Mandeep and Peter are both from England and Australia, respectively, but their love brought them to always glamorous Dubai where–unbeknownst to Mandeep–Peter popped the question with the Burj Al Khalifa in the background and Serena Genovese Photography snapping away. They started off with an epic sunrise shoot in the desert dunes, and then ended their day with a proposal and a wedding on the way. Hooray for love!
What is your proposal story?
I wanted the proposal idea and location to be as amazing and spectacular as she had been to me for the time I had known her. I decided on Dubai, because it was a city we both always wanted to visit. The proposal location and idea came from hours of searching the Net and Instagram for ideas. In the end, our Hotel provided exactly what I was looking for – 42nd floor terrace view to the Burj Khalifa at sunset. And, as I had imagined, everything turned out beautiful!
The terrace was decorated with thousands of rose petals and items showing my appreciation for her as a beautiful person. The brilliant photographer and videographer duo were on standby for the proposal shot, and it just happened as planned!
Tell us about the ring/band.
The engagement ring was a platinum classic pave setting.
Tell us about your engagement shoot outfits and accessories.
We had decided on three locations for the shoot – desert, rooftop terrace after the surprise proposal, and the city.
She wore a different styled/type dresses for each shoot, and I was smart casual in all instances.