When weddings meet street-wear culture

Earlier this week, Dubai-based photographer Tamila Kochkarova, and her husband Ahmed tied the knot, in what could possibly be the coolest wedding this city has witnessed.

We have grown accustomed to fancy wedding dresses, large halls, and over the top decorations – which is why this minimalistic, yet edgy wedding is like a fresh of breath air, and we are here for it!


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The newly weds had their reception at Maisan 15, a cabin and artist studio in Al Barsha South. While it is not the most conventional wedding destination, the couple chose it because of its intimate and cozy atmosphere.

Tamila wore a dress by Spanish wedding dress label Pronovias, which has a store in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. When we asked her why she chose this specific dress, she said, “Because of its beautiful train, and the fact that it had a turtle neck. My love for them goes above and beyond.”

Tamila wedding Dubai

Usually when it comes to weddings it is expected of the bride and groom, along with their guests to be dressed to the nines. The men would put on their finest tux, while the women would wear fancy dresses and high heels. But this wasn’t the case for Tamila, who wore a pair of Nike’s under her big white dress.

One of our favourite parts of the reception was its dress code, which the photographer described as “formal + strictly sneakers,” – a tribute to the couple’s love for trainers.

Tamila wedding Dubai

The intimate evening was attended by the duo’s families and closest friends. Ahmed surprised his bride by planning a surprise DJ set with DJ’s Shef Codes, Frezidante, Dan Greenpeace, Liutik, Parvané, Karrouhat and Cheb Moha.

Tamila wedding Dubai

When pictures of the wedding started making their way onto Instagram, we noticed that one of the bridesmaid’s was Emirates Woman nominee Parvané, who also DJ’ed for her friends. She was accompanied with Liutik, Rana, and Kris, the closest girls to the bride. Adding onto the unconventionality of the ceremony, the bridesmaids did not wear the same dress, and had the freedom to pick their own as long as it was blue. The bride trusted the girls to choose their own dresses, as she loves each of their personal style.

“The entire ceremony was my one big favorite moment but if I had to pick one it’d be cutting the cake with my husband and feeding it to each other.

Tamila wedding Dubai

Street-wear culture, is all the rage now in Dubai. It seeped in and slowly took over the city, as it has become a tool for Insta-famous influencers, fashion enthusiast, artists, and photographs to represent themselves. So it is no surprise to see this minimalistic urban culture manifest into this beautiful ceremony.

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