August 23, 2023
Planning a wedding is like embarking on a magical adventure, where cultures collide, traditions tango, and love takes center stage. Now that the winter season is about to start and I just finished a totally crazy summer season in Europe, I come back with my eyes full of ideas and trends I would love to share with you, as I can imagine how we could use them to inspire our GCC weddings.
1. Dazzling Fireworks Displays – Light Up the Night, and Your Aunt’s Eyes
Who needs stars when you can have your very own fireworks display? Bring some European sparkle to your Middle Eastern soirée and leave your guests in awe – and possibly temporarily blinded. Nothing says “happily ever after” quite like colorful explosions in the sky. And guess what? It’s even possible to have a daylight fireworks now!
2. Unforgettable Entertainment – Let’s push the craziness to the next level!
I’m totally in love with this trend of a complete show with artists coming in the middle of your wedding to create a total new world ans transport your guests in another dimension. I would LOVE to see that on one of my GCC wedding! Can you imagine these creatures, or these elegant dancers entering in the ballroom with grace and under your guests eyes? What a memory!
3. Elegant Stationery and Invitations – Paper That’s More Royal Than You
Fellow lovebirds, get ready to deliver invitations that practically whisper, “Get ready to be wowed.” Combine the intricate elegance of European designs with your local flair for a paper trail that’s as enchanting as your love story. But be ready, because in Europe, stationery is a whole chapter of the wedding! From the invitation, to the menus, name tags, RSVPs… It’s an entire part of the wedding (and a budget!) but an unforgettable souvenir to keep forever!
4. Abundant Real Fresh Flowers – Because ‘More is More’ is Your Floral Mantra
Why settle for a dinky bouquet when you can practically wade through a sea of flowers? Fresh blooms are to European weddings what confetti is to a New Year’s Eve bash – essential and incredibly photogenic. What about an aisle full of fresh flowers to take the best bridal pictures?
5. Grand Chandeliers for Opulent Ambiance – Let There Be Light (and Instagram Likes)
Chandeliers are to weddings what icing is to cake – you can’t have too much of them. Besides of the traditional chandelier with candles, we can be creative and design Floral Chandeliers!
6. Long Tables – And why not?
Having 500 guests is not a reason why we cannot bring one or several long tables on your dinner area! Having long tables definitely opens the decor to new options decor wise, and to people to have the chance to talk together differently! Of course, we can see it already on our GCC weddings, but what about a super long table? OMG I would love to see that!
Congratulations, dear brides-to-be, you’re embarking on a journey of love and laughs that will be talked about for generations. Embrace the fusion of European elegance and Middle Eastern traditions, and remember, if your wedding isn’t a blend of joys and chaos, was it even a wedding at all? So go on, light up the sky, enjoy your guests, and let your love story be the masterpiece that unites the best of both worlds – complete with fireworks, flowers, and a touch of chandelier glamour that even Cinderella would envy. Cheers to love, laughter, and cultural collisions!