An Intimate Garden Wedding In Dubai – Jennifer & Georgios
The ‘new normal’ is slowly forming and with it, intimate weddings will seemingly become more popular once COVID-19 restrictions on events are lifted. So this beautiful real wedding submission could not have been more timely, proving that sometimes, the best things come in small packages.
Captured by Dubai based wedding photographer Chandan Sojitra, this soulful and simple, multi-cultural garden wedding set within the couple’s Dubai villa will be sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Over to Chandan to give you a glimpse into how they made the day so special, with special mention to all vendors involved, sourced via the Bride Club ME cocierge.
A Note From The Photographer
As a wedding photographer, I am awarded the unique gift of being able to witness how one of the biggest days in someone’s life is translated and communicated by the unique perspectives of all who are involved. From the blushing couple to the proud parents, the excited best man and encouraging best friends, all of them contribute to the magic of the day and I get to see and document it all. For this couple, it was no different and often it felt that the intimacy of their smaller (than most) wedding, truly amplified the significance of why we were all there.
Set in their family home, Jennifer & Georgios opted for an intimate wedding at their villa witnessed by their closest family members to share in its joy. The ceremony was conducted by one of Dubai’s most celebrated celebrants, ‘Theresa D’.
The day started with Jennifer’s bridal preparations. She wore a stunningly understated and elegant white dress made to order by ‘Rebekah’s Bespoke’ surrounded by her daughters all sharing in the moment. Jennifer also had the unique opportunity of being walked down the aisle by her son, which really added to the significance of this part of the wedding. The ceremony was framed by a beautiful flower arch with the tops of some of Dubai’s iconic palm trees peeping through behind it.
As Georgios is Greek, the couple were able to blend so many beautiful cultural rituals making the day rich and diverse in memories. Greek traditions such as ‘the common cup’, whereby the couple take three sips of wine as a symbol of life and how the couple will share their life successfully together. As well as another Greek tradition known as ‘Stefana’, where partnering crowns typically made from flowers & foliage are joined by a ribbon and placed onto the couple’s heads before being swapped over several times. They also exchanged rings and read their own vows.
Once the ceremony was over, I took a few portraits of the newly celebrated husband and wife (and their dog) inside the couple’s villa before they joined the wedding party who waited patiently to watch the first dance. The day finished with an intimate dinner, curated for the couple and catered by ‘Dish catering’.
The Starring Cast
Venue: The couple’s home & garden – Concierge: Bride Club ME / Photography: Chandan Sojitra / Wedding Celebrant: Theresa Du Toit / Dress: Rebekah’s Bespoke Tailoring / Catering: Dish Catering / Arch & Florals: 800 Flower