Introducing Firenze Flora

Reem's lovely Dubai wedding at Magnolia, Al Qasr

Today I’m very excited to officially introduce you to Firenze Flora LLC. I was introduced to Sanjay who is the Floral Planner and Business Development Manager there back in October 2014. I was immediately impressed by his floral knowledge. Sanjay knows everything about every flower, from every part of the world conceivable and can tell you what’s in season and what’s within your budget. He’s been working in the flower business, trading world wide, for over 20 years so I think it’s fair that I refer to him as a flower expert. Photography by Maria Sundin Sanjay and the Firenze Flora designing florists are able to put together samples and designs and price quotes once they know a client’s requirement. They can work on any size projects from smaller to very large and have completed over 1,000 weddings in Dubai in the past 5 years+. Photography by Women in Wedding I started working with Sanjay and his floral team when I had a few enquires for smaller weddings. They required … [Continue]

Monday Ramblings & Dog Photos

My Lovely Dogs - Puggle in Dubai

Hey Lovelies, I'm so sorry I've been a quiet on the blog recently, I can't reveal my secret just yet but I will spill the beans in the next few weeks. I've just realised that my quiet summer is just about over. I've got  lots going on over the next few months including several styled shoots, a bunch of lovely weddings, a couple of baby showers and even a few corporate events. When I say corporate events, what I really mean is really pretty corporate events. If you know me even a smidgen, you'll know I'm anything but corporate. I use far too many smiley faces in emails and find it hard not to gush about weddings, flowers and general decor in every other meeting I have. Numbers, profits and ??? Er… yeah ok I have a company bank account and I use Quickbooks to manage my accounts but that's it. It covers the basics right? Anyway, so I thought I'd use today to ramble about nothing in particular. Sometimes rambling can be fun especially when you have writers block. I think I have a … [Continue]

DJ Sister Rock – Our very own superstar DJ based in Dubai!

Lego DJ

With wedding season just around the corner I know that many brides-to-be will be getting into planning mode and finalising music, entertainment and last minute details such as table plans and guests lists. It's a stressful time and it can be overwhelming, but I promise you it's normal to feel a little stressed and it won't last long. Once all the big things are booked up and ready to go, all the little things just fall into place. So music... if that's still on you're to-do list then maybe you'll like my introduction to Ananda aka DJ Sister Rock. Whats the best bit about your job? Making people happy. There is nothing better than creating an electric atmosphere, when people are singing and dancing. What's your favorite song/ album of all time? That's a hard one. I do like 'Hey' by the Pixies and I also like ambient music like Biosphere by Substrata. How long have you been a super star DJ? I've been a DJ for nearly a decade. Whats the coolest first dance song … [Continue]

Daniel & Estrella – My perfect bride.

Leafhopper Wedding Photography

Daniel and  Estrella got married in June in Spain and luckily for you lot my new friends at Leafhopper Weddings sent me this wedding to share. Estrella's natural makeup, slightly waved brunet hair, teamed with classic red nails and red lipstick is my definition of perfection. It could also be that her Isabel Marant wedding dress made me slightly weak at the knees. Our wedding day... We had just 80 guests, so we tried to involve them into the wedding. I don’t like it when I arrive to a wedding and I don’t know anything about the process of that wedding. We shared with them in advance all the wedding’s details: When we decided to get married, when we found the venue, our feelings, how the ceremony was going to be, the menu… etc.  So on the day of the wedding day, all the guests were so involved that was also their day and their party, and they felt very grateful for that. We were very lucky because our three main vendors (photographers, catering and dj’s) went above … [Continue]

Laura & Mat’s Dubai Wedding – Bernie & Bindi Photography

One and Only Wedding in Dubai - Bernard & Bindi Photography

I've been hassling Bernie for his latest weddings for ages and finally I have this beautiful Dubai wedding to share with you all today. Bernie and Bindi had an amazing wedding season and this is just one of many lovely weddings that they captured on camera. Laura and Mat got married last April at One and Only, Palm Dubai which followed with a stunning outdoor reception at One and Only Royal Mirage. The guests were treated to a cocktail infused yacht ride across the waters while cruising by one Dubai's most famous skylines at sunset. It sounds rather perfect doesn't it. The brides dress was bought in Belgium and tailored to fit by my wonderful friend Anne at Montexa tailors in Satwa. Anne also tailored my very own vintage dress so I know first hand how amazing she is. Scroll down for pretty pictures... What they said about Bernard & Bindi... "What struck me the most about Bernie & Bindi when we contacted them by e-mail was not only their … [Continue]

My Lovely Wedding Day – Amy’s Story.

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If you’ve been following my story here on My Lovely Wedding then you’ll know that I got married in Dubai in December of last year – yay! – and I thought it was about time that I told you all about it. Plus I just got the pictures back and I love them so much that I couldn’t wait to share! The Morning The morning of my wedding was perfect. It was fully of girly giggles, bubbles and pampering, just like every girl dreams of. I started the day sharing a skinny latte with my Mum swiftly followed by being whisked off to Be Bar Blow Dry Salon with my mum and my sisters for our hair dos.  Be Bar’s co-founder Andrea Lindeyer is a family friend and has been doing our hair for years so I felt super comfortable and excited because I knew my hair would have the famous Andrea “WOW’ factor. Back to my Mum’s house to get ready where bridesmaid Joelle met us with my fabulous make-up artist Monica of Blush Beauty Inc and a flower delivery from Vintage Bloom! Ooh it’s all starting to feel real … [Continue]

A garden wedding at Desert Palm Resort & Spa – Planned by Masha @ Fabulous Day

Dubai Wedding - Photography by Blue Eye Picture - Planner - Fabulous Day

Samer & Megan got married on the 15th November 2014 at Desert Palm Resort & Spa. Joined by 120 guests their outdoor wedding was planned by the lovely Masha at Fabulous Day and photographed by Blue Eye Picture. They also used a whole bunch of lovely vendors to make their dream wedding come to life. Helen Schrader was the celebrant and as most brides do, they used MyList.ae for their gift registry. Today's wedding has so many details, and it's pretty long so I suggest you sit down, make yourself a nice refreshing beverage and scroll down for all the lovely details... My wedding dress... My Dress is from The Bridal Showroom, A collection piece by designer Justin Alexander. My veil and garter was also from The Bridal Showroom. My shoes Jimmy Choo. My wedding Jewelry set was a gift from my husband. Our wedding rings were custom designed in Beirut. Finding my wedding dress... I started fairly early, well really really early. :) It was the first thing I started … [Continue]

Save the Date for The Address Wedding Fair – 25th & 26th September, 2015.

The Address Wedding Fair - Dubai September 2015

Morning Lovelies, I'm sorry for the lack of blog action over the past few days. Nathan and I flew to Bangalore to visit my good friends Amy & Pat, and just before I left I didn't have time to prepare any blogs. I also left my laptop at home, which forced me to have a mini break. (Something I've never do) I don't know about you but I'm really looking forward to the summer ending. I'm totally over this heat and cannot wait for some cooler weather. I'm guessing the weather will start to cool down by mid September? (I'm no weather expert but one can hope!) So what's happening in September? Well, only the most stylish wedding fair in Dubai...  The Address Downtown are hosting a two day wedding fair on September 25 and 26, 2015 (Friday & Saturday) which will be jam packed with wedding loveliness. The aim to showcase a wide variety of UAE based vendors over two fabulous days. Brides-to-be and wedding planners can meet with experienced wedding planning professionals to … [Continue]

Kate & Wade’s engagement shoot by LIZ JVR

Desert Engagement Shoot - Dubai Wedding Photographer - LIZ JVR

When a client gives you amazing feedback it's only right to share it with the world. This is something I never do... probably because I'm too busy to gather my notes, cards and thank you letters and update my blog with words from my happy brides. I also feel a bit shy about it. It may sounds silly but I hate bragging about my work. I'm so much happier just quietly making my brides happy and sharing their excitement with my significant other; Nathan. So when Liz at JVR submitted this gorgeous engagement shoot she also mentioned she had an email from the couple and I jumped at the chance to share it with you. Like me she was also a bit shy to share but I managed to persuade her ;-) And who doesn't like a REAL review! "From as early as initial contact, our experience with Liz, of Liz JVR Photography, was beyond ordinary. Throughout the process, she offered prompt and detailed communication, and she made our first time behind a professional camera comfortable … [Continue]

Dubai Marina Yacht Club – Styling for little ones…

Dubai Marina Yacht Club - Styled shoot for a kids birthday

Morning Lovelies, Today's blog isn't really related to weddings but it does include a very stylish cake created by Ana at Nice Ribbon Atelier. (Ana makes wedding cakes, so therefore it's kinda of related right?) A few months back I spent an afternoon with the events and marketing team at Dubai Marina Yacht Club shooting a nautical children's party. Keeping with the seaside theme we created a dessert table using jars of candy, popcorn and cookies and used rustic rope for added detail. My favorite part was the ombré cake topped with a handmade gold anchor. It was so pretty! After styling a shoot for The Address Montgomerie Dubai I was asked to help with this shoot. Obviously it's not wedding related and for the first time I didn't show up on site with a car full of flowers, but it was a really fun experience. Working around a budget and creating a setting for kids rather than adults made a refreshing change. A little info from DMYC... Make your child feel extra … [Continue]