am Greek by heritage, grew up in Australia and married a French man in the UAE. Having such a diverse upbringing meant that getting married was a little more, ahem lets say, complicated than usual. My husband and I are different religions, share contrasting customs and speak diverse languages but when planning our wedding, we knew that keeping our family traditions and customs alive should be on top of our to-do list.
This very special issue of Emirates Bride is dedicated to the Middle Eastern, Indian and Pakistani bride, all of which have their own beautiful, age-old traditions.
Regardless of where you come from, weddings mean the same to all. A time for celebration, the joining of two families and the start of a new life is what wedlock is all about. If you are at the beginning (or end) of your wedding journey, we have the saris, slimming treatments, henna and honeymoon ideas for you to start your new chapter looking and feeling fabulous.