Mina Al Sheikhly is an Iraqi/Emirati social media star who gained popularity on Instagram, especially for being the host of MBC Iraq “Beit Beauty” show. She established her own brand called “By Mina Al Sheikhly” in 2020, a mascara line, produced and package in Italy. The Iraqi beauty stole the show though on her wedding day in a unique wedding dress, restyled by Kristie Romanos!
A touching story behind the dress she wore, as she chose to wear her mother’s gown, adding her personal touch to it. A dress worn over 33 years ago, by her mother on her wedding day. A stunning vintage wedding gown with floral beading all over in different colors. The silk gown previously had long sleeves, giving it a romantic look and is fully embroidered and beaded with different sizes and colors of beads and crystals. Her mother revealed that while designing her dress, she always envisioned her future daughter wearing it. Her dream was fulfilled with Mina, as she revamped it and added her personal modern taste to it.
The beautiful beading on the dress was preserved to give it that vintage look. The creative director Kristie Romanos changed the neckline by removing the long sleeves and giving it an off-the-shoulder look. It features an open back, perfectly matching the voluminous over-skirt.
She paired her glamorous look with a long simple veil to keep the focus on the beautiful masterpiece!
You can watch the full story of the restyling process and the emotional rollercoaster of the magical experience!
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If you still have your mother’s wedding dress and you which to experience this precious bond, We Do by Esposa offers you the chance to restyle your gown as well! Or if you don’t have the dress but you wish to recreate it, you can customize it at Esposacouture atelier!
About Esposa Group:
Born out of a couple’s passion for the bridal industry, Esposa Group has been weaving love stories through stunning bridal and evening creations since 1987 on the hands of the Romanos family.
Collaborating with the best local and international brands, Esposa Group includes Esposa Privé luxury stores showcasing the works of the best fashion designers worldwide including Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Viktor and Rolf, Marchesa and Esposa Privé own couture brand, Esposacouture by Kristie Romanos, and Esposa stores offering an accessible multi-brands wedding and soirée collection in addition to its own couture brand, Plume by Esposa. The stores are located in Lebanon, Dubai United Arab Emirates and Riyadh Saudi Arabia offering every bride-to-be a one-stop shop to find her perfect wedding look, from her dream gown to her wedding shoes, accessories and bridesmaids dresses.