Persian Wedding at the Iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel

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Elham & Saman

The proposal

We met in Switzerland and we were in a long-distance relationship, between Switzerland where I was studying, and Dubai, where Saman was living, for more than five years. It was hard and we missed each other a lot but we both knew it would be worth it. After I finished my studies I moved to Dubai, and Saman proposed to me on Valentine’s Day while we stayed at a resort.

The Wedding Venue

We wanted to get married in a location where we could hold our blessing ceremony outdoors with a view of the sea behind us, and later have our evening ceremony in an indoor ballroom that would feel quite unique. We visited many hotels in Dubai and finally decided to get married in the iconic Burj Al Arab.

The Wedding Theme

We wanted our wedding to be a mix of both Persian and Western traditions. While not everyone could make it on the day, our families are spread all around the world, from Iran to the USA, and in many countries in Europe including Switzerland, England, Germany and France.

Musicians: Elena Thedvall//Ceremony Location: Burj Al Arab//Dress Store: Vanila Wedding Boutique//Dress Designer: Giovanna Alessandro//Event Planner: Fabulous Day Wedding & Events//Cinema and Video: Denee Motion//Photographer: Christophe Viseux Photography

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