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/


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).


For the Love of Music

Once again my love for vintage, pretty in pink and flowers inspired me for a dreamy soft shoot.

Myself and my very talented friend Monica got our brains together and produced a styled shoot called ” For the Love of Music”.

I used many of my antiques props and my background in styling to produce this shoot. Together with many of my favourite wedding vendors in Dubai.

A series of love stories that is being publish on Joelle’s blog, from My Lovely Wedding.

I feel so happy to be able to express my art and my emotions through photos, and I hope you enjoy seeing the images, as much as I enjoyed creating them and photographing.

 

Photography, styling and props: Paula Scalco 
HMUA, story and concept: Monica  MHG Beauty 
Blog: Joelle – My Lovely Wedding www.mylovelywedding.com
Dress and Accessories: Vanila Wedding Boutique
Mini Portraits: The Party
Flowers: The Flowerful Project 
Cake and Cookies: Lashaante Bakery lashaante_bakery
Model: Courtney
Violin: Paddyman music

 


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


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

 

 


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

 


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


Autumn wedding – Rixos The Palm

My favourite season of the year is Autumn. When winter is arriving and all the colours in  nature are so beautiful and deep.

A group of talented vendors in Dubai got together to bring all these beautiful tones and colours to a beautiful wedding set up.

Get inspired and enjoy.

 

 

Lovely Dubai vendors❤️
Planning/styling: @theweddinghaven
Photography: @paula.scalco
Venue: @rixosthepalmdubai
Video: @lovespelldxb
Flowers: @blossomtree_wedding
Hair: @steve_wahab
Makeup: @thelouisemonique
Rentals: @partysocialuae Signage: @_the_party @decallicious
Linens: @tabletopsevents_ae
Dress: @thebridalshowroomdubai
Assistant planner: @noha_sharaf
Stationery: @creativeboxdubai


The Vintage Soul Bride

When you photograph your dream bride; with a vintage look that brings you back in time.

In this photo session I was able to dream and incorporate so many elements that I love. I styled it with some vintage objects that I collect, and my love for antique can be seen. The back light was magical and let me put that extra soft and dream look in the photos, that I always look for.

Together with a dream team, magic happened! Monica from MHG beauty did the perfect hair and make up, and recreated perfectly a glamorous vintage look, with a modern twist. Vanila Wedding Boutique provided the most perfect Helen Miller  dress and beautiful accessories. Green and white flowers by Flowers Blossom Tree were so fresh and perfect for this shoot. The blog is up on the always lovely My lovely wedding Blog.

I hope you enjoy as much as I do. So put your vinyl on, turn the volume up and enjoy it.

 

Featured on: My Lovely Wedding www.mylovelywedding.com

Photography & styling: Paula Scalco Photography

Hair and Make up & concept: Monica MHG beauty

Dress and accessories: Vanila Studio

Flowers: Blossom tree Dubai