Ethereal, elegant and filled with the most gorgeous light, this stunning shoot from Maria Sundin Photography with florals by Antheia Flower and styling by Bride Club ME is the kind of inspiration that will give you the best possible kind of chills. And that beyond dreamy gown from Saja Wedding? There are no words. It’s all just so divine.
From Maria Sundin Photography… Dubai based Photographer Maria Sundin teamed up with Bride Club ME, a local wedding inspiration website and directory to work on a styled shoot that would inspire brides in Dubai to tone down the bling and go back to the organic, humble and earthy roots of this place. Dubai is known for opulence and grand décor and many brides in the emirate opt for weddings with a lot of dazzle. Creating a shoot like this, had been on Maria and Rio from Bride Club ME’s minds for a while; as they wanted to execute a shoot that would inspire the brides of Arabia with something more traditionally ethereal and elegant, rather then the opulent and blingtastic weddings that the UAE are renowned for.
The inspiration for this shoot was to entice the typical Arabic bride and offer her the ethereal elegant feeling that would transport her back to the very raw and real Dubai that is often overlooked. We decided to collaborate with a more traditional Arabic venue, the Park Hyatt Dubai, located in the old parts of the city. We collaborated with like-minded vendors, and they all loved the simplicity and the elegance of this shoot’s concept. While we love wedding bands, we wanted to try something different, and while we couldn’t tattoo our bride, we could flash tattoo her! We think it’s a great idea for couples or even bridesmaids to wear something different, that’s customizable and that only wears for that one special day. The beautiful and dreamy headpieces by Anaqa added perfectly to the shoot. We also teamed up with the amazing dress brand Saja Wedding who make the most romantic and dreamy dresses, that Dubai brides can find easily accessible online despite being based out of town in N.Y. The dress was paired with some gorgeous Jimmy Choo’s. The mantilla veil that complemented this dress was from the Dubai Bridal Showroom, a local bridal boutique.
We also teamed up with stationary designer Emily at EverAfter Press, who drew inspiration from our mood board and brought to life an Arabic inspired suite of wedding stationery and calligraphy in the most simple form. It complemented our shoot perfectly. She also managed to source some gorgeous vintage stamps from a corner shop in Paris. We had a local artist, Liselotte Häster, spend hours drawing up the venue in watercolor to yet again give us some of that natural beauty we find so endearing about the Dubai and UAE. The flowers were put together by a local florist Antheia Flowers who managed to source some beautiful peonies, olive branches and silver dust. The makeup was done by Monica Make-up Dubai and the hair was done by Be Bar Blow Dry Bar in Dubai.
Pretty touches were added to the shoot throughout using products such as berries, raw silk ribbons, vintage ribbons and French nougat. The crystal glasses for the shoot were supplied by Mylist.ae, an online wedding gift registry based in the UAE. The full team involved in the shoot team were over the moon with the final images, and we are delighted to have a touch of the real Dubai showcased internationally via Style Me Pretty Weddings.
Photography: Maria Sundin Photography | Floral Design: Antheia Flowers | Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding | Stationery: EverAfter Press | Makeup: Monica Make-up Dubai | Hair: Be Bar - Blow Dry Bar | Venue: Park Hyatt Dubai | Artist / Painter: Liselotte Häster | Decór Items From Dubai Wedding Gift Registry: MyList | Event Design And Styling: Bride Club ME | Headpieces: Anaqa Headpieces | Styling Assistant: Salwa Chamsi-Pasha | Veil And Garter: Dubai Bridal Showroom