Whether you’re a future bride planning your wedding or a young woman secretly daydreaming of your perfect day, The Thousand and One Night folk tales definitely had an influence on your wedding fantasies. If you feel your mind is almost set and you are gravitating towards an Arabian wedding, then here are some valuable themes and inspirations.
Many details come into play for this day to be picture-perfect.
You can either opt for holding the reception under the skylight or the semblance of one, having a view of the sun or the moon and its flickering stars or you can go for an indoor site and decorate it with a bit of Moroccan and Persian influences. The site could be a Bedouin tent that you could embellish by adding your own Middle-eastern touch.
Decoration and Ambiance
When it comes to colors, a set of jeweled tones like rich orange and red, or deep purple and dark shades of red or other similar cohesions set the perfect mood when paired with gold.
In any Arabian wedding, you will stumble upon pillows and poufs. No one knows what it is about them, but in the Arab world, they are everywhere and of all kinds! They give a sense of refined royalty. You can have fun by mixing and matching fabrics, from polished satin to silk or velvet; from restrained to adorned. The advantage is that there is no need for other kinds of extravagant furniture since the whole purpose is to feel relaxed and light!
Other decorative elements are lights, candles and lanterns, and lots of silks! Cozy floor rugs, embellished table linens and fine textile draping from the ceiling are all a trademark of the romantic atmosphere that dominates Arabian nights. If you’re trying to picture it, there is certainly a lot of majestic and dazzling elegance that conjures up this image. The whole idea is to concoct a feast for the senses. So you can’t go wrong by throwing around garnished jewels and original tea glasses containing some tea leaves, spices and dried fruits. And again, no amount of fabric is too much fabric so you can spread some more cashmere scarves and stoles around the place.
Now it’s time to have some fun! If there’s something the Arabs excel at, it’s definitely entertaining their guests. You can put up henna sessions for your guests to paint on each other, or even hire a henna artist.
There’s no party without music! You can play light oriental melody in the background, until… the belly dancers make their entrance. They constitute a typical entertainment that never grows old and that is always fascinating and delightful for all guests.
Dress and Make-up
A central element to this special day is, without doubt, your dress! Arabian gowns are marvelous. They are all about intricate designs that bring together unique patterns and embroidered fancy fabric. Don’t be scared to swerve from the traditional white gown and plunge into warm colors by also adding your personal touch. Along with the typical dress, black kohl would be an excellent choice for your make up as it is very prevalent among the Arab culture. Who says bride and smoky eyes don’t blend?
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