OMG how is it 40c in early May? I’m pretty sure summer has arrived early and with Ramadan just around the corner, the wedding season is coming to an end. To be honest, the timing is excellent for me and the arrival of my baby boy in approximately 4 weeks time. While I’m excited to have a break from work and play full-time mummy over the summer, I’m also reassured that I’ll be back in action in only a few months time. Having weddings booked up for next season is a great feeling. It makes me feel relaxed knowing that I have something work related to look forward to.
So whats been my highlight of the past wedding season? It’s possible a combination of working with so many different brides, and as many of you know I try really hard to make each wedding a little different. Yes, I’m about all outdoor ‘rustic’ weddings but this season has been a little different. Back in December, I styled 4 weddings and a private home engagement party. All of our clients come from different backgrounds so it’s so interesting to combine cultures and personal preferences, and I’m always up for a challenge!
One of my favorites was Hend and Tarik’s wedding. I met her for a quick coffee a few months before she had confirmed a venue, and what started with a wedding of 120 guests turned into a wedding of 270 guests. So the venue changed and we basically did everything via email and whats app until she returned to Dubai from the UK. When I met Hend we clicked instantly. We shared the same love for greenery, and we never once clashed on our ideas. She trusted me 100% and it made the whole process really fun. Despite rain and storm predictions for her wedding day, she was relaxed and chilled… literally the opposite of any bridezilla. (Not that I’ve had many actually… I’m always very lucky with my brides, I honestly love them all)
I love this image by Christophe… the clouds create the perfect moody shot over the wedding at One and Only Royal Mirage.
Another wedding I loved styling was Nadia and Ahmeds. Nadia was so into the decor and the details and had so much appreciation for every little thing. The stationery was just as important as the food, and the flowers were just as important as the lighting. With less than 70 guests it was easy to style tables and spread a great budget over only 7 tables. When you have 15 tables to style it can be a different story.
I’m going to leave you with some pretty pictures before I write a full-blown essay. If you fancy seeing more please click over to the portfolio page. I haven’t quite updated everything but that’s my plan for next week.
Laters lovelies… xx