Elena – The bride with the biggest smile.


So I started drafting this blog and browsing through 100s of images, and two things happened. 1. I nearly started crying, a flood of emotions came rolling in like Christmas and I was suddenly overwhelmed with love for Elena and Sam. 2. I realised after that in almost every single photo Elena is smiling. I'm serious, literally every image. Even the images of her with her back to the camera, indicates a smile. So I'm dedicating this post to Elena and her beautiful smile. I'll round up the usual decor pictures for next week, but for now… this one is for you my lovely. Photography: Visuals by Abbi. Venue: Magnolia, Al Qasr Dubai Styling + Decor: Joelle at My Lovely Wedding Hair + Makeup: Monica at MHG Beauty    … [Continue]

To cut or not to cut – A beauty blog by Monica. {MGH Beauty in Dubai}

A blog by Monica at MHG Beauty for My Lovely Wedding

Hey Folks, Today I'm back with Monica with a rather hairy subject (sorry, I couldn't resist lol) - Should you cut your hair before your wedding day? It's one of those questions she gets asked a lot, so she thought she would blog about it. Good news for us! To cut or not to cut…… I am frequently asked by my beautiful brides if they should cut or trim their hair before their special day, so I decided to share my thoughts on this subject and give you tips and all the info you need to make the best decision for you. Haircut vs Trim: First of all it is very important to understand the difference between a haircut and a trim, and no, it’s not only about length. You can actually get a haircut without cutting any length. A haircut is focused on giving your hair shape, movement and adding or reducing volume depending on your hair type and the look you are going for. A trim is basically cutting the ends of your hair but keeping exactly the same shape you have at the moment. So … [Continue]

The E-Walls Wedding Event in pictures…


On the 5th October, E-Walls owner Lilliam, myself and Liesl from Aghareed spent the day soaking up the rays, burning some calories and generally melting in the Dubai sun. It was hot. Like, seriously hot. I had forgotten what setting up was like in the summer heat. OMG. The three of us had some serious sunburn, and quite frankly ended up looking like a sweaty mess. It was not my best moment. BUT it was all for something so fabulous! The E-Walls Wedding Event. Lilliam, a creative genius invested in a laser cutting machine over the summer and went on a mission to make just about everything you can with this impressive piece of machinery. The outcome was brilliant! E-Walls are now custom making signs, name tags, table numbers, wine holders, drink stirrers, signs and whatever else you can think of. The E-Walls team are best known for their vinyl stickers. I'm a big fan of the 'sticker' because it's easy to use, budget friendly and they are super quick at sending me last minute orders for … [Continue]

A beautiful Park Hyatt wedding photographed by Abbi Kemp.

Park Hyatt Wedding featured on My Lovely Wedding Blog - Visuals by Abbi Photography

Jessica & Tobias got married at the gorgeous Park Hyatt, Creek Dubai earlier this year. In February the weather is almost perfect, and with hotter days becoming cooler days, this wedding is a reminder that wedding season is just around the corner. Yipee! Until now I had forgotten that the Park Hyatt, Creek Dubai is an extremely pretty wedding venue. It combines greenery, grass, a courtyard and beautiful hints of blue tiles. It's almost a little Mediterranean. This wedding features flowers by Firenza Flora, and was planned by Lisel at Aghareed. The photography is snapped by Abbi Kemp, someone I adore so much. She's got a beautiful style and having worked with her before, I know the that Jessica and Tobias would of been over the moon with their wedding photos. I'm assuming, but I'm probably right. :) Happy Thursday everyone. Lovely Vendors Venue: Park Hyatt, Creek Dubai Flowers: Sanjay at Firenze Flora Sound and lighting: Joe at Stamp … [Continue]

Hana + Rob’s Yas Links Wedding {Photography by Liz @ JVR}

Yas Links Wedding featured on My Lovely Wedding Blog - JVR Photography

Hello Lovelies, Today I'm sharing a beautiful wedding captured by wedding photographer; Liz. If anyone is looking for a wedding venue in Abu Dhabi then this is a must-visit location because Yas Links Golf Club if seriously lovely. This wedding isn't full of decorative details, nor is it over the top with florals. It's elegant, simple and very sophisticated. The groomsmen are wearing classic grey tailcoats, and the bridesmaids wear bold teal dresses from www.knutsfordweddinggallery.co.uk in the UK. With a splash of colour they've made it their own and thats all that matters. Massive thanks to Hana & Rob for sharing their big day with us on the blog, and to the lovely Liz for taking such pretty pictures. Lovely Vendors... Wedding Dress: Bridal Arabia Boutique Bridesmaid Dresses: www.knutsfordweddinggallery.co.uk Music: http://stampentertainment.com/comingsoon.html Flowers: http://julieweddingplanner.com Wedding … [Continue]

