TUSCAN ROMANCE

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I wish every day was as beautiful as this. Today we are transporting you to the seductive charm of Tuscany for some serious romance.

Styled shoots are all about inspiration and this one makes my heart beat a little faster. Rich in beautiful blooms, elegant styling, gold detailing and that blush wedding dress is the cherry on top.

These images are quite simply beautiful.

Captured and styled by Mar and Joseba of Romance Weddingsinternational film photographers

20 INSPIRATIONAL PINTEREST ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY

20 Inspiring Pinterest Accounts to Follow for your wedding day

Following the success of our 20 Inspiring Instagram Recommendations I figured that you may well appreciate the Pinterest version. Pinterest is a huge resource and given that the wedding world is such a visual one, it’s no surprise that it continues to be such a successful platform for brides.

The ability to create and send mood boards to your planner, florist and friends is a wonderful way of sharing and explaining your ideas. There is also the option to create a secret board and invite who you like onto it. Personally, I find this to be a great tool when planning my styling work and I know that I would absolutely use it now if I was a bride.

When you’re newly engaged even these simple things like who to follow can seem daunting. Here are 20 of the people that I personally follow and find inspirational…..

{Bajan Wed}

A wedding blog from the tropics, I find myself lusting after almost everything that gets pinned to these boards.

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{Beyond Beyond}

Super chic, modern and so creative I love it. Amma comes from a design background and I just adore the wonderful array of interesting pins. LITD {20 inspirational pinterest accounts}_0001Continue Reading …

A STUNNING DESERT ENGAGEMENT SHOOT | FRANCESKA & MARTIN

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I absolutely love finding and featuring new UAE photographers and today I am thrilled to be sharing the first UAE engagement shoot of Natelee Cocks. Originally from South Africa, Natelee found herself starting her Arabian adventure a few months ago and from meeting her and viewing her work, I’m in love! Simple honest emotion beautifully captured in soft natural light is what Natelee is all about and her style is right up my street and I think it will be yours too.

So, onto the engagement shoot…..

Just when I think I’ve had my fill of desert engagement shoots, one comes along like this and I am back in love with them. Franceska’s stunning dress in the desert is heaven and together these guys not only make a stunning couple but ooze love for one another.

From Natelee, ‘Franceska & Martin’s Dubai Desert Engagement was the perfect start to my Dubai chapter. I was over the moon when Franceska & Martin, booked me for the wedding in Germany! My suggestion to them was doing an engagement shoot just to get them comfortable in front of the camera and with my style of photographing. In saying that, Franceska was no newbie to this, as she used to be in the modelling industry…

Franceska came  up  with  the great idea  for a Dubai Desert Engagement shoot, even including some local camels. Franceska originally from  Texas  and  Martin  from  a  small town in Germany had  an  intimate civil wedding in the  States  four  years  ago. The plan was to  have their dream  white wedding  the  year to follow,  but  with  life, things happen and plans change. Finally everything  was falling  into  place  and they got to set the date on their 4th year anniversary  in  Ehingen City Germany, Martin’s hometown. I absolutely loved shooting in the Dubai Desert, the sand, the light, and the open space…Can’t wait for the next one!’

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INTRODUCING AL MAHA

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I am absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Al Maha Resort & Spa into our vendor directory. I went along to Al Maha (before the crazy heat had set in) and was absolutely blown away with the resort. It was my first visit and just when you think you’ve seen the desert enough times, stepping into a resort like Al Maha makes you feel as if you’re seeing it again for the first time.

Everything is positioned to take in the magical view of rolling sand dunes, with camels crossing and free roaming wild gazelles and Arabian Oryx. You truly do feel a million miles from the city.

I was also impressed with their dedication to weddings. This is the place to come for an extraordinary and unique setting but it is also a place where the staff will make you feel at ease and luxury is in abundance.

Tell us a little bit about Al Maha Desert Resort

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, the centre of Dubai’s heritage and conservation efforts, lies nestled within a green and verdant oasis amongst some of Arabia’s most impressive dune and desert landscapes. Resembling a luxurious Bedouin encampment, the resort is just 45 minutes away from Dubai. This secluded hideaway resort offers personal and seductive experiences with great hospitality, privacy and absolute comfort. Al Maha’s luxurious accommodation includes 42 private guest suites in four different categories, each enjoying their own private space amidst the quiet resort surroundings with their own pool and private deck. Dining options include the signature Al Diwaan restaurant, Dune dining, Deck dining or In-suite dining. Covering a wide spectrum of interests, guests can select up to two different complimentary activities every day as part of their stay. Activities like camel trekking, wildlife drives or the falconry are designed to provide the greatest first-hand experiences of this sensory landscape. Set in a secluded location below towering palms, and with open views of the desert and mountains beyond, the signature Timeless Spa is complemented by a wealth of fitness facilities as well as Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, and the stunning infinity pool. With all these fitness and leisure options available, Al Maha provides a wonderful backdrop in which to enjoy a rejuvenating and relaxing range of spa treatments and exercise regimes.

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ACCESSORISE YOUR BRIDAL LOOK WITH SMALL HAIR PIECES

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You can’t go wrong with small pieces! This month hair pins are the answer!

Small pins, floral, beaded, with crystals and with pearls. These make me very excited!

These small pins work so well with so many different hair styles and for any occasions!!

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