cover page of a bridal magazine. Not only did I style the wedding but also over the course of a year the couple became my friends, and it was my job to make every detail count. I … [Continue]

Wishing it was winter…

While browsing one of my favorite websites; Love.rly I spent the first 30 minutes swooning over their real weddings, and daydreaming about my next 6 weddings. That’s right, I have 6 weddings coming up and my mind is working over time. So I decided to take a break and click on over to the ‘shop’ section at  Love.rly. No harm in looking right? Anyway, I stumbled across the bridesmaids page and discovered 100s of bridesmaid dresses in so many different designs and styles. Even if you’re not going to order a dress online and ship it to the UAE, it’s still worth taking a little look and getting some inspiration.  Even if you're not looking for a bridesmaid dress you can never go wring with a little black dress. While the other half of the world are wrapped up warm in winter boots and stylish winter capes, I’m currently enjoying the 20c something temperature and wishing it were cooler. Truth be told… I LOVE winter. I truly love it more than summer.  Kinda strange as I live in Dubai and … [Continue]

WIN a styled photo shoot for you and your loved one. {only in Dubai}

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Because my vendors are so freaking cool... Jacqui Nightscales only went and did this... Stop what you're doing and click over to Instagram NOW. Go on, you know you want to. Visit http://www.nightscalesphotography.com/ for more info and pretty pictures. … [Continue]