Destination Wedding in Abu Dhabi at Qasr Al Sarab
S+V’s Sindhi wedding celebrations in Abu Dhabi
Not many locations I’ve worked in have taken my breath away quite like the insane Qasr al Sarab resort 3 hours outside Abu Dhabi. I had arrived in the middle of the night so the three hour drive from the airport felt like an eternity and having arrived in the dark I didn’t know what to expect, but waking up the next morning I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought I’d seen sand dunes before… I was wrong. And this massive luxury resort just sits almost camouflaged in amongst the dunes. Just a crazy beautiful place.
After a pre-wedding shoot in the dunes the first evening after I arrived, S+V spent three epic days celebrating their wedding in a series of crazy events, starting with a Bedouin night, then a pool party and Sangeet extravaganza complete with an amazing performance from the Indian singer Rahul Vaidya which had the dancefloor going crazy all night long. The final day was the Puja ceremony and Sindhi wedding ceremony at sunset which was an absolute feast for the eyes from start to finish, followed by another massive party to finish featuring the absolutely brilliant The Other People all the way from Mumbai! I’m not sure I’ve ever been so worn out by the end of a wedding before but I’m so happy with the photos. This was the coming together of families from Dubai and Mumbai and it was a privilege to be asked to document it for them.
I was lucky to have the amazing Rahul Khona working with me on this wedding. Rahul is one of my colleagues at NineDots, a crazy good photographer, and a truly great friend. I couldn’t have done it without you Rahul – thanks for all your help!
Here are some of my favourite moments from S+V’s destination wedding in Abu Dhabi at Qasr al Sarab. I very much hope I can return to this beautiful place in the future.