Introducing Event Factory….

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Today I am thrilled to introduce Event Factory to our supplier list. Kameliya and Menka are not only two lovely ‘mumpreneurs’ (love that phrase) but they are also dedicated to making your wedding or party uniquely yours, super special and as stressfree as possible. They have planned some incredible weddings in the UAE and have their sights set on many more.

Find out more about this incredible duo and what keeps them motivated:

Tell us a little bit about yourselves…

Kameliya and Menka are the founders of the business and we both have a background in events and media.  While Kameliya comes from a background of heading promotions for several MNC’s and banking, Menka has been working in advertising and events. We’ve both been brought up in the UAE and are very familiar with the cultural sensitivities of this market. We call it home!

How did Event Factory begin?

The concept of setting up our own company started as a casual conversation over dinner. Since we (Menka and Kameliya) have been old friends, we started talking about how we wanted to do events and mainly weddings. We started with freelancing in the industry and then decided to set-up Event Factory once we fell in love with the beauty, planning and stress associated with managing weddings. Cliché but true- it seemed like a true calling!

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Whimsical Maids with Moirai Style

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In the heat of the Dubai summer, surely the obvious thing to do is to descend upon Cafe Rider for a bridesmaids inspired shoot? Well that’s exactly what Maria Sundin and I did last month. Our aim was to create a whimsical, light and fun shoot centred around the most beautiful soft peach bridesmaids dresses designed by Barbaranne of Moirai Style. We knew that three models was a must and we were incredibly lucky to find three beautiful girls prepared to give up a Friday for us.

We dressed our girls in Moirai’s creations and complimented the soft peach with a gold dress from Miss Selfridge. I adore mismatched bridesmaids and this colour combination was a complete dream for me. Monica had an incredibly long task ahead of her, creating three different hair and makeup styles to suit each girl and she did a fabulous job. The whole look was finished off with some choice pieces from Sophie’s Closet ~ I think it’s fair to say that we all fell in love with at least one piece of jewellery that day.

Issa of Antheia Flowers created the most perfect bouquets for our girls ~ each one had a unique floral accent and complimented our mismatched maids beautifully. The soft pastel colours and divinely long ribbons had Maria and me cooing over the flowers all day.

Our stationery echoed the whimsical mood with small ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’ tags, card and my absolute favourite was the cocktail menu. All of our stationery was designed by Ellie Wauters, an interior designer with a new and exciting stationery project up her sleeve… we’ll be bringing you more on that later.

Finally, Jane Hewitt created two wedding cakes for us and they were both incredible. The first had the most intricate lace design with delicate gold edging and the second was much more rustic with rough edges and wild fruits and berries.

This shoot was tremendous fun and as always, I am so grateful to everyone who gave up their time to make it happen.

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An update from Creative Box…


It’s always incredibly exciting to see how our vendor directory suppliers develop their services for Dubai brides and Ritu from Creative Box has just announced the launch of their brand new website. With a new slick design and the additional announcement that soon she will launch an online shop featuring personalised paper goods and stationery, it is definitely an exciting time for Creative Box.

To celebrate the launch of the new website, Creative Box have an exclusive offer for Lace in the Desert readers:

FREE personalised E-Save the Date on an order worth AED 3,500.
Valid from 15th September until 15th October 2014.
So pop over and check out the new site and take advantage of this offer.

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Temperley Spring 2015

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Temperely’s newest bridal collection, named ‘Iris’, is as beautiful as Temperely fans would hope for. Staying true to her bohemian vibe, Alice has created yet another collection of exquisitely soft fabrics and lines. Her detail is in the fabrics themselves and the folds that each dress makes.

Featuring the most sumptuous array of lace, these dresses are almost effortless in their beauty.

For Dubai brides, make an appointment at their store in the Dubai Mall.

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Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2015

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Jenny Packham’s Spring Summer collection was debuted at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday and I love it so much that I just had to share it.

Paying homage to the iconic Marilyn Monroe, the collection featured  1950′s and 1960′s influenced silhouettes; from figure-hugging body-con wiggle dresses, to off the shoulder details, to full-skirted evening gowns. This is old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist. 

Jenny’s signature detailing and feminine style weaves its way throughout the entire collection.

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