Along with Dubai’s cooling November weather, and the beautiful scenery of the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, we planned one of our most sweetest weddings yet. So sweet, you’ll leave reading about it with a toothache!

Louise and Andrew flew all the way from the UK to celebrate their love in front of their closest family and friends.

They decided to have a traditional Scottish ceremony where they tied their hands together in an act called hand fasting. This tradition, which dates back to medieval times, and is originally a Celtic custom of betrothal, symbolizes a ‘temporary marriage’ where the couple pledge their love to each other for a year, after which they commit to each other for life in another ceremony. And given that Louise and Andrew were going back to the UK to celebrate their legal marriage a few days after returning from Dubai, it made the hand fasting ceremony all the more meaningful.

The ceremony took place in a secluded garden close to one of the golf courses at the gorgeous Arabian Ranches Golf Club, after which guests were escorted to the terrace of Baker Finch for a relaxing dinner under the sky.

In line with highlighting their Scottish heritage, Louise and Andrew chose burgundy as the main color for their wedding decor. We also added a touch of green, off-white, and gold to create an elegantly classic finish.

This time around, we prepared centrepieces with a simple assortment of white O’hara roses, white hydrangeas, astilbe, foliage, and burgundy baby roses. The tablescape was simple yet eye-catching: On it, we placed white thank you cards personalized for every guest. White napkins tied softly by crimson ribbons sat lightly on the cards. To finish it all off, we placed mini glass favors which had the couple’s initials, and filled them with sand and seashells.  

Once the sun set, the guests were escorted to Baker Finch’s terrance. And what truly added that magical touch to the space were the golden lanterns scattered across the terrace, and the blanket of sparkling fairy lights above the head table.

The bride wore a mermaid style dress with a portrait back. Her court length train was of lace and with this, she held a rose bouquet. The groom opted for a traditional, red, tartan kilt suit.

Maybe it was these colors that mixed so well with the greenery around them as the couple exchanged their vows, or perhaps it was simply the love in the air that made this wedding so sweet. Either way, it is one we most definitely will not forget!

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