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Maria Sundin and I teamed up at the end of last year after many discussions our shared love for both the desert and deep indulgent hues. Clearly something needed to be done and so our next styled shoot was born…..

In celebration of my new tabletop rentals, I obviously wanted a major part of this shoot to be focussed around the beauty of entertaining. Everything was sourced from the inventory and I chose to focus on the intricate detail of the lace plates, the crystal glasses and gold highlights through the cutlery and antique candlesticks.

Tulipano came on board with her ethereal floral style that I adore and created the centrepieces and a bouquet that were all beyond my expectations. The mixture of plum coloured berries, purple florals and a more vibrant shade of pink was perfection. Plus she arranged a little collar for our gorgeous goat, who said florists are just for people…! The table was finished off with beautiful chairs from Mint Rentals and Persian Rugs from The Purple Chair.

Our extensive calligraphy stationery set was handwritten and the logo hand drawn by the amazing talent of The Fozzy Book. Both Maria and I adore her calligraphy style and it was wonderful to see our vision come to life as Fozzy created this suite not only to reflect our colour palette but also gave a nod to our Persian rugs in her artistry.

The dress was created especially for us by Beljour using the most beautiful French lace. Diana Mauer finished our bride’s look perfectly with natural make up and a chic up do and before changing it to a loose waves for a slightly different second look. Hairpieces from ANAQA complemented each look beautifully.

Jewellery from Vitrine Designs in rich plum colours reflected the colour tones we had chosen and were the perfect excuse to style alongside a deeply coveted The Mrs Box.

Finally this shoot would have been nothing without the team at Al Sahra Desert Resort; this stunning location is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai and as you can see has some of the most swoon worthy backdrops.

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Photography: Maria Sundin // Styling: Jessica at Lace in the Desert // Dress: Beljour // Flower Design: Tulipano // Stationery Suite: The Fozzy Book // Jewellery: Vitrine Designs // Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Hair & Makeup: Diana Mauer // Headpieces: ANAQA // Persian Rugs: The Purple Chair // Chairs: Mint Rentals // Tabletop items: Lace in the Desert // Location: JA Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre // Model: Miriam

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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  1. Such striking images and a beautiful collaboration! Definitely love the colour palette you curated for this wedding shoot. My heart definitely skipped a beat ♥ Bravo!