Wow how time flies. I can’t believe it’s been over 13 years since I first made my visit to La Fontaine and fell in love with the place. Ten years ago I shot my first wedding there of my Bahraini friend Azza Hujairi. I’d been living in Bahrain at the time and loved every bit of the diverse culture. Living among the islanders gave me an immediate sense of home. Bahrain was a home to me, and I was terribly sad to be moving to Dubai. So when I was contacted by the sisters at Singapore Flowers, it was a beautiful sense of De ja’vu. They were planning the wedding of their good friends Natalie and Ahmed. The Lebanese bride and Bahraini groom, along with the planners, all went to the same schools. So they knew exactly what the couple expected when celebrating their wedding. Already from the location, I was eager to shoot the wedding.
I loved La Fontaine for it’s romantic spirit, and it’s historical and artistic setting. The 100+ year old building held so many memories for me. I remember visiting the place at the beginning of my career in photography. A newbie in the industry, I was always on the lookout for beautiful locations. The gallery centre and restaurant was an amazing hidden pearl. The wedding was attended by 200+ guests from Lebanon and Bahrain, and both cultures were notorious for holding the best parties in the region.
A romantic setting, surrounded by fairy lights and beautiful flowers, and held with cheerful friends and loving family. Picture perfect in every way. Natalie and Ahmed, you both were a delight. I couldn’t help but smile at how Natalie danced away till her feet couldn’t stop, and how Ahmed wanted KFC to end his wedding day. It’s cute details like this, that display how love is grand, yet simple. I wish you both nothing but joy in life together. You’re both adorable and sweet, and I thank you SO much for booking me to shoot your wedding. Looking forward to hear more of your adventures together. With love, Tasneem xx