Olsen and Mandy met in Dubai in 2007. Olsen was born and raised in Dubai while Mandy came from America and decided to pursue a career in Dubai where their paths crossed. A couple of years later they they decided to return to the USA together.
Finally they came back to the place where it all happened, and to make it even more special for family and friends making the trip to witness their wedding in the middle of the desert. Dubai truly was the perfect place for their Wedding.
Having never been to Bab Al Shams and taking the advice of family members living in Dubai, They decided that Bab al Shams would be a perfect venue! It still amazes me that they planned such a seamless wedding from the other side of the world!!
Here is a sneak peek of their day…I have so many favourites and found it difficult to narrow it down for the sneak peek!
Beautiful flowers! They were actually a surprise for Mandy from a family member. She had no idea about this until she left the room she was getting ready in.
Just before the ceremony we did a ‘first look’ to capture the true emotions of seeing one another for the first time. I love this part of the day – It is so special to experience how much happiness is expressed in their faces when they see one another for the first time!
All the Wedding guests flew in from different parts of the world! All 5 continents were represented!! This was defiantly was a international event!! So nice of everyone to make the journey with the beautiful couple!!
Olsen designed some cute signs that were located in 3 different places around the hotel. He even made a A&O logo that went on all the wedding invites, gifts, signs. I loved it!!
I had a wonderful time with you both on your Wedding Day. It was a pleasure to finally meet you both, your family and friends!