In the heart of a bustling city, on the northeastern coast of the Arabian peninsula, I have created a green oasis for a magical love story.
It's true, one rarely thinks of a lush, green, tropical forest in the middle of sandy dunes, but I have successfully created this paradise. The wedding industry is always changing. It seems like there's a new trend every day! That's why I wanted to really get creative with this wedding shoot. I networked with the best wedding vendors in Doha, Qatar to create a wedding venue that combines timeless elegance with 2018's hottest wedding trends.
But I'm sure you are wanting to hear about the wedding itself, huh? This was a very special celebration. The bride and groom weren't actually getting married at this venue – they have already been married for many years! Their reason for celebrating now was that they were never able to have a proper wedding.
Lena has never worn a wedding dress before, neither has she had a proper wedding. I felt like a real bridesmaid as I helped her choose what to wear. The emotion on her face when she found the right dress was strong enough that I had to fight back tears of joy. When Dmitry saw her... well, it was like love at first sight all over again!
Tucked cozily between the floral arrangements and decorations, the neutral colors glowing and reflecting the soft candlelight, Dmitry and Lena took this opportunity to have the moment they always wanted. A towering cake with melted icing tumbling down it looked almost too beautiful to eat, but the lovebirds dove right into it. It was sweet to watch how tenderly and carefully Dmitry was when he fed Lena cake, knowing that she had spent hours preparing her look.
At last, it was time for their wedding dance. Music that played for sure sounded louder in their hearts, their bodies swaying slowly to a beat. Several soft kisses were exchanged as they danced nose to nose with their hands clasping each other tight. It may have come sooner rather than later, but it was the wedding Lena and Dmitry had always envisioned. To make their dreams come true was my greatest honor.
Creative production & Photography: Martina - Timeless Photography
Videography: Boom Art Studio
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Doha
Bride & Groom: Lena & Dmitry
Venue Design: Plush Events
Flowers: The Flower Library
Makeup Artist: Axelle Missland
Hairstylist: Kanymzhan Ailchieva
Hair accessories: Pronovias
Wedding dress: Pronovias
Jewellery: Chateau Euphorie
Groom Attire: Giorgio Armani
Watch: Omega Seamster Aquaterra by Bezel1986
Cake: Pate Sucree
Lighting: Rama Music
Table drinks and cupcakes: Shangri-La Hotel, Doha
Nails: Nails Doha