There are weddings, and then there are Lebanese weddings. I've had the great fortune to fall upon some amazing people as a photographer/filmmaker, and without a doubt the Lebanese know how to throw a party. Their sense of style, music, dancing and choice of locations is only outdone by their devotion to friendship and family.
So it was that Zeina & Mustapha asked me to join their wedding celebrations in Barcelona, having seen me capture the big day of their friends Rheam and Naël in Mykonos the year before. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. A welcome dinner on Montjuic hill overlooking the city, followed the next day by an unforgettable ceremony and reception at Can Ribas de Montbui an hour outside Barcelona. I hope the experience shows in this small sample of images.
Second shooting with me was Veronica Hansen, the wonderful Texan soul who made the lush light of Barcelona her home.
Zeina's Dress: Alvina Valenta
Mustapha's Suit: Paul Smith
Welcome Dinner Venue: El Xalet de Montjuic
Preparations Venue: Hotel Miramar
Ceremony & Reception Venue, Caterer & Cake: Can Ribas de Montbui
Florist: Mireia Font at La Floreria
Cocktail Hour Music & Drinks: Pianobar
Reception Music: Kamal Productions
This wedding was first featured in Harper's Bazaar Arabia Bride Magazine