Share your Wedding Story Featuring Shehlaa Ali from Things She Does

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”Real Stories, Real People” title_align=”separator_align_center”][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” interval=”3″ images=”3109,3110,3111,3112,3113,3114,3104,3119,3118,3117,3116,3115″ layout=”3″ gallery_style=”1″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]After getting engaged, my husband and I decided to settle on April for our wedding. We discussed how we wanted our wedding to be remembered and agreed on three words: elegant, sophisticated, and memorable.

During our engagement period, my husband and I lived in different countries, with him being in the UAE and me being in Iraq. Therefore geography was an added challenge to the already daunting planning process. I had to see everything through pictures and plan without physically being in Dubai or seeing the venue. I can definitely say I am a bride of the digital age since WhatsApp and Skype played a massive part in my wedding planning. Luckily, when it came to my wedding dress I was able to travel to Dubai for two weeks to find my dream dress. When I used to imagine my wedding dress I always imagined it to be classic, puffy, and feminine. In my opinion, this is the only day you can wear a Cinderella dress, so why not! I find lace to be a sophisticated fabric and wanted that incorporated in my dress. The classical look of the lace combined with a subtle sparkle that came through in the Swarovski crystals made my dress modern and chic. As for my jewelry I didn’t want to be a walking chandelier so I thought less is more and only had earrings and a bracelet on.

For the planning I do have The Wedding Venue to thank, for being our rock. They are an excellent wedding planning company that do weddings in the UAE and in the GCC. Without them, my husband and I wouldn’t have been able to get the dream wedding we desired. With it being a spring wedding we wanted a very light and uplifting color palette and theme. So we decided to go with warm pastel colors: pink, peach, and white.

We also wanted to incorporate the eastern and western parts of our upbringing – me being raised in Canada and my husband in UAE. So we had a double entrance for my husband, one where he entered in the traditional Emirati ‘Kandora’ or ‘Thowb’ in the beginning, and another entrance in the end where he entered wearing a tuxedo.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” interval=”3″ images=”3106,3105,3108,3109″ layout=”4″ gallery_style=”3″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][heading]Advice for Brides-To-Be[/heading][vc_column_text]If I could give any advice to a new bride-to-be it would be to stay calm. Getting nervous and stressed won’t solve anything. Also, never leave the booking of a photographer and videographer until the last minute. They will be capturing your moment and this is what you will be looking back on the rest of your life – you want it to be the best. Our photographer, Tarren Evans Photography, did an amazing job and captured all the smiles and beautiful moments. I’d recommend her to any bride. Last but not least, I’d advise new brides to never forget to smile![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Shehlaa Ali is the writer behind the blog www.thingsshedoes.com . Her blog speaks more about her style, and experiences.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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V I O L E N T  S K I E S
Nothing in life comes easy. Happiness comes from within. Everyone has their own opinion on what success is.
It is upto you to decide and work for the success you believe in honestly, and kindly. I always believe in the fact that if you put your heart and soul in paving your way, pulling up as many people as you can along the way, you will find yourself in a place you are content with, and surrounded by the right people.
It will happen but it will take time.
PERSEVERANCE & KINDNESS is key 🗝🗝🗝
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MY VEIL STORY
They told me " I didnt have to wear the veil there. My husband wasn't around." I listened. I smiled. I didnt say anything back.
Little did they know that my husband had nothing to do with my veil.
It was my choice and I Didn't do it for him. What if my husband wasn't there?My religion to me is submission to God. He is all-seeing, all-hearing!I hear a lot of assumptions often and here's what I feel about it. Unless you are in their shoes, and you know every detail of their life, You dont have the right to assume. And, even if you do, please keep it to yourself, so that people are less hurt because of the assumptions you make.
Being fashionably nice is not in looks alone, it is in trying to hurt  as less possible around you with your words. Words once spoken that you cant take back!
Your choice of words are everything! It determines your style, class and elegance more than anything
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A whole lot of beautiful things to share but not enough time.@dhigalimaldives 🏝🏝
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B A L K A N  S U N R I S E
Its easy to forget the beautiful memories we have like a beautiful sunrise.
Social Media makes it easy to whine and complain about things we dont have.
Perhaps if we remind ourselves more of the beautiful memories we have everyday, its going to be easier to be content with everything we have and get to experience in our life everyday!
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The wind was strong, the water wild, but there was peace as we watched the sun go down.
Peace that only nature could provide with.
And, it was the most relaxing scene to watch.
A beautiful experience for me.
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Featuring a glimpse of @dhigalimaldives
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🏡Where to stay in Raa Atoll: at the newly opened @dhigalimaldives
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🚘How to get here:  is a journey of 20 minutes by domestic flight from Male airport and a 40minutes - 1:30 hour ride thereafter in a speed boat from the airport
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Pushing myself to do better everyday is one thing I have always done for myself.
I have believed that the only limit you have around is dependent on what you place yourself in.
How beautiful is this view? From an excursion taken during my stay in the @sholacrownmunnar
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Cant believe a week passed away since I was standing here staring at this view. Wondering where this view is from?
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