Bride Club ME Kick Starts The UAE Wedding Season With Bubbles & Brunch At Jumeirah Golf Estates
‘Bubbles & Brunch’ At Jumeirah Golf Estates
Last week, team BCME greeted the 2017-2018 UAE wedding season with open arms and splashes of colour at an exclusive, sold-out event at Jumeirah Golf Estates. The ‘Bubbles & Brunch’ networking event and venue tour saw eighty wedding professionals gather to mingle and discuss ideas, as well as discover some of the key wedding trends set to take the region by storm over the coming months. Read on to find out more and to see the gorgeous images captured by Enchanté Studios.
Guests, who were all highly respected wedding industry vendors such as planners, florists, photographers and stationers, were treated to a gorgeous display of the many indoor and outdoor options that Jumeirah Golf Estates can offer couples who would like to hold their wedding at the venue. The ballroom was set-up by the event’s sponsors, including florists Bliss Flowers, event furniture suppliers Innovative Hiring, online wedding registry www.mylist.ae, wedding décor E-walls, Party Social and stationery designers Creative Box. In a nod to the different cultures that the UAE represents, the tables were dressed to reflect Indian, Arabic and Western styles.
Outside, guests braved the hot September temperatures in order to admire the gorgeous outdoor set-ups on offer at the venue. Bright purple tones dominated, complimented by the neutral backdrop of the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ surroundings.
Rhiannon Downie Hurst, Founder and Editor in Chief of Bride Club ME, and Bonita Carr from the Arabian Academy of Wedding Planning revealed some of the emerging trends that vendors can expect to be working with during the new season. A ‘sneak peek’ of Pantone’s colour of the year was revealed in the form of 8 different palettes, which was surely a teaser for the colour of 2018.
Furthermore, metallics, marbles and geometrics, iridescent hues and vibrant colours were all unveiled as major trends for the next year or so. Indian weddings are set to feature more pinks, purples and orange in 2018, whilst Arabic weddings will still be incredibly opulent, with tall cascading flower arrangements and brides donning capes as part of their wedding attire. Western weddings, meanwhile, will continue to focus on foliage and neutral tones, but there will also be ‘hints of black’ emerging in bridal attire and décor.
Once the trends were revealed, the event’s guests excitedly dined on a sumptuous three-course international menu, which featured a selection of Arabic, Indian, Asian and Western dishes. The Hanging House provided fun with their interactive photo-booth and Josh McCartney had guests swooning with his sweet and soulful vocals.
Speaking after the event, Rhiannon Downie Hurst, BCME’s founder and Editor-In-Chief, said,
“Bride Club ME were delighted to have partnered with Jumeirah Golf Estates for our annual industry networking event, which attracted a range of respected UAE vendors. Guests were treated to second to none hospitality and delicious cuisine from the venue’s F&B team. The feedback from guests was very positive and we hope to be working again with the venue on future initiatives.”