I love henna parties.
Especially when the bridesmaid are like those of Kaltham’s.
Known as KoKo by her friends, Kaltham is an absolute sweetheart. She looked like an Indian princess in her breathtaking purple skirt embroidered with traditional Indian thread-work and a pink dupatta. I fell in love with her bangles/bracelets. She celebrated her super colorful and fun Indian themed henna party surrounded by her giggling & dancing friends.
A huge shoutout to KoKo & Co. for rocking the henna party and showing what selfless and genuine love means. I whole heartedly adoreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you girls from the bottom of my heart❤ (yeah, 20 e’s for ya’ll).
I can’t wait to blog photos and videos from Kaltham & Tariq’s stunning wedding. Stay tuned!
I feel so fortunate to work alongside wedding industry professionals who are one step ahead of the game & are always willing to help their clients – the Brides-to-Be.
Just like last wedding workshop by Mylist.ae, I was invited to speak to future brides regarding the latest wedding and photography trends. And yes, I will be blogging about it in my UnOfficial Bridesmaid for those who missed.
The workshop was held at the beautiful venue of Ethan Allen in Dubai.
The amazing wedding professionals who took part in this workshop included:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Julie & Anne for inviting me (again) for this workshop and putting together yet another helpful & successful event. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Ethan Allen for being an amazing host, to all the vendors who participated and shared their expertise, and to all the brides who attended the event.
I hope this event was educational, fun, and full of ideas for you and helps you with Your Dream Wedding, ameen.
Until we meet again…
She was sitting on a white sofa, in her white dress, looking stunning. Like a princess of some WhiteLand. He entered the bridal suite and smiled wide upon first sight of her. Then he came down on one knee to be on her eye level, held her hand, and shared what was in his heart. Although it was all in Arabic but all I could see & hear was love…love….love…. and more love…
I absolutely adore first-look before the entrances. They leave me lost for words. Every. Single. Time. There is always something so exciting and intimate when bride and groom see each other before everyone else does & share compliments and promises. Ghazi & Hind’s first look is definitely amongst my favorites <3
Hind & Ghazi celebrated their wedding in Dubai’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. Their beautiful wedding was decorated by Stayle Essa AlHadad. Hind looked absolutely gorgeous in her white bridal gown from Solida Bridal Fashions and Prada shoes.
Dearest Hind & Ghazi,
You both are adorbs!!! The smiles & love you both shared made me saying ‘awwww….’ every other second. You are two beautiful people that Allah made for each other. Thank you for letting me watch and document your love story. I wish you a lifetime of happiness, health, success, abundance of cheerful moments to hold hands, to make and fulfill promises of love – together & forever, ameen.
I cherish spending time with the couple beforehand as well as on the wedding day and getting to know their love story. I love watching their chemistry and writing about it. When I am unable to express my severe joy and/or sadness, I write – hence this specific post is a byproduct of my extreme happiness & dedicated to the bridesmaids who put their hearts and souls to make it the best day of their friend’s life.
This past weekend, I was honored to document wedding of a bride who was loved and cherished and taken care of beyondddddddddd measure. The bride’s family and school-friends since childhood, along with her teachers were so immensely involved throughout the wedding planning process. She had an entire army of absolutely adorable bridesmaids. Their love & compassion for the bride showed in every conversation & gesture.
Not only I thoroughly enjoyed watching their excitement, my heart was doing its happy-dance the entire duration of the wedding and even until now for being able to observe them take love to a whole new level…
Sometimes, reading between the lines leave me speechless. It’s not about how much money is being spent on the stage, decorations, overall wedding. I absolutely enjoy to witness care & love of the family and friends for the bride and the groom. It shows how good-hearted the people giving the love are, but it also shows that people receiving that love are more than deserving.
And that is exactly the type of brides/couples I feel humbled & honored to work with. Who give and receive love with pure heart. Who do things selflessly. Who see beyond what is visible. Who see things worth seeing….
His heart was like a glass.
Clean. Spotless. Filled to the brim with love for her.
When he thought he can’t love more than this, the sight of her as a bride must have added more love to his heart. Because it spilled in the form of tears.
It took Mohamed at least 4 minutes to get himself together again. He wasn’t to be blamed though. Lamya truly is a stunning girl with a heart of gold. It was like a moment of shinning stars and light when blessings were bestowed from the sky as they became each others, forever. They deserved love in the purest of forms hence they found each other.
If I am ever given a chance to write a novel, I would keep them both in mind as my modern day’s Romeo & Juliet….with a happily ever after!
Mohamed and Lamya celebrated their grand wedding in Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Center, Sharjah. Dream Weddings did a splendid job at decorating a geometrically artistic kosha/stage. Lamya wore a remarkable bridal gown from Monique Lhuillier topped with a crown by Dar Tijan, and Gina heels. She carried an exceptionally unique bouquet from Moz Flowers.
My dearest Lamya & Mohamed,
I have no words to describe how I absolutely, whole-heartedly, adoreeeeeeeeeeeeee both of you – and your love! You two have a very special place in my heart. Meeting, watching, and documenting your love has left me speechless. And utterly grateful! Yes, I feel very very grateful because of you & your trust in me and my work. I am indebted for you for opening your hearts and letting me watch & document your love story unfold in front of my eyes. May Allah showers you both with his highest favors & may your love grows deeper and stronger with every passing millisecond, ameen.
Tons & tons of love,
One of my hobbies is to binge-watching YouTube videos.
While doing so, sometimes I stumble upon videos that uplift me to a degree that I feel more resolute. More curious. More determined to pursue my dreams.
If you are in search of some kind of revival, definitely check out this gem of a video by Price Ea. He is a very talented American artist, rapper, and music video director. I absolutely loo0o0ove his videos’ cinematography and more than that, the concepts and messages behind them.
I hope this video makes you write a good story of your life….and your own Brand New Ending…
The stars definitely shinned brighter that night.
She did a full twirl as he held her hand, followed by a hug.
It looked like a perfect ending of a fairytale Disney princess movie. The only difference was that it was the beginning of their happily ever after…
She seemed to come straight out of Elle or Vogue magazine.
With model-like features yet poise of a princess, and a beauty mark under the lower lip, Amal made a phenomenal bride. As much as I was amazed by Amal’s beauty & Saeed’s love for Amal, I was impressed by their choice of details and style. The intricate henna on her hands, a unique hairstyle, the laced bridal gown, and a remarkable bouquet represented her keen sense of beauty and creativity.
Saeed & Amal celebrated their beautiful wedding day at Al Jawaher RCC in Sharjah. The ballroom was decorated with lots of red & gold colors by Forever Events. Amal designed her own wedding invitation cards and stationary very artistically. She wore a beautiful lacey dress from Esposa, shoes from YSL, a stunning crown from Dar Tijan, and carried a very unique bouquet from Qaser Al Joori.
Dear Amal & Saeed,
Thank you super much for trusting and choosing me to document your wedding day. I thoroughly enjoyed myself photographing your beauty, love, and adorable chemistry. I feel beyonddddddd honored because you both gave me full permission to be creative. I pray that your love always be like a shinning star brightening even the darkest of times. May Allah bestows all the happiness & love upon you and keeps you both amongst his most blessed ones forever, ameen.
May on this EID
The Plate of your life is filled
With juicy Kababs & Tikkas topped
With Chatni of Happiness and
Covered with Salad of Love.
May the auspicious occasion of Eid
Bless you with peace
And bring joy to your heart and home.
Don’t forget to include the less fortunate ones in your happiness.
Be kind to one another…❤