Having as much greenery as possible at weddings has been a trend and we wanted our own take on it in this styled shoot. The tropical colonial concept was planned by four vendors: Save The Date Weddings, Tulipano Decor, Pret-A-Papier and us! We wanted everything to take place among nature and everything else have natural elements to it. In Dubai, a city that was built on sand, it was a challenge to look for an abundance of greenery beyond the palm trees. So where did we end up doing this shoot? At a nursery! It just made sense to go where the plants were instead of trying to bring it to us. Wahat Al Sahraa Nursery has a beautiful show garden that we were able to use. In fact, we were able to use it because they themselves would love for brides to use their space for their own weddings. It’s not the type of venue that we automatically think about because it is something different and unique, yet can easily be transformed into something magical.
Speaking of magical, let’s talk about the elephant in the room – the white cockatoo! This feathered creature made the shoot extra special. Not only did it look majestic, but it was also so friendly that it had no problem interacting with our model. Our model also wore a natural look with her light makeup and hair that was in a loose updo. Even the dress looked like it’s only meant to be worn outside! As for the decor, the elegance was not lost in the outdoors but was found in the table setting. The gold candlesticks, goblet style glasses, and the flower vase kept the European sophistication. Meanwhile, the wooden table and mismatched outdoor chairs brought us back to a rustic look.
This is a style we hope never stops trending because we enjoy every element that goes into it. We would love to see more weddings with the same inspiration and hope that we have inspired other brides with this shoot!