It’s official, Mona Kattan is now married to Hassan Elamin. The happy couple tied the knot on a special date, February 22, 2022, after getting engaged in December 2021. The beautiful and intimate ceremony attended by some of the Kayali co-founder’s close friends, and sister Huda Kattan, took place at the opulent Raffles the Palm, Dubai.
Ahead of the wedding, the Iraqi-American beauty mogul couldn’t help but share her excitement with her Instagram followers, and started the day off with a quote by Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein that resonated with her. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back,” read the words inside a pink heart.
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Dressed in a lavender silk lounge set and a delicate choker, the bride-to-be offered glimpses of the preparations—from decor including flowers in a heart shape in her room, to various congratulatory treats such as a tiered tray of white and gold cake, donuts, and macarons, and a pyramid of chocolate popcorn. As for her wedding cake, it kept with the white color theme of the ceremony and featured three tiers with lace detail embossed fondant, and a topper that showed the groom carrying the new bride in his arms.
Kattan brought in her friend and Dubai-based makeup artist Hindash for her wedding look: a soft glam with golden smoky eyes, and a nude pink lip. After only teasing her wedding dress, Kattan finally revealed the gown, which was a one-of-a-kind piece from Vera Wang, selected from luxury bridal boutique Esposa Privé. Kattan looked every bit the glowing bride in the off-shoulder number, which featured a fishtail silhouette and a floor-grazing hem. The long train made of tulle and adorned with pearls was attached with a glittering tiara on her head, which matched her necklace and chandelier earrings.
Given that she had six wedding dresses to choose from, Kattan slipped into another bespoke white number by Esposa Couture for the katb ketab ceremony. This one too was a figure-hugging dress with an off-shoulder neckline, but was made entirely of lace, and came with embellishment along its waistline. At the end of the night, the couple was seen joining guests for dinner—welcomed with cheers and sparklers—and were entertained by UAE band Noon, led by musician Abri.
Below, take a look at more pictures from Kattan and Elamin’s wedding.