Royal wedding dresses… dreamy and Arab in spirit
The wedding ceremony of the Crown Prince of Jordan, Prince Al Hussein, and his wife, Princess Ragwa, filled the Arab audience with its details and its authentic Arab impact. Social media platforms and various websites competed in providing various coverages for all the details of the ceremony. Fashion got its share of attention. The ceremony turned into a stunning fashion show that presented dresses by Arab and international designers, and the designs varied between captivating modesty and elegant Arab wedding guests’ outfits.
Arab designs have their own luster and richness in details and implementation, and no one is more prominent than the Lebanese designer Elie Saab in this field, and it was not surprising that his designs appeared in a large way in the ceremony, on top of which was his design of the quiet and dreamy wedding dress at the same time, in which the bride, Princess Rajwa, shone with the beauty of fairy-tale princesses fictional. In a dress signed by Saab, Princess of Wales Kate Middleton also appeared, and was distinguished by its pink color, which is in harmony with the pink fashion wave that appeared in the recent period, and she chose that romantic dress from the designer’s collection for the fall and winter of 2017, distinguished by Saab’s imprint surrounding the embroidered details and the thin neckline to highlight an image Dark silhouette.
Among those who caught the eye was the groom’s sister, Princess Iman, who recently celebrated her wedding to Jamil Thermiotis, and attended her first major family event since her marriage, with a full look of Arabic brands. The young princess was photographed in a simple and elegant dress from “Ashi Studio” by Saudi designer Muhammad Ashi. And she completed her elegance by carrying a handbag with exclusive Arabic “Arabesque” designs for a Lebanese brand called “Sarah’s Bag”. Princess Iman completed the wonderful look with brown Vittorio Arrigoni shoes from the Lebanese brand known as Jennifer Chamandi, while Princess Salma preferred to choose golden leather shoes from the same Lebanese fashion house.
In terms of creativity as well, Lebanese fashion designer Reem Acra quickly became the go-to designer for diplomatic and royal weddings; A number of guests wore her costumes on the big day of the party. The First Lady of the United States of America, Jill Biden, gave a lesson in re-wearing dresses, and she appeared in a long purple dress from the work of the Lebanese designer, after she had previously worn it during an official dinner at the White House. Beatrice, Princess of York, also attended the ceremony, accompanied by her husband, Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi, and wore a bright pink “satin” dress decorated by Acra designs.
Although he was not a guest at the wedding, there is an honorable mention to the Elie Saab dress worn by Queen Rania; And after wearing a dress designed by «Dar Dior». And Saab’s dress is an adaptation of a gown from his Spring-Summer 2023 haute couture show, which showed off a fully embellished bodice.
During the ceremony, Queen Rania was seen greeting the guests alongside her husband, King Abdullah, wearing an elegant black dress designed by Christian Dior. Her dress, which featured a high neckline and long sleeves, with what appeared to be intricate beadwork, blended shades of gold and beige along the neckline and sleeves, down the back. It was seen for the first time in the house’s fall 2022 fashion show. The queen completed her elegant look with subdued gold earrings, and a golden top-handle bag.
As for the bride, she dazzled the audience once again by wearing a fluffy dress designed by Dolce & Gabbana for the official reception, where the guests wore honorary medals and military decorations to complement their outfit.
* Tales of the royal crown and others
Princess Rajawa wore a diamond crown designed by a unique house, along with two diamond earrings from the same house. Approximately, a beautiful phrase written on the side of the crown reads, “May God be pleased with you,” the same phrase that Queen Rania used to talk about her daughter-in-law at the henna ceremony last week.
It seems that writing the phrases with diamonds and platinum stones is one of the traditions inherited in the Jordanian royal family. Queen Rania also wore a crown from Farid’s house, too, with the phrase “Glory to God” on it, and the crown of Princess Iman Bint Abdullah (also from Farid) and bearing the phrase “My faith in God.”