About Joelle

Hello! I’m Joelle. I’m an event stylist who is crazy about weddings. Your weddings. I thrive on the challenge of helping couples realize their wedding dreams on realistic budgets and intimate settings. I hate wasting money on things that aren’t completely necessary and I love a bit of DIY. Besides, it is the small personal touches that make your day exactly that…personal.

I’m British, but my family is scattered across the globe. I’m married to Nathan (my Canadian soul mate) and I have a daughter, Adeline, who sometimes likes to join me in meetings :). I also have a crazy 4 year old called Edison. He’s gorgeous and has more energy than a energizer bunny. I’m also a dog mum to Charlie & Ferguson, two fantastically cuddly pug mixes who never cease to entertain me. So between my kids, dogs and work I’m always busy doing something. I’m not a fan of summer attire, I prefer winter boots to flip flops, and I my favorite color is dark forest green. I have an obsession with house plants, and general home interiors. I like anything that’s a bit raw and a bit earthy. I also like ice cream and wine.

About My Lovely Wedding

My Lovely Wedding started back in 2012 when I was a bride-to-be and decided to blog about my own personal bridal journey. My story seemed to resonate and the feedback from those original blogs motivated me to continue writing. This motivation, along with the support of so many couples and vendor partners, has enabled me to grow My Lovely Wedding into my dream job. I get to style weddings, play with flowers and make weddings pretty. I have worked with so many wonderful clients over the past few years, and being able to make their weddings come to life is quite possibly the most rewarding part of what I do. Today My Lovely Wedding is not only a wedding blog; it’s a platform for inspiration to others getting married.

My Lovely Wedding focuses on the local wedding industry in Dubai and the UAE and while I look to the global industry for ideas and inspiration, all of my weddings are here. I also keep things personal, working with each bride and couple personally, I try to become the wedding friend you always wanted. I’m here to support, listen, guide and hopefully make the process a little less stressful.

In 2018 My Lovely Wedding expanded and we brought Kara into the mix. She’s a fabulous wedding planner with tons of event experience. She can basically take care of all the things I don’t do. If you feel like you need the A-Z service for your wedding, then she’s the one to do it! She will be launching a website soon, so watch this space.

Meet Kara

Hi everyone! I’m Kara! I am an Aussie girl who has been living in Dubai for almost 9 years. I met and married my British beau John here and am lucky enough to have 2 beautiful little girls now. I love reading, watching sport, travelling, shopping at pharmacies and book stores and I eat way too much cheese. I love meeting new people and organising anything I can get my hands on!

For 18 years (in both Oz and Dubai) I was Red Bull Energy Drinks international events manager which was an incredible experience but last year I decided to leave the corporate arena and spend my days being a more hands on mum as well as officially pursue my passion for wedding planning and make it my personal responsibility to help making brides (and grooms) dreams come true. Therefore joining the best stylist in Dubai (Joelle) to offer brides the full wedding experience was a no brainer!

I love hard work and I admit that I’m a bit of a perfectionist. It’s all about the detail I say! …..Drives my husband nuts but it serves me well in my career  I have found that getting married in Dubai can be quite overwhelming and jumping on Google can be a minefield! Where do you start?? HERE! You start here. I love to act as a wedding compass and help lead brides and grooms through the wedding maze and most of all make the planning process as headache free as possible. It’s so important to enjoy the journey and to have confidence and trust in the people surrounding you as you work towards having the most magical and wonderful day of your life.

Joelle and I hope we can share that experience with you, whether it’s a destination or local celebration, we cant wait to take care of all the details and make your wedding truly and perfectly LOVELY.

Meet Kara
Meet Mona

Meet Mona

Hey there! I’m Mona! A stationery enthusiast who relishes in the tiny details of all beautifully designed paper goodness. Anyone who knows me knows that if I’m not dreaming up stationery I’m out here watching, writing about, and discovering old films and period dramas. Ah! All those tap dancers and petticoats in painted sets *swoon*.  I’ve been working alongside my partner Joelle for the past 9 years and together we have put together the most magical weddings. Last year Joelle and I launched The Lovely Flower Shop together, while weddings were almost a standstill due to the pandemic we used our creative talents to create a small online store. Now that weddings are back with a boom, I devide my time between weddings and the shop. Nothing brings me more joy than playing a part in the shared happiness of people at our weddings.