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Egyptian Red Sea Resort Wedding

There’s something about this Egyptian wedding that feels completely exotic and wildly romantic all at once. With cool, blue colors and architecture that left our mouths dropped, La Maison Bleue was the ultimate setting for the two-day festivities and Christian Oth Studio captured every last bit. It’s a wedding that’ll inspired you in more ways than one, and don’t miss the full gallery for part one of this cultural lovefest.

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From the Bride… When Mo and I got engaged, we knew two things: we wanted to throw a destination wedding, and we wanted Christian Oth Studio to document it. We are both Egyptian/Canadians living in Dubai, and with friends and family flying in from different corners of the world, we wanted it make sure our wedding was a getaway experience for everyone.

After setting the date, the first vendor we booked was the photographer. We knew that while every detail mattered, all that would remain would be beautiful photographs and our memories of the day. We contacted Christian Oth Studio and I remember praying that either one of the two incredibly talented Christian Oth or Shawn Connell would be available. When we received the email from the studio that said they were both available, and would both be shooting our wedding we couldn’t believe it. We were over the moon.

We found our venue by pure chance. Mo was visiting friends in the Red Sea resort town El Gouna when he spotted an intriguing blue house; he later discovered it was a boutique hotel called La Maison Bleue. The 10-room property, with its antique furniture, dramatic marble staircase, and Colonial façade, epitomized the kind of old-world grandeur that appealed to us as a couple. It felt like a Levantine fantasy, with bits of Ancient Egypt, Venice, and Istanbul weaved into its architecture and interior design. And with intricate details filling every corner of every room, we fell in love with it pretty much instantly. That, coupled with its beachside location and intimate feel, sealed the deal for us. We couldn’t believe that this hidden gem was only an hour’s flight away from Cairo!

The striking hotel made for a dreamlike backdrop to our event, which we filled with timeless, whimsical details to match. Overgrown flowers and cascading blooms covered the venue. A five-piece band filled the air with jazz tunes. A banquet of hearty gourmet dishes was laid out in the venue’s dining room. Still, we made sure to also include plenty of personal touches—from the napkins printed with our favorite Rumi poems, to the confetti bar filled with petals from my favorite flowers, and even the mini monogrammed cakes we gave away as favors, mimicking the wax seal on our invitations. And with our amazing planners, Cherry on Top Events, by our side everything went by seamlessly.

The most memorable part of our wedding was our first dance, which took place right after our big, traditional zaffe entrance. I remember the loud Arabic percussions dying down and our friends and families surrounding us in the courtyard. The moment Sleeping at Last’s “Tethered” started playing, it felt like we were the only two people in the world. Then, a soft wind started blowing and picked up my veil in its way, which kept wrapping around Mo and I as we danced. It felt truly magical.

The best advice I can give engaged brides is to truly savor every moment of your engagement period and enjoy the planning process. With so many decisions to make it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But it’s important to remember that your wedding should be a celebration of who you are as a couple and as individuals. And to me, there was nothing more fulfilling than injecting all the little bits of ourselves into our wedding, and sharing it all with the people we love.

Photography: Christian Oth Studio | Videography: Fimatography | Floral Design: Flower Power | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Seventh Star Bakery, El Gouna | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Band: The Rift Band | Groom's Shoes: Louis Vuitton | DJ : DJ Rauf Assaf | Event Planning + Stationery: Cherry On Top Events | Groom's Tux: Tom Ford | Hair : Chez Richard | Makeup: Nadia Salem | Map Design: EDanae | Tuxedo: Tom Ford | Wedding Venue: La Maison Bleue

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Boho Montauk Rehearsal Dinner + Wedding

Every day is a pretty-fest on this corner of the blogosphere, but when our friends at Christian Oth Studio stop by for an all day recap of their loveliest weddings of the season? Well, that’s something worth celebrating. With not two, not three, but four weddings on the agenda, we’re in for a serious treat and it all starts with this Montauk stunner brought to life by Sofia Crokos Events and Sag Harbor Florist. First up, the rehearsal dinner and keep scrolling for the gorgeous big day.

