Last week, on the beautifully manicured lawns of a dramatic castle nestled in the Catalonian countryside, Dubai-based cultural tastemaker Lubna Mobied and her groom Samer Abdel Kader celebrated their nuptials in front of friends and family. Their three-day fairytale-like celebrations, which included an all-white party on Barceloneta Beach, a brunch at one of the oldest cellars in the world, and a reception at a breathtaking castle thirty minutes outside Barcelona, all planned by Dubai’s Cherry on Top Events, quickly became an Instagram sensation (#SamerLubnaBarcelona).
Given that the couple’s first kiss was shared under a tree, the theme for their nuptials was heavily inspired by their love of the outdoors. This translated into details such as the hanging gardens in the cellar where they held their boho-themed brunch and the Midsummer Night’s Dream-inspired wedding reception on the lawns of Castell de Sant Marçal.
“Samer proposed to me in Central Park next to John Lennon’s “Imagine” mosaic,” Mobied tells Savoir Flair exclusively, “so we wanted the reception to be very whimsical.” Guests sat along outdoor tables under a fanciful array of fairy lights and an illuminated sign that read “I think you are magic” hanging from billowing trees. As they looked on, the newlyweds shared their first dance to Frankie Valli’s Can’t Take My Eyes off of You.
Reflecting on the weekend, the bride, who wore an Oscar de la Renta gown, shares, “I wish I could go back and do it all over again.”
Click through the gallery to discover 15 magical moments from the celebrations.