Sofitel The Palm Hindu Wedding Photography in Dubai

Destination Hindu wedding at the Sofitel Palm Jumeirah

The culmination of Nimesh and Rakhee’s destination wedding in Dubai was the Hindu wedding ceremony and reception and was a truly magical day that took place on the lawns and private beach at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa with the reception on a private boat leaving from the Dubai Marina.

This followed some of the amazing pre wedding events that included pre wedding photography in the sand dunes of the Dubai desert and a Mehndi and Sangeet event in a private bedouin camp outside of the city centre as well as a stunning civil ceremony at Newland Manor in Buckinghamshire.

The beach ceremony location at the Sofitel gave us great views of Palm Jumeirah and the baraat procession of Nimesh and his entourage along the beach on a camel was the perfect way to kick off this destination Hindu wedding. The couple were lucky enough to have the Hindu ceremony performed by Kamal Pandey who flew over from London and always delivers something very special. Karishma Manwani, the destination wedding planner had once again put together a beautiful day and everything flowed so well throughout the whole event.

The wedding lunch was served on the private lawn of the Sofitel before guests had a chance to prepare for the evening reception. We headed off in private transportation to the Dubai Marina and a private boat was waiting at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club which took us on an incredible tour of the Dubai skyline as the party began. 

There was lots of entertainment on offer and guests were treated to a nighttime fly board display with a stunning Dubai backdrop before DJ H and Kudos kicked off the music. It was the perfect way to end this destination adventure and It was an honour to travel out to Dubai for the week to tell this incredible story. Here are a few images from this destination Hindu wedding at the Sofitel Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

Dubai hindu wedding photography by Nick Rose

Luxury destination wedding planning by Karishma Manwan

Venue: Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, East Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, 

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Hindu Priest: Kamal Pandey 

Yacht reception: Dubai Marina Yacht Club,Dubai Marina, Dubai

Videography by Kat Films 

Entertainment by Kudos Music 


About the venue. The Sofitel Palm resort and Spa in Dubai is located at the tip of Palm Jumeirah island and stretches along an incredible private beach The hotel is home to 14 restaurants and bars, a ballroom and private lawn and beach areas as well as a number of private villas which makes this the perfect location for the most amazing destination weddings. You can find out more about weddings at The Sofitel Palm resort and Spa here.


Dubai Desert Bedouin Mehndi and Sangeet Wedding Photography

Hindu Mehndi and Sangeet Photography in Dubai

Nimesh and Rakhee's destination Mehndi and Sangeet in Dubai took place in the most amazing desert location and included camels, 4x4 jeeps and the most incredible dancing!

After an unbelievable first few days in Dubai that included a stunning destination pre wedding photography shoot in the Dubai Desert, there was no chance that this wedding was going to drop the pace and the evening before the main Indian wedding at the Palm Sofitel in Dubai was just as adventurous and guests met in the private library of the Sofitel Hotel and Resort in Palm Jumeirah before being whisked away by private transportation into the Dubai desert.

We watched an amazing sunset as we travelled further out of the city centre and gradually the city lights disappeared into the distance and the landscape became more open as we arrived close to our desert location. As the last remains of the sun disappeared below the horizon we were transferred into 4x4 jeeps for the last stage of the journey that took us deep into the desert dunes before arriving at our own private bedouin camp.

Guests were greeted in true Arabian style and the setup for the camp was incredible. This included Bedouin men serving Arabic coffee and dates, camel rides, sheesha-smoking and henna painting. As the bridal mehndi began, guests were treated to a whole evening of entertainment in the desert which included a Tanura dance show, belly dancing and mehfil singing. This was followed by the sangeet and some incredible performances by family members before DJ H and Kudos Music took over and the party really got started.

The whole event was put together by the talented Karishma Manwani and was executed perfectly. Here are a few images from this Dubai desert destination Mehndi and Sangeet in the United Arab Emirates. You can check out the civil wedding ceremony at Newland Manor here.

Dubai hindu wedding photography by Nick Rose

Luxury destination wedding planning by Karishma Manwani

Videography by Kat Films 

Entertainment by Kudos Music


Dubai Desert Destination Pre Wedding Photography UAE

Destination Pre Wedding Photography in the Dubai Desert

Nimesh and Rakhee’s Dubai destination Indian wedding took place over an amazing week and we kicked off this incredible adventure with a pre wedding shoot in the desert dunes of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates before the amazing Hindu wedding in the Palm Sofitel Hotel which you can check out here.

We were staying in the stunning Sofitel Palm Resort and Spa on Palm Jumairah and looking around the island and the city of Dubai it is quite easy to forget that most of the landscape is actually desert and filled with incredible landscapes. We took 4x4 jeeps out into the desert and had the most amazing time dune blasting in the 4x4 to get to the sand dunes and our driver did not disappoint us by finding some great spots for this pre wedding shoot.

Nimesh and Rakhee are such a great couple and I had got to know them photographing the civil wedding ceremony which took place in Newland Manor in Buckinghamshire so I knew exactly how much fun they were to work with and we had such a great time over the course of the week.

We spend the late part of the afternoon high in the dunes and having fun in the sand as well as destroying one of the 4x4’s tyres. We then headed back to Palm Jumairah and the Sofitel Palm for Nimesh and Rakhee’s VIP villa party to welcome all of the guests that had flown over from the UK and around the world for this magical wedding.

Here are a few images from this pre wedding photoshoot in the Dubai Desert. You can check out the civil wedding ceremony at Newland Manor here and the Hindu Mehndi and destination Sangeet wedding photography in dubai here.

Dubai desert sand dune pre wedding photography by Nick Rose

Videography: Kat Films

Location: Dubai Desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates