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Gothic Romance – FIVE Hotel Palm Jumeirah

When a new hotel opens in Dubai, everyo0ne in the wedding industry wants to have a chance to phootgraph it!

I was lucky enough, together with some amazing vendors from Dubai, to have a beautiful shoot inside the amazing FIVE hotel at The Palm Jumeirah.

The theme chosen was “Gothic Romance” – all the love that a wedding set up needs, contrasting with some deep colours.

 

Lovely Dubai vendors <3

 

Photography: @paula.scalco
Styling: @the_day_events
Venue: @fivepalmjumeirah
Florist: @theflowerfulproject
Stationery: @pretapapier
Cake: @chateaublanc.ae
Gifts: @mylistae
HMUA: @thelouisemonique
Gown: @thebridalshowroomdubai
Table acessories: @partysocialuae
Table numbers: @ewallsstudio
Bride: @marielynntannous

 

Featured on:

www.weddinglovely.com/blog/opulent-gothic-wedding-inspiration/


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Product Photography

I love photographing details, products, jewellry and a pretty set of crockery.

My love for stylings comes from my background of being an architect and my love for vintage from when I did a specialisation in Italy restoring old buildings.

I love putting some nice pieces together, adding a vintage touch, making them as pretty as possible and letting the magic happen.I love adding fresh flowers as it always makes everything prettier and romantic.

Below is a collection of some of the work I have done for brands in the UAE, both styling and photographing. The vintage props used are from my personal collection of antiques that I have been collecting over the years (and I am very proud of).


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Alice in Wonderland – Wedding styled shoot

I love everything that is mystical, sweet, pretty and dreamy.

And since I was a kid, I always loved all the Disney films and stories. After 30 years, it seems that nothing have changed! My favourite colours are still pink and baby blue, and I still imagine myself as a Princess sometimes!

So, together with many talented vendors in Dubai, a magical shoot was put together! I could not be happier with the result. And I am pretty sure many grown up girls like me, would love to have a wedding day like this!

Enjoy the images and dream on…

 

You can check the features here:

List of our lovely Vendors:

Styling / planning: Theweddinghaven
Photography @paula.scalco and @joemaldeaphoto
HMUA @blushbeautyinc
Cake @niceribbonatelier
Flowers @firenzeflora
Stationary @creativeboxdubai
Signage @_the_party
Bridal gowns @thebridalshowroomdubai
Rentals @partysocialuae
Venue @poloclubdubai
Models @tamarapauny and @rafacegon


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Tropical Bliss in The desert

A perfect location,some amazing Dubai vendors. The Wedding Haven’s vision brought to life in this Tropical Bliss … in the Desert styled shoot! Enjoy the beautiful colours, a real couple in love and the soft photos!

 

Creative Direction & Styling: The Wedding Haven

Photographer: Paula Scalco

Hair and Make-Up: Monica by MHG Beauty

Flowers: Firenze Flora

Stationary: Design by Louma

Signage Text: E-Walls Studio

Headpiece: ANAQA

Bridal Dress: The Bridal Showroom Dubai

Venue: PER AQUUM Desert Palm

Cake: Sugarology

Rentals: Party Social

 

Featured:

 

www.wedding-haven.com

www.knotsvilla.com

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Vintage “Love Letters” Styled Shoot

My love for vintage, pretty things and pink just keeps growing everyday.

I have a burgeoning collection of antique props and I am so happy to have used my darling typewriter that I bought from an auction in Ireland <3

I styled and photographed this beautiful photo shoot, together with some of my friends and colleagues from Dubai’s wedding industry. Monica www.mhgbeauty.com is responsible for the “plot” of the “Love Letters” shoot and for the amazing hair and make up.

Vanila studio www.vanilastudio.ae provided the gorgeous bridal dress, veil and accessories. They always have the right dress for the right occasion and type of wedding. Blossom Tree www.blossomtreedubai.com created the perfect bouquet for this shoot.

You can read more about the shoot and this love history on My lovely Wedding blog

www.mylovelywedding.com/love-letters-a-blog-by-monica-at-mhg-beauty

 

 


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White, green & orchids

When a group of creative Dubai vendors get together, and a beautiful photo shoot comes to live!

On this styled shoot, the colours white, gold and green were used to make a simple and stylish set up. Enjoy the photos <3

 

Featured on:

www.cakeandlaceblog.com

 

Lovely Vendors:

Photography: PAULA SCALCO PHOTOGRAPHY

Event Planner: THE WEDDING HAVEN

Florist: BLOSSOM TREE DUBAI

Decor: THE PARTY

Rentals: PARTY SOCIAL

Venue: FOUR SEASONS DUBAI

Stationery: CREATIVE BOX DUBAI

Wedding Dress: VANILA STUDIO

Cake: LITTLE MISS CUPCAKES

Hair & Makeup: MHG BEAUTY

 


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Beautiful Bride – Saint Regis Dubai Polo Club

When you have a beautiful bride with nice hair and makeup, a gorgeous dress and a stunning location you don’t need anything else! Enjoy this images from a beautiful shoot I did during a hot summer day in Dubai.

HMUA: Monica www.mhgbeauty.com

Dress by Helen Miller Bridal: Vanila Studio  www.vanilastudio.ae

Model: Kate

Venue:  St. Regis Polo Resort www.stregisdubaialhabtoorpoloresort.com


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Rock box

I took part in this amazing project of the launch of  a new brand called Rock Box www.getrockbox.com

The shoot took place in the amazing and very exclusive hotel Zaya Nurai Hotel in Abu Dhabi www.zayanuraiisland.com. The place is like a magical Island and the boat drive to get to the hotel is unbelievable. The private villa with its own pool and modern decor was the perfect setting for the photos.

Hair and makeup on the bride and bridesmaids models were beautifully done by lovely Monica www.mhgbeauty.com

Flowers were provided by the always amazing Firenze Flora, that carefully choose greens and bright colours    www.firenzeflora.com

 


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Couple Shoot – Winter Dream – Vitoria & Tiago

Dubai has beautiful winters…! And what a better way to celebrate love than a winter sunset at the Beach! The lovely couple Vitoria and Tiago are very stylish and have a love for folk and dark colours. So I choose a theme that would suite their style! And the cherry on top, a guitar, an antique camera and hot chocolate with mellows! Just fall in love with it…


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Couple session – Pinup in the Park

Once again I had a massive pleasure to photograph one of my  favourite couple in Dubai. Brazilian hair and makeup artist beauty Izabela and the gorgeous model Victor.

I was inspired by my by love for vintage objects and retro accessories. I styled this session in a dream park in Dubai. Many don`t know that Dubai has got sceneries with lovely trees and greenery. All the object used ato style are from my own collection of vintage pieces, that I have been collecting for years on my trips around the world. My entire home has got this vintage pieces so I am always happy when I get the chance to photograph them.

Both myself and Iza love the Pinup Style. Very feminine, sexy and classy. So the outfits chosen by Iza were screaming femininity and were able to show her beautiful brazilian curves. She created a curvy hair with nice curly bangs, cat eye make up and a stricking red lipstick. Victor was inspired by earthy tones, that enhance even more his brazilian tan. He used some acessoires like the cap, vest and very used brown shoes to bring a sence of period.

I will stop writing for now, and let you enjoy this dream shoot, with a beautiful sunset light kissing the sky <3

 

Photography & styling: Paula Scalco Photography

HMUA & model:  Izabela Cruz

Model:  Victor de Oliveira