The Weddings That Wowed Us Elaborate Displays of Affection by High-Profile Couples

Weddings, no matter how big or small, are always memorable to the bride and groom. However, every once in a while, there’s that wedding that makes quite a splash and sets the bar even higher for truly unique celebrations.

Ana Beatriz Barros & Karim El Chiaty
Mykonos, Greece

Egyptian Businessman Karim El Chiaty married Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros in a simple ceremony, with rustic elements, on the island of Mykonos in Greece. The location was special to them as they spent many summers there with family and friends. The bride’s gown was a custom-made Valentino and perfectly represented the boho-chic vibe of their wedding. Of course, plenty of Victoria’s Secret Angels joined the celebration. For the after-party, Barros changed into a gorgeous Roberto Cavalli dress, and the newlyweds danced the night away.

Kinda Alloush & Amr Youssef
Aswan, Egypt

Two superstars equals two weddings. The first took place in Cairo in an elegant setting, while the second was set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Nile in Aswan. The talented actors chose the setting of Amr Youssef’s hit series, “Grand Hotel,” which was filmed at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, to finally get their happy ending. It was more relaxed and Alloush even switched to a fun wedding dress.

Haifa Snobar & Mohammed Abu Ghazaleh
Saint-Hilarion, France

Mohammed Abu Ghazaleh is chairman and CEO of Fresh Del Monte, while Haifa Snobar is regional brand executive and communications manager at Oscar de la Renta. In addition to their business acumen, they can also plan a dazzling wedding. Snobar was lucky enough to be the first bride to be dressed by Oscar de la Renta’s creative director, Peter Copping. Getting married at Château de Voisin seemed only fitting.

Sabine Ghanem & Joseph Getty
Rome, Italy

Jewelry designer Sabine Ghanem & billionaire Joseph Getty chose to tie the knot in a castle in Rome, one of the most romantic cities in the world. The bride’s gown, which was designed by Marc Jacobs, mirrored the majesty of the city with shiny, golden emblems. The celebration itself had a cabaret theme that was fun and vibrant.

Lana El Sahely & Ali Awada
Beirut, Lebanon

After a magical proposal in Paris, Lana El Sahely took on the task of planning every detail of her wedding, even creating a hashtag for it. Being a popular fashionista, she used her favorite runway shows for inspiration. The result was a fantasy land, complete with Ferris wheels and flower walls. When it came to the dress, El Sahely worked for months with Elie Saab to create her dream wedding gown.

Noor Fares & Alexandre Al Khawam
Normandy, France

Jewelry designer Noor Fares put her flair to good use while planning the ultimate wedding extravaganza. From a pre-party inspired by Arabian nights to an after-party in a nightclub tent, everything was bursting with vibrancy. Fares chose a Giambattista Valli gown, with a long train, for the elegant ceremony and a custom-made Alaïa gown for the reception, which took place at the family home.

Amal Alamuddin & George Clooney
Venice, Italy

George Clooney may have taken a long time to tie the knot, but he finally did it, and with such style. Even though the couple made their marriage official at Venice city hall, the reception was extravagant. However, it didn’t overshadow Clooney’s intimate moments with Alamuddin, who wore a beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress and looked absolutely flawless. The wedding hall decorations were simple, yet elegant.

Alaa Hashim Balkhy & Issam Hamididdin
Marrakech, Morocco

There’s nothing quite as sultry and seductive as a Moroccan wedding. Accessories designer Alaa Hashim Balkhy married Issam Hamididdin in a beautiful Razan Alazzouni dress among family and friends. The details of the wedding, including floral decorations and table settings, were inspired by the rich Moroccan culture.

Christina Karam & Jean Ramia
Beirut, Lebanon

When T.V. personality Christina Karam and Grand Cinemas owner Jean Ramia set a wedding date, we expected magic. The custom-made Krikor Jabotian gown was only the beginning of the fairy tale for this couple. The wedding reception came complete with aerial performers, ostentatious floral displays, a lavish wedding cake and even unicorns.

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