COASTAL ELOPEMENT

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When Melissa invited me into her vision for a coastal elopement shoot, I was beyond excited. We wanted the aesthetic of this shoot to reflect our passion for fine art and film photography; beautiful, elegant and timeless.

We found the perfect secluded spot on a rugged outcrop of Abu Dhabi’s coastline in between the mangroves which cast the most exquisite array of blue and green tones throughout the water. We truly felt a million miles from anywhere.

Our jaded grey dress and striking blue suit were both handmade especially for us by House of Moirai and complimented the ocean setting perfectly. The lightweight skirt moved effortlessly in the breeze and our soon to be real life bride looked liked a true model. Light make up and soft hair from Jill accentuated Chorcha’s stunning natural beauty. Handmade jewellery from Vitrine Designs finished our bridal look off wonderfully reflecting the organic tones of the sea.

The intimate setting called for a sweetheart table which was created using grey and soft blue hues with brass and pearl finishes. The detailed plates added a beautiful layer to our tablescape thanks to MyList and the place settings were just one of the many intricate details that calligrapher Claire brought to life for us; the elegant handwritten ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ on the pearl shells were a personal favourite of mine. The florals were the perfect finishing touch. Darianna managed to convey the ethereal spirit that we wanted to capture with the beautiful movement of her arrangements and use of soft textures and colours.

The cake created by Gourmelicious with its handmade oyster shells together with the homemade macaroons provided a touch of elegant luxury to our setting.

Both Mel and I love working with real couples where possible as the emotion translates so beautifully through the lens and this was no exception. Chorcha and Glen are so completely in love that it was a genuine pleasure to capture them and of course work with such a wonderfully talented team of vendors. 
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Photography: Melissa Beattie | Wedding Dress: House of Moirai | Groom’s Suit: House of Moirai | Hair and Makeup: Jill Elizabeth Make up | Jewellery: Vitrine Designs | Flowers: Dariana of Flowers.ae | Calligraphy and Stationery: Claire from Calligraphy for Weddings | Plates: Bernardaud dinner set, available at Tanagra via MyList | Other tableware: Lace in the Desert | Wedding Cake: Gourmelicious

About Jessica

I am the founder and editor of Lace in the Desert and have called Dubai my home for 4 years. Elegant design, romantic textures, intricate detailing and heart yearning photography are my loves. You won’t find a single wedding or feature on here that I do not think is truly awesome. I also love champagne and crumpets.

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