Sara & Jamil | Royal Mirage

OneOnly Royal Mirage Dubai

Videography: Denee Motion
Photography: Timothy Kaldas
Event planner: Cherry on Top

Music licensed through The Music Bed

About the hotel, taken from their website:

The Arabian Peninsula’s city of gold, where the ancient desert meets the cosmopolitan charms of the coast – a wonderful place of intricate arches, domes, and towers, infused with rich green courtyards and vibrantly colourful gardens. This is One&Only Royal Mirage.

Bedouin lore tells of a magical place of supreme hospitality rising out of the sand. One&Only Royal Mirage evokes a sense of majesty and style. This is a wondrous place, composed of three distinctive environments – each flowing into the next to ignite the senses: The Palace, Arabian Court, and Residence & Spa. Palm-shaded pools, reflecting waters, and cooling fountains heighten the sense of pleasure and well-mannered calm of this resort.

About Denee Motion: Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Films moved away from the traditional and cliché wedding videography in 2009 and had no idea how far this would take us. We take our wedding assignments seriously by looking after every tiny detail giving our films and photos that extra human touch. Denee Motion travels worldwide for various projects and we’ve met some many beautiful people along the way. Now we call them our friends. Being creative London wedding cinematographers as well photographers, we passionately believe in the team ethos. No “B team” here – we’re all part of one big “A Team”. If you would like to know more, send us an email and we will arrange a meeting so we could get to know each other better.

OneOnly Royal Mirage Dubai 

Nathalie & Omar | Ritz-Carlton JBR

Location: Ritz-Carlton JBR Dubai
Planner: Clare Ebbs
Cinematography: Denee Motion
Photography: Katarina Borszik
Florist: Wud Flowers Dubai
Make-up: Angelique Turner
Dress: Jenny Packham
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Music track used in this video: Fall at Your Feet by Boy & Bear (Universal Republic), taken from He Will Have His Way, a tribute album to singer-songwriter brothers, Tim and Neil Finn. Please purchase at

About the wedding, taken from Harper’s Bazaar, Autumn/Winter 2013:

Personal and intimate” was the inspiration for her big day, according to 34-year-old fashion marketing exec, Nathalie Khouri. “We really wanted all parts of the wedding to be memorable, so everything we did stayed with us,” she says of her beach wedding to Omar Diab. The couple became engaged after 12 months of dating as Omar, 35, a satellite communication director, proposed on a sunset beach during a holiday in Crete last year. With just eight months to plan, the bride enlisted wedding planner Clare, from The Perfect Moment, to help orchestrate the 150-guest affair. “My fairy godmother Clare helped me pull it all together. I don’t know what I would have done without her!” After scouting tirelessly for a suitable location, the Dubai-based couple chose the luxurious Ritz-Carlton JBR to have their fairy tale outdoor wedding, known for its stunning beachfront locale and intimate oasis vibe. The pair had their heart set on having a classy yet understated ceremony, asking the guests to commemorate the occasion by wearing smartcasual white ensembles. For her wedding dress, Nathalie found a classic Jenny Packham gown online and had it shipped from London, but her “prized possession” was a beautiful handmade pearl veil, “I had all the pearls delicately sewn on one by one. It took over three weeks to make.” Elegant blue Manolo Blahniks, a blue sapphire and diamond pendant, ring and earrings from Keyrouz gifted by her in-laws completed the look. The groom kept it cool and casual in an off-white custom-made linen suit, in keeping with the vintage and rustic theme of the wedding. A blue hydrangea-lined aisle and her “favourite” song, Boy and Bear’s Fall At Your Feet, guided Nathalie down the aisle, with a GoPro ‘bridal cam’ creatively hidden in her purple hyacinth bouquet to capture every moment. The row of crisp white couches bordering the aisle ended in a cleverly constructed vintage picture frame that served as the backdrop to the sunset as the bride and groom made their vows. “It was truly picture perfect,” Nathalie smiles. Of all the treasured moments that took place during the nuptials, Nathalie says having her father escort her down the aisle was the most “magical” and “seeing everyone dressed in white at sunset on the beach was just surreal.” Post-ceremony, guests headed to the reception dinner where the bride had her first dance with her father to their favourite song Lean on Me, followed by her new husband. Nathalie and Omar’s fun personalities were evident in all the intimate little touches. From cards on the tables describing ‘Five Things To Know About The Bride & Groom’, and hacky sack party favours personalised with hand written notes, to a wedding cake made of 150 cake pops and a Polaroid camera gifted by the Maid of Honour, which provided a brilliant keepsake of photos and messages from loved ones that is now hanging in a frame in their home, along with a set of wooden ‘O’ and ‘N’ initials signed by the guests. Looking back, Nathalie has no regrets, although she wishes she’d spent more time eating, “I didn’t touch the buffet – I was too busy on the dance floor!” she laughs. Having been through it all, she does have some sage advice for future brides: “Don’t stress the small details. No one notices the colour of the table napkins!”…