A destination wedding is an opportunity for engaged couples to celebrate their marriage with close family members and friends at a gorgeous destination of their choosing away from home. Interest in destination weddings among couples based in the Middle East is growing; we are seeing more couples from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, among other countries, holding their weddings in different destinations away from home.
According to a survey conducted by the organisers of the Destination Wedding Planners Congress, it revealed that couples in the Middle East prefer these destinations among others: UAE, France, UK, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, Lebanon, Morocco with the following destinations emerging as new emerging destinations that couples in the Middle East are interested in: Portugal, Morocco, Thailand, Maldives, Mauritius and Spain.
Established in Dubai in 2007, French-born Olivier Dolz specializes in bespoke design, production and planning of unforgettable events. Continuously travelling the world to bring new inspiration, Olivier and his team pride themselves in producing one-of-a-kind weddings and events every single time, while delivering a constant high quality outcome, in a sophisticated European style.
Through his frequent travels, Olivier Dolz developed a wide international network of close relationships with venue owners, first-rate suppliers and partners worldwide, making it possible to guarantee the same standard of service for his clients, regardless of their preferred wedding location. Olivier’s track record of destination weddings encompasses destinations like France, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar.
Lana Wedding Planner is one of the leading destination wedding planners in Dubai. With access to many destinations, venues and partners in Dubai, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Monaco, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, The Maldives, Bali, Malaysia and more, Svitlana (aka Lana) Olifer is an expert in destination weddings.
At the moment Lana offers such destinations as: Dubai, Italy, Spain, Monaco, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Maldives and Malaysia. She has recently organised 2 weddings in the Amalfi Coast of Italynd on the Gangehi Island in the Maldives, in addition to having done many destination weddings in Dubai for several nationalities, and is at the moment working on a wedding in Rome and one in Maldives.
Since its inception a few years ago, Just Amore has created romantic fairy-tale weddings in Italy, brimming with Italian charm for a host of clients. Ranging from intimate, elegant affairs to luxurious weddings, Just Amore knows what it takes to plan all kinds of stylish, memorable events.
With imaginative decor, delicious contemporary cuisine, creative design, top-notch entertainment and impeccable service, Just Amore strives for perfection in every detail. The company’s ambition and values spark from its founder, Anna, and her passionate fascination with style, authenticity and uniqueness.
Anna Frem organises weddings exclusively in Italy.
Based out of Dubai, Vivaah Weddings is an established bespoke wedding planning and management company that specialises in Indian weddings. It has successfully grown its brand over the last decade with services spanning parts of Middle East, Europe and the Far East.
Vivaah hs been an innovator and trendsetter in the Indian weddings market, best known for its creative ideas, unexpected décor accents and exquisite attention to detail. Offering tailor made solutions for destination weddings, the services include everything from inception to wrap up. Vivaah Weddings has organised Indian weddings in several countries including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India in addition to the UAE.
Julie Zayani is a French designer and wedding planner since 2010. Julie turns wedding planning in Dubai and Paris into a fun, creative process that’s a celebration in its own right. Combining her passion for art, food, flowers and fashion she gracefully guides couples through all the steps of making the wedding celebration a beautiful expression of their unique relationship. Julie has recently opened a branch in Paris to facilitate planning a destination wedding in France further.
With over 9 years of event management, a fine eye for detail and a passion for traveling and cultures, Sandra Bisharat, of Jordan, founded Muse Events in 2014 as a boutique wedding and event planning company in Dubai. From intimate affairs to elaborate weddings, Sandra has worked on a variety of events and helped create truly memorable and one-of-a-kind experiences for her clients whom she has formed lasting relationships with. No matter how traditional or avant-garde each concept may be, personalized attention and flawless elegance are at the core of Sandra’s thoughtful planning. Sandra has organised weddings in the Jordan, Greece and Lebanon in addition to the UAE.
Cherry On Top is an event planning and design boutique based in Dubai, planning events locally and internationally since 2009. They make dreams become reality and moments become lasting memories. Cherry on Top ensures that each event is thoughtfully produced with equal parts of quirk and sophistication to create lasting impressions. It specialises in destination weddings, and over the last few years has worked on weddings in Montreal, South of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Maldives, India, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Hawaii.