Bride and groom kissing at their Park Hyatt Dubai wedding

Dubai Wedding Photographer | Georgia & Adam

It was so incredible to be Georgia & Adam’s Dubai Wedding Photographer! Sunsets, sea and partying, this was the vibe for their fun but relaxed destination wedding in Dubai.

This was my first trip to Dubai, and it’s so different to anywhere I’ve ever been before. It’s hard to believe it’s manmade, and I spent a lot of time staring up at the impressive skyscrapers on my first day.

I arrived on Wednesday, ahead of the wedding on Sunday, to get a feel for the area. The next day I had a tour of the venue – Park Hyatt Dubai and met the wedding planner, this time was key to help me scout locations for couple portraits on the wedding day. The venue is Nestled on the shores of the Dubai Creek, a luxury hotel and Spa.

Dubai skyscrapers Two wedding guests jumping off the boat Wedding guests partying on the boat Wedding guests has Vodka poured down her throat Wedding guests drinks Vodka Groomsmen has Vodka poured into his mouth

On Friday Georgia and Adam kicked things off with a boat party, setting sail from Dubai Marina after lunch. Jack the DJ brought the party to life as it set sail in the afternoon sunshine. After a few hours on the boat I really got to know the guests, ready for the wedding day. After a fantastic few hours and some great tunes from Jack, we headed back to dry land, stopping off at a few bars to end the day.

The next day the guests recovered with an afternoon brunch at El Chiringuito, part of the Rixos Palm Dubai complex. It’s the perfect place to chill; the outdoor areas are draped with climbing plants and filled with comfy sofas. I got some lovely shots of Georgia and Adam, their family and friends.

Ceremony space at the Park Hyatt Dubai Photobooth sign

On to the big day! The wedding ceremony took place late on Sunday afternoon in the gardens of the Park Hyatt Dubai, a hotel set on the banks of the Dubai Creek. As we were in Dubai we could take advantage of the (near constant) sun and have an outdoor ceremony, framed by beautiful palm trees and whitewashed buildings.

Groom helps best man with his cuff links Groom ready to leave for the ceremony

Before the ceremony I first visited the boys while they were getting ready, getting some great shots of the groom and the groomsmen. I think there was more excitement than nerves in this group!

Bridesmaids react to the bride in her dress

Then over to see the bride, her bridesmaids and family who were relaxing with some champagne and nibbles before hair and make up. This wedding was intimate, for close family and friends only, so the lead up to the ceremony was a little more relaxed than other weddings.

Bride looks at herself in the mirror Bride hugs the grooms mum during bridal prep Dad reacts to his daughter in her dress

Then it was over to the gardens for the ceremony, where I took some shots of the guests arriving and the excited groom. The modern space was absolutely wonderful, such a unique setting for a wedding ceremony.

Bride and her dad walk down the aisle

During the wedding reception I captured some lovely candid shots of the newlyweds and their guests, the outdoor setting gave us particularly good light too.

Bride smilies at the top of the aisleBride and groom exit the wedding ceremony at Park Hyatt Dubai

While this was a relaxed and intimate wedding, time was short for photos. I had around an hour and a half to capture the reception, group shots and the couples’ portrait. This wasn’t a problem though; as I’d explored the venue well beforehand I knew exactly what to do where and when.

Bride and groom get covered in confettiDad smiles at his daughter during the speeches Groom celebrates during his speech Girl laughing during the speeches Grooms dad and mum laugh during the best man speech Dad speaks about his daughterGuests laughing during the speeches Guests laughing during the speeches Guests laughing during the speeches Wedding guests jokeGroom celebrates during his speechBride congratulates her husband on his speech

Just as the sun was setting Georgia and Adam made it to the harbour, where we got some fantastic sunset shots. The golden light is like no other I’ve seen before, totally incredible.

Bride and groom get driven around in a buggy Bride and groom walk along the river during sunset at Park Hyatt Dubai Bride and groom share a moment together at Park Hyatt DubaiBride and groom kissing at their Park Hyatt Dubai wedding

Our fun-loving Mr and Mrs then headed off to start the after party, which carried on ’til 2am, very impressive!

Guests joke aroundBride and groom have their first dance Groom partying on the dance floor Guest dancing on the dance floor Groomsmen gets beer poured into his mouth

Destination weddings are just so magical!


  1. Amazeballs! Really enjoyed this set Lee – looks like there was a bit of alcohol involved 🙂

    1. Thanks so much buddy! Yes the party was insane!!!!

  2. Awesome set of images mate, just from seeing the boat party photos you could tell it was going to be a fun wedding to photograph.

    1. Cheers buddy! It was a awesome wedding mate!

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