BCME’s Fifth Anniversary: Our Longest Standing Vendors
Written by on November 22, 2017.
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BCME’s Fifth Anniversary: Our Longest Standing Vendors
In the fourth of our special BCME fifth anniversary features, today we take a look at the vendors who have been with us since the very beginning. One of the key features of Bride Club ME is our vendor club, which allows brides-to-be to find vendors that they know they will be able to trust. We have a strict vetting procedure and limit the number of vendors in each category so that our readers can be sure that those listed really are the very best in the UAE wedding industry.
Below, you can find out who some of our longest standing vendors are, as well as learning a little about them. Enjoy!
The first online multi-store gift registry service in the Middle East, MyList have been with us from the very beginning, and it has been a pleasure to see them grow and expand over the past five years, whilst remaining loyal BCME vendors. We regularly consult them for gift guides for special occasions, and they also frequently support our industry networking events by providing pretty giveaways.
Speaking about our fifth anniversary, MyList said:
Brideclubme.com and MyList have a long history together – it was love at first sight! Indeed, Julie, Founder and CEO of MyList, revealed that not only did she have the chance to be at the BCME launch event years and years ago, but that she joined the BCME vendor club even before the website was up and running! Being the first publication of its kind dedicated to brides in the region, BCME was long awaited and the MyList team was thrilled when they came to the market.
BCME since then has been an incredible support to us and most of all to all our brides. MyList wishes BCME a long and successful life ahead!
If you are a new bride-to-be, you can find out more about MyLists’s gift registry services by viewing their vendor listing here. You can also see all of the amazing brands they work with on their website.
Goldfish Photography & Video
Goldfish Photography & Video not only captured our founder Rio’s wedding back in 2013; they also frequently submit gorgeous real weddings. We also visited their stylish studio last year. Speaking about our fifth anniversary, Managing Partner Claire Sumner said:
We were one of the first companies to list with BCME when Rio launched the site, and I still remember the first meeting we had. We then went on to photograph Rio’s wedding not too long after that, which was a great opportunity for us, and she of course still shares the images a lot today.
The wedding industry has evolved a lot since BCME first started, and I believe websites like BCME have really added to that growth with hosting events and encouraging partnerships and collaborations, helping the industry to grow and people to be more creative and involved with each others’ businesses.
Thanks, BCME, we look forward to the next few years!
A long-term client of BCME, Dee originally came on board thanks to her incredible ‘Clean Heel’ Heel stoppers, which saved many a bride and her guests from sinking into grass surfaces in their glamorous high heels! Fast forward five years later, and the wonderful Dee remains one of our clients, having expanded the range of products available in her boutique. This includes the fabulous dress that Rio wore on her maternity photo shoot last year, and much more. Dee says:
Is it really five years ago that I met Rio as a bride-to-be? Rio’s passion for her business and planning her own wedding gave us the opportunity to collaborate, and it was my pleasure to come on board with Bride Club ME as a vendor with Clean Heels. I have since supplied lots of weddings, via the introduction from Bride Club ME, with a unique ladies accessory I brought to the Middle East from the UK. Bride Club Me is overflowing with information for Brides looking how to make their day even more special.
Over the years, Ritu from Creative Box has wowed us with her delectable designs, making many a bride-to-be’s day with her wedding stationery. Ritu also designed the BCME fifth anniversary celebration invites (more on that soon!) and we are always grateful for her ability to understand exactly what is required. Creative Box has also taken part in some breathtaking styled shoots throughout the last five years, as well as contributing to our wedding colour scheme features. Ritu had this to say about BCME’s anniversary:
I still remember when I started out and was looking to advertise online. Through word of mouth, I heard about this girl Rio who was launching a website for brides in the UAE. I quickly called her and remember meeting her at the CPI office from where Bride Club ME first began. That’s my association with Rio from back then. As Bride Club Me grew, my company grew too! She and her company have always put her vendors first and have always promoted us. Bride Club ME has given my company and me great coverage throughout the years. Thank you so much for always thinking about us!
Cloud 9 Weddings & Events
Based in Abu Dhabi, wedding and event planners Cloud 9 was founded by our expert panel member, Mennat Al Hammami. Mennat and her team have proved invaluable to brides and we are proud to call them BCME vendors. Cloud 9 has also been involved in styled shoots that BCME has had the pleasure of showcasing over the past five years. We particularly love their latest submission, which was featured on the site just last month. Speaking about BCME’s fifth anniversary, Mennat says:
I approached Rhiannon for the first time at The Bride Show (as it was formerly called) back in February 2012, as I was so keen on joining Bride Club ME’s vendor club. I remember being so impressed with the website because of the quality of content on the platform. Bride Club introduces brides to the people behind the companies and creative work, making the website unique. It opens doors to those starting out in the market, and finally brings all of the industry players closer together through carefully curated networking events. Bride Club ME has played a massive role in helping Cloud 9 grow and I am grateful for that. I’ve watched Bride Club spread its wings and soar throughout the years and I am very happy to celebrate this special anniversary with Rhiannon and her team!
DJ Sister Rock
DJ Sister Rock brings an energy to any wedding reception that makes everybody want to get up and dance. Both Rio and BCME’s Assistant Editor, Rachael, had Sister Rock play at their weddings. Her love of music is evident and she is reliable and professional, conducting venue visits beforehand to ensure sound quality on the big day.
I’ve met some wonderful couples through Bride Club ME, many of whom now keep up with me on Facebook and still come to my gigs! Many couples book me without meeting me, as Bride Club has an area where brides and grooms can leave testimonials.I love being part of the wedding industry and am excited about my new step as a wedding celebrant. Bride Club has been a source of DJ business for me for several years and I’m looking forward to expanding that relationship with them now that I will be listing to do wedding vows, renewal of vows and baby naming.
Fabulous Day Weddings & Events
With their stunning real weddings often featured on the site, Fabulous Day is another long-term BCME vendor who we are proud to have on board. Masha Cain, the founder of Fabulous Day, said:
Back in 2013, when Fabulous Day was new to the wedding industry, the BCME site was a great platform to be a part of and reach out to the wedding world. Not only did we have great clients coming through BCME, we also had a chance to feature some of our projects to inspire BCME readers. We also enjoy the social and educational events organised by BCME, which give us a chance to network within the industry and make new connections. Thank you Rio and the team.
Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Films & Stills
Finally, we finish with Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Films & Stills. Based in both the UAE and London, their gorgeous photography and cinematography has captured our hearts during their time with us, particularly when we get to see dreamy real weddings like this. We look forward to featuring more of their incredible work in the future. On working with BCME, the Denee Motion team had this to say:
It’s been four years since we met Rio and joined www.brideclubme.com. We meet with team BCME and have our annual lunches to discuss the wedding industry in the UAE, which has evolved a lot since we first started filming there in 2013. Rio and team Bride Club ME have been a great asset to us and have a tremendous knowledge of the industry. Here is to many more years together!