Famous Wedding: Elie Saab Jr. and Christina Mourad
On July 19, 2019 the wedding of Elie Saab Jr, son of the stylist Elie Saab, and the charming Christina Mourad took place. This was, without a doubt, the ceremony that stood out last year, whether due to the luxury of organizing the entire event, the charisma of the bride and groom or the dresses made by Elie's father.
The story of Elie Saab Jr. and Christina Mourad
The relationship between Elie Saab Jr. and Christina Mourad developed quickly, it was almost love at first sight.
After three months of dating, the stylist's son knew that Christina was the right woman and had already proposed, the girl readily accepted, but had to calm the fiancé: he wanted to schedule the ceremony for the following month, the that he would not give time for all the preparations, but the bride wisely postponed the celebration.
A curiosity is that, 10 years before, Christina met the designer Elie Saab and said that her dream was to marry one of her dresses, little did she know that she would wear more than one look of the designer in her celebrations.
The beginning of the party
In total, there were three days of celebrations, starting on Thursday, July 18, when a pre-wedding was held with the guests, with the theme Arab Night.
For the occasion, the bride wore a white jumpsuit with golden belts and a cape with exclusive embroidery, which are part of the Elie Saab Fall 2019 Haute Couture Collection.
The big day
Friday was the day of the wedding vows, the ceremony was attended by more than 1000 guests and took place at the Patriarchate of Antioch of the Maronites, in Bkerki, Lebanon.
The ceremony dress, elaborated by the father-in-law, took more than 450 hours to be made. It consists of a bulky skirt and a sleeveless bodice, with a tail of four and a half meters in length. In addition, the veil had 50,000 sequins embroidered by hand, accompanied by silk threads and champagne-colored lurex, making it even more luxurious. The groom wore an Ermenegildo Zegna suit.
After the religious ceremony, the couple and guests were able to enjoy the party, which featured big names in Lebanese music, among them: Nancy Ajram, Elisaa, AssiHellani and Michel Fadelvivo.
It was at this moment that Christina Mourad wore her second bridal look, also designed by Elie Saab, this was part of the fall 2019 haute couture launch show.
The model with an emphasis on golden tones exuded shine, with 650000 golden sequins and 150,000 stones from Swaroviski, in addition to syrup of 3.5 meters.
Another highlight of the party was the decoration, which simulated a garden with a beautiful moonlight, the wedding designer NeimanAzzi was responsible for organizing all the details of the 3 days of celebration, and chose not to use the traditional flowers and create an intimate atmosphere.
The extent of the event's luxury could not be beaten on the cake, which did justice to the size of the party. With 5 floors it had 52 candles, to represent the 52 weeks of the year.
Last day of festivities
On Saturday, the now married Elie Saab Junior and Christina Mourad received the guests for a brunch.
The choice of look at the time was a light blue dress from the Spring 2019 Couture Collection, the design featured cutouts that brought an air of sophistication and sensuality.
Finally, Saudi Arabia's most luxurious and charming wedding celebrations ended in 2019, some of its features are still influencing fashion trends in this year 2020.