Celeste van Rooyen - Photography

Maryam & Abdul (Al Ain: Dubai) sneak preview

Maryam and Abdul is from Jordan and has lived in Al Ain a long time. If I think of this couple I think of what a great energy they form together. Maryam was game to try new things and she is so nice that it is easy to automatically just want to do everything in your power to make this day special for her.

This wedding differs from other weddings in the sense that the males and females had their receptions in two separate reception halls adjacent to each other. I was asked to, out of respect, not to photograph the guests unless approached. The formalities has already been completed on another occation and this day was just about celebration. It started off with the following of traditional Jordanian dancers meeting the couple and dancing them to the female venue. The groom is the only male to enter and leave the female venue for the various of rituals. One of these, was the cutting of the cake with the beautiful engraved sword. What normally is signified to me is the henna painted hands, Arabic dancing and the DJ lady wearing an abaya. Enjoy.

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4 comments to Maryam & Abdul (Al Ain: Dubai) sneak preview

  • Hayley

    You’ve done well! Can’t tell you how impressed I am!!

  • Maryam (the Bride)

    Celeste is the Best Photographer you can have in your Big Day, She made me comfort and natural and made my day last forever in my memory as story telling book,

    Really Thanks Celeste, you are SIMPLY the best….

    I feel I cant express my happyness with the Pictures…they are speechless…!!!

  • Eugen Binedell

    Wow!!! Celeste, this is fantastic work. I’m merely an amateur when it comes to photography, but loved the composition and angles selected. I am…. jealous.

    I guess we’ll see much more of your work in near future.

  • Amazing! love the ceremonial side of this and the couple look simply stunning and happy

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