Wedding bells, and a dress from SemSem


Me and Sam got engaged in 2013. We had hopes of marrying in December 2014, but unfortunately it didn't happen. There are a few reasons, but they are reasons that will be explained in another post. Anyway we decided that a big wedding wasn't for us, sure I wanted to be Sam's wife, but the idea of standing in front of lots of people in a big white dress saying 'I do' filled me with anxiety and dread. Since then we have been talking about eloping, just running away and saying 'I do' just as a family of three. No fancy meal, no fancy dress, no people watching, simply just a small ceremony. Since we decided that it was what we wanted to do, I have been looking around for a dress. I don't want a fancy dress, just a beautiful simple white dress.


I stumbled upon the SemSem website, and fell in love with a beautiful dress. The dress is perfect, and exactly what I was looking for, sure it may not be a traditional wedding dress but I guess this whole thing isn't traditional. I then saw the look book on the SemSem website and saw they had a matching dress for a little girl. This honestly made my heart so happy! I could say I do to Emily's daddy, in a dress the same as hers. While twinning is not for everyone, it certainly would mean a great deal to me. 


Since the dresses are going to be such a important part of our lives, I thought I would tell you a little about SemSem, as I absolutely love what the brand stands for. Inspired by love. When a woman becomes a mother, she answers to a higher calling of love, Every mother who holds her daughter in her arms makes the same unspoken promise - she promises to teach her everything she knows about how to live a life with beauty, kindness, and grace. SemSem honors this special relationship with a collection of designer clothing mothers and their daughters. At the heart of the line is founder Abeer Al Otailba's own young daughter Samia, whos nickname 'SemSem' inspired the brands name. 

Abeer Al Otaiba, holds a degree in civil engineering, Abeer is focused on attention to detail, quality, and functionality. From her childhood in France, she brings a sense of refined elegance to her designs. Her Mediterranean upbringing and time spent in the Emirates is evident in SemSem's resort-ready pieces. As a nod to her hometown of Alexandria, SemSem weaves two widely recognized Egyptian symbols - a triangle and a lotus flower - into its branding and clothing designs. 

So what do you think of the dresses? Will the dress make the perfect runaway brides wedding dress?

- Collaborative post

13 comments

  1. If the dresses are like anything on the photo, then it's a winner! I didn't have a big wedding either. Just a handful of close family and friends. Didn't wear your traditional wedding gown either. I just had a white slip-dress, it was lovely and simple. They way I like things. Good luck on the wedding plans!

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  2. The dresses are beautiful, I didn't go traditional either and chose to get married in red silk! x

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  3. Such gorgeous dresses - think it's so nice to move away from traditional seeing as there are so many fab alternative options around these days.

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  4. Such gorgeous dresses - think it's so nice to move away from traditional seeing as there are so many fab alternative options around these days.

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  5. Congratulations, I cannot really see the dresses in their fullness from your pic but what a lovely idea to be matching

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  6. I love what the company stands for the dresses look very pretty.

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  7. I like the idea behind the brand. The dresses look good.

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  8. How sweet! Matching dresses for the ceremony is a lovely idea :)

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  9. OOh now they are such beautiful dresses and I love that they are matching x

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  10. This is a lovely dress. I wish I had bought a nicer dress, but I left getting mine til the last minute and was on a very strict small budget.

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  11. I love the dresses in the picture, I think the most important thing is getting married to the person you love. People put too much significance in big fancy wedding and forget the true meaning behind a wedding. True unconditional love.

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  12. It's how you feel on the day that makes it special xx you need to fill comfortable and at ease! Congratulations, from what we can see of the dress it looks beautiful xx

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  13. The dress is absolutely gorgeous!

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