Getting ready with your girls is always fun and especially on a special occasion like this. I kept my wedding dress hidden from my bridesmaids and only my Maid of Honor got a sneak peek of it. My wedding dress was love at first sight since it’s the first dress I tried on in the first boutique I visited while in France and the moment I tried on the veil, my mother-in-law burst into tears and I knew that the dress was coming with me.

Cymbeline Dress


Something blue: Manolo Blahnik "Carrie Bradshaw" shoes


I had an army help me put on my dress

Swarovski earrings, emerald necklace-wedding gift from my husband


My hair and makeup was pretty special since it was done by two people I love. My mother-in-law is an excellent hairdresser and she’s been taking care of my hair forever so I completely trusted her vision with only one condition: it had to be a braided hairstyle. The result was an intricate braid that framed my face wonderfully. A good friend of mine since back in high school did my makeup and it’s really nice to have someone that knows your personality and style to do your makeup. The makeup was classic with dewy skin and a fun lip colour. I was an enhanced version of myself and that’s exactly what I wanted to look like on my wedding day.

My mother-in-law doing my hair

Make-up by M.A.C makeup artist Debi Mendez

My Hair

I had my 4 girls (3 bridesmaids and maid of honor) getting ready with me. I was also excited because three of my girls are never caught with makeup on or wearing a dress, so it was fun for me seeing them getting their hair and makeup done while drinking champagne. Because they all have different styles and personalities, I didn’t want to impose any bridesmaid’s uniform so I had them select their own dresses in shades of nudes and champagnes, their shoes even the hair and makeup look and I must say they all looked absolutely stunning!

My Lovelies

Nude and Champagne shades with colorful bouquets

Anthony and his friends are a bunch of kids at heart and we wanted to add a little quirkiness to reflect their personalities while keeping their look crisp and dapper. They wore slim colorful neckties and neon loud socks and changed into black sneakers for the reception. They looked incredibly handsome and gentlemanly!

Paul Smith tie, Ermenegildo Zegna shirt

Anthony's dad helping put on his buttonniere
Ermenegildo Zegna suit




Last Saturday we finally got our wedding videos and watching them in bed got me all teary eyed again. I started to recount the time I got engaged a year ago, planning the wedding and how the wedding turned out to be plain perfect.  Keeping the momentum high, I decided to blog about my wedding as promised here starting off with the little details.

Although at times my husband and I had conflicting ideas (I wanted to do 100 things, he only wanted to do 10 things) we kept it in our mind, to have our wedding reflect both our personalities and then it was easy to decide on the ideas we wanted to incorporate in our wedding.

1,000 Love Cranes

We’ve had a special place in our hearts for Japan ever since we went there on a holiday. We are truly fascinated with the culture and it was only natural to inject a little Japanese love into our wedding by folding 1,000 paper cranes. I started folding cranes as you can see here almost a year ago (fastest record is 25seconds per crane) and we instantly knew that they would  be the highlight decoration of the wedding.


The whole look and feel of the reception’s decorations was based around a clean backdrop with pops of colour and fun all around. The entire space was covered with white fabric, white napoleon chairs, banquet tables with white table linens and a white photo booth backdrop. Splashes of colour were added with the cranes, flowers, stationery and fruit burst candies.

I envisioned the wedding reception to be a colourful ethereal garden and I wanted the flowers to reflect just that. We picked spring garden flowers in every colour we could find and collected close to 60 empty jars and bottles. The flowers were lined up along the long banquet tables which provided such a wonderful burst of colour. Almost all the ladies took home a jar or two to display in their homes which was pretty special to me.

Graphic Designs

A very good friend of mine back in advertising promised me a long time ago that she would do my invitation cards when I got married and I’m sure she wanted to take it back the moment I called her up for designs. I had a very specific look in mind which was modern, streamlined, and clean with a focus on typography and of course, fun colorful accent graphics. She totally got what I wanted and translated it beautifully in her designs. She like me is also obsessed with consistency so we designed all the graphics for our wedding with the same look and feel from stationery, to signage and even the candy labels!

Dessert Table

The dessert table was my baby and I entrusted the help of my dessert loving friends to help me create a buffet worth dying for.  We wanted to have cupcakes as our wedding cake and my friend turned me into a cupcake loving person when she made a batch that tasted better than Magnolia cupcakes. I knew I wanted her to make our wedding cake and I’m glad she agreed.  My other girlfriend made Lazy Cakes- one of my favorite desserts and one of our bridesmaids made this amazing marshmallow covered in chocolate that Anthony was craving. A lot of brainstorming went into selecting candies to purchase but we of course settled for the best: sour tongues, gummy bears, jelly beans, runts and gum balls.


D.I.Y was a big part of our decoration because it was a challenge finding the right supplies here in Doha but also because I love doing arts and crafts. Apart from the cranes, we made tissue pom poms, signs for the ceremony, candy favor bags, escort cards and candy labels.  My girlfriends had my back and we had a number of DIY nights at our dining table.


Welcome to Clumsy Chic!

Most of you knew from my last post here that I got married. Our wedding was such an incredible day filled with so much love and happiness (I will dedicate a post sharing details of our wedding soon). Even though we’ve been together for almost 5 years, being newlyweds brings pure bliss! I feel renewed and inspired so I channelled this towards redesigning and even renaming my new blog completely.

I started my blog to fuel my creativity and write about what makes me happy. I took this time off to reasses what I want my blog to become- a true reflection of who I am and share things I’m passionate about. I chose the name ‘Clumsy Chic’ as it sums up who I am: Clumsy (ask my husband) and I have a certain clumsiness with my style in a sense that It’s never really thought through. I will also be blogging about other aspects of my life that I’m crazy about: design, dance, organizing, little snippet about marriage life and of course fashion.

Enjoy the rest of the week and come back regularly for updates!


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