Arabic celebrations: age-old customs and contemporary culture

An Arabic celebration brings together traditional sensibilities and modern style in perfect harmony. Luxury Middle Eastern weddings could see guests in a contemporary, black-tie dress code. Saudi, Emirati and Qatari visitors travelling to Europe to celebrate with loved ones. Or hundreds of family and friends showering the newly married couple with flower petals at a zaffe.

As your personal wedding planners, we are well versed in the cultural customs of Arabic weddings and events. Which means we skilfully synchronise all the intricacies of the day’s (or week’s) celebrations – from the moment the groom enters the bride’s hall to the cutting of the cake using an heirloom sword.

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An Arabic marriage made in heaven


Whether it’s in a breath-taking palace in Istanbul or at a glamorous London hotel, an Arabic wedding is a glamorous and global affair. As luxury wedding planners, we bring all the key elements, and the key people, together – from guest transport and accommodation to banquet menus and world-class entertainment. And that goes for every kind of celebration. It could be a separate milcha and reception, or a carefully coordinated women-only reception. Put simply, it’s our pleasure to tick off everything on your personal wish list.

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Mixed-faith celebrations


Marriage is the coming together of two people, two families and, often, two cultures. And Arabic-Christian weddings symbolise this beautifully. Imagine a ceremony in a centuries-old church, followed by a vibrant zaffa where the dancefloor is never empty. Meanwhile Lebanese weddings combine timeless traditions with contemporary styling. From banquet to bouquet toss, henna to honeymoon, we bring together the best of both worlds to create magical multi-faith weddings or private parties> for our clients.

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"Thank you Scarlet Events for helping me have the wedding of my life the way I wanted it. I thought it would be easy doing it on my own, but getting the help from Marc & Hannah definitely made me enjoy every bit of it. Thanks guys :)"

Razan & Yaser
Arabic Wedding, Kensington Palace, London1/3

"Thank you so much for everything, we appreciate your hard work, you are wonderful. We will miss all the funny conversations with you. We are leaving tomorrow with great memories and amazing time we had here in Istanbul hope to see you soon in London or Dubai."

Feryal & Ahmad
Arabic Wedding, The Raffles, Istanbul2/3

“We’ve reached Sicily for the honeymoon, it's beautiful and thank you for arranging everything. Your support and help with the wedding in Cap Ferrat are much appreciated, we can't thank you enough! Take care and we’ll be in touch soon!"

Elham & Sultan
Arabic Wedding, Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, Cote D'Azur3/3
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Arabic wedding destinations


Today, Arabic weddings take place in venues across the world. Our clients have fallen for luxury five-star hotels in London, the ever-romantic backdrop of Paris, and the grand châteaux that pepper the French landscapes further afield. Whether it’s the standout Vaux-le-Vicomte> or English stately homes such as Wrotham Park, each exclusive location sets a spectacular scene for exchanging vows – or hosting luxury parties that leave a lasting impression.

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