Lace in the Desert {Purple Chair} Desert Palm Wedding_0010

This wedding is b-e-a-utiful. The imagery from Joem Aldea will show you that and to explain more about the vision behind the day I will pass you over to the ladies at The Purple Chair,

‘Rasha and Saad had their heart set on an Arabesque theme from the start. They knew exactly what they wanted and were looking for planners to bring their dream to life. We worked with the couple to create an Arabesque theme infused with touches of boho chic. The lovely Desert Palm hotel was the setting for this wedding. We chose to work with a muted earthy palette with hints of Lavender, desert sand and matte gold

The guests dined on tables with traditional Arabic “Jarra” clay pots filled with beautiful blooms. To create a lovely ambiance we used a combination of different gorgeous moroccan lanterns, traditional oil lamps and maroon romantic candlesticks.
Rich patterned persian carpets and cushions were added to the lounge area for a cosy touch. For wedding stationary we used Retro Arabic typography with an arabesque wall pattern infused with floral illustrations inspired from the centrepieces.
The cake was the cherry on top at the wedding. With a beautiful custom made Arabic typography topper and jaw dropping florals, this naked cake was definitely nothing short of unique (and delicious!!)’


Lace in the Desert {Engagement Shoot with Maria Sundin Photography}_0009

I love beautiful engagement shoots, especially when they come from one of our favourite UAE photographers like Maria Sundin. Soft lighting and a beautiful mixture of beach and desert makes this one of my favourite engagement shoots to date.

From Maria, ‘Maha & Omar came all the way from Dubai to have an engagement session with us in Abu dhabi. We love when our couples want to try something a bit different. Maha & Omar are a couple that bike a lot in their leisure time and so they wanted to incorporate their interest in biking into their engagement session, and that’s what we did:)’ 
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There’s just something tempting about emerald green. With its regal and elegant materiality, its deep jewel tone is every bit the perfect muse. I am currently swooning over this lush color trend and think it would be perfect for the coming holiday season, especially when paired with shades of red. Sublimely upscale, emerald accents bring rich texture and dramatic allure to any space. Keep scrolling to find ways to highlight and use this color.

-If you are looking to add just easy accents, opt for cushions as they blend easily with the common shades of warms neutrals of the couches in your home.

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Lace in the Desert {A quick guide to Jaipur}_0031

If you follow me on instagram then you’ll have seen that last month we managed to escape the end of the Dubai summer with a trip to Jaipur, India. It was my first time in India and I fell in love. I’d heard such mixed things about this country and to be honest I was just incredibly excited to see if for myself.

I don’t know about you but after months in Dubai, I crave the crazy, the messy, the colour, the smells of a new place. Well India delivered all that and more. Elephants parading down the streets, cows laying where they see fit, trucks painted in the most colourful artworks, spices in the air, not so nice smells in the air, streets alive with people and so many colours that I thought my eyes might explode.


We stayed just outside the hustle and bustle of Jaipur in the Tree of Life. It was a great choice as we had all the peace and quiet of the Indian countryside and yet were a mere 25 minute drive into the city.

The food was delicious and the rooms were practically palatial in size. Heavenly quiet, this is the place to stay if you’re after some serious chillaxing time.

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Lace in the Desert {Enchante Studios} with Rasha from the Purple Chair_0005

The thing with having such wonderful vendors is that they take your breath away with the beauty that they create. I actually gasped when Sheryll of Enchante Studios shared these images with me. So simple, so elegant and oh so beautiful ~ this has Sheryll’s signature style all over it. If you’re late to Enchante Studios then you can read all about them in our introductory post but they focus on the beauty of female portrait photography.

This impromptu shoot involved a rather ghastly 5 am alarm for model (and wedding planner) Rasha from The Purple Chair but I am so pleased that she did it. That early morning light against Rasha’s hair is exactly why it’s worth the early morning shoot (take note in case your photographer ever suggests an early morning shoot…it is worth it!)

With florals from Royal Flowers and lace dress from Beljour, this shoot celebrates everything that Sheryll is about ~ the beauty of the individual.

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