The prettiest wedding cakes from Magnolia Bakery…style inspiration

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Hello there lovelies... We've been a little quiet of late because we're working on some super exciting new adventures for the next wedding season (will this summer ever end?) so rest assured we have some rather lovely things in store for you very soon. In the meantime we're still bringing you the best in bridal inspiration for those of you who are using the downtime of this long hot summer for getting your head down with the wedding planning. We had a chat with the girls at Magnolia Bakery recently about...well...wedding cakes of course and we thought you might like to see just how pretty their wedding creations are. Magnolia Bakery is obviously a very lovely luxury brand so if you're looking for a little bit of a wow factor for that special cake cutting moment then this is certainly the place to come. We were also lucky enough to get invited in for a personal tasting session so more about that to come - yay! Even if you're just curious to check out some different wedding cake … [Continue]

Indoor weddings at Marriott Al Jaddaf in Dubai… { summer promotion }

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Boy it is toasty out there. Well at least that's what people tell me. These days, the more I talk to family and friends in the UAE, the more I am thanking my lucky stars that I am sitting here in India during monsoon season #sorrynotsorry. Anyway, while Joelle is adjusting back to desert temperatures after flying in from Canada, I thought it was a good time to talk about an indoor wedding venue here in Dubai we visited a little while ago...the Marriott Al Jaddaf, just around the corner from Business Bay. If you want to read more about why this particular venue might be perfect for all your matrimonial ideas, you can visit our earlier post here - Introducing Marriott Al Jaddaf. Hint - it's not just any indoor ballroom and it's brand spanking new! Something you need to know - this lovely hotel is running a special summer wedding package all the way through until September 30th. It's a pretty sweet deal so if you are shopping around in this terrible heat then we suggest give this venue … [Continue]

5 questions with Katerina @ Vanila Wedding Boutique

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I don't know about you but I'm loving these summer questions with MLW vendors. Perhaps it's because I'm a nosey minx and I like to know what people are doing?! Either way I'm hoping you're enjoying them just as much as I am because we have more coming soon. If you missed the previous interviews you can check them out here.  Today the gorgeous Katerina at Vanila Wedding Boutique is giving us the low down on her highs of the year so far and why she's having a staycation here in Dubai. Do you have any big plans for wedding season starting in October?  Haha! That’s the best question, yes, we do have a lot of plans! But not to mention all, we will have one fantastic event for our lovely brides coming up till the end of the year, which I cannot disclose right now, otherwise it will not be a secret anymore, but it will definitely be helpful and inspiring for all the ladies getting married in 2017, so keep an eye on our news upcoming and we will keep you posted starting from … [Continue]

Rochelle & Nathan’s Big Fat Greek Wedding

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It's been a while since I've seen such a beautiful wedding on film. I forgot how emotional I get when I really pay attention to the details. The moment she walks down the aisle, the moment they walk out hand in hand as husband and wife. The moment when confetti is thrown and every person watching is beaming with happiness. I know, I'm a soppy romantic but I can't help it. This wedding has reminded me why I love weddings. Thank you Rochelle for making my day. Highlights from Giant Invitations on Vimeo. How did you meet? Nathan and I have actually known each other since our early twenties, however didn’t really get together until a few years later. We both worked for the same company out of uni and we’d always chat (even though I remember him being so nervous around me) however at the time I was in a long-term relationship with a guy from high school, who I was certain that I’d marry. When that didn’t pan out and we broke up, Nathan and I spent more time together and started … [Continue]

MyList.ae has a new website! The UAE’s first online gift registry just got prettier…

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Our favourite online wedding gift registry has a new home! The very lovely team at MyList.ae have been with us from the beginning and we are so proud and excited to share the fruits of all their hard work. The ladies have been super busy behind the scenes to make the MyList experience better and easier. For those of you who don't know, MyList is already pretty amazing -   it's online platform that makes gift giving simple and easy and has been popular with brides and grooms in the UAE who use the site to make sure they receive the wedding gifts that they truly wish for. Joelle used it for her own wedding and has nothing but great things to say. So how does it work? Couples are able to create their personal wish list online and invite their guests to contribute from anywhere in the world. It is easy, flexible and guess what  - FREE of charge for our clients. So not only does the new MyList site have a gorgeous and fresh new look (it's really pretty you guys), there are also some … [Continue]

