Their policies may not be your idea of a cup ‘of tea but these politicians sure know how to throw a party. Never mind if your tax dollars paid for it and you may have never gotten that invitation in the mail, nevertheless here’s a look at some of Lebanon’s most politically lavish weddings.
Exhibit A: The Berri’s
If you’re the daughter of one of Lebanon’s richest men, then expect nothing short of a fairly tale wedding and that’s exactly what Nabih Berri’s daughter got. She even got Elie Saab to custom make a dress for her. Lavish is an understatement.
Exhibit B: The Lahouds
When daddy’s the president, the sky’s the limit, so when Ralph Lahoud exchanged vows with his bride Sabine Mazloum he did it in style at the Presidential Palace in Baabda in 2007. I’m not a big fan of the ballerina look or flower arrangement on her head , but hey, its her big day not mine.
Exhibit C: The Geageas
She was getting wed to the head of the Lebanese Forces, but who would have thought that the shy girl Sethrida that appears in those wedding photos would one day become a Member of Parliament. Although I’m not crazy about the peacock look, I really like the long sleeve concept and lace on her dress. Feels like something Lady Gaga would wear on her wedding day. See Lady Geagea inspired Lady GaGa. (Always wanted to say that)
Exhibit D: The Aouns
Planning a wedding to an MP could not have been an easy task for Sarah Souhaid who said “I Do” to General Michel Aoun’s Nephew Alain Aoun in an outdoorsy ceremony. Her look was refreshing and simple and I’m a sucker for frills on an off-the-shoulder neckline.
Exhibit E: The Tuenis
As the youngest female MP in parliament, Nayla Tueni did the unconventional, she wed popular TV host Malek Maktabi in a civil ceremony in Cyprus. I think her Grecian goddess inspired dress and Roman setting go perfectly with the occasion, however his suit didn’t really go with the theme.
Exhibit F: The Hariris
When your the world’s youngest billionaire, you get married in Paris the city of love, and that’s exactly what Hind Hariri, daughter of the late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri did on her big day. In March 0f 2009, she wed her prince charming in a super blingy dress and diamond encrusted tiara-like crown, that looks it’s a secret weapon in disguise.