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Posