Real Dubai Bride Loren Penney: A Month Of Procrastination And Parties
Written by on January 3, 2017.
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A Month Of Procrastination And Parties
It’s a busy time of year for most of us, particularly if you’re like our real bride Loren Penney, who is juggling work, the festive season AND wedding planning! Thankfully, she’s taking it all in her stride, and despite what she describes as a ‘month of procrastination’ has made some pretty big decisions this month. We’re also thrilled to learn that she has teamed up with BCME vendors Party Social! Read on to find out more…
If you work in the media like me, you’ll understand that during the last quarter of any given year, you will have absolutely no personal life. This means no out-of-office activities, romantic weekend breaks or impromptu shopping trips; this also means minimal wedding planning.
This month has been an overindulgence of business meetings, deadlines and the occasional black tie affair, and I admit that whilst I’ve had more than my fair share of fun, sleep I have not had. Nor have I ticked many things off my ‘wedmin’ to-do list.
But I’ve figured that it’s ok; with five months to go this translates as practically five years in Dubai supplier terms, so I will attempt to more than make up for it in the months to come. In fact, as the big day gets closer and closer, I don’t really have much of a choice than to pull up my garter and whip out the wedding folder.
I did however, start conceptualising the wedding itself, and one stolen Saturday afternoon I popped down to my venue for a meeting with the events manager – definitely a plus point to holding your wedding within twenty minutes’ drive of your house. Together we started to create a timeline of the day, which given that it is in April will be mostly dictated by the temperature and the setting time of the scorching Arabian sun. We then began to make a list of things I might need. Knowing a limited amount about organising weddings and with a Maid of Honour who cites inflatable props for the after party as a high priority, I more than welcomed his creative and logistical input. A theme slowly started to emerge.
Luckily, both my beloved fiancé and I have the same taste when it comes to colour and style, preferring neutrals over anything too gaudy or loud. Mutually settling on a subdued colour palette which would translate through our decoration, flowers and stationery, we began to start imagining what the overall day might look like. With the help of Pinterest of course.
During my quest for decoration inspiration I came across Party Social on Bride Club ME and set up a meeting with the lovely Iman. Visiting their showroom was like entering a treasure trove of furniture and soft furnishings and I immediately knew that I wanted to use them to help style the wedding. I excitedly darted between ghost chairs and sparkly table linens, running my fingers over each shiny surface in turn, and together we constructed a wish-list of items that would bring all the elements of the day together; a complementary palette of stark whites and reflective metallics set off with lots of love.
This may have been my only main wedding contribution during the month but I felt it to be an important one. Being able to visualise the day for the very first time has helped to aid the procrastination and motivate for the long list of things still to tick off.
Until next month…