Archive | October 2013

The Latest Fashion Collections We Love

Abed Mahfouz (11)

Abed Mahfouz Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014: Earth Goddess


Zeina Kash Autumn/Winter Bridal Collection 2013-2014


Georges Chakra Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013 – 2014


Monique Lhuillier’s Bridal Collection for Fall/Winter 2014


Another Bride…Another Wedding…Another Story

Deena Alabbas and Omar Edriss met in high school and became friends in college; then one thing lead to another until they fell in love and got married.

Deena is an Iraqi young lady who works for the Canadian Federal Government, and Omar is a Lebanese lawyer.

  • Where was your wedding held? 

The wedding was held at Manoir Rouville-Campbell, a hotel and wedding hall in Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; a 45 minute drive from Montreal where we live.

  • Did you hire a wedding planner or planned your wedding yourself? How was your experience?

We did not hire a wedding planner. My wedding was a DIY (do-it-yourself) wedding.

I did my own flower arrangements and designed my own bolero and headpiece.

Read Deena’s Full Confessions Here!

What is the biggest advice you can give any bride-to-be when planning for her wedding?
A piece of advice I would give other brides is to try to be original and incorporate some of their own touches in their wedding.

For example, my husband and I are big tea drinkers, so instead of having table numbers, we decided to brand each table with a tea flavor (example: Bombay Chai, English Breakfast etc.) and each guest received a Tea Forte sachet of that flavor.  Each place card had the guest’s name on it.

Also, I really like DIY weddings, I prefer them over hiring a wedding planner.  It saves a lot of money, teaches you new skills and really gets your creativity going.

Check Out Deena and Omar’s Wedding Pictures Here!

Win Your Dream Wedding Dress Wherever You Are!

Pick Your Favorite Wedding Dress and WIN It!

Would you like to choose your dream wedding dress and win it?

Follow these steps:

  1. Like our Facebook page.
  2. Pick any wedding dress you like on this page of Simply Bridal.
  3. Fill out this form. If you’re not a registered user on Arabia Weddings, please register here.
  4. Submit the form.
  5. Once the photo of the dress is uploaded on this page, start sharing the page of your wedding dress with all of your friends to collect as many Facebook Likes as possible.

Prize: A Wedding Dress of your choice from Simply Bridal available on these pages shipped and delivered to your doorstep.

Who can participate? Any Arab bride who is based anywhere in the world!

Who wins? The person of the photo that receives the highest number of Facebook Likes will be the winner of this contest.

Voting: You can view the results of the voting on this page.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Only one entry per participant is accepted.
  • The contest starts on 23 October 2013 and ends on 31 October 2013 (at 12 midnight).

Winners will be announced on 1 November 2013.


Top News This Week on Arabia Weddings

Arabia Weddings’ New Contest with Simply Bridal

Arabia Weddings has launched today a contest in collaboration with SimplyBridal, a prominent US online wedding dress store offering Arab brides an opportunity to win the wedding dress of their dreams.

The contest will be launched on Arabia Weddings website ( and is open to all Arab brides around the world.

Participants will select a wedding dress of their choice from the wide range of dresses that SimplyBridal carries on its website and upload them onto Arabia Weddings for sharing with their Facebook friends. Participants then engage in promoting the dress to receive as many Facebook ‘likes’ as they could.

The participant with the highest number of votes, to be announced on 1 November, will win her wedding dress.