5 questions with Monica at MHG Beauty

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Today we are back with the very lovely Monica at MHG Beauty. She tells us why she loves the wedding industry, what beauty must-haves she'll be packing this summer and where she will be heading to escape the heat! Do you have any big plans for wedding season starting in October?  Can’t wait for you guys to see all the collaborations and read all my beauty blogs, all of us in the wedding industry love doing these projects to inspire brides on what to choose for their special day. So stayed tuned because there are a lot of exciting things coming your way……. What's been the highlight of the last 6 months? This past 6 months I had so many beautiful brides, I think each day was a highlight in its own moment. Love to see their face when they look in the mirror and when I put their veil on…pure magic. I was very fortunate to be part of wonderful photo shoot collaborations and having my webpage finally come to life!!! What will you be doing this summer?  I always try … [Continue]

Introducing The Bride Side of Life. {Online shop based in Dubai}

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Oh yes… this online store is getting more attention that George Clooney with his shirt off. OK, well maybe not that much but I can honestly say it's gong to make shopping online for your wedding that little bit easier. Which is just as nice as George Clooney with his shirt off. Kinda. The new openers of this little hidden gem are bringing in new stock from all over the globe, ya know, the stuff you see on Etsy and Pinterst. No longer do you have to bulk buy and send to a relative back home, nor do you need to spend silly amounts of overseas shipping fees. You just buy online and it's delivered to your door right here in Dubai. Booya! So as I usually do i'm introducing you to the lovely girls at The Bride Side of Life. Like me, they share a common interest in weddings, details and all things decor. If you have a spare 10 minutes click on over and have a browse. Oh and FYI the website is having a little make over this summer and new products are being added weekly so keep an eye … [Continue]

Where to find it…groom’s attire in the UAE…

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One of our favourite things about this industry is how great ideas come out of casual conversations with our favourite wedding friends here in the UAE. We were having chat with the lovely Katerina from Vanila Wedding Boutique and she mentioned that there's a lot of information out there on bridal here but not so much for our dashing men looking for their groom's attire. So, with the aim of being as helpful as we can, here we are today with a few recommendations from our very own brides who have had their real UAE weddings featured on MLW. All of these suppliers are based here in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and all come with great reviews.  The pics of the handsome grooms are just for us... Ascots and Chapels Featured in: Beth and Melroy’s beautiful beach wedding at Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi {Photography by Goldfish Photography & Video} Where to find them: Dubai Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) | Tel: +9714-325-2216 Dubai Marina Mall | Tel: … [Continue]

Floral centerpieces we love…

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OK so it's probably rather obvious that I am slightly obsessed with flowers. My secret (well, not so secret now) dream job would be to open a small flower shop in Canada. We have no plans to move back now but one day, in the distant future we will, and for some reason I always have a vision of having a quaint little flower shop along a busy high street. I'd sell plants, fresh flowers and on weekends I'd style weddings with a young creative team of flower lovers like myself. Sounds rather nice doesn't it :) Anyway, so right now I have a window of free time aka Adeline is sleeping and I'm trying to get back into blogging as much as I can, and today it's all about blooms. I've been browsing through old blogs and various and I've gathered a variety of styles that might tickle your fancy. The long and low centerpiece. Perfect for long rectangle tables. Even if you're opting for round tables at your wedding it's likely you will have one for your head table.You can't beat a green … [Continue]

Beth and Melroy’s beautiful beach wedding at Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi {Photography by Goldfish Photography & Video}

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Beth and Melroy got married on 5 December 2015 at The Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi in with an intimate guestlist of 80 close family and friends. With a stunning view over the ocean, this venue is just phenomenal - we couldn't stop fawning over these wonderful images from Goldfish Photography & Video. See what Beth & Melroy's lovely wedding day looked like here... The Dress + Accessories… Finding the dress was a journey – but worth the search! I think I must have visited every dress shop in Dubai (if you ever need recommendations!). Luckily I had wonderful bridesmaids and we had fun throughout the hunt. I was all set to create my own dress but managed to find the perfect one in The Bridal Room in Jumeirah (Jumeirah Plaza). The owner, Anne Rashid was an incredible support and crafted the most exquisite veil with an incredible lace trim. She also made two adorable dresses for my flower girls (aged 2 and 4). I’d recommend every bride … [Continue]