Inside The Wedding Of Nadine Njeim and Ramzy Dib

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Newlyweds Nadine and Ramzy in an intimate embrace on their big day.
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The couple share an intimate moment.
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Nadine arriving at the ceremony.
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Nadine posing against a flower wall - the perfect backdrop.
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Nadine and Ramzy against a sky full of celebratory fireworks.
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Nadine Njeim and Ramzy Dib tied the knot at an elegantly extravagant reception in their native Lebanon

Like many couples, 28-year-old actress Nadine Njeim and telecomunications engineer Ramzy Dib, 32, both from Lebanon, met while at university. It wasn’t love at first sight, however, as Nadine confesses that when she first met Ramzy at the American University of Beirut, “He thought he was the coolest guy on campus… I immediately proceeded to shut him down with one of my smart answers,” she quips. Fast forward ten years, and they are inseparable newlyweds who can’t take their eyes off each other.

A decade-long love story culminating in this moment.

Photography by Firas Chehabeddine

Nadine and Ramzy got married in a laid-back event at Chateau Rweiss, a former convent located on the hills near Beirut overlooking the Lebanese coast. Eschewing a set theme for their party, the couple instead wanted something “classy, fresh, fun with great food and great music.” The 500 guests who attended the wedding indulged in delicacies such as Perle Blanche oysters, black truffle linguini and “a whole Nutella stand to eat your heart out!” The low-key floral arrangements, which the bride chose to “enhance the chateau’s charm while not overdoing it,” featured roses, orchids and tulips while the stunning soundtrack was provided by a choir along with a quartet, a soprano and a harpist.

Nadine in the car on the way to the ceremony.

Photography by Firas Chehabeddine

Nadine wore a couture dress by Hussein Bazaza – the brief she gave the designer was pretty straightforward: “Royal, edgy, modern and nothing like a princess’ dress… He knew exactly what to do,” she says. She finished the look with a diamond choker and bracelets – all gifts from Ramzy and his family – and a pair of pearl-embellished flat shoes from Poise Design. Ramzy and the groomsmen wore timeless Tom Ford.

The bride wore a custom-made Hussein Bazaza gown.

Photography by Firas Chehabeddine

Nadine, who recalls fondly the day Ramzy booked an entire beach in Dubai to propose to her, jokes that the firework display at their wedding lasted so long that the police came – “that incident, and the fact that we had to catch our plane but half of the guests refused to leave until 3am, truly made me happy,” she laughs.

Nadine and Ramzy greeting their 500 guests.

Photography by Firas Chehabeddine

The couple chose Spain as their honeymoon destination, travelling to Barcelona, Marbella and Mallorca. “We needed a summer getaway before coming back to the hustle and bustle,” says Nadine.

The couple celebrating with a romantic dance.

Photography by Firas Chehabeddine

Her advice for the perfect wedding? “Do it the way you’d want to remember it. Your mama had her chance, your dad had his and so did everyone else. It’s your time now.”


BRIDE'S BLACK BOOK

DRESS: Hussein Bazaza, Husseinbazaza.com

SHOES: Poise Design, Poise-design.com

BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES: Sandra Mansour, Sandramansour.com

VENUE: Chateau Rweiss, Chateaurweiss.com

WEDDING PLANNER: Once Wedding by Ziad Raphael Nassar, +961 513 840, Once.com

FLORIST: Ikebana Flowers, +961 3 333 037

CAKE: Faqra Catering; Faqracatering.com

PHOTOGRAPHER: Firas Chehabeddine, Firaschehabeddine.com

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Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Firas Chehabeddine
Newlyweds Nadine and Ramzy in an intimate embrace on their big day.
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Firas Chehabeddine
The couple share an intimate moment.
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Firas Chehabeddine
Nadine arriving at the ceremony.
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Firas Chehabeddine
Nadine posing against a flower wall - the perfect backdrop.
Bride, Harper's Bazaar Bride, Real Life Weddings, Real Weddings, Beirut, Hussein Bazaza, Tom Ford, Poise Design
Firas Chehabeddine
Nadine and Ramzy against a sky full of celebratory fireworks.