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An engagement party can be as big as a wedding day here in the UAE and just as spectacular ~ Haneen and Samer’s engagement is one such day.

When a beautiful couple, a picture perfect setting and Dot the I’s wedding planners come together it is rather a special moment as you will see.

There are so many beautiful details in this day that I love but I must confess that it is Haneen’s dress that really blew me away; she took inspiration from one of my favourite designers Zuhair Murad.

I will pass you over to Haneen herself for more details on this beautiful day….

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Planning with Yasmeen

It all started 5 months before the engagement date when me and my sister were looking for venues. She was there for help as my Fiancé lives abroad. With my sister’s help we checked more than 10 venues in Dubai and yet we were confused on which venue to choose. Until 2 months after we met Yasmeen and all we had was a date and a number of guests. With the help of Yasmeen we finally decided on al Badia Golf club and agreed on amazing ideas that can be done. I remember telling Yasmeen I’m not sure if I want to for an outdoor venue as my friend they always complain about walking on grass with their heels..she said I have the solution for you “ Heels steppers !!” and I said wow she has a solution for everything and she will make my life easier..In less than 3 months Yasmeen managed to have everything done and ready for the party, and the results were amazing and astonishing.

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Memorable moments

There were a lot of memorable moments in this unforgettable day it all started when we first saw each other before the photoshoot. I saw in his eyes the happiness and love when he first saw me in my dress and said “wow you look stunning!!” Another moment was when we were waiting to enter the venue and have our first dance  the song “ because I’m happy” while our friends and family were all gathered waiting to see us coming down..we were happy excited and stressed to dance on a fast beat song that we didn’t practice…dancing on a happy song with a happy mood was such an amazing moment…last but not least was when we exchanged rings and he hugged me so strong I felt like I own the world…

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Advice for other couples

The advice I have for other couples is to enjoy enjoy enjoy and don’t stress on anything..enjoy the planning process and choose a good planner that you can depend on it will help you in saving energy for the big day… enjoy every single moment on the night; its like a dream that comes true !!

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Wedding planning & Decoration: Dot the I’s Events // Venue: Al Badia Golf Course // Bride Dress:  Mona el Mansouri, the design and color was Haneen’s idea //Groom’s attire: Tie from Gucci, Shoes from Dior // DJ: DJ Noor // Photography: Bassi Hamid Photography // Video: Saad Rabia // Flowers: Dot the I’s Events // Cake: Dot the I’s Events

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. Looks gorgeous.. great work always done by dti! Any DJ recommendations in dubai for weddings? How can I contact DJ Noor?