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This may well be the biggest and best competition we’ve ever hosted at Lace in the Desert. Not only do you get your wedding day photography for free with the rather wonderful Natelee Cocks, you also get the whole affair styled by myself to include the rental of any of the tableware items you wish AND you get a AED 500 voucher towards your cake at Sugaraolgy plus a AED 1,000 voucher towards your bespoke wedding dress at House of Moirai. Yep, you’ve read right. You win all of it.

Open for couples getting married in the UAE between January and April 2016 with under 50 guests.

Natelee Cocks


Natelee is originally from South Africa and has an beautiful eye for capturing the raw emotion of a wedding day. Her style is natural, light and fine art. Needless to say that to win a chance for Natelee to capture your wedding is an incredible prize in itself.

‘Images has always been my vocabulary, even from a very young age. Looking back, I never even thought of photography as a career. I mean, it’s my lifestyle.’

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Styling with Lace in the Desert


This is my sister site and what keeps me incredibly busy.

I believe in the beauty of entertaining.

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable occasions where you will dine with the people that you love the most and I would love to create the perfect setting for the most wonderful memories to ensue.

I offer a carefully sourced selection of refined dinnerware and table decor. From exquisite antique pieces from the UK to timeless dinnerware from Italy to artisan cutlery from Portugal, the collection has been sourced from around the globe and I intend to keep it that way.

I will also help to refine your wedding day style with a consultation and of course I will be there on the day itself to make sure it looks exactly as you imagined.

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Gayu from Sugaroloy is passionate about all things baking. Creating bespoke wedding cakes is a dream come true for this award winning pastry chef. Each cake she creates is a piece of art as well as being completely and utterly delicious.

You will win a voucher for AED 500 towards a beautifully created cake inspired by you and your wedding day.

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House of Moirai


Barbaranne at House of Moirai is one of Dubai’s most talented ladies and her bespoke dresses are divine. Having worked personally alongside Barbaranne I can not only vouch for her talent but also her lovely personality which makes any creative process a dream.

You will win a AED 1,000 voucher to use against a bespoke wedding dress.

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So now you know more about what is on offer, it’s time for us to get to know you. Entering the competition is really simple, we want to know about you, your day and your lovely wedding day plans.



Terms & Conditions

  • The winning couple will receive:
    • 8 hours of wedding day photography from Natelee Cocks Photography
    • Tabletop items for rent from Styling with Lace in the Desert and on the day styling 
    • AED 500 voucher to be used against a wedding cake with Sugarology 
    • AED 1000 voucher to be used against a bespoke wedding dress with House of Moirai
  • The close date of the competition is Thursday 24th September 2015 at 12pm midnight (GMT+4)
  • Winners will be chosen by Natelee Cocks and Lace in the Desert and will be notified by email after that date
  • The wedding must take between January 2016 and March 31st 2016
  • The wedding can take place anywhere in the UAE
  • The wedding must have less than 50 guests 
  • Contest open to all readers over the age of 18
  • Reasonable transportation and accommodation costs for Natelee Cocks and Jessica of Lace in the Desert must be covered by the winners for weddings taking place outside of Dubai
  • Only one entry per couple
  • Winners must be willing to be featured on Lace in the Desert and Natelee Cocks’ website and blog
  • None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered
  • By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
  • Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties
  • The winners will be contacted via their email address within a month of the the competition draw date
  • No purchase necessary
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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