Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah Dubai Wedding
Saloni and Rishab’s Destination wedding Dubai at Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah
Their wedding took place at the epic and grand Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah, for three days of incredible celebrations which were a joy for me to be part of. From the moment I met them, Saloni and Rishabh really made me feel a part of the wedding, a part of their family even! I’ve included some of my highlights of their Dubai destination wedding below but this is only the tip of the iceberg of what I was able to capture for them over the three days I spent with them.
I spent most of the first day exploring the hotel and getting to know Saloni and Rishabh before the welcome dinner of the first night, where they entered through a crystal tunnel no less! They were entertained with circus performers and musicians before sitting for dinner. A thoroughly civilised way to start their events and welcome everybody to Ras al Khaimah and Dubai.
The next day started with games on the beach and a brilliant afternoon Mehndi party by the pool where Saloni and Rishabh were entertained by their friends and family dancing relentlessly for them in the midday sun! I don’t know how they did it. So much energy and so much colour! After a little break and a chance to rest and change, they had their Sangeet down by the beach, another incredible venue created just for them and again they were entertained by carefully prepared dances by their closest friends and family before dancing the night away.
The final day was the wedding day, and started with a Haldi ceremony for Saloni where all her closest friends and relatives rubbed haldi paste on her. She’d asked them to rub it gently just on her face but by the end she was covered all over her face, hair, arms and legs! Definitely a fun way to start the big day! Saloni and Rishabh then changed into their wedding outfits and Rishabh headed downstairs for the Baraat procession – led by his side of the wedding down towards the wedding ceremony accompanied by Dhol players. Man alive, this was epic in every way. So many people! And so much dancing and energy again! Everybody must have slept for a week after this wedding! Eventually he met Saloni for the Pheras on a specially made stage in the middle of one of the pools at the Waldorf, with cannons firing rose petals as they exchanged garlands. Such a special moment. Then they headed to the mandap for the wedding ceremony which finished at dusk. At which point they went to change again before meeting all their guests for one final dinner.
It was so special for me to be Saloni and Rishabh’s destination wedding photographer in Dubai. Their whole wedding was planned meticulously by the brilliant Tamarind Global who were an absolute dream to work with – thanks a million to Sneh and the team. It was also a massive pleasure for me to work with the amazing team from The Wedding Filmer again, and also to meet and work alongside the team from One Fine Day who were also photographing Saloni and Rishabh’s wedding.
Here are some of my favourites from Saloni and Rishabh’s Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah wedding in Dubai…