This weekend, at the Church of Bkerke in Lebanon, Elie Saab Jr. was married to the beautiful Christina Mourad. A star-studded guest list of about a thousand of their closest friends and family, including the Lebanese Prime Minister, fashion bloggers and many, oh so many celebrities.

imageScreen Shot 2019-07-20 at 2.59.09 PMScreen Shot 2019-07-20 at 2.59.25 PMEntertainment included Nancy Ajram, Elissa, Assi Hellani, Michel Fadel, DJ Jamie Jomes, Djette, and Caline. Both the ceremony and the reception reflected a regal vibe, having been transformed into a garden, with trees and leaves playing on reflections with mirrors and candles, by the amazing event planner Neimanazzi and designed by Ziad Raphael Nassar.

Having the renowned Elie Saab as your father-in-law comes with its perks, with the bride’s gown being absolute perfection.

The Dress Details

According to Vogue, for the religious wedding ceremony, the bride wore a dress featuring a sleeveless, high-neck bodice, with a voluminous skirt and a train of 4.5m in length. The veil along with the headpiece and the tulle are embroidered with silk thread and champagne-hued lurex thread. Dazzling with sequins, the veil and headpiece alone boast 50,000 pieces while the tulle is embroidered with 50,000 pieces. The work of three pattern makers, six tailors, and ten petites mains went into creating the wedding dress.

For the wedding party, the bride changes into another Elie Saab creation. It too will feature a heart-shaped corset and skirt tail reaching 3.5 meters. The veil will be embroidered with 100,000 gold sequins. The tulle will be embroidered with lurex gold thread, beige rose silk thread, and 650,000 gold sequins. In total, there are 150,000 Swarovski strass pieces.

The bride’s hair was by Wassim Morkos, and her makeup by Bassam Fattouh. Although everyone can unanimously agree that Christina was absolute bridal perfection, the one that stole our hearts yesterday was the mother of the groom, Elie Saab’s wife, Claudine Saab.

The Queen Claudine

The picture of elegance, Claudine Saab rocked her husband’s creation on her son’s wedding day. She wore a sophisticated, off the shoulder, blue dress to the ceremony. And to the wedding party, Claude amazed in a glimmering gold dress that would make you look twice.