Emma and Shaun’s beautiful terrace wedding

Shared by Cecile Guillemot
Couple Emma and Shaun
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Dramatic Dubai storms didn’t deter this beautiful terrace wedding,

A destination wedding is always tricky to organise, especially when you’re doing it yourself without a wedding planner.

My first meeting with Shaun and Emma was during their pre-wedding trip. They were such a sweet couple and clearly madly in love, it felt like so it made writing the ceremony easy, as if they were old friends.

I used this rather wonderful quote by Rumi who says, “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

It worked perfectly for these childhood sweethearts, as their path was set into motion over 8 years ago. They say there is never a time or place for true love, it happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, and in Shaun’s case it was a new Pick-up!

Through all of our meetings, and remotely working with this couple to design this bespoke ceremony, one thing was clear, the chemistry just radiated from them –Emma was bubbly, engaging and her boundless enthusiasm and passion was contagious – it’s no wonder Shaun fell head over heels for her,like a moth to a flame!

Getting the couple to write about the qualities they admire in each other is a very moving exercise, when I asked Emma when did you know you wanted to be with Shaun forever? She affectionately replied: “I can't decide if it was back on the second or third date – even though we were kids when we first started dating, I had an inexplicable sense of “recognition” with Shaun, like the feeling you get when you come home after a long journey”.

It is the role of a celebrant to make a couple feel safe, to ensure that brides and grooms feel comfortable to share these intimate feelingsof why they chose to spend the rest of their life with their partner.

On March 14th, 2016 the British pair exchanged vows before a close group of family and friends at the Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek.

One of the most priceless moments is watching the parents when their son or daughter is reading their personal vows – all of a sudden the emotion wells up, and you can see them beaming with pride for the little girl or boy they raised to the woman or man standing before them [cue the tears]

“Our wedding ceremony was filled with so much love, we were so grateful to our family and friends who travelled from the UK to Dubai to celebrate with us in such a beautiful part of the world.”

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