More Toronto Love by Dia Saleh…

Dia Saleh - Wedding Photograher - Dubai - Canada

Hello you lot.. It's Sunday and I thought I'd post another one of Dia Saleh's fabulous engagement shoots.  Nothing much to say really… awesome shoot, cute couple… great photos. :) Ya know, the usual! Dia Says "This engagement session was done in a small park in downtown Toronto. I found it on Google while searching for new locations. I loved the windmill and the barn among other things. Valerie and Mike were more than amazing...good looking, easy to work with and totally in love..what more can I ask for :) They're getting married next year." For more info and pretty pictures, check out his website: www.diaasalehphotography.com I'll be back from my vacation very soon, and will update you all with my travels then.   Bye for now folks... … [Continue]

A Melrish Video… Dan & Thea

Hello lovelies, It's me again! Just a quick one today... but it's a good one. This lovely video by Melrish Photos & Films landed in my inbox just before I went away on vacation, and I was over the moon that I could share it with you on MLW. Why? Because it's a really sweet wedding. Nothing too fancy, and nothing over the top.. just a good old happy wedding. :) Park Hyatt Wedding | Dan and Thea Wedding from Melrish Photos and Films on Vimeo. Full wedding feature coming soon... I promise! :) … [Continue]

Introducing Makeup by Annie…

Makeup by Annie

I recently met with makeup artist and bridal stylist, Annie. Having lived in the UAE for over 15 years, she' somewhat of a local. After discovering she's from Azerbaijan and a mother of two… in fact her eldest is 21.. which took me by surprise as she looks so young. She has flawless skin and her makeup was subtle and elegant. I think I've said this before,  but whenever I meet with makeup artists or beauty experts I instantly feel an added pressure to make sure my makeup is applied perfectly. My usual smudged eye liner must be fixed. Anyway, I met Annie at Starbucks (obviously) and we talked for over an hour about makeup, bridal style and family life in Dubai. It's amazing how much you can find out about someone in just 60 minutes. I now feel happy to recommend her to my lovely readers.. you lot :) Annie aka Anna has been a skilled makeup artist for many years, and she only used the best products in the industry. Oh and her prices are really reasonable too.. which is a … [Continue]

Destination weddings – Top tips by Diane

Grace Hotel Mykonos

It only recently occurred to me how stressful it might be planning your wedding from a distance. If you live in Dubai, but are planning your wedding in your home country, then I'd expect you will have some help from friends and family. You can combine a wedding trip with a trip home, and ask your parents (or someone you trust) to meet vendors on your behalf. However, if you're one of those brides who are wedding on a tropical island of the Seychells, or a private villa in Thailand, or maybe a Chateaux in France... well, good for you. I admire your ambition to plan a wedding in a country neither you or your family live in. The smart thing to do would be to hire a planner. Perhaps an extra cost, but a stress free wedding is priceless. The reason I bring up this subject today is because of my friend and bride-to-be Amy. She's planning to marry in the US, all the way from India. Of course, she has me to help her but there is only so much one can do living 1000's of many miles … [Continue]

A private wedding on The Palm Jumeirah

DUBAI WEDDING - THE PALM

Paolo & Ailbhe got married on the 21st March 2014. They rented out a private villa on The Palm Jumeirah, and the grooms Dad preformed the wedding ceremony. It was small, intimate and very personal... oh and planned by wedding planner; Clare Ebbs from The Perfect Moment.  Number of guests… 72 people travelled in from Ireland, England & Australia to celebrate our special day with us. Some of our friends who probably would never have made it to Dubai had it not have been for our wedding were amazed at how beautiful and friendly Dubai was, and got to spend time getting to know the life myself and Paolo share in this place we call home. My wedding dress....  Like most girls the dress is one of the most important things you think about. I had a quick trip home to Dublin booked a good year before my wedding so I booked in as many wedding dress shops as I could just to get an idea of what was out there. After trying on many dresses with my mum and bridesmaids I still had … [Continue]

