19 November 2010

Louisa's Wedding Part I

I can hardly believe that our daughter's wedding was a week ago yesterday!

Louisa - still single on her hen night!

Louisa and fiance Matt - footloose and fancy free last year in Singapore!

The wedding was held on the 12th of November. What a wonderful day it was! The weather was glorious - as you would expect in Dubai - though it had actually been quite cloudy during the week leading up to the wedding and with a downpour two days before you can imagine the ripple of panic a few spots of rain caused on the morning! Fortunately, the shower didn't last more than a minute or so ... we could breathe again and the rest of the day was perfect!

So, here we go! These are mostly my own pics. I discovered it was quite difficult to focus on the job whilst being so involved in the process and I also nabbed a couple from facebook - thanks Sharon! I've divided the whole into two posts as there are so many photos! Second part to follow soon and I'll look forward to sharing a few of the official photos in a couple of weeks or so.

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Louisa and two of her bridesmaids stayed the night before the wedding in a beautiful villa here. The bride and groom also spent their wedding night here :)

The entrance to the villa.

With the magnificent Burj Al Arab in the background.

Villa interior

Outside terrace with plunge pool - I could live here!

Preparations begin on the side terrace, setting up the makeup station.

Luscious lipsticks!

Hairdresser wields the tongs and gets to work on Louisa's curls

Lauren starts making up Julie.

Getting to grips with the veil .

Bridesmaid Karen in the shot!

Louisa's makeup

Meanwhile, Julie takes time out for a glass of champagne!

Louisa's beautiful wedding gown.

Bodice detail

Satin shoes with garter

Rose bouquet

Where are the instructions? Figuring out how to lace up the dress!

Breathe in Lou - nearly done!

Doesn't she look beautiful?!

Father of the bride waits patiently..............

Passing through the interior of the Burj Al Arab Hotel enroute to the gardens Louisa's cousin Saskia snaps the interior.

Bride and Father arriving at the Burj Al Arab gardens

It was windy!

Waiting for the bride

Walking up the aisle

Bridesmaids look on.

The ceremony begins

The vows - photo taken through veil of tears and quivering lip!!

The Kiss!

Signing the register

Presenting Mr and Mrs Matt Birch!

The Happy Couple!

Louisa negotiates the white carpet (strewn with white rose petals) with champagne!

Family shot

Bride and sister

Wedding guest Sharon - wearing the only hat at the wedding and looking gorgeous!


Guests various

After the ceremony we were transported back to the Jumeira Hotel via buggy.

The Burj Al Arab in all its nightime glory

to be continued.....


  1. Oh what beautiful and magical memories...Love the bride and father photo...always a sentimental tear bringer...Best wishes to all! :)

  2. The stress, the tears, the near panic, none of that shows in the beautiful, smiling, happy faces!!

    Such a lovely time and special memories you have — congrats, Caroline to you, your husband, the bride and groom and family!!!!

  3. Congratulations to the happy couple...they looked magnificent together! Your daughter made a stunning bride! I wish them both the very best in their lives together.

    Btw, my daughter was married on October 2nd and she had a turquoise blue too for her bridesmaids. Such a pretty colour! I have pics on my blog if you're interested in a look-see.

    Have a lovely weekend,

  4. Oh oh oh!!! Throwing rose petals over the ocean. BEAUTIFUL! Awww, congratulations, Caroline. What a beautiful wedding. Your daughters are gorgeous, and your new son in law is dashing. And that is an incredible wedding gown!


  5. Louisa is a beautiful bride! What a wonderful place to hold a wedding, it looks so elegant and posh!

  6. wow! now thats one wedding. Congratulations mum! What a beautiful bride and groom.

  7. Oh my goodness, such beauty!!!
    You look stunning mom in your beautiful dress. The bride is fantastic in her lovely lovely gown. The men look well groomed and happy if not a tad nervous?
    What a place to do this.
    So happy for you. Mazol Tov!

  8. What lovely pictures!I love how it captured the moment. The photo of the two sisters together was so beautiful.Congrats Caroline to you and the family!

  9. her smile,
    your family,
    the setting,
    the friends,
    the ceremony,
    the future:

    oh caroline, i am so happy for you that everything turned out so incredibly well. your girls are so beautiful, you and your husband so beamingly proud!

    never to be forgotten, right? i still rememeber every detail. even when the candles melted the entire wedding cake just kidding :)

    i've missed your art, even though i can look at it anytime in my front hall. still, welcome back to this part of your precious life.


  10. Wow, looks like it went beautifully Caroline - very emotional I'm sure. Look forward to seeing more. Everyone looks wonderful especially you - very elegant!

  11. Wow Caroline!
    What a beautiful bride (you have 2 beautiful daughters!)
    Beautiful setting .
    Lovely pictures!
    Well I can go on and on ......
    Looks perfect. Hope they will always stay happy like that.
    What a trip it must have been!!!!


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