Which Socialite Had the Most Lavish Wedding?

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Noor Fares and Sabine Ghanem are not only both beautiful, high-society jewelry designers, they’re also close friends; according to W, the two socialites have been “hitting the same beaches in the South of France since their teens.” (Who hasn’t?) Both Fares and Ghanem recently tied the knot in lavish ceremonies just two weeks apart, Ghanem marrying oil heir Joseph Getty in Rome on May 30 and Fares getting hitched to Alexandre Al Khawam in France on June 13. Both weddings boasted over-the-top decorations, gratuitous outfit changes, and posh guests lists, but whose takes the (wedding) cake? Time for a face off.

Outfit Changes

Noor: Two

Sabine: Three

Winner: Sabine, though Noor’s actual wedding gown is our favorite of all the looks.




Winner: Noor. Look at that wisteria!

Celebrity Guests

Noor: Model Jessica Hart, designer Mary Katrantzou, and style insider Nasiba Adilova, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

Sabine: Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Princess Beatrice, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, also according to Harper’s Bazaar.

Winner: Sabine. She had princesses in attendance!




Winner: Noor. Her cake is taller than she is.


Noor: #Noormandie

Sabine: #Joebine

Winner: Noor, for punning.

Most Ridiculous Wedding-Themed Accessory



Winner: Sabine. Dat glitter.

Media Coverage

Noor: Harper’s Bazaar and W

Sabine: Harper’s Bazaar and W

Winner: Tie

Final Tally

Sabine: 3

Noor: 3

Everyone’s a winner when you’re filthy rich!