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The wedding: Lynette and Perseus

Lynette, 24, from India, and Perseus, 29, from Philippines and India, married in Abu Dhabi last November

Louisa Wilkins
8 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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  • Lynette and Perseus's wedding.

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“Being born in Abu Dhabi at the Corniche Hospital, my wedding venue search was narrowed to this area of the city. The Intercontinental Hotel best suited my needs as I wanted a fairy-tale kind of ballroom. The theme was the colours of a peacock, inspired by a dream I had when my husband and I were first in our relationship, in which I saw vibrant colours – purple, turquoise and blue – bursting with beauty and elegance.

Our budget was Dh70,000 and we stuck to it. My family is very artistic and helped me by making the bridesmaids’ bouquets, a ring pillow, the flower girls’ baskets, wedding car decorations and more. We had a Unity Sand Ceremony and a large poster of my husband and me at the exit of the hall. We also held lots of games and activities for our guests.”

The details

They wore: “I wore a white gown throughout the whole ceremony and reception. It was tailor-made by one of Abu Dhabi’s favourite designers, Nouf, and it cost around Dh4,000. Perseus wore a tux with bow tie for the ceremony and a tie at the reception. He shopped at stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and spent about Dh3,000.”

The bridesmaids: “They wore turquoise netted dresses with a little purple flower on their waist. The outfits were made by a friend who is a fashion designer and cost around Dh2,500.”

The venue: “This cost Dh43,000, including the hall, food, beverages, dance floor, a four-tier cake, sound and lights, plus a hotel room for 
the night.”

Louisa Wilkins

By Louisa Wilkins

Editor