This weekend, after a 13-month engagement, Elie Saab Jr wed in the most opulent and magnificent Lebanon-based ceremony we ever did see. Ahead, everything you need to know about the star-studded event, from the bride’s couture dress to the entire celebrity guest list
The three-day festivities kicked off at at Le Plateau de Bakish followed by the reception, which was held at Faqra Club. On the day of the wedding, the couple tied the knot at Church of Bkerke in Lebanon, just northeast of Beirut.
Christina Mourad wore a custom creation from her father-in-law’s eponymous brand. Elie Saab shared details of the dress on their Instagram page writing, “For the matrimonial wedding the bride stole our breath away in custom ELIE SAAB Haute Couture in an elaborate display of embroidery from the headpiece to the veil and royal gown synonymous with the maison’s signature Haute Couture craftsmanship.”
Make-up artist Bassam Fattouh used products from his namesake cosmetics brand for Mourad’s bridal beauty. Fattouh created a flawless complexion with subtle smoky eyes and a natural coloured nude lip. The bride’s classic up-do came courtesy of hair stylist Wassim Morkos.
The guest list
The star-studded event saw everyone from supermodels Sara Sampaio, Toni Garrn and Karolina Kurkuva to regional style influencers Nathalie Fanj, Karen Wazen and Lana El Sahely and global celebs, including Nadine Labaki and Dita Von Teese.
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For the Religious wedding, my most special dress, my first @eliesaabworld couture gown, the one I wore for my engagement 5 years ago! Thank you #ElieKika for this beautiful moment, can’t wait to dance the night away — #wedding #fashion #style #mood #wedding #couture #hautecouture #eliesaab Music credit: Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Assi El Hallani, Michel Fadel and former BAZAAR cover stars Elissa and Nancy Ajram gave exclusive performances. A spectacular display of fireworks were also set off at midnight.