An Italian summer holidays with a family from Dubai

    I had an absolute pleasure following a family from Dubai having fun during their holiday in Treia, Italy for two days. We created great “time together/family bonding” moments which they will cherish forever!

    The family has three active boys who enjoyed outdoor activities such as playing basketball, water sports and just running freely in the fields during very informal photoshoot.  It also gave Zainab, a very talented Dubai wedding planner, an escape from a hectic city work/life and a change of scenery too.

    While the temperatures soared in July in Dubai, meanwhile Southern Tuscany provided a perfect getaway for a family. It has countryside feel with a beautiful scenery, mouth-watering food and charming villages to name a few… Happy I have taken drone images which reflect the feel and atmosphere of the places we visited.

    Thank you Zainab and the family for introducing me to this wonderful part of the world which I definitely plan to revisit with my family and hopefully work soon too!

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    Strictly Weddings Featured our stylized shoot with Anaiah Grace

    A Jewel Tone Wedding Color Palette

    A jewel tone wedding color palette is totally under-rated in our humble opinion. These color crushing hues are ones we can’t get enough ofwith their delicious rich and bold combinations that make a space pop. Without a neutral shade in sight, Anaiah Grace planned and designed a love affair that screams opulence at this fortress in the United Kingdom. Using an incredible mixture of berry shades loaded with golden highlights and a dash of turquoise, this stunning editorial shows you just how to pull off a jewel tone wedding color palette for your own dream day. The only white in sight is the bride’s magnificent Ruth Milliam Bridal Couture gown and cape – making a statement for its own high fashion reasons. VARNA STUDIOS Photo & Cinema creativity shines through everything they captured the proof is in this dreamy gallery.
    There is no denying that blush, all the airy pastels for that matter, continue to have a major moment in weddings today. But, when it gets right down to it, a jewel tone wedding color palette gives you tons to work with in design. Take this tablescape with gold making a major impact. Using décor rentals from Dress It Yourself, the golden charges, plates, silverware and vessels don’t overwhelm as they are offset by the lush floral arrangements in highs and lows that Anaiah Grace crafted. Vanilla Orchid Bakery lent her craft to the overall experience with not one delicious dessert scene, but two decadent sweet tables boasting six drool-worthy cakes. We would be happy to plunge our fork into just one of these beauties, certain to ignite taste buds. The lavender Geode cake with gold foil rocks with its edible sugar crystals. That brings us to the bride. Where to even begin with this flawless Grecian-like goddess wearing two different looks of Ruth Milliam Bridal Couture? She channels the look of a fashion forward modern bride that deserves her moment in the spotlight. Magnificently handcrafted, these gowns and her accessories each have intricate details that sing couture and opulence. In her ostrich feather cape with gold and crystal headpiece, her bridal style oozes with a regal and opulent air perfect for any fairytale. This pretty party scene is bursting with steal-worthy details and ideas.

    Text from Strictly Weddings

    Creative Director, Styling and Florals: Anaiah Grace | Photography and Cinematography: Aurelijus Varna  VARNA STUDIOS Photo & Cinema | Cakes and Cookies: Vanilla Orchid Bakery | Makeup Artist: Neon Velvet | Hair Stylist: Yurate | Furniture Rentals: Rosetone Event Furniture | Decor Rentals: Dress It Yourself | Stationery: Hiphiphooray | Bridalwear and Accessories: Ruth Milliam Bridal Couture | Groomswear: KEYE London | Female Model: Joelah Noble | Male Model: Josh Richardson

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