Lebanese fine jewelry designer Noor Fares tied the knot with artist and businessman Alexandre Al Khawam in a fairytale wedding at the l’Église Sainte Catherine in Honfleur, France. The magical nuptials that flooded our Instagram feeds were led by a pre-wedding celebration, themed “1001 Arabian Nights.”
A kaleidoscope of colors, an abundance of marigolds, and extravagant headpieces were just some of the elaborate elements involved in creating “Noormandie,” an imaginary street fusing characteristics of rural India and old Baghdad.
The bride-to-be wore a sheer, embellished white skirt paired with a midriff-baring top and a translucent veil. Guests, including fashion journalist Giovanna Battaglia and model Jessica Hart, fully embraced the theme in colorful ensembles and bold accessories.
On her wedding day, Noor walked down a cascading white-wisteria aisle with her father, Lebanese businessman and former politician Issam Fares. The bride was dressed in a custom-made Giambattista Valli couture gown, which featured sheer lace sleeves embellished with floral appliques and a cathedral train. She completed her bridal look with classic makeup and an elegant updo topped with a halo tiara.
We suppose it’s true: you can take the girl out of Beirut, but you can’t take Beirut out of the girl.
See below for our round-up of some of the best snaps from the wedding in “Noormandie.”
—Nouriah Al Shatti