Meet my dogs… Charlie & Ferguson

My Dogs

 If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I recently adopted another pet pooch. Ferguson came to us about 8 weeks ago. He was rescued by an amazing charity and shelter that care dog unwanted dogs in Dubai called K9 friends. They often post new dogs for adoption on Facebook, and that's where I saw him.  The moment I laid eyes his puggy face, and floppy ears, I knew he was our dog...it was like love at first sight. (well, sort of) Charlie, my other pet pooch is a cross between a Pug and a Miniature Pinscher, and Ferguson  is what they call a 'Puggle'. A Puggle is a cross between a pug and a beagle. He's a small/ medium size dog and hopefully he won't grown much bigger lol. They have have been keeping me entertained with their random spouts of energy, and increasing amount of affection they have for each other. It's amazing how quickly they became best friends.  Call me crazy, but they really are like my babies.... #crazydoglady For anyone with dogs, you will know what … [Continue]

Looking good in denim {engagement shoot}

LIZ JVR PHOTOGRAPHY | ENGAGEMENT SHOOT | DUBAI

Hello lovely readers, How are you all today? I hope you're all having a wonderful Ramadan? I'm still on vacation, and having a fab time so far, although I do miss my dogs... like, a lot. Oh well, I'm sure they are happy as Larry back in Dubai. Today I have a gorgeous engagement shoot photographed by the lovely Liz @ JVR Photography. And no... this couple are not models.. they really are this beautiful. Photography by Liz @ JVR Photography  Oh and how good do they look in denim jeans... #jeanevny #cantwaitfortherewedding :) … [Continue]

A beach wedding @ The Ritz, JBR. ♥

Goldfish Photography & Video - Dubai wedding

Howdy readers, Boy do I have a treat for you today... a few gorgeous wedding photos, and an even more gorgeous wedding video. This lovely couple got married at The Ritz, JBR earlier this year and Goldfish Photography & Video captured it all on film. It's a great video that showcases the wedding day so nicely. It also has some upbeat music, which I like... it didn't make me cry, but it did make me smile. It also reminded me that I must visit The Ritz asap. :) Caroline and Steve from Goldfish Dubai on Vimeo. Big thanks to Goldfish Photography and Video for taking such pretty pictures. For bookings please call: 04 390 3586 or 056 244 6141 Website: www.goldfishdubai.com Back soon folks...   … [Continue]

From Haggis to Hamburgers: A Cross Cultural Love Story…. (Amy’s Proposal)

Amy & Pat - The proposal story

So now you know who I am I thought I would take the time to tell you about my wonderful fiancé and how he made it all happen by putting a ring on it. How Scotland and America became one happy engaged couple if you like :) Patrick and I had been 'dating' as they call it in the old US of A for just over 2 years when we made the decision to move to Bangalore, India earlier this year. Exciting? Yes. Scary? You bet! But there was never any doubt in my mind that Patrick was the one and I wouldn't have wanted to share this adventure with anyone else. In fact, I was hugely excited about this new chapter in our relationship and building our new life together. Patrick had been there for a month and I had been there for around 2 weeks when I galavanted off to Goa for an Ashtanga yoga retreat. During this time, Patrick flew back to Dubai to pick up our lovely cat Blackie (she's white, it's a long story) and unbeknownst to me, to buy my engagement ring - it still gives me … [Continue]

Unique Wedding Ideas by Jennifer

Wedding Cake

Today I'm handing MLW over to Jennifer at http://ivyellenweddinginvitations.co.uk while I'm soaking up the sun in Bali. :) And over to Jennifer... As we move forward into a phenomenon of futuristic design and an eccentric society, more of us should look towards living an unconventional way of life - meaning we should embrace the abnormalities that are slowly developing around us. The expanding view that is lingering in many of us is that we shouldn’t necessarily have to stick to traditions anymore and that we should no longer abide to the ‘social norm’ or archaic societal guidances. This idea would also generally apply to wedding conventions and how far a lot of us feel the need to fulfil traditional expectations. With this viewpoint in mind, those with plans to wed that are of a quirky or bold nature should definitely consider throwing a unique ceremony. How exactly can you adapt your wedding to make it original? Here are a few of our favourite uncommon concepts and ideas … [Continue]