'A Royal Event'
'It's all coming together'
'New Clients = New Mood Boards. WOOHOO'
I'm utterly pumped at the moment. If I could bottle the way I feel I would be able to cure so many yucky illnesses...
Sunday 8th October
This week has begun in the most perfect way!! Seeing the Management team of The Party! Melissa, Teemu and Tamsin for a brain storm on an event we are working on! So many creative ideas from an award winning team. I am truly the luckiest girl on earth to have such incredible partners. I am bursting to tell you more but I simply can't just yet! I also met with Upscale & Posh Flowers and Happy Bubble Balloons for a very special Birthday we are styling in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to go through the final details.
Monday 9th October
I am loving life! Another EPIC day in the Big Brother Wedding House! After a glorious meeting morning creating a wedding mood board for the lovely Yasmin and Omar, travelling from Kuwait to see me later this week, I went home! Yes... You've guessed it! I landed at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai for back to back meetings with clients for the afternoon. A meeting that specifically stood out for me was with a wonderful lady handling the PR for Ford Middle East. You know those meetings that you allocate an hour to and they end up being two? One of those. We have some pretty awesome ideas that are simply going to take both your and my breath away - so watch this space (cruiser)...
Today finished with the ultimate Girl Boss pampering. Since I cut my ridiculously long extension-riddled hair off to a manageable bob, I have struggled to justify money on a blow-dry (which used to occur every five days). Tish Tash Talks invited me along to the newly opened Rossano Ferretti on Jumeirah Beach Road for some MUCH NEEDED 'me time'. Besides one of the best blow dries I've had here in the UAE by one of their stylists, Lela, I was in a euphoric bliss over my extended head massage. I think this is what I miss the most about my weekly routine so I must reintroduce this luxury into my life (when I stop investing every Dirham I earn back into the business)... As an added bonus, fellow Girl Boss, Melissa from The Party was also there having a mini pamper so I got to see her and collect the INCREDIBLE signage she has created for a rather special Birthday I have planned and will be in Abu Dhabi styling tomorrow.
Tuesday 10th October
Today was EPIC! I have just returned from the Birthday occasion I styled and it couldn't have gone better. I am truly blessed to have been asked to plan and style the event and cannot wait for my next trip to the Palace in a few weeks.
Wednesday 11th October
Met with the delicious team from Lapita Hotel today. I adore being transported into Polynesian Happiness. 20 minutes from the Marina with a wonderful concept apparent the second you walk in. Adore this hotel. Lots of life admin an proposals later I am going to bed at the acceptable time of 1:27am. [Still awake at 3am working - I really need to assess this!]
Thursday 12th October
Hooray - I am sick! Yes - I know you're all diagnostic Doctors... I know I need to sleep more and work less and possibly eat at normal hours. I shall be working from the confines of my home today and will be eating soup, drinking lots of that ghastly chamomile stuff and getting better for tomorrow.
Friday 13th October
Unlucky for some, but VERY lucky for me! I met with a delightful couple whose wedding I am planning and styling in January. They flew in from Kuwait to meet me. They are absolutely set on a venue here but something wasn't quite sitting right for me. A Wedding Planner occasionally needs to play devils advocate but when you can see someone has their heart set on a venue - it is really REALLY tricky to mention some of the downfalls of the venue, but, most importantly... If you do have an opinion - you must be able to find a better venue!!! EEK! I am very lucky to work with amazing clients who see my advice is with the best possible intentions so we are waiting on news for the NEW venue I scouted for them and I hope they're going to be happy and we can start the planning.
Saturday 14th October
I have a brain full of ideas and if you're following my Insta-stories, you'll see I've been having a blast with paint ideas because to get interesting (and huge) pieces of marble or agate so I am experimenting with acrylic on wood, canvas, glass and soon I will try a mirror. Check out my Instagram page @mydubaiwedding to see more!
See you next week, Tania x