Blooming lovely Bouquets…

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Oh so you like flowers do you? Hmm yes I do. OK lets do a blog about flowers only. OK lets do that. Oh and if you think I pulled this images from Pinterest, you're wrong. These floral creations were all produced by UAE wedding florists, which makes me feel rather smug because I get to use them. They were also captured by the same photographer too. Scroll down for details… Boom.. that's how it's done. Oh and I should probably mention that every single photo in this blog post was captured by my favourite photography duo; Bernie & Bindi Photography. If you like 'love', and I'm sure you do because you're probably a loved up engaged bride-to-be, you'll love Bernie & Bindi. They are recently married, and are not only the cutest couple ever… (like seriously, Bernie is a besotted with his new wifey) they make a fantastic photography team too. I love them, and so should you. #Justsaying. If you're looking for a florist for your UAE wedding then check out my vendor … [Continue]

Booking a band for your UAE wedding 

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Hello Lovelies, Today I'm sharing an awesome blog by Drew, a fantastic singer and member of The Maplejacks. I can highly recommend them because they played at my wedding. So I know exactly how good they are. Somehow we lost touch over the past few years but luckily for you lovely lot, they are back on the blog. In the grand scheme of things, the music at your wedding reception should be the least stressful part of the day – the formalities are done, jitters over speeches have long since melted away, and everyone is ready to let their hair down. With a decade of UAE weddings under his belt, The Maplejacks’ singer and guitarist Drew offers some insider tips to help your first day of marriage end on a high note. Get recommendations There’s no better way to gauge whether a local band will make your night (and make the planning and execution of your special day easy for you) than by going on the thumbs up of someone who has already booked them for their reception. … [Continue]

New Arrival of Jesus Peiro at Vanila Wedding Boutique

New Arrival of Jesus Peiro at Vanila Wedding Boutique

HOLD UP! Vanila Wedding Boutique only went and got some brand new stock! Ermmm and we are swooning kinda hard. If only I was a size 10 again, and had time to play dress up. #babyweightisstillhere! I have to be honest, writing about wedding dresses doesn't always come naturally to me. I can bang on about styling and wedding decor all day long but when it comes to beauty and style, it's not as easy. Don't get me wrong, I love wedding dresses but I don't follow designers and I'm not as up to date with current bridal trends as I should be. {I know, I'm a wedding blogger, it's kinda my job.} Anyway, this beautiful collection of dresses by Spanish designer Jesus Peiro just landed at Vanila Wedding Boutique, and it's got me rather excited. About the new arrival of Jesus Peiro at Vanila Wedding Boutique... Jesus Peiro is a fantastic Spanish brand that we are very proud to be representing exclusively in the Middle East. Chic and simplicity are observed in everything they do, … [Continue]

Short hair don’t care: Short hairstyles for brides by Monica at MHG Beauty

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Hello you lovely bunch of humans, I do hope you're enjoying the summer? If you're in Dubai right now I feel bad for you, it's probably about 45c, which is disgustingly hot. I have escaped the heart and I'm currently in Perth, Australia. I'm here visiting my family and enjoying wearing knitwear. Sorry to rub it in but it had to be said. ;-) So today I'm back with another fabulous blog by my favoruite beauty queen, Monica at MHG Beauty. Have you been a fan of short hair for a long time or recently got a new short haircut and all of a sudden your boyfriend popped the question? Don't freak out we have you covered. When Katerina from Vanila Wedding Boutique and I were at a photo shoot, she came up with the idea of a photo shoot focusing on hairstyles for short hair brides. (she has a gorgeous bob haircut btw) I though that's so clever! Add photographer Dayana form Dia Light Photography to the picture, and the results are brilliant. Obviously Kat was our gorgeous model for the … [Continue]

Lovely Styling – Decor & details from my Four Seasons wedding

Dubai wedding at Four Seasons hotel - Styled by My Lovely Wedding. An English country inspired wedding with garden florals and rustic touches.

Back in January I styled my last wedding, while waddling around putting out flowers, and doing my general wedding thing. I was 7 months pregnant. I also had the help of Katie, my gorgeous model like intern who stayed with me for 3 weeks after Christmas. She was awesome, and I don't think I would of survived without her. The ceremony is my favourite bit, possibly because the venue (Four Seasons Dubai) is absolutely gorgeous. The outdoor space was used for the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception, and the ballroom was set up for dinner and dancing. I love the steps which sit in front of a sea backdrop surrounded by palm dress, it's almost perfect. The signage was simple, yet pretty. E Walls helped me create all the signs using stickers, and my handy carpenter cut the wood boards for me. The seating plan was a map of Bath City, which is where the bride and groom met. The flowers were provided by Firenze Flora, and we used all of my own glassware and styling props to … [Continue]

My newborn shoot by Maria Sundin.

I can't quite believe she was once this small. The days of looking after a newborn are slightly blurry, but I do remember being completely overwhelmed with love. A wave of emotions that I can't quite explain, and perhaps only new mothers can relate to. You're responsible for a tiny little human, and she's yours, all yours. Human life is amazing, it boggles my mind. Even though I still have 6kgs of post baby weight to shift, I'm feeling kinda proud of my body. With the help of my husband (If I didn't mention him, I'd be in trouble) we made this gorgeous little girl…   Thank you Maria for reminding me of these first few weeks… If you're looking for a photographer for your wedding, or perhaps a newborn shoot then Maria is your gal. … [Continue]

A little update… and some holiday snaps.

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Hi Lovelies, Awh I feel like I haven't blogged in so long. Believe it or not I just haven't had time, or perhaps the motivation to make the time. I'm currently writing this blog at 10.30pm while sipping a mug of mint tea. That my friend is what I'd call a crazy night in. So yeah, I'm exhausted but wanted to get something up this week. July sort of flew by way too quickly. We spent two weeks in Canada and returned to 10 days of jet lag with a baby. It was a tough 10 days but we finally escaped the terrible jet lag that kept us awake night after night. The trip was so much fun, and being surrounded by nature, lakes and fresh air was just what I needed. Adeline loved it too. Daddy even put her in the lake, which eventually made her cry but it was an experience… a cold one at that. *Photos captured by me. Oh and the Canadian hunk is my husband ;-)  On Saturday I'm flying to Perth to see my family for 12 days. My Step Mum, Dad and little brother are awaiting our arrival for … [Continue]

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]