Without further adieu, Katie and John’s gorgeous wedding…

From Christian Oth Studios… Katie and John were married September 28th at Crow’s Nest in Montauk, NY. The rehearsal dinner and after party were at Surf Lodge which is also where the groom and groomsmen got ready. Katie’s dress was from Stone Fox Bride and the silk slip dress that she changed into at the end of the night is actually her senior prom dress.

Photography: Christian Oth Studio | Floral Design: Sag Harbor Florist | Catering: Las Brisa | Event Planner & Designer: Sofia Crokos Events | Rentals: Party Rentals Ltd | Venue: Surf Lodge

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Wedding Dress Back Styles We Love

When it comes to details, there’s no doubt the wedding dress is front and center. And as much as I love watching the Bride walk down the aisle, watching her walk back after the ceremony with her Groom is even better, because I’m a sucker for gorgeous dress back details. This little round-up? It’s sure to satisfy your wedding fashion cravings, at least for the time being.

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Bohemian Wedding in Carmel with a Fall Color Pallete

I’m all about the sunshine and beach time but you must admit, there’s nothing quite like a crisp Fall day. And this wedding encompasses all the amazing bits and pieces of Fall – the rich colors, the cozy surroundings, al fresco dining by candlelight. It’s bohemian perfection crafted by Bash Please, with florals by Sweet Marie Designs and photography by Christian Cruz For Max & Friends. Click here for the full gorgeous affair.

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From The Bride…As soon as James and I got engaged, we agreed on the one major detail of our wedding – that it would be a mini-vacation for all who attended. With this in mind, we set forth to find the perfect church as we felt that our marriage would be the cornerstone for our intimate wedding. We drove up the Pacific Coast, stopping in Malibu and Santa Barbara before having our breath taken away by the majestic beauty and tradition of the Carmel Mission and the city of Carmel. From that point on, we knew that we wanted Bash, Please to help us make our dream weekend a reality after having attended and being captivated by their creative mindset at their wildly popular Cream Event. Upon meeting Melissa and later Sydney, we imparted our desire to make every detail of our wedding weekend, bespoke.

We knew that a Fall wedding would lend itself well to all that Carmel had to offer as well as our love of hearty food, deep, rich colors, and the crispness or air that only a perfect Fall day could bring. We wanted a celebration that was unique yet approachable, where our guests felt comfortable and happy and were able to experience elements they maybe hadn’t experienced before. We knew upon meeting each of the creative, talented vendors that it was a match from the start. Alise made sure that our flowers were rich, vibrant and unique (and surprised me with out of season peonies in my bouquet!). Pharmacie made sure that guests were able to partake in uniquely curated cocktails. Our photographers – Christian and Reinna, were such a dream to work with, they captured our day beautifully and made it a seamless effort. A Chef by trade, James oversaw all of the culinary details for the weekend. From the salmon tartarecones with cilantro caviar to the mini candy crab apples that circulated during the dance, it was one unforgettable meal. Steve and his team exemplified the term “a restaurant without walls.” We wanted each dining experience to truly stand out with unexpected little touches like the vintage Absinthe Cart making rounds at the rehearsal dinner to the “roomforty campfire” deconstructed s’mores and mini candied crab apples passed during our first dance. The private residence we selected for our celebration overlooked the Ocean. We knew that our guests would drive up the long and windy Point Lobos Ridge road not knowing what to expect when they got to the top.

The big reveal on our big day, was one of the best surprises of the weekend! Clouds hung low above the patio, and every guest expressed at some point “We are dining above the clouds!” Indeed we were floating in the clouds, not only then but during the entire weekend. An unforgettable marriage and wedding – indeed.

Photography: Christian Cruz For Max & Friends | Floral Design: Sweet Marie Designs | Cake: Susie Cakes | Invitations: Pitbulls And Posies | Ceremony Venue: Carmel Mission Basilica | Reception Venue: Point Lobos Ridge Estate | Catering: Roomforty | Cocktails/Bar Services: Pharmacie | Coordination & Event Design: Bash Please | Day-of Paper Design: Bash Please | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Save The Date Design: Lauren Spencer King | Special Tabletop Decor: Casa De Perrin

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