Jive Events | Copper and Green Tablescape | Enchante Studios_0000

Today is a great day. Not only do we get to find out a little more about the ladies behind Jive Events but we also have the exclusive look at their latest styled shoot and it is b-e-a-u-tiful. Copper and green elements come together for a perfectly indulgent and distinctly modern affair. Fresh and contemporary with an industrial edge, what’s not to love about this set up?

So sit back, gaze at all the pretty and find out a little more about Katia and Zeina….

Tell us a little bit about yourselves… 

Jive Events is a Dubai based wedding and event planning agency.

The company was launched in 2014 and ever since we’ve been continuously working into growing the company and delivering dream like events for our clients.

Our main goal is to ensure our bride and groom enjoy a stress free planning process and have their wishes come true on their big day.

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Natasha of Dream Catcher Interiors | Shelf Styling_0002

Have you ever sat in front of your bookcase or TV Console Unit (common to most of us in the Middle East) and just wondered what’s missing? How could you possibly fill it up or rearrange it? Why does it look so empty? If these do ring in your head every time you pass by that book shelf or TV unit then read on…

When styling a bookcase or TV Unit shelf, it helps to create an imaginary grid and fill in each section separately. For books, you can line them up vertically or stack them horizontally, with an object on top. Don’t forget to invest in some interesting bookends that you relate to. For objects, alternate between a large standalone object like a vase or bowl, a figurine, books and artwork. I even love the idea of a succulent in a bowl. Just be careful not to overdo it with the vases.

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Visuals by Abbi | Styled Shoot at Al Qudra Lakes | Lace in the Desert_0009

One of my greatest joys is teaming up with local Dubai talent and creating something just a little bit different. This shoot was one such collaboration. Whist romantic traditional weddings are beautiful, sometimes stepping away from the ‘wedding norm’ can be incredibly refreshing.

Together with Abbi Kemp we decided that we wanted to bring a tribal/bohemian vibe to this shoot and with the help of some rather fabulous vendors we were able to do just that.

Monica was our brilliant makeup artist who gave our bride Karina the perfect make up that really made her skin glow and some quirky braids as an homage to our tribal vibe.

Our gorgeously oversized bouquet was the work of Firenze Flora. The long trawling ivy gave all the drama we were hoping for.

Our first wedding dress was made by Dubai designer Susanna Rachel and the lace dress was an absolute steal from beloved high street store H&M. The shell necklaces and cuffs were all from Sloane Studio who have the most beautiful selection of accessories and bohemian goods.

Our table was put together by me using my (still kind of) new inventory and some handy DIY with an old palette.

As ever it was a wonderful team effort and my heartfelt thanks goes to each and every one….

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ANAQA | Dreamy veil inspiration_0000

Veils are quite an iconic part of a bride’s ensemble. There are so many different ways to wear a veil and having to take into account the way it suits your hairstyle and frames your face are all really important. I’ve put together lots of images of different veils with a variety of different hair styles. High bun or low chignon, divine! What I love about the up do’s is that they keep all eyes on your beautiful faces!

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Beach Wedding Florals | Franzie's Flowers | Lace in the Desert_0001

Beach weddings. It’s probably my most popular question I am getting at the moment. What kind of flowers and style should a bride go for who is planning a beach wedding?! Honestly, it’s a good question. Especially in our part of the world, as we start creeping towards summer (again), what flowers are going to stand up to the heat and sun the best while not having to sacrifice a romantic atmosphere?! My style is simple, clean and chic. I typically try and stay with three types of flowers and either monochromatic colors or colors that will compliment each other. When it comes to sunshine and beach weddings, I am thinking driftwood, succulents and a heat resistant flower. I’ll use bougainvillea again as we are very fortunate to have so much of it here in the UAE! The great thing about this trio is that they are heat and sun resistant and just look absolutely fabulous on the beach!

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