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Glamour Along the Nile

06.20.2017 Photographed by Remon Markiz

Set in a lavish garden with the iconic Egyptian Museum as its dramatic backdrop, The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo created the talk of the town wedding.

Malak El Biblawi & Mina Aziz take their first steps as husband & wife.
The newlyweds are greeted with applause as they step down from their 3 meters high custom-made stage.

Dr. Nader El Biblawi, Egypt’s tourism leader saw no better place to host the wedding of his beloved daughter but the city’s jewel, The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo. “I am confident that at The Ritz-Carlton, the finest services will be delivered, going out of their way to please you is their act of norm.” said El Biblawi to his daughter.


Malak and Mina exchange smiles during their first dance.

“Everything went smoothly and beyond our expectations, every time we visited to discuss our wedding menu or ballroom setup, we were greeted in person by the General Manager and the Director of Sales & Marketing; we really felt that they cared and it is not just their job.  They would go 100 miles extra to make sure that we were happy and satisfied,” the bride commented.


The bride dances with her father, Dr. El Biblawi.

The groom added: “We were pampered; they opened the restaurant for my best men to get together until the dawn.”


Sparklers made for a stunning backdrop to the first dance.

The majestic wedding took three days of setup. The hotel’s Executive Chef carefully designed the menus and a wedding cake that stood two meters high. The hotel’s management decided to have the florist flower the lobby with matching colors of the flowers used in the wedding to announce the happy event. The Director of Catering was available around the clock inspecting every aspect of the wedding from bartender coordination to rooms’ allocation for the international guests coming to witness the one-of-a-kind celebration.


The bride and groom cut into the intricate, floral wedding cake.

The happy couple created their own wedding hashtag for the pool of memorable images posted by the 1,000 guests.

The reception tables were set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Museum.

Guest relations and front office team recorded a special song for the lovely couple and played it as a surprise upon ballroom entrance. The family of the bride and groom were touched by the gesture and had it played again during the wedding party.


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