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Backyard Villa - Dubai, UAE wedding picture by the pool of The bride and groom laughing at the marriage officiant

Backyard Villa - Dubai, UAE Elopement Photos | The bride and groom laughing at a joke shared by the wedding celebrant

The bride and groom laughing at a joke shared by the wedding celebrant.

Jennifer and Georgios opted for an intimate wedding at their villa, with just their closest family members present to witness it. The ceremony was conducted by ‘Theresa D’, who is a popular wedding celebrant in Dubai.The day started with Jennifer’s bridal preparations. She wore a stunningly simple yet elegant white dress made by ‘Rebekah’s Bespoke’ while surrounded by her daughters, soaking in the moment before she tied the knot.Jennifer was walked down the aisle by her son. The ceremony took place in front of a beautiful arch made up of flowers and leaves with the tops of palm trees peeping through behind it.The groom is Greek, so the ceremony was filled with a mixture of cultures. Some of the traditions were the ‘common cup’ where the couple take three sips of wine representing their union, and ‘Stefana’, where two crowns typically made from flowers and foliage are joined by a ribbon and placed onto the couple’s heads while being swapped a few times.  They also exchanged rings and read vows.

After the ceremony was over, I took a few portraits of the bride and groom (and their dog) inside the couple’s villa before they joined the wedding party who was waiting to watch their first dance.The day finished with an intimate dinner with hot food being served up in the garden.

Private Dubai Villa At-Home wedding image of The bride's daughter helping her mother get ready

Dubai Villa, UAE At-Home Elopement Photographer | The bride's daughter helping her mother get ready

The bride's daughter helping her mother get ready for her big day.

UAE wedding Ceremony Photo of The bride and groom sharing an intimate moment with guests

UAE Elopement Ceremony Picture | The bride and groom share an intimate moment

The bride and groom share an intimate moment with their guests during the ceremony.

UAE Backyard Marriage photo of The wedding ceremony Stefana, two crowns of flowers and foliage

UAE Backyard Elopement Marriage Image | The ‘Stefana’, where two crowns typically made from flowers and foliage

The ‘Stefana’, where two crowns typically made from flowers and foliage are joined by a ribbon and placed onto the couple’s heads while being swapped a few times.

UAE Home Ceremony image showing The ‘common cup’, where the couple take three sips of wine representing their wedding union

UAE Home Elopement Ceremony Photos | The ‘common cup’, where the couple take three sips of wine representing their union

The ‘common cup’, where the couple take three sips of wine representing their union.

a Dubai Couple At Home Wedding portrait inside the villa with their family dog

Dubai Couple's At Home Elopement Images | Wedding portrait inside the villa

Wedding portrait inside the villa, featuring the couple's dog.