Rhiannon Downie Hurst
Founder and Editor in Chief
Bride Club ME
Rhiannon, Founder of digital publishers Club Media FZE, first came up with the idea behind the Award-Winning website brideclubme.com when she became engaged in April 2012 and found she had a barrage of unanswered questions and lack of inspiration as she embarked on planning her big day. After researching the bridal media market in the UAE, Rhiannon saw a gap for a modern, stylish, and interactive website that could supply brides with ideas, vendor information and answers to the burning questions that Brides to Be face. Nine years later, Bride Club ME is now the region’s leading online wedding inspiration website for brides and grooms in the UAE, also putting on fun and interactive events for readers and vendors alike on a regular basis.
Rhiannon is also a professional wedding industry speaker and Founder of www.rhiannondowniehurst.com, the first consultancy platform of its kind in the UAE for wedding entrepreneurs and creatives. She has a unique and valuable insight into the world of weddings in the UAE and MENA region, both from the consumer and vendor perspective. Her website, brideclubme.com, has assisted overall in the 30% increase in destination weddings to the UAE over the last 9 years. She has contributed to various articles published by global entrepreneur websites, newspapers and wedding magazines including The National, Khaleej Times, Time Out Dubai, Good Magazine, and Asian Bride, to name just a few.