Celebrities have always been a source of fashion inspiration, and when it comes to their wedding day, they go all out to make a statement. From intricate lace to delicate floral appliqués, bridal couture has become an art form, and many famous faces are turning to Arab designers to create their dream gowns. Whether it’s the timeless elegance of Zuhair Murad or the fairytale creations of Elie Saab, Arab designers are making waves in the bridal world. Let’s take a look at some of the most graceful wedding gowns, all created by Arab designers.
Jasmine Tookes in Zuhair Murad
Victoria Secret Angel Jasmine’s Tookes wore a stunning wedding dress created by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad. The dress featured intricate lace detailing and a fitted silhouette that accentuated Tookes’ figure. The high neckline added a touch of chic sophistication to the design, while the 15-long train and delicate veil added a regal elegance. Murad added a removal puffy skirt which gave Cinderella vibes. The dress was completed with a pair of sparkling diamond earrings and a simple yet elegant bouquet of white roses. It was a beautiful choice for Tookes special day and left a lasting impression on all who had the pleasure of seeing it. She went on to thank Murad, “Zuhair Murad thank you for making my classic, timeless and beautiful wedding dress come true,” she wrote. “It is a piece of art! Any of you figure out who my inspiration was? I want to display it like this forever in my house!”
Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad
‘Modern family’ star Sofia Vergara looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress designed by Zuhair Murad. The strapless gown was made of detailed lace and featured a sweetheart neckline that highlighted her curves. The dress was fitted through the bodice and hips before flaring out into a dramatic mermaid-style skirt with layers of tulle and lace. The intricate floral embroidery and beadwork added a touch of glamour to the already beautiful design. The dress included a detachable skirt, which Vergara removed halfway into the wedding. Vergara completed her bridal look with a bouquet of white orchids. The dress was a perfect choice for her special day and showcased her timeless beauty and elegance. Murad, “I wanted Sofia to look phenomenal on her wedding day, showing off her hourglass physique and enhancing her famous curves. She expressly said that she wanted to look sexy, so I created a design that blended soft sensuality from the transparencies of tulle with the ornate glamour of ornamented embroideries and mini pearls.”
Kaley Cuoco in Reem Acra
American Actress Kaley Cuoco’s wedding dress, designed by Lebanese designer Reem Acra, was a stunning creation that perfectly captured her fun and feminine personality. The Lebanese designer told a source, “It was a joy to create this custom gown for Kaley. She looked wonderful and I wish her and Karl a lifetime of happiness.” Apparently it took a team of ten seamstresses and 400 hours to create the wedding dress, which was made from 50 yards of pure silk chiffon. The gown was made of delicate lace and featured a plunging neckline and a fitted bodice that flared out into a full, tulle skirt. The intricate floral embroidery on the corset and skirt added a touch of whimsy to the design. Cuoco completed her bridal look with a matching lace cape that added a touch of drama to the already beautiful dress. Her hair was styled in loose waves and adorned with a delicate headpiece, while her bouquet featured a mix of pink and white blooms. The dress was a perfect choice for her outdoor wedding and showcased her unique sense of style and beauty.
Dorra Zarrouk in Zuhair Murad
Tunisian actress, Dorra Zarrouk’s wedding dress designed by Zuhair Murad was nothing short of breathtaking. The dress featured a fitted bodice with a neckline that was adorned with intricate lace detailing and embellishments. The skirt of the dress was full and voluminous, made of multiple layers of tulle and lace that flowed elegantly behind her. The back of the dress was equally as stunning, with a sheer panel that was adorned with delicate lace appliques and crystals. Zarrouk completed her bridal look with a long veil and a bouquet of white roses. The dress was a true work of art and showcased her timeless beauty and elegance on her special day.
Princess Claire of Luxembourg in Elie Saab
Princess Claire of Luxembourg’s wedding dress, designed by Elie Saab, was a true masterpiece that radiated elegance and sophistication. The dress was made of delicate lace and featured a high neckline, long sleeves, and a fitted bodice that flowed into a full A-line skirt. The lace detailing and beading on the bodice and sleeves added a touch of glamour to the design, while the 10-foot long train added elegance. Princess Claire completed her bridal look with a simple yet elegant veil and a bouquet of white roses.
Andrea Wazen in Nicolas Jebran
Andrea Wazen, the talented shoe designer tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Paris. She wed her groom in a gorgeous multi-tiered wedding dress designed by Lebanese native, Nicolas Jebran, which featured long sleeves and a crown to complete the look. The dress was made of delicate tulle which was layered all over the dress from top to bottom. Wazen completed her bridal look with a matching veil and a bouquet of beautiful assorted flowers. The stunning wedding dress designed by Jebran was a true work of art, showcasing the height of Arab design excellence.
