Best of 2016 | Bride Club ME’s Favourite Features
Best of 2016 | Bride Club ME’s Favourite Features
Now entering the fifth year since our website went live, and beginning a new chapter with the year ahead, Bride Club ME reflects and looks back at our most popular and favourite features of 2016. From giving our readers the lowdown on our fourth-year anniversary networking event and following the wedding planning journey of our gorgeous real bride contributors Anna Lucas and Loren Penny, to featuring lots of diverse and beautiful reader weddings and styled shoots, below are just some of our highlights from this year. Enjoy!
Bride Club ME’s 4th Anniversary/Industry Networking Event
This recent event was a beautiful, celebratory occasion that brought together lots of incredible BCME vendors at the stunning Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island. Real bride testimonial awards were given, and there was plenty of insider info about the upcoming trends and challenges anticipated in 2017. Click here to read the full feature.
Wedding Entertainment Options in Dubai, UAE
With so many entertainment choices available to those planning their weddings in the UAE, we decided to look at the main options and got some of our favourite artists and companies to give their top tips on how to decide who to book for your wedding, as well as all the important considerations to keep in mind. Click here to read the full feature.
Beaux Arts Inspired ‘Wedding Afternoon’ Styled Shoot / Save The Date Weddings
This elegant and timeless styled shoot brought together many of our vendors, highlighting just how talented these people are when it comes to working their wedding magic! Featuring the impressive architecture of the St. Regis, Dubai, this is certainly one shoot that will stand the test of time, inspiring brides to be for years to come. Click here to read the full feature.
Our Founder’s Boho-Baby Shower – Décor Inspiration
This incredibly pretty baby shower featured a tablescape that left guests in awe, the cutest, most delicious of cakes and an adorable tipi, all in honour of the beautiful Rio’s baby boy, who is due to make an appearance in early 2017. Click here to read the full feature.
A Rainy/Spontaneous Wedding Video In Dubai/ Just Happy Together Videography
We loved this video because it shows one of the key aspects of marriage: facing the unexpected together and just going with it. Heba and Faisal certainly didn’t let rain on their big day faze them, and the entire video, captured by Just Happy Together, really showcases both of their fun personalities and love for one another. Click here to read the full feature.
Review: Honeymoon Romance At The Fairmont Montreux, Switzerland
The snow and epic mountain scenery in the beautiful images captured for this review makes us want to return to Montreux, especially at this time of year. Coinciding with our founder Rio’s 35th birthday, this was a trip that took in the impressive Fairmont Hotel, as well as plenty of things to see and do in the area during your stay. Click here to read the full feature.
Bride Club ME’s Top Five Bridal Boutiques in Dubai
We’ve often heard brides to be despairing at the perceived lack of choice when looking for a wedding dress in the UAE. Thankfully, the number of bridal boutiques that feature international designers has grown in recent years, and we are honoured to call some of these our vendors. This feature looked at our personal top five, in terms of service, price and choice. Click here to read the full feature.
Bride Club ME Scoops ‘Best Wedding Website In The UAE’ Award
Back in May, we were thrilled to be announced as winners of the ‘Best Wedding Website in the UAE’ award at the Sharjah Bridal Fair Awards. This award was testament to the hard work put in by Rio and her team, as well as our super vendors and everyone else who has played a role in the website becoming such a popular, inspiring platform for brides to be in the region. Click here to read the full feature.
Planning Your Wedding With Bride Club ME – A Real Bride’s Perspective
We love hearing feedback from newly married women who have found Bride Club ME instrumental when planning their wedding, so when we heard from Farida Talaat, who actually got married outside of the UAE yet still used the site for much of the planning process, we were overjoyed! Click here to read the full feature.
Engagement Shoot Locations In The UAE/Expert Advice
The UAE has some fantastic locations for those who are planning an engagement shoot; it’s just a matter of being ‘in the know’. Luckily, your photographer should be able to suggest a number of unique spots and a range of different settings, meaning that you might actually be spoilt for choice! Click here to read the full feature.
Pantone’s Colour Scheme Of The Year/Inspiration Board – Rose Quartz & Serenity Blue
Each month, we suggest potential colour schemes for brides to be, who often find themselves lost amongst the inspiration offered by various different Pinterest boards, real weddings and styled shoots. Way back in January 2016, we featured this dreamy colour scheme that incorporated Pantone’s 2016 colours of the year; rose quartz and serenity blue. Click here to read the full feature.
Introducing Our New Real Brides Anna and Loren
2016 saw two new ‘real brides’ being introduced to BCME readers. Since March, we have followed Anna Lucas as she plans her 2017 wedding after getting engaged to Tom in South Africa. Then, in July, we met our second contributor, Loren Penney, who became engaged in April this year. We can’t wait to see how both girls spend their final months of wedding planning in the new year! Click here for a sneak peek at one of their diary entries this year.
Don’t forget to log on to Bride Club ME in 2017 for more inspiring wedding planning features, advice and tips. If you are searching for wedding suppliers, check out the Bride Club ME vendor club directory, featuring hand selected wedding professionals from across the UAE and beyond, who are all there to help create the wedding of your dreams. Happy new year to you all!