(photo credit: Paula Scalco)
The evocative tale of Alice In Wonderland is not only full of whimsical charm but totally unforgettable, making it the quintessential inspiration for a wedding. The story pushes the boundaries, challenging the concept of the norm…hello? Did somebody say photo shoot?
“Why sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast”- The Queen
(photo credit: Joem Aldea)
Quite frankly, here at Wedding Haven we are entirely bonkers about our latest shoot shot by Paula Scalco and Joem Aldea and are super excited to show you why!
“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” – Alice
Our ‘Alice’ for the day, the beautiful and charming Rafael and Tamara. Tamara wore two enchanting lace numbers from the Bridal Showroom Dubai. While Rafael opted to wear a black suit with a subtle golden tie for the first look. For his second look, he wore a deep red tie which looked equally stylish with his dark colored suit. With the help of the amazing Monica from MHG Beauty, we styled Tamara’s first look with a contrasting black version of the iconic Alice band, and for her second look we decided to go with a delicate beaded headband provided by The Bridal Showroom.
Blush Beauty Inc kept our model’s hair and make-up fresh and youthful whilst adding a touch of the classic Alice in Wonderland icey blue to the eyes.
“Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?” – Daisy
Firenze flora created a beguiling suspended garden over the table place. The upside-down meadow became a retreat at the heart of the show.
The flower arrangements teamed with the surrounding greenery of our venue, the Polo Club Dubai resulted in a stunning woodland garden being created for our shoot.
“it’s always tea time” – The Mad Hatter
Party social gave a nod to the romanticism of the Victorian era with the delicately beautiful mint table napkins alongside a rustic wooden table and benches. Whilst The party’s clocks and old key elements certainly added to the fun and playful element to the shoot.
“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road with get you there” – Chesire Cat
We were pretty ‘’wild’ about Creative Box’s original invites.
And the icing on the cake was… the cake! Crafted by Niceribbonatelier, it screamed “eat me”. The work of art enhanced the theatricality of the shoot whilst being full of exquisite details.
“In my world, the books would be nothing but pictures” – Alice
Styling / planning: Theweddinghaven
Photography @paula.scalco and @joemaldeaphoto
Bridal gowns @thebridalshowroomdubai
Models @tamarapauny and @rafacegon
Check out all the photos on our blog.