Team Bride Club Me

Meet the Team

At the Bride Club ME HQ, we have a small and tight-knit team. In addition to our team members, we have a panel of industry experts who regularly guest post and write for us. Click here to read more about our expert panel members.

Here you can learn a little about the people behind the scenes, who work hard to bring you your daily dose of wedding love.


Rhiannon Downie-Hurst

Rhiannon Downie, Founder and Editor of Bride Club ME
Having worked in the media industry for over 13 years, she has directed and developed various magazines and on line portals, in addition to planning and organising events around the media she has managed. In her own words Rhiannon says she has a “self-professed obsession with anything wedding related, creating events and a passion for blogging, the creative arts, travel, wildlife and home decor”. One of Dubai’s original wedding bloggers, Rhiannon first came up with the idea behind when she became engaged in April 2012, and had a barrage of questions, queries and a desire to find regular inspiration and ideas, at her own convenience. After researching the bridal media market in the UAE, Rhiannon saw a gap for a modern, stylish and interactive website. She adds “There are elements of that are very unique, and readers will come to see what those are, as they browse our site and become familiar with our on line personality.” Rhiannon is also a Professional Speaker, Founder of The Engage Academy and industry Consultant, you can read her personal blog here.

Contact: Rhiannon: [email protected]


Rachael Bruford

Rachel, Bride Club ME's new editor!
As Bride Club ME’s Assistant Editor, Rachael is responsible for delivering regular features, including real weddings, expert interviews and much, much more. Originally from York in the UK, Rachael studied History at university, where she developed her research skills and actually enjoyed writing essays. After living in Cairo for three years, Rachael moved to Dubai in 2011, where she met the man who is now her husband. In fact, it was whilst planning her own wedding that she discovered Bride Club ME and utilized it well! A fitness fanatic, Rachael is a keen runner who participates in various events around the UAE and beyond. She’s also recently begun regular yoga classes, and loves feeling strong and seeing progress in her practice. Having visited over thirty-five countries (and counting!), she has a real case of wanderlust and loves nothing more than discovering somewhere new, which inspires some of the honeymoon and travel related articles you will see on Bride Club ME. When she’s not travelling or running, Rachael can be found relaxing at home, either cooking or reading and writing with her dogs Buster and Polly at her feet. Rachael also has her own blog, Chasing Zest.

Contact: Rachael: [email protected]


Adam Hurst

Adam Hurst, IT and future COO, Bride Club ME
Adam is Bride Club ME’s head of IT and operations. Adam is a total whizz with all things IT and web dev related and is responsible for ensuring you receive your regular monthly BCME newsletter and that our website is always functioning without a hitch. In addition to handling all of Bride Club ME’s IT needs, Adam is Rhiannon’s back bone, support and love her life. Yup, you guessed it, he’s Rhiannon’s husband. When Adam is not glued to his computer screen, he loves to drive his jeep, or as he likes to name it, his “heep” and enjoys travel, drifting and the odd shisha.

Contact: Adam: [email protected]


Maha Ibrahim

Maha from Bride Club ME
Born and bred in Canada, with Egyptian roots, Maha has always been passionate for the arts and creativity. Maha’s artistic educational experience ranges from a Baccalaureate in Film Animation from Concordia University in Montreal Canada, a non-credit certificate in Web Design and a Diploma in Graphic Application in Desktop Publishing. An eternal student, her goal is to improve on her artistic knowledge, to grow and become a part of an environment that fosters creativity.  Maha loves reading, drawing and also keeping up to date on latest wedding DIY and styling trends. As well designing BCME’s graphic content, Maha also assists BCME with our in-house events and helps keep our website admin in order. She has been with BCME since it’s launch in 2012 and is an integral part of our little online family.