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  • Cairo Wedding Festival: Egypt’s Most Luxurious Bridal Event Goes Off with a Bang


    Let’s begin with an irrefutable fact: there are few, if any, bigger occasions in Egypt that a wedding. Between deciding which relatives you need to keep apart at the reception and making sure the food is to everyone’s liking, putting together a wedding is pretty darn stressful.

    It’s this never-ending stream of anxiety that makes an occasion like Cairo Wedding Festival all the more important for brides and grooms to-be. This year, the festival’s 2016 edition was the biggest one yet; Friday 28 October saw some of the biggest names in the industry come together under one roof for an all-day event that saw thousands of Cairenes descend on Uptown Cairo.

    Covering everything from wedding planning, honeymoon planning and decoration, to entertainment , floristry and dining, attendees got the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most creative brands and services in Egypt and the Middle East with the endgame of putting together their dream wedding.

    One of the most significant features of CWF is that it makes the process much more personal; rather than browsing through catalogues, conversing over emails and discussing options via appointment, CFW put the men and women driving the industry face-to-face for a more customised consultation.

    Paying tribute to what a big occasion CWF is, some of Egypt’s most stylish celebrities were in attendance, including Dalia Mostafa, Mais Hamdan, Merihan Hussein, Mariam Hassan, Rana Samaha, Engy El-Mokadem and Gihan Qamary, while the Middle East’s most famous wedding band, the Black and White Parade, performed.

    One of the real highlights this year, though, was CWF’s catwalk, which hosted runway shows by Esmat Fakher Haute Couture, Chantelle Wedding Dresses and Botros Jewellery; the latter was particularly spectacular in showcasing their diamond jewellery and handcrafted pieces.

    The day was rounded off with an equally spectacular fireworks show, meanwhile, courtesy of Ahmed Essam.

    While very much based around attendees, CWF has come to be an essential date for the guys and gals on the other side of the booth; in covering so many elements of the wedding industry, the festival has become a fantastic platform for local and regional brands and designers, acting as an easy, uncomplicated way to bring both sides of the equation together.

    You can find out more about this year’s Cairo Wedding Festival on Facebook.

    By Kalam El Qahaira