Club Tropicana: A Totally Tropical Wedding
A tropical themed wedding is all about recreating that care free, laid back, fun against a back drop of colour explosion. Think the Caribbean, think Hawaii… doesn’t that make you smile?
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We decided to create a haven of tropical bliss… in the desert!
You might think that sounds like madness, well then you probably haven’t visited a venue like Desert Palm PER AQUUM!
What we’d say is probably Dubai’s only true boutique hotel; PER AQUUM Desert Palm is a lush oasis in the Arabian desert, offering opulent accommodation within easy reach of metropolitan Dubai.
This stunning venue has much to offer, including Polo fields, an open-air Polo bar overlooking said fields, horses, scores of rare wild birds and stately lawns.
Our talented photographer Paula Scalco really captured the romantic and intimate nature of the shoot, whilst really showcasing the sense of enjoyment. Our real life couple models really helped to reinforce really helped to translate that chemistry in to images.
We chose laid plain white benches, contrasted against bright coloured cushions to really set the tropical simplistic scene. The large “I DO” sign added a fun element to the shoot and would be a great instagram worthy prop at a wedding, think of the photo opportunities! All of which was loaned to us by Party Social.
The ever increasingly popular pineapple features so heavily on social media and being quintessentially tropical just had to make an appearance in our shoot! E-Walls Studio provided us with the vinyl wall stickers displaying a quote chosen by our loved up couple to use as our aisle décor.
Sanjay and his amazing team at Firenze Flora created an effortless and graceful arch with white drapery, with pops of vivid coloured roses and hydrangeas.
What is an essential item in tropical/desert weather? A fan of course! Design by Louma took care of this by designing fun wedding programs in the shape of a fan. Louma also created an entirely bespoke acrylic invitation for the bride and groom. We predict the acrylic keepsake invite will be big!
The breath-taking and refined gown Ozlem Suer gown was loaned to us by the ever so helpful team at The Bridal Showroom Dubai. Featuring front white crystal embellishments and leafs patterned cap sleeves, the gown also has a fun daring side, with the accentuating open back that goes till the natural waistline.
Pretty as a picture… Our bride wore a delicate silver beaded handmade headpiece by Megan from ANAQA.
The devil is in the details… what could be truer about these beautifully indulgent Jimmy Choos! The colour really encapsulates the tropical vibe, whilst the style adds that classic elegance needed on every girls wedding day.
Our hair and make-up artist, Monica from MHG Beauty, gave our bride a classic and elegant look that really showcased her natural beauty. This was teamed with a timeless low bun hairstyle that would be sure to withstand that tropical heat!
Something blue… that was our groom in his handsome navy blue suit, and midnight bow-tie. The suspenders made sure to keep the look fun and relaxed.
Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? And finally, the wedding cake was created by Sugarology, and featured a colorful floral bottom tier, and a golden top tier with handmade sugar flowers. Beautiful yet unpretentious with a hint of fun… just like our shoot!
Creative Direction & Styling: The Wedding Haven
Planning & Coordination: The Wedding Haven
Photographer: Paula Scalco
Hair and Make-Up: Monica by MHG Beauty
Flowers: Firenze Flora
Stationary: Design by Louma
Signage Text: E-Walls Studio
Bridal Dress: The Bridal Showroom Dubai
Venue: PER AQUUM Desert Palm
Rentals: Party Social