Moodboard copy

Recently I’ve found myself dreaming of gilded frames, ornate details and beaded textures. I’m blaming this on my love for the latest adaptation of War & Peace which has been shown over in the UK (if you haven’t seen it yet and period dramas are your thing then this is a must-see)

With this love affair of mine at the forefront of my mind I have put together a moodboard centred around old world elegance using a cream and gold colour palette with a touch of dusty blue and grey tones. Needless to say I am in love with this moodboard and I think that this serves as perfect wedding inspiration for anyone looking to create an elegant wedding with a feel for days gone by….

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Rylee Hitchner | Source Images | Inspired by Love

I hear all too often from brides in Dubai that it can be a real struggle to know where to go for so many items. So today I’m listing some of my recommended places to go to for bridal accessories, from veils to jewellery and of course my favourite accessory of all time, shoes.


Level Shoe District, they have a dedicated Bridal section as well as the usual gorgeous designer shoes

Esposa, they are the exclusive stockists of Freya Rose amongst other designers

Priceless Dubai Outlet Mall, designer shoes at a snip of the price

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Dubai | Flower Arrangements by Natasha | Lace in the Desert_0000

Happy New Year to all you lovely readers out there!!!

Sorry I’ve been missing for a while…yes we’d have to blame it on the annual family vacation. So for days I was kind of in a fix about what my first post of the year would be about and then finally I realized there is that one thing that brings out smile on girl’s face…YES!!!…Hands Down…it’s always FLOWERS. Flowers are a great way to up the prettiness quotient and add a bit of sophistication to your home. Considering it’s the start of the year and with the absolutely amazing weather outside I’d say it’s a perfect reason to head out to your local florist. Let’s not forget it’s also that time of the year when all you beautiful ladies look forward to those Valentine’s bunches from your beau.

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I don’t believe in paying too much attention to ‘trends’ but rather, pay attention to the aesthetics that you naturally gravitate towards when deciding on the overall look of your wedding. Having said that, these trends do make for interesting inspiration.

One trend that is growing throughout the UAE {non wedding related} is the idea of farmers markets, local produce, organically grown crops, artisan suppliers and handmade craftsmanship. I adore this growing trend and judging by the crowds at the Ripe Market last weekend, so do you guys.

I believe that it’s only a matter of time before ‘farm to table’ weddings gain traction in Dubai’s wedding market. With a focus on local produce, sharing platters, outdoor setting and organic styling, personally I cannot wait for more weddings like this.

To get a feel of a farm to table wedding, I’ve chosen some of my favourite images from the US and UK to inspire you in your journey for your wedding style.

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Tabletop rentals


I started styling shoots two years ago purely to bring new inspiration to my blog and since then I have been lucky enough that it has opened new doors for me; styling lookbooks, styling interiors for campaigns & editorials and styling for events. Like I say, a lucky girl.

Over this time I scoured antique shops and trawled markets across the globe, looking for new and interesting items and found myself constantly drawn to the art of tablesettings and entertaining. It was this realisation that sparked the idea to offer a refined collection of tabletop items for rent.

I have carefully sourced these items from countries such as Portugal, Italy, France and the UK, all the time trying to ensure that what I am offering is of the highest quality and, even more importantly, is unique to Dubai.

After what feels like a lifetime of planning, researching and refining (believe me, this collection would have been 5 times larger if I could have afforded it!) I am incredibly excited to introduce images from the inventory with you today thanks to photographer extraordinaire Maria Sundin.

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party in your garden or throwing a more lavish event, I would absolutely love to help you make it even more memorable. I organise the delivery and pick up and even the washing of everything afterwards, so not only do you get extra special pieces but it is also totally stress-free.

For those that want their event taking to that next level then I also offer styling packages to ensure that your event is beautiful, elegant and unique. Weddings are of course a particular specialty of mine!

To know more about the prices involved in renting these pieces simply contact me: Jessica@laceinthedesert.com

My hope is that these pieces set the scene for some truly memorable and wonderful dinner parties, weddings and events throughout 2016……

Jessica Xx

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