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“WE WANTED TO FO­CUS ON LOVE,” Grazia Style Award In­sta-Star win­ner and cover girl Ola Fara­hat re­veals of her beach wed­ding to Hashim Hashim. “We made sure the wed­ding was re­laxed, flowy, and easy – that’s what love should be.” On 21 De­cem­ber 2018, 135 of the cou­ple’s clos­est fam­ily and most fash­ion­able friends gath­ered at Nikki Beach Re­sort & Spa Dubai for a stun­ning sun­set cer­e­mony.

Ola wore a be­spoke bridal gown by Le­banese cou­turier Ni­co­las Je­bran, but there was no way the in­flu­encer was go­ing to be an or­di­nary bride. “I asked for McDon­alds mo­ments be­fore walk­ing down the aisle be­cause I got so ner­vous!” she con­fesses. “I de­voured my cheese­burger and fries in lit­er­ally three min­utes,” she adds, shar­ing a snap with Grazia munch­ing her take­away in a tiara and tiered tulle to prove it. And in­stead of a speech, Maid of Hon­our Lucy Las­celles per­formed a gutsy ren­di­ton of the Etta James love song

At Last ded­i­cated to the happy cou­ple.

In an emo­tional ad­dress, Ola’s new hus­band Hashim beamed, “You look ab­so­lutely stun­ning to­day. I love you so much. I’m so happy to be mar­ried to such a beau­ti­ful and tal­ented woman. I feel deeply priv­i­leged you’ve cho­sen to be my wife, and I’ll look for­ward to spend­ing the rest of my life with you.”

He con­tin­ued, “It means a great deal to both Ola and my­self to have our two fam­i­lies com­ing to­gether with friends old and new us for our spe­cial day. It’s very hum­bling to look around and see many peo­ple here who are all im­por­tant to us.” Among the glam­orous guests – who en­joyed a ban­quet of beet moutabel, mo­hama­rah, stuffed vine leaves, chicken, lemon and olive tagine with al­mond cous­cous, Aus­tralian lamb cut­lets, with sea­sonal grilled veg­eta­bles – were Natalia Shus­tova and Grazia Edi­tor in Chief Ali­son Tay, while bet­ter-known brides­maids in­cluded Deema Al Asadi, Fatema Al­mo­men, and Ra­nia Fawaz who were the last to leave the dance floor. Con­grats, guys!

Hello, hap­pi­ness: Ola’s sec­ond dress of the cer­e­mony was by Reem Kach­mar Cou­ture

Tiaras, tulle and take­aways: Ola calmed her nerves with a cheese­burger

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