A Regal Affair Begins
In a grand display of opulence and tradition, the women from the bride and groom’s families gathered at the Madareb Bani Hashem to partake in the henna party of Rajwa Al-Saif who is soon going to marry Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein. The event, reminiscent of a royal extravaganza, captured the essence of joy and happiness. Al-Saif, a stunning beauty hailing from Riyadh, donned an exquisite custom dress designed by Saudi designer Honayda Serafi, reflecting the radiant ambiance of the celebration through its harmonious blend of white and gold hues.
An Enchanting Evening Unveiled
Shared by the Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan and HM Queen Rania, the pictures from this extraordinary evening offer a glimpse into the captivating aura that surrounded the henna party. Al-Saif, standing beside her loved ones, is seen walking down an aisle adorned with a bed of white flowers, while women on either side delicately waft bukhoor and sprinkle rose water, bestowing upon her a traditional welcome. Another poignant moment captured is Al-Saif holding hands with her soon-to-be mother-in-law, elegantly dressed in a Saiid Kobeisy light blue embroidered dress, who delivered a heartfelt speech that moved Al-Saif to tears.
Queen Rania’s Touching Words
Addressing the esteemed guests, Queen Rania expressed her overwhelming joy, remarking, “I’m so happy that you could all be here to celebrate with us. Today is a special day for us, and to our entire Jordanian family: Our joy is one and the same… near or far, you are all in our hearts today.” She then proceeded to speak warmly about her future daughter-in-law, referring to her as “the sweetest and most beautiful bride-to-be,” emphasizing the deep affection she holds for Al-Saif, akin to her own daughters. Queen Rania reassured Al-Saif’s mother, Azza Al Sudairi, by affirming, “We and Al Hussein will take the very best care of Rajwa. This is her country, and she is among her family and her people.”
A Night of Royal Elegance
The henna party was graced by the presence of the groom’s sisters, including the newly-married Princess Iman, radiantly attired in a silk lilac gown adorned with intricate lace details. Princess Salma complemented the affair in a resplendent deep red kaftan. Captured moments from the event depict the women uniting in celebratory dances with Al-Saif and Queen Rania in a mesmerizing open courtyard, illuminated by enchanting lights.
An Artistic Showcase of Tradition
To heighten the cultural experience, esteemed local artists such as Nedaa Shrara, Diana Karazon, Zain Awad, Haleem Musical Group, Al Salt Girls Band, and the Misk Dance Company graced the event with captivating performances, enthralling the attendees with their renditions of traditional Jordanian and Saudi songs.