Rose Leslie in Ellie Saab
‘Game of Thrones’ actress Rose Leslie’s wed actor Kit Harington known for his role as Jon Snow. Her wedding dress was a breathtaking creation from Saab’s Spring 2017 collection, made of lace and featured a fitted bodice with long sleeves and a high neckline. Leslie opted for a true Princess dress on her wedding day, complete with embroidery, lace and mesh details. Leslie completed her bridal look with a long veil and a flower crown. The dress was a perfect choice for her Scottish wedding and showcased her unique sense of style and beauty.
Devon Windsor in Zuhair Murad
Victoria Secret model Devon Windsor’s wedding dress, designed by renowned designer Zuhair Murad, was a showstopper that left a lasting impression on all who saw it. She wore a gorgeous off-shoulder lace dress that accentuated her curves. “I have always been obsessed with his Couture and bridal gowns. His attention to detail is unlike anyone I have ever seen. My first gown was an off the shoulder, long sleeved lace gown that had a long train,” the bride tells a source. The model chose to keep her hair and make-up elegantly simple, opting for the classic loose curls and completed her bridal beauty look with minimal, delicate jewellery.
Lara Scander in Zuhair Murad
Lara Scandar had a clear vision of what she wanted for her wedding dress and chose to work exclusively with fashion designer Zuhair Murad. The long sleeves were made of delicate lace and featured a unique, high neck design that added a touch of modernity to the timeless design. The full skirt was made of layers of tulle and lace that created a stunning, ethereal effect as Lara walked down the aisle. The intricate floral embroidery and beadwork on the bodice and skirt added a touch of glamour and sophistication to the dress. Overall, the dress was a perfect choice for her special day and showcased the exceptional talent of Zuhair Murad in creating a dress that was both timeless and modern. “Obviously, he added so much more to it. He added the train, I hadn’t even thought of a train. He designed the veil and the head piece and it was just so nice because I loved having someone who didn’t have an ego, he listened to me and heard my every opinion,” Scandar says.
Countess Stephanie de Lannoy in Elie Saab
Countess Stephanie de Lannoy’s choice of wedding gown designed by Elie Saab was truly fit for a fairy tale. The custom-made dress was a labor of love for Saab, who spent 3,200 hours perfecting every detail. The gown featured a dramatic 12-foot train, three-quarter-length lace sleeves, and a silk tulle veil, among other intricate details that made it a true masterpiece. The use of ivory lace embroidered with silver thread leaves, transparent glitter, crystals, beads, and pearls added a touch of glamour and sophistication to the already beautiful design. The dress was made of 50 meters of Chantilly lace, 40 meters of Calais lace, 30 meters of satin organza, 70 meters of tulle and silk crepe for the lining, and 15 meters of silk tulle for the veil. The countess showed her admiration for Saab by wearing another one of his elegant designs, a gray lace dress, during the civil ceremony a day before her wedding. The masterful craftsmanship of Elie Saab was on full display, creating a dress that will be remembered as a true work of art.
Chanel Iman in Zuhair Murad
Model Chanel Iman’s wedding dress, designed by the renowned fashion designer Zuhair Murad, took 100 hours to make. Iman wanted a classic wedding gown, something that embodied simplicity and elegance. She added a short cape to her shoulders for an element of surprise and also accessorized her look with rose-gold jewelry. The model looked absolutely stunning in a lace Zuhair Murad wedding gown as she walked down the aisle. The silk tulle embroidered gown featured a bolero with shimmering 3D floral appliques. The dress was a perfect choice for her special day and showcased the exceptional talent of Zuhair Murad in creating a dress that was both elegant and glamorous. The exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail of the dress were on full display, creating a dress that was truly unforgettable.
Arab designers have undoubtedly made a significant impact on the fashion industry in recent years, particularly in the world of bridal wear. Their exquisite designs and masterful craftsmanship have garnered attention from all corners of the globe, and more and more celebrities are opting to wear their gowns on their special day. For aspiring Arab designers, the success of their contemporaries should serve as an inspiration to continue following their dreams. There is an abundance of untapped talent in the Middle East waiting to be discovered, and with hard work and dedication, the next big name in fashion could be just around the corner. Arab designers have become a prominent force in the fashion world, and their influence shows no signs of slowing down.
To all aspiring Arab designers, remember that the fashion industry is full of opportunities, and with perseverance and hard work, anything is possible. The world is waiting for the next big thing in fashion, and it could very well come from the Middle East.
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