What do you get when the natural earth tone of the desert dunes meet the opulent hues of purple, magenta and gold? An ultra-glam desert wedding styled shoot. Today, I’m super excited to share with you this gorgeous styled shoot put together by “ÉCLAT Destination Management , Totka Events and Simari Beauty. These leading ladies teamed up to create an inspirational Ultra-glam desert photo shoot targeting our Nigerian brides. Be prepared to be blown or better still get your wishing cap on.
The leading ladies behind ÉCLAT Destination Management, Totka Events and Simari Beauty pulled together an incredible list of talented Dubai vendors to collaborate on a styled wedding shoot to inspire the growing number of Nigerian brides-to-be flying to the UAE for their destination weddings.
Here’s how the creative minds behind the shoot described their inspiration for this ultra-glam desert styled shoot:
Fola of ÉCLAT Destination Management: “The UAE remains a preferred go-to destination for Nigerian brides, with its infinite possibilities for hosting a spectacular event. As a destination wedding planner my goal was to put together this gorgeous styled shoot, showcasing an elegant wedding setup in the most unexpected location, and making it inspirational yet attainable for every bride. Leaning on my working relationships with some of the most amazing wedding professionals in Dubai, I made some phone calls and all the participating vendors were very excited to lend their craft and creative juices to bringing this shoot to life.”
Ola of Totka Events: “The decor styling of this shoot represents a fusion of contrasting elements – the earth tones of the sandy desert dunes against the burst of opulent colors compliment each other in an unexpected way. I wanted the set-up to look and feel like a real wedding with just as much attention to detail as a bride would want for her day special. The décor in this shoot is a true reflection of my work as an event and wedding stylist, I channelled my creativity into sourcing for unique local accent pieces to create décor that tells a story to reflect a couple’s personal sense of style.”
Kemi of Simari Beauty: “When the ladies asked me to come on board I knew the makeup had to tell a story of glamour and beauty. I came up with distinct looks that lends itself to the shoot style- the bold lip to compliment the lovely magenta and purple flowers, the natural-toned makeup as an homage to the desert dunes and the Arabic-inspired smoky eyes because… hello! We are in Dubai after all!
Here you have it ladies! Who would’ve thought that desert elements can bring such an awesome ultra-glam wedding inspiration?
When I think of the desert, I think of the harsh heat, complete bareness and lack of life, and very cranky animals that are toughly built to survive this kind of living environment. But now that we are given the chance to see this vast area on another light, thanks to these leading ladies, it is an understatement to say that I’m impressed by how the stylists came up with this styled shoot. And then aside from the details, I am also in love with the scenic view of the resort, how gorgeous right?
It would definitely be a good option for a few portrait session with your photographer, right after you’ve siad your I do’s or before your reception, and not to forget a good option for engagement shoot. We hope you enjoyed this glam inspiration as much as I did.
If you are thinking of having a glam destination weddig in Dubai, then these leading ladies will make it happen for you.
Vendor Credits links
Organized by: ÉCLAT Weddings
Photography: Violet Studio
Conceptualization and Styling: Totka Events
Makeup: Simari Beauty
Location: Al Maha Desert Resort
Furniture, and Tableware rental: Party Social
Luxury invitation and Stationary: Design by Louma
Couture cake and deserts: Little Miss Cupcakes
Wedding gown: Contessa Bridal
Hair: Hair District
Feathered Hair-pieces: Anaqa
Model: Regina Manneh