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Princess Rajwa of Jordan breaks with tradition in ultra modern wedding outfit

Crown Prince Al Hussein of Jordan and Rajwa Al Seif married on June 1 at Zahran Palace...


AMMAN, JORDAN- JUNE 01: Jordan Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al Hussein depart Zahran palace during their wedding on June 01, 2023 in Amman, Jordan. Al Hussein bin Abdullah, Crown Prince of Jordan, is the son of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussei© Jordan Pix
Lauren Ramsay
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June 1, 2023
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After seeing Rajwa Al Seif's stunning pre-wedding Henna party gown, we couldn't wait to see the dress she would don on her big day.

Queen Rania of Jordan's son, Crown Prince Al Hussein and Rajwa Al Seif married on June 1 at Zahran Palace in an Islamic marriage ceremony known as a “katb ktab" in the palace gardens. 

MORE: Rajwa Al-Saif's pre-wedding couture dress took over 1000 hours to complete 

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The bride and her brother-in-law moments before the ceremony began© Royal Hashemite Court
The bride and her brother-in-law moments before the ceremony began

The new princess of Jordan looked incredible in an ultra chic figure hugging gown from Elie Saab with a modern asymmetrical neckline, flattering ruching across the bodice and a fitted column skirt. An elegant, long train complete with delicate embellished was attached to the lower back, creating a true contemporary princess silhouette. The beautiful bride also wore a dazzling tiara with a flowing veil that cascaded down her back. The outfit was worlds away from her mother-in-law Queen Rania's own Bruce Oldfield bridal gown she wore in 1993, which was much more voluminous and traditional, featuring gold embroidery and an exaggerated collar. 

Prince Hussein of Jordan and his bride Princess Rajwa© Royal Hashemite Court
The couple took their official photographs after the ceremony
Rajwa Al-Saif wearing an Elie Saab dress on her wedding day© Royal Hashemite Court
The bride looked gorgeous in a custom made Elie Saab wedding dress

Princess Rajwa stepped out of a custom 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and gracefully walked through the palace grounds to the garden, where the lavish ceremony took place in a gazebo within the royal grounds. Of course, not the kind of white gazebo we put up during the British summer incase it rains. The gazebo boasted arched openings and carved stone columns that reflect the traditional Jordanian styles within the palace's architecture, giving the ambience a timeless feel.

AMMAN, JORDAN- JUNE 01: Jordan Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al Hussein depart Zahran palace during their wedding on June 01, 2023 in Amman, Jordan. Al Hussein bin Abdullah, Crown Prince of Jordan, is the son of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, and the heir apparent to the throne. (Photo by Jordan Pix/Getty Images)© Jordan Pix
Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al Hussein depart Zahran palace following their wedding

Queen Rania's mother-of-the-bride dress was also somewhat unexpected, yet oozed her signature chic style agenda. She wore a black figure-hugging gown from Dior with a high neck and long sleeves that boasted intricate gold detailing on the sleeves and across the upper back.

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Rajwa Al-Saif walking to the altar with her groom's younger brother, Prince Hashem© Royal Hashemite Courtc
The bride walked to the altar with her groom's younger brother, Prince Hashem

British royals the Princess of Wales and Princess Beatrice made surprise appearances at the wedding. Princess Kate stunned in a powder pink Elie Saab AW17 dress, whilst Beatrice brought all the glamour in Needle and Thread's 'Celia' gown.

Prior to the wedding Rania hosted a super stylish henna party on May 22, where Rajwa looked incredibly chic in an opulent gown and veil that was nothing short of magnificent. And the glamorous, intricately detailed custom ensemble took approximately 1,100 hours to create. The white custom gown with gold embellishments designed by Saudi designer Honayda that was adorned with secret messages and honoured both her home country of Saudi Arabia and her Prince Hussein's Jordanian culture, all whilst encapsulating her signature chic style agenda. 

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