It’s a one of its kind photoshoot.. First time in the Middle East.. The story of 2 individuals in love and about to start a long everlasting journey together.
Last year September, I met one of the Dot the I’s sisters, Yasmine Albanna. At the time, the wedding planners were just starting out. And since I had just moved to Dubai, we had lots of energy to change the norm. I remember telling Yasmine how I would LOVE to shoot pre wedding shoots that we’re done outdoors. How it would be great to do something different. We live in Dubai! How can we complain of not having enough locations? Yasmine just smiled and said: “We can do this”
To be honest I didn’t trust that she understood how normal it was for me to be dreaming of things I couldn’t always get. True to her word, a couple of weeks later, Yasmine had formed a group of talented and amazing people who shared the same goal: To create an innovative and beautiful wedding video and shoot. After we all met several times, worked on a script, mood-board, and chose a horse (yes, we didn’t just want ANY horse!) we had the photoshoot during March. The Golf Club in Dubai proved to be a great location. The famous Egyptian actor Ashraf Hamdi and his gorgeous belle Zeyneb make any photoshoot look incredible. I must admit that with the beautiful location, and the spring weather, we we’re all excited to go back home to just look at the photos and video. I now understand what the brides feel after they come back from their honeymoon and ask to have their albums ready!
Our special thanks go to the International Actor “@Ashraf Hamdi” for going the extra mile for our shoot ♥
This collaboration was an amazing one and without this talented team behind this project, this wouldn’t have happened.
Shoot Production & Styling: Dot the I’s events (www.dtievents.com)
Photography: Tasneem Photography (www.tasneemphotography.com)
Filmmaker: Saad Rabia (www.facebook.com/pages/Saad-Rabia)
Groom: Ashraf Hamdi (International Actor) (www.facebook.com/ash.hamdi)
Bride: Zeinab Elhelw
Bridal Long Gown: Reemami (www.reemami.com)
Makeup: Gul-Naz Makeover Maison
Hair: Laila Moutamid
Flowers: WUD Flowers (www.wudflowers.com)
Cakes & Cupcakes & Biscuits: Gourmandise Sweets & Cakes (www.facebook.com/pages/Gourmandise-Sweets-Cakes)
Macaroons & Sweets: Forrey & Galland Chocolatier (www.forreygalland.com)
Table décor: Dot the I’s events (Linens, Lace Jars, Napkins, Tealights, Crystal Vases) (www.dtievents.com)
Table Dinnerware & Glassware & Teaset: Forrey & Galland Chocolatier (www.forreygalland.com)
Furniture (overall): Luz De Luna furniture shop
Venue & Horse: Dubai Equestrian Golf club (www.dubaiequestrianclub.ae)
And warm thanks to:
Best Man: Tamer Odeh
Flower Girl: Layan Fayyad