Mary + Ryan

How did you meet?

We met in London on a night out with our two best friends.

When did you know they were the one? 

When he flew over from Dubai for our first date (he lived in Dubai and I lived in London at the time).

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner? 

A romantic

Who proposed and how? 

Ry proposed in April 2022. He took me away for the weekend (claiming it was a gifted trip from his business partner) to Zaya Nurai Island in Abu Dhabi. We had our own villa with a private beach at the back. He proposed over dinner on the beach.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why? 

I fell in love with my dress at Ginger & Poppy Dubai but bought it from Ava Louise Bridal in Southampton (UK) whilst on a dress fitting with my mum.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding?

Walking down the aisle with my dad and the first dance with Ry.

What were your favourite details?

Everything! Loved every single second

What advice would you tell other brides?

Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Have fun planning.
Enjoy every second of the day; it goes fast!

Any standout vendors?

Melia Desert Palm: venue
Pretty WOW; make up & hair
Mark & Kali; photographer & videographer
Fergus James; the rings




Mark & Kali; photographer & videographer


Ava Louise Bridal