The clock is ticking for the wedding of the royal wedding of HRH Princess Iman of Jordan and Mr. Jameel Alexander Thermiotis on March 12th. With mere days leading up to the ceremony, the glowing bride-to-be launched into her pre-wedding festivities with a henna party; a traditional event before Muslim weddings attended by the women of the wedding party.
“So much love in one room! With friends and family at Iman’s Henna party yesterday,” Queen Rania said in an official Instagram post made about the event. The Queen of Jordan attended the ceremony alongside her eldest’s son’s bride-to-be, Rajwa Al Saif, and other family members, including Princess Iman’s grandmother Princess Muna al-Hussein, and Princess Iman’s aunts, Princess Aisha bint Hussein and Princess Zein bint Hussein.
All eyes were on Princess Iman, whose henna party makeup look was created by global artist Mohammed Hindash. “As a Jordanian, it is an absolute honour to have done Princess Iman’s makeup for the Henna celebration,” Hindash said of the opportunity. The bare-faced beauty wore a natural makeup look for the event, complete with sparkling eyeshadow and a rosy lip.
The bride-to-be wore a white chiffon gown with gold embroidery for the occasion, designed by Palestinian-Jordanian fashion designer Reema Dahbour. “It is truly an honour to contribute to this momentous occasion and to be part of such a joyous celebration of tradition and culture,” Dahbour said of her experience working on Princess Iman’s henna party gown. The ethical, slow fashion designer is known for creating timeless couture heirlooms, this gown certainly being one of them.
A standout detail of Princess Iman’s henna party outfit was the pearl-encrusted Bruce Oldfield belt that Queen Rania wore on her wedding day in 1993. Not only does this heartwarming style detail pay tribute to their loving mother-daughter relationship, but it also reminds us of the importance of family and heritage on this day.