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Rima Fakih's Elaborate, Star-Studded Lebanese Wedding

posted on: May 18, 2016

This weekend, Former Miss USA Rima Fakih married Wassim SAL Slaiby at The Patriarchal Edifice in Bkerki, Lebanon. Fakih and Slaibi are both Lebanese Americans but chose their homelands to wed this weekend. Two weeks ago, Fakih converted from Islam to Christianity before she wed Slaibi, who is a Maronite Christian.

The Patriarchal Edifice in Bkerki

Fakih’s wedding dress was made by famous Lebanese wedding dress designer, Elie Saab.

Rima Fakih on her wedding day

Among Rima’s bridesmaids was a fellow beauty pageant winner Kamie Crawford and TV personality Daniella Rahme.

The much-anticipated wedding was a two-day event, attracting many famous guests. The celebrations were held at Château Musar in Ghazir, Lebanon, where celebrities used the hashtag #RimaAndSal to share the wedding fun.

Slaiby enters the wedding reception in true Lebanese fashion

Among the guests was Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe, Moroccan American rapper French Montana, Palestinian director Tarik Freitekh, the “King of Romance,” Wael Kfoury, and singer Massari.

@frenchmontana @tarikfreitekh and myself 😆#haifawehbe #RimaAndSal amazing wedding congratulations 😍

A photo posted by Haifa Wehbe (@haifawehbe) on

My brother big day 🙏

A photo posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on

the black Gang withTheOneAndOnly #ElieSaab 😎 #HaifaWehbe #bassamfattouh #sharbelboumansour #RimaAndSal #wedding

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Also in attendance was one of Salibi’s most famous clients, Canadian singer The Weeknd, who performed for the newly weds.

And even did a little dabke…

The couple definitely celebrated in true Lebanese style with dancing on chairs, dabke, drummers, and fireworks.

Speechless #blessedBride

A video posted by Rima Fakih Slaiby (@rimafakih) on

Overall, the Beirut wedding looked like a big hit, with many happy guests congratulating the bride and groom. Arabs in the U.S. and around the world wished the couple a blessed marriage.

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