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Inside the Star-Studded Wedding of Assala’s Daughter, Sham Zahabi


Some of the Arab world’s biggest names came together this weekend to congratulate Sham Zahabi on her wedding to Ahmed Helal. The daughter of Syrian singing sensation and former Vogue Arabia cover star Assala Nasri, Zahabi tied the knot with the Egyptian businessman at a hotel in Cairo.


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For the ceremony, the bride wore a silk white wedding gown designed by Lebanese couturier to the stars, Nicolas Jebran. It featured a fully embroidered and closed-neck bodice, along with sleeves attached to a cape, and a voluminous skirt with a train. Her hair was pulled back into a sleek bun and adorned with a delicate tulle veil. For the glam for her special day, Zahabi looked to one of the region’s top makeup artists, Bassam Fattouh. The Lebanese creative’s team created a soft rosy look for the bride, which included lightly blushed and highlighted cheeks, shimmering eyelids, and matte pink lips.

The wedding ceremony was also a star-studded affair, attended by Nasri’s friends from the industry, and fellow singers Elissa, Tamer Hosny, and Ramy Sabry. Naturally, Nasri took the mic at the celebration to sing some of her songs, and was also joined by Elissa to sing tracks including ‘Asaad Wahda’, and ‘Lola El Malama’ at the performance that had the newlyweds dancing. The mother of the bride also took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post congratulating the couple. “The greatest happiness is to see my daughter, who represents the whole world to me, happy with a man I love as much as his mother,” wrote Nasri. “He is well-mannered, polite and there are few like him. May Allah bless you, and may you see all the goodness, happiness, and good friends.” The comment section on the post was flooded with warm wishes from many other celebrities including Balqees Fathi, and Fifi Abdou.


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Due to not being able to make it to the wedding, Hend Sabry made sure to publicly congratulate Zahabi and Helal by sharing a clip of the wedding on her Instagram account. “Extensive shooting prevented me from sharing with you this happy and blessed day,” wrote the Tunisian actor. “My heart dances with joy whenever I see you happy, my angel Sham. Wishing you and Ahmed a carefree and happy life. May Allah grant you happiness, Sham, for your tender heart.”

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