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Elie Saab Jr. Had The Most Glamorous 3-Day Wedding In Lebanon And We Are In Awe!

Jul 22, 2019
Elie Saab Jr. Had The Most Glamorous 3-Day Wedding In Lebanon And We Are In Awe!

Article By: Hadia Hassan

Elie Saab Jr. the son of the legendary Lebanese couture designer Elie Saab tied the knot and the general grandeur of the whole affair was mind-boggling! It has been deemed as Lebanon’s wedding of the year because of how spectacular it was! The celebrations lasted 3 whole days and it was like an endless party for the 1000 guests who were invited! It was one of Lebanon’s biggest star-studded weddings and the sheer splendor of it left everyone enraptured.

The bride and groom were first introduced to each other by Elie’s brother Celio and fell in love. The lovebirds stayed engaged for a whole 13 months before finally getting settled.  We admit that for a while we were all concerned about when they would tie the knot. But after seeing the royalty inspired wedding, us fashion industry connoisseurs are actually amazed by how the wedding planner Neiman Azzi managed to pull off an event of this amplitude in such little time.

Here are all the highlights from the wedding that you need to hear!

 

The Matrimonial Ceremony

The matrimonial took place at the Church of Bkerké, northeast of Beirut. The couple tied the knot on the 19th of July and everyone was left stunned when the breathtaking bride finally walked down the aisle in one of the most awaited wedding dresses in history! The festivities officially commenced at Le Plateau de Bakish whereas the reception/wedding party was hosted at the Faqra Club.

 

Note: This video has been taken from Instagram and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

 

Note: This video has been taken from Instagram and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

 

The Iconic Dresses

The bride – Christina Mourad, was dressed in a customized Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with a high neckline and skin tight bodice and a voluminous skirt. The train was 4.5-meter-long and the headpiece and the tulle were embellished with more than 50,000 sequins each.

 

Photo: Instagram

 

Photo: Instagram

 

According to Vogue Magazine “a team of 6 tailors, 3 pattern-makers and 10 petites mains” created the dress. 12 – 15 embroiders were employed for the embroidery alone and it took them 450 hours to finish the embroidery!

 

Photo: Instagram(@parazarme)

 

Photo: Instagram

 

 

Photo: Instagram(@parazarme)

 

Note: This video has been taken from Instagram and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

For the wedding party the bride was dressed by Elie Saab in another dull gold dress with a 3.5-meter skirt tail. The breathtaking net veil was embellished with 100,000 gold sequins whereas the tulle was embroidered with around 650,000 gold sequins, silk thread and lurex gold thread. This marvelous creation took 6 seamstresses and 10 petite mains more than 330 hours to make! And we applaud them for their hard work.

 

Photo: Instagram

 

Photo: Instagram

 

Hair And Makeup

Christine’s makeup was done by the world class makeup artist Bassam Fattouh. She used beauty products from her own makeup line to give Mourad the angelic look that she sported on her wedding. Fattouh gave her a nude lip, smoky eyes and a beautiful complexion to go with her iconic dress. Her hair was done by the Lebanese hair style maestro Wassim Morkos of Pace e Luce who also made sure that her gorgeous veil and tulle stayed in place throughout the day.

 

Photo: Instagram

 

Wedding Planning And Catering

The official wedding planner behind the wedding or should we say the mastermind behind the whole event was Neiman Azzi who artfully transformed the church into a tranquilizing garden for the wedding. The wedding party however was organized by Ziad Raphael Nassar of Once by Ziad Nassar.

The wedding was catered by Cat and Mouth Catering who was assigned the subtle task of designing the extravagant five tiered wedding cake! There was an open bar set up by Butler’s Bottle who made sure that everyone’s glasses were always full and that the party never ended! The official wedding party caterer however was Cuizina who served international delicacies and desserts to the 1000 people in attendance. There were pyramids of macaroons and buffets of desserts on the wedding! What’s not to love about this fairytale wedding guys?

 

Photo: Instagram(@parazarme)

 

Photo: Instagram

Official Wedding Photographer

The official wedding photographer who covered the entire 3-day event was Parazar productions. You will find all the major activities of the event on their Instagram page! And well we can’t help but say hats off to them for the wonderful job they did of covering the event!

 

Entertainment

As a cherry on top, not only was there an ostentatious display of fireworks at midnight but some singers such as Nancy Ajram, Assi El Hallani and Michel Fadel also gave exclusive performances on the wedding! Here are some glimpses of the happy couple swaying to the sweet sound of Nancy Ajram’s melodious voice!

 

Note: This video has been taken from Instagram and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

 

Divas? Check.

The whole wedding was a major star-studded event which was attended by style influencers, divas and models from around the world. Some of the most prominent Lebanese style influencers who attended the wedding included Karen Wazen, Lana El-Sahely and Nathalie Fanj. Other stars included Soraya Bakhtiar, Salma Abu Deif, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda and Nancy Ajram Channel, some of which even performed at the wedding.

 

Photo: Elie Saab and wife in Elie Saab Couture via Instagram (@elieSaabworld)

 

Photo: Toni Garrn wearing Elie Saab World via Instagram(@tonigarrn)

 

Photo: Lena Sahely wearing Elie Saab World via Instagram (@lenasahely)

 

Photo: Lena Sahely wearing Elie Saab World via Instagram (@lenasahely)

 

Photo: Nathalie Fanj wearing Elie Saab World via Instagram (@nathaliefanj)

 

Photo: Karen Wazen wearing Elie Saab World via Instagram (@karenwazen)

 

 

We are certain that the ravishing details of this wedding left you as astonished as us! Now this is an unforgettable wedding and we can’t help but admire Elie Saab for giving his son and daughter-in-law the gift of a lifetime in the form of this wedding!

 

Elie Saab Jr. Had The Most Glamorous 3-Day Wedding In Lebanon And We Are In Awe!
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