The 10 Lebanese Summer Weddings That People Are Still Talking About

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Summer 2017 brought with it some of the most spectacular Lebanese weddings to date, featuring everything from aquatic-themed bashes to performances by Myriam Fares. So what goes into these extraordinary events? Here, Sima El Solh, wedding consultant and founder of the @LebaneseWeddings account on Instagram, shares her ten favorite weddings of the summer – in no particular order – including why she loved them, the wedding planners involved, venue details, and more.

1

Aya and Ahmad

Wedding Planner: Mine Weddings & Events
Photographer: BrightLightImage Photography
Wedding Dress: Elie Saab

“This wedding was a celebration fit for royalty! The bride was shining in a crystal-embellished Elie Saab couture gown with an endless train that took everyone’s breath away. Her entrance was on a whole other level – the walls of the hall opened and a fully decorated staircase showed up to complete her dreamy entrance.”

2

Dana and Ismail

Wedding Planner: Baz Events
Photographer: ParAzar Productions
Wedding Dress: Rami Kadi

“Dive into this aquatic celebration filled with starfish, jellyfish, and lots of shells. An empty space was surrounded by wave-like structures while massive screens showed ocean-related visuals, transforming the venue into a true underwater fantasy.”

3

Danya and Antoine

Wedding Planner: Robert Hykl
Photographer: ParAzar Productions
Wedding Dress: Rami Kadi

“Graffiti walls, neon lights, and thousands of vibrant flowers – talk about creativity! The beautiful and outside-the-box wedding concept really left everyone in awe. The bride’s dress by Rami Kadi also matched the wedding mood and was embroidered with colored threads, crystals, and beads.”

4

Ghenwa and Rabih

Wedding Planner: Paul Nasr
Photographer: ParAzar Productions
Wedding Dress: Zuhair Murad

“From the massive castle with 3D mapping visuals to the larger-than-life cake, this wedding looked like it was taken straight out of a fairytale. The spectacular wedding featured incredible light fixtures and high-tech installations, all of which were custom made for the occasion. Dressed in a jaw-dropping gown by Zuhair Murad, Ghenwa was the ultimate glamorous bride.”

5

Mona and Mohammad

Wedding Planner: Mine Weddings & Events
Photographer: ParAzar Productions
Wedding Dress: Zuhair Murad

Mine Weddings & Events redefined extravagance and took luxury to a whole new level for this wedding. This set-up had an incredible ceiling installation adorned with hanging crystals, fairy lights, and greenery creating an atmosphere like no other! The bride was shining in a custom Zuhair Murad gown that was fully embroidered.”

6

Nouf and Faysal

Wedding Planner: Eye Candy
Photographer: BrightLightImage Photography
Wedding Dress: Michael Cinco

“This Garden of Illusion-themed wedding was perfectly and beautifully executed by Eye Candy! The empty venue was transformed into an enchanting garden with elaborate details and optical illusions that looked as if they had magically appeared from a fairytale book. The bride looked absolutely gorgeous in a feather-embellished gown by Michael Cinco.”

7

Noura and Mustafa

Wedding Planner: Level Toni Breiss
Photographer: ParAzar Productions
Wedding Dress: Zuhair Murad

“This floral wonderland wedding was beautifully designed by Toni Breiss. From the amazing venue location to the outstanding décor, guests were transported to a dreamy place full of magical and luxurious vibes. Celebrity singers Rami Ayach and Myriam Fares celebrated with the couple and made this party unforgettable!”

8

Rym and Wissam

Wedding Planner: Neiman Azzi
Photographer: George Chahoud
Wedding Dress: George Hobeika

“This is what happens when Dancing with the Stars celebrities celebrate their own wedding! Lebanese TV host Wissam Breidy and Tunisian model Rym Saidi tied the knot in Beirut in a beautiful outdoor set-up. For the fairytale occasion, the bride wore a breathtaking Georges Hobeika couture bridal gown inspired by Andalusian nights and palatial celebrations. Over 1,000 guests attended this highly anticipated wedding, including many celebrities and TV stars.”

9

Yasmine and Youssef

Wedding Planner: Paul Nasr
Photographer:
BrightLightImage Photography
Wedding Dress: Zuhair Murad

“With over 800 guests and the most extravagant décor, this wedding was the talk of the town! Yasmine wore a glamorous golden Zuhair Murad gown, complementing it with a soft updo and a stylish headpiece. Held at the Forum de Beyrouth, the lavish affair had guests celebrating under a tunnel of thousands of flowers.”

10

Zalfa and Hussein

Wedding Planner: Baz Events
Photographer: ParAzar Productions
Wedding Dress: Abbas Harajli

“Why fly to Versailles when you can bring it to Beirut? Baz Events truly transformed an empty hall into a luxurious ballroom inspired by the Palace of Versailles – an incredible set-up that left everyone in awe!”

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