Steph and Milad started their big day in the gorgeous Jumeirah Al Qasr, one of the resort hotels within Jumeirah Madinat. Yes, that means staying at one of the summer houses by the man-made ravine, lined by palm trees (and peacocks), and steps to the beach with a view of the Burj Al Arab. We’re in for a treat.
Getting ready at the Jumeirah Al Qasr
Can we talk about this balcony and view!? Wouldn’t mind waking up to this – clear waters, gorgeous traditional summer houses, with cute abras passing through the meandering waterways of the Madinat. The blushing bride got ready in her incredible A-line gown with laced sleeves and had a casual first look with husband-to-be right here in the house. It was the sweetest moment, as he clearly could not stop smiling for the rest of the day.
Portraits at the Jumeirah Al Qasr
Morning stroll around the Madinat
Look at this jaw-dropping courtyard right outside the room. We’re obsessed with the textured pink walls, the teal stone pavings, the fountain, plants… What a divine environment.
As we hopped around outside, we came across sweet tourists who congratulated the couple, one gray-haired couple proudly pronounced it has been 40 years for them and they wished countless years for our couple too! And of course, they’re still holding hands. It’s the sweetest thing!
Hopping on an Abra
We boarded an Abra (a cute brown boat that carries tourists across the Madinat) and leisurely cruised back to the summer house. Our bride’s beautiful dress was overflowing on the boat – nevertheless, it was a thoroughly relaxing experience, especially on what’s anticipated to be a stressful day.
Whimsical Outdoor Wedding at the Emirates Golf Club
This outdoor ceremony and reception at the Emirates Golf Club were tastefully planted on the golf lawns with the skylines of Dubai as the backdrop.
The magical traditional Persian ceremony had the couple sitting on the blushed pink sofreh, a traditional chaise for the ceremony. It was surrounded by nuts and sweet delicacies that symbolize prosperity. The luscious florals were cradled in a sea of whimsical, fluffy pampas grass imported from Amsterdam. They added a soft, romantic vibe to this outdoor wedding. We ended the night with a lot of dancing under the twinkling string lights.