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Middle Eastern Wedding {Styled Shoot}

I can’t even express to you how excited I am to be featuring this styled Middle Eastern wedding on the blog today! I have long wanted to feature this type of event as they are SO lovely. The colors, the details, the clothing. It’s all so gorgeous. Get ready for a feast for your eyes. Yay!!

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First, a few words about this Middle Eastern wedding inspiration from the vendors involved as it was thought about with respect and reigning true to Middle Eastern traditions.

This shoot had one goal in mind, and that was to pay respects to a beautiful culture. Our team of vendors really dug in deep to learn about Middle Eastern wedding traditions, which go beyond bright bold colors. This inspiration not only uses beautiful, bold colors and silks but the details of the jewelry, makeup, hair and decor all have meanings in the celebration.

Golden elephants were selected because they are sacred and symbolize good luck and prosperity, and they are also very prominent in Middle Eastern weddings. Marigold orange, red and bright yellows are often used in these weddings because they represent vibrancy of life, and we definitely wanted to use plenty of those colors due to what they convey. 

Here are a few things I love about this Middle Eastern wedding.

  • Can we just talk about color for a moment? Aqua, ultra violet (hello Pantonee 2018!), cobalt, hot pink, orange… the list goes on! I LOVE the use of color. Weddings are a happy celebration, and Middle Eastern culture definitely evokes feelings of joy with bold palettes.
  • The addition of gold is flawless, and it’s woven all  throughout these images. From flatware and jewelry to clothing and cloth accents, gold takes a dramatic center stage role.
  • I’ve been to both India and Nepal, and the traditional sari is so gorgeous! I don’t have any this detailed, though. The celebratory wedding wear in Middle Eastern tradition is so unique and beautiful. Add in lots of gorgeous jewelry, and the bride’s (and bridesmaids’) look is complete. The groom also looks dashing in his paisley wedding wear.
  • The details for this styled wedding shoot are amazing! Tiny elephants, loads of pillows, lanterns, a detailed tablescape. Literally, it’s a feast for the eyes, so be sure to look closely.
  • That makeup! The bride’s eyes are truly so stunning with the gold (there’s that color again!) glitter eyeshadow and her flawless skin. Beautiful! The bridesmaids are equally gorgeous.
  • The Middle Eastern wedding cake also follows suit with a bold color palette along with flowers and cookies that have a henna-esque pattern on them. They are creative and so pretty.

Ok, that’s all I’ll say for now. I really am so excited to showcase this styled Middle Eastern wedding. Enjoy!

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Middle Eastern Wedding Styled Shoot Vendors:

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  • Kadi - The energy in this room was so vibrant and happy! It truly shows through in the images. I am so proud of the team of vendors that came together to create this gorgeous feature. I am incredibly proud to call them my peers! I love being a cake designer!

  • Jennifer - You did an AMAZING job!! I love everything about the cake and cookies. <3

  • Lisa Deuel - Stunning Absolutely Stunning. Tabatha I & Seth H – gorgeous makeup, hair, clothing. Perfect! The setting is shockingly beautiful. Colors so vibrant!

  • Jennifer - I agree on all accounts, Lisa! 🙂

  • Annette - I came up with this vision for the shoot and all the vendors made it happen. A beautiful day with some of the best in the industry. Connections 4 Weddings is an amazing group of professionals

  • Jennifer - Oh yay! I just credited you with concept. It’s ALWAYS good to see people come together to create beauty. Wonderful job! <3

  • Frady - Was such a beautiful shoot. Proud to be a part of it.

  • Jennifer - Yes! Everyone did a wonderful job. <3

  • Cari - Truly an honor to get to work with such wonderful creatives. This shoot was awe worthy from the beginning!

  • Jennifer - It is such a lovely shoot. Thank you for letting me share!

  • Ashley Beasley - Such a gorgeous styled shoot! The colors and the details were beautifully thought out and Mike and Jasmine did an incredible job!

  • Maggie McCanna - Beautiful! I love that you included some description of the traditions in your write up, too.

  • Tahnee - So decadent and beautiful. It really is stunning thank you for sharing a great post

  • Roselle Toledo - I am always mesmerized by weddings from Middle East. Too much glamour 🙂

  • Jennifer - They are so beautiful! Thanks for stopping by. <3

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Tahnee! <3

  • Christine - You are so right. I live in the Middle East and the weddings here are just so gorgeous and dare I say a tad bit ostentatious! However, it’s a special day which is supposed to be a once in a lifetime celebration so I say go for it… lol!! Full of colours, jewellery, amazing dresses and so many smiles and tears!

  • Jennifer - You’re lucky to live in such a place filled with beautiful celebrations! 🙂

  • Joniamac - Omg, everything looks absolutely gorgeous! I want to go a Middle Eastern wedding so bad!

  • Jennifer - I would love to go someday, too. The colors are beautiful and the traditions meaningful.

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