How stressful can a wedding be? I would know having been down the aisle and walked right back up it 2 years later! An Egyptian wedding is always fun, beautiful and crazy, I think that pretty much sums it up nicely in three words. I should also add long also to the mix as they tend to finish in the early hours of the morning.
As soon as we touched down in Cairo, I could feel the excitement for my friend,Sarah although a very busy pre-wedding schedule quickly change that to feelings of stress and anxiety. All I could think about was could we get everything done! I think I was more stressed about Sarah’s wedding than she was. I think her very laid back personality helped ease her into stress- free mode. She is the first bride with whom I didn’t witness any bridezilla moments:) Rare I know!
First stop-paying a visit to the hotel to check the wedding planner has everything in order! Since it is Egypt, (if you are egyptians you would know where this is coming from) you have to be on top of things with the wedding planner.
After much discussion on flowers, candles and table plans we stopped off for dinner at Left Bank on the River Nile and delved into a lovely strawberry salad and chicken dish. I would definitely recommend Left Bank for breakfast and Brunch also and the view on the River Nile is beautiful.
Outfit-Top:Zara//Jeans:J brand//heels:Carvela//Bag:Anya Hindmarch//Ring:YSL
Let’s fast forward to the exciting part-the wedding which took place in the Semiramis Hotel in the centre of Cairo.
I decided to get my hair done, and a good decision it was since I spent a lot of time doing last minute table planning with the bride and running around. I wasn’t too hot on this look probably because it was a look I hadn’t gone for before.
Her pre-wedding/ cocktail reception dress was gorgeous which was picked from City Stars just a few days before the wedding!
Doesn’t she look gorgeous? And what do you think of the veil piece? Me and her friend put this together in 5 minutes in her hotel room and saved her £300!
Outfit-Dress:Jovani//heels: Manola Blahnik//Bag:Anya Hindmarch
My tot looked very dapper too in a five piece all white tux suit:) Within an hour into the wedding the white crisp wedding suit turned red from all the munching on strawberries.
After the entrance followed the cake cutting, bouquet throwing, speeches and before you know it, the night was over. Sadly no dancing took place- religious reasons. But a great wedding it was:)
I got to throw in one last shot of the bride! Stunning!! Her make up was spot on. And in actual fact whilst she was having her make up done I received whatsapp messages from the bride of her look for my opinion and what made Sarah laugh so much was when I arrived at the hotel to see her, I took it upon myself to open the makeup kit of the artist and say add this, do this, tone down the lipstick etc! Got to make sure she looked her best:)