Ten years. Ten whole years since that warm October day in 2008! I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. We were already living in the UAE at the time, in Dubai, and with most of my family being based in the UK, and my husband’s family being based in Australia and New Zealand, we decided a Dubai wedding made sense as a kind of middle ground – and would be easier to organise since we were already based there, not to mention we could be fairly certain of a good weather day there! Having a wedding in a place like Dubai is also something I’d definitely recommend, especially if you don’t feel the need to be too hands on… most of the hotels have in-house wedding planners and take care of the majority of the hassles so you don’t have to! I was really a bride who didn’t feel the need for themes and extras, the location and hotel we chose was already theme enough in its own design in my mind, so I had little more to do than choose a dress and turn up, perfect!Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf the night before the wedding, and prepared for the day there with my bridesmaid and family. From there we left for the Anglican Church in Jebel Ali where the ceremony was held.Jumeirah Mina A’Salam where we were having the evening reception. But first, we also had a cocktail reception and blessing ceremony on the beach. My husband loves the beach, and well, it didn’t seem quite right not to make the most of such a beautiful location!