Matt & Emma - Dubai
Today marks the 2nd Anniversary for my friends Matt & Emma Newman.
Emma and I have been friends for more years than I can remember and she is one of my favourite people in the world. I was so excited when I was asked to be the Photographer for their wedding in Dubai!
Emma had relocated for work and this is where she met Matt.
Ah Matt, such a genuinely awesome, caring guy and possibly my tallest friend!
So on a crisp spring morning in March, I found myself jetting off to the UAE!
I love a destination wedding and I absolutely love Dubai so for me this was a perfect storm! For those of you who want to get married abroad I highly recommend Dubai as a destination.
The wedding was to be held at the luxurious Ritz Carlton hotel, which was just beautiful. The Bridal suite where everyone got ready was bigger than my flat!
The afternoon wedding was held outside, with Matt and Emma exchanging vows in front of family and friends who had travelled from all over the world for the occasion.
The sunset provided a beautiful backdrop for the group images and the portraits of Matt and Emma.
Yet again, the evening came far too quickly, but brought with it a real party atmosphere as every one drank, danced and laughed into the night. Many photographers do not stay through the evening reception and on one hand I completely understand this, but for me it is where you capture some of the best moments of the entire wedding. This was NO exception.
The Groomsmen and Parents from both sides decided the only thing this wedding was missing was a dance off! I’m not sure who won, but Clarkey ripped his trousers in the big finish!
Many of the friends and family at the wedding had not seen Matt and Emma for some time so I really got a sense of how happy people were and how much they enjoyed the day.
For me it was, as it always is, a pleasure to be there to witness the event and capture those moments of pure magic. Being a Wedding Photographer is the best job in the world and this was a very special Wedding for me. Not only was I working in Dubai at a beautiful venue, but the Bride and Groom were two people who I absolutely adore!
Mr & Mrs Newman, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day.
All my love and best wishes on your anniversary xx