Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bride Dubai 2015 - Making Dream Weddings a Reality

Buzzingtales was swept off its feet by UAE’s number one wedding event, BRIDE Dubai. The BRIDE show Dubai took place from the 25th- 28th March 2015 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Due to popular demand the esteemed Young Designers Award Initiative was re-launching.

Brides- to-be in the UAE were given a chance to plan their big day with ease at BRIDE Dubai, with all the finest bridal necessities available under one roof. There is a lot to consider when picking the perfect wedding location. Depending on personal preference, weddings can take place outdoors, in ballrooms, by the beach, or even in the desert.BRIDE Dubai showcased some of the very best five star hotels in the UAE, such as: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa Abu Dhabi ,Conrad Dubai, Crowne Plaza Deira, Desert Palm A Per Aquum Retreat and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Al Rais Tours and Holidays, one of the largest independent travel agencies in the UAE, are the sponsors for the Explore and Experience Feature, one of the thrilling main highlights at BRIDE Dubai.

 A conspicuous event on yearly calendars for upcoming designers from prestigious fashion colleges in and around the Middle East, the initiative provides an exclusive platform for aspiring young talent to make their break into the world of fashion. The show came to a glamorous conclusion on 29th March, with the announcement of the Young Designers Award 2015 winner.  Fatema Merchant who studies at Capital Training Institute was chosen from the ten finalists by the esteemed judging panel including, Exhibition Director Daphne Cota, Founder of the Female Network Shereen Mitwali and fashion guru Rosemin Manji. The newly introduced People’s Choice Award also crowned Fatema as the winner.

All in all, a hugely successful event for 2015 with brides to be and their families entertained across four spectacular days by exclusive fashion shows, hair and beauty demonstrations, celebrity makeup artists, enlightening Q & A sessions and expert talks from the who’s who in the wedding and lifestyle industry.

Opening the fashion shows on day one was Zari O Breesam, followed by Dressalicious, Nayala Couture, exquisite jewelry by Amwaj, Zarena Haute Couture and closing the show, stunning abayas by Tahani. The Bridal and Beauty Theatre saw engaging make-up sessions by Dolce & Gabbana, tips on honeymoon destinations by Explore and Experience sponsor Al Rais Tours and Holidays and further makeup tutorials by Gulnaz.

Day two commenced with Amina Aljassim opening the fashion shows, followed by Zayoon Trading, stunning wedding dresses by SKS Fashion Design, Point Glamour Fashion and closing the show was Passarel. Sarah Feyling of Couture Events presented ‘Brides in the UAE’ in the Bridal and Beauty Theatre and Neetu Ramchandani of Mywishlist.ae delivered an inspiring talk on gifting trends for 2015.

An exciting day three saw Hania open the show with a beautiful range of abayas, followed by Sponsa. Amwaj took to the catwalk once again, thereafter guests saw Maqbool Ziauddin and closing was Hayla Couture.  Friday’s Bridal and Beauty Theatre saw renowned celebrity makeup artist Daniel Bauer showcase a stunning makeover demonstration as well as the fascinating Bridal Panel Discussion with wonderful host Shereen Mitwali, discussing all things wedding with guests Priti Malik of Virgin Radio and Bloomingdales head buyer Clair Seffeen.

The final day of the show saw N&M Boutique take to the catwalk, followed by SH Collection and Stephanie Jayne.  The hugely popular Daniel Bauer once again shared his makeup expertise and to finish a fantastic wedding planner’s panel discussion by Shereen Mitwali, Myfarah.com and Carousel Weddings.

Representatives from the tourism board of Vienna, Philippines, Malaysia, Munich, Thailand, Ireland, Oman, Korea, Hamburg, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Seychelles were on hand to offer advice on each country. No matter what the couple were looking for, they were spoilt for choice.  

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