Anthony and Nazanin’s destination wedding was a perfect combination of laid back Australian charm and Persian tradition.
The lovely couple were both from Australia, and had chosen Dubai as the perfect location for their wedding. Situated at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Dubai, the ceremony was held in the romantic Wedding Pavilion. This was a lovely private area of grass opening out to the beach and with a backdrop of the Dubai skyline.
The ceremony was officiated by the late, great Helen Schrader, and was a lovely mix of Persian and western traditions. Of particular note the sugar grinding and honey sharing ceremonies were really interesting, and new to us. After the ceremony we wandered the hotel gardens and beach for some romantic shots of the couple before heading back to join the families.
The reception was held under the stars ( and fairy lights! ) on the Sunbird Lawn area. With the hotel and skyscrapers behind this was a lovely setting for family and friends to dance the night away….. something it appears the Persians are very good at !
Beautiful flowers by our friend Sanjay from Firenze Flora