A styled shoot with The Day Weddings + Events {Rusty Wood}

Rusty Wood styled shoot - The Day weddings + Events

Hello Lovelies, Today I'm introducing you to my new friend Rania. Rania is a new wedding planner but has tons of experience in events. She worked along side some of our well known planners in Dubai and has recently decided to launch her own company; The Day Weddings & Events. I really admire Rania, she’s a strong, kind and warm person and I have no doubt she will make a wonderful wedding planner. She’s the sort of person you can become friends with over a coffee.. if you know what I mean. I’m excited to introduce Rania to you, and I hope to be sharing her work with you over the next year. And yes, she is responsible four creating this pretty styled shoot. She teamed up with a bunch of crafty vendors to create a rustic yet pretty table set up using wood elements, a beautiful selection of fresh blooms and of course a blushing bride. I personally love the way she has added a touch of bright colours to this shoot, it's made the whole set up come together in a very cheerful … [Continue]

St. Patrick 2017 Collection Preview only at Vanila Wedding Boutique


Hello Lovelies, I have an exciting blog for you today. My friends at Vanila Wedding Boutique are having an event which kicks off on the 21st October for one week only! For the first time in The Middle East Vanila Wedding Boutique is bringing you the real TRUNK SHOW experience to present the new 2017 collection of St. Patrick. Oh and it's even more exciting because it's something that's never been done before in the history of the Pronovias Fashion Group outside Europe. Kinda a big deal right?! The details…  The lucky brides-to-be will have a unique chance not only see, but also try on up to 30 different styles of the upcoming collection thoroughly selected by the representatives of St. Patrick only for them. This is an opportunity that will give the Brides a chance to be amongst the first ones in the region to immediately place the order and be the first ones to receive the personal orders of 2017 collection and have it as per their perfect fit. Event details: Dates: … [Continue]

How to choose a veil – A blog by Kat @ Vanila Wedding Boutique

How to choose a veil

OK folks, so you have the dress but what about the veil? Or do you even want a veil? It's rather confusing, and for a bride-to-be with a to-do list the size of an A3 sheet of paper, it can be a little overwhelming. I know, I've been there. After much debate I ended up not having a veil on my wedding day because of the style of my dress, but I do wish I had worn one, even just for a few photos. Anyway, enough about me. I'm here today with the lovely Kat from Vanila Wedding Boutique with a little blog about veils. How to choose a veil? Many of you might already have a wedding dress, but haven’t yet decided on the veil. Well, here are some tips and ideas for you to get acquainted with the veils in general. A veil is such a unique bridal accessory, something that screams: “She is the Bride!” or “They are getting married!” and tells everyone around that it is not just a gathering, or a party. There are so many different types of veils so that one could get lost when choosing: with … [Continue]

A small wedding with lots of gorgeous details…


Happy Thursday! Finally the weekend is upon us and I could do with some serious chill time, however that's never going to happen. I have a baby. And it's nearly wedding season. Oh and I just moved house. LOL But I love my job, love my new house and most of all I love my baby, so yeah life is good... really good. Anyway, to kick off the weekend I have a lovely wedding photographed by Elleni Toumpas. With a collaboration of talented vendors Lili and Michael had a small but stylish wedding at The Willows, Melbourne, Australia. {Seriously swooning over the venue} The dress... My bridal gown was handmade by Neomi Pereira from Neomi Allens Couture. I wanted something modern, western and elegant but with a whisper of The East. Neomi brought it to life and her creation was gracefully modern, effortlessly elegant and the perfect harmony of East and West. What stood out to me were the details, the tiny flowers, sewn by hand, with love in every stitch, the pearls, the lace, the … [Continue]

The coolest wedding in Goa – {Bernie + Bindi Photography}


Well if this cheerful blog won't brighten up your day, I'm not sure what will. This is an EPIC wedding. I am a little bit obsessed. I'm also a little bit jealous that Bernie & Bindi were flown all the way to Goa to photograph this amazing 2 day wedding. I feel bad for you guys having such a terrible job. ;-)   Destination weddings are always a little special, and Tim and Lavis Wedding in Goa particularly so. As with many Indian weddings this was to be a two day celebration, and Tim and Lavi had set the party tone by lunchtime on day one. A Mehndi and massive pool party was a perfect ice-breaker, with young and old in the pool fully dressed after a few hours! Later that evening everyone turned out in beautiful Indian national dress for dinner and Sangreet that carried on until the early hours.         Morning on day two saw the bridal party dressing in the incredibly elaborate and colorful sari, and sherwani (hope I got that right). Then followed the traditional … [Continue]