Think Reem Acra and Zuhair Murad.
We love love, we love weddings, and we love Middle Eastern fashion. So it’s not exactly surprising that we’ve been keeping a close eye on the spring 2019 bridal collections.
There’s a lot to celebrate here, from delicate embroidery to bucolic romance to modern, fresh silhouettes.
For all the money-is-no-object bridal style you need, scroll on.
We’ve always got high expectations of this Lebanese designer, and this collection more than meets them. It’s about classic shapes and princess moments.
How dreamy is this? The cape adds so much drama, but you know you can whip that off when it comes time to hit the dance floor.
More volume, more romance. We love the dotted sheer tulle layers in the skirt.
Talk about a skirt-to-waist ratio. You could make one memorable entrance in this gown.
This Beirut-born designer was inspired by Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran and named after his 1923 book The Prophet.
Acra sent models out with white flowers in their hair and carried like staffs, and those motifs were repeated in the designs themselves.
With a mix of form-fitting and flowing fits, Acra’s collection has a timeless elegance. Stunning.
We love the delicate boning on this bodice.
For his part, fellow Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad turned to art deco architecture for his inspiration.
Think New York’s Chrysler Building, and the smooth lines of the cars of the era.
It’s Murad’s classic shapes, elevated with graphic lines and geometric shapes.
We’re slightly obsessed. So beautiful.
This New York-based designer is Indian, but such a favourite of HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan that we tend to include him.
Plus, we’re suckers for anyone with a dog this cute.
Khan’s spring 2019 collection includes jumpsuits and gold sequined party dresses for the post-ceremony get down.
So, so good, and the gowns for the actual ceremony don’t disappoint either.
How lush is that silk embroidery? All done by hand, we might add.
Like Murad, Khan included more than a few art deco moments.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ve got a completely imaginary wedding to plan around these gowns.
Images: Reem Acra, Zuhair Murad, Naeem Khan/Instagram, Elie Saab