Plush cityscapes, historic monuments and desert vistas – Saudi Arabia is a hidden gem for pre-wedding photoshoots!
A variety of dramatic backdrops, hassle-free travel and a sense of romance are the key ingredients of a pre-wedding photoshoot that’ll make your loved ones go ‘wow!’ And, giving you all of this and much more is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Striking the right balance between modern cityscapes, dramatic desserts and heritage monuments – the numerous vistas of Saudi Arabia has the potential to give your pre-wedding photoshoot an unconventional edge over others. And what’s more, this stunning country also comes with an added dollop of romance so that you and your partner can truly relish those precious moments before you embark on a new chapter in your lives.
To make the process of choosing the right pre-wedding photoshoot venues in Saudi Arabia, we’ve done the homework for you and created a list of destinations where the two of you can put your most stylish foot forward before you get hitched.
Make your fairytale a reality ride at Balloon Village, Al Ula
A pastel sky with a pop of floating colour – sounds like a perfect backdrop, doesn’t it? That’s exactly what you get at Balloon Village in Riyadh where you can click astounding pre-wedding pictures against an ethereal colour palette, take the perfect sunset shot atop a hot air balloon and even seal your love the second time with an ultra-romantic proposal!
Photo Courtesy: Balich Wonder Studio
Celebrate your love at The Edge of The World, Riyadh
A serene spot which can symbolise the beginning of a new adventure, The Edge of The World in Riyadh is a steep cliff that opens up to a stunning vista of sun and sand. Here you can click surreal pictures that are truly unique to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Stroll through history at Al – Balad, Jeddah
Filled with colour, bustling figures and historical buildings, Al-Balad will enchant your senses. Over 1400 years old, here you can take several candid shots as you inspect the wares in the market and gaze at the old-school balconies.
Create a splash with a multitude of hues at Ashar Valley, Al Ula
Striking a perfect contrast with the warm hues of the desert landscape, one of the numerous art installations at Ashar Valley is aptly named ‘Falling Stones Garden’. Don complementing outfits, present your best angle to the lenses and, you’ve got a winning shot on your hands!
Photo Courtesy: Lance Gerber
Capture moments of marvel at King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah
Reputed to be the tallest fountain in the world, King Fahd’s Fountain in Jeddah is a jaw-dropping marvel that is hard to miss. And, if you’re keen on capturing it at its finest, the sunset sky amplifies the beauty of the fountain water as it jets up into the sky against dramatic hues, which in turn, gives you a picture-perfect moment with your partner.
Be at your dynamic best as you jump in love at Ashar Valley, Al Ula
If you’re a couple who is keen on experimenting with different photography styles, then the ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t’ art installation in the Ashar Valley by Manal Aldowayan is right up your alley. Revel in the joy of bouncing on a trampoline for unfiltered candid shots or take an artistic route by clicking graceful and editorial-grade pictures!
Photo Courtesy: Manaldowayan
Relive your childhood love in the midst of a desert at Ashar Valley, Al Ula
If the two of you are childhood sweethearts, then the ‘One Two Three Swing!’ art installation will take you back to those lazy weekends in the park with an added dash of romance. Capable of seating up to three people, these swings can also be used to capture romantic couple shots.
Photo Courtesy: KWY.studio
Splash in the waves and decipher the clouds at Al-Fanateer Beach, Al Jubail
A good ramble on the beach not only creates happy memories but also results in amazing pictures. Located in eastern Saudi Arabia, Al-Fanateer Beach in Al Jubail will take your breath away with it its gentle waves, sand-speckled palms and pristine sands. Click playful shots as you both hunt for seashells in the waves or make full use of the golden hour for some artistic silhouette shots by the waves – this place gives wings to your creativity.
Travel back in time at Hegra, Al Ula
Showcasing the legacy of 7000 years of human civilisation, Hegra, which is also A UNESCO World Heritage site is a stunning monumental structure. With this historical wonder in the backdrop, your pictures can symbolise your eternal love.
Amplify the glamour stakes at Kingdom Center Tower, Riyadh
An iconic structure of modern times that is recognisable from the very first glance, the Kingdom Center Tower in Riyadh can give your pictures a glitzy backdrop. We’d suggest clicking pictures during the evening or the night as the atmosphere with thousands of twinkling city lights is truly magical.
Enjoy the swaying palms and plush architecture at the Jeddah Corniche
Breezy, laid-back and peppered with lush lawns, the Jeddah Corniche urges you to let your hair down and enjoy the sea breeze with your partner. As you take slow steps along the shoreline of Jeddah, your photography team can capture several spontaneous moments to showcase your natural chemistry as a couple.
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