Laila Gohar Had the Best Wedding of the Summer, Rode in on a Donkey


For a minute there, we thought Instagram had ruined wedding season. But then last week, cool girl Laila Gohar saved the day with her stunning Spanish matador–themed wedding, which is the best thing in our feeds right now.

The bride, who is a New York–based chef and culinary artist, wed Omar Sosa, the founder and art director of Apartamento magazine, in a custom, see-through Simone Rocha dress. Meanwhile, Sosa himself showed off his summer caftan body in a black frock and espadrilles. Plus, guests came dressed in their best summer ruffles.

Naturally, many outfit changes happened throughout the night. And after Gohar and Sosa rode into the ceremony on what appear to be donkeys (add that to the revised “unconventional” wedding tip list), she proceeded to play matador in a spring 2016 Céline dress, wooing a reared horse with her marital mystique.

The after-party took place inside the matador ring at Cazalla de la Sierra in Andalucia, Spain, and some guests stayed at the Hotel Trasierra nearby.

Because of Gohar’s unique culinary background, it came as no surprise that the wedding also had a food-related hashtag, #jamonhalal (jamon means “ham” in Spanish), as well as “unconventional” dishes like a fig tart instead of a wedding cake, which the bride cut while smoking a cigarette.

Congrats to the coolest couple of the summer!

Laila Gohar Had by Far the Best Wedding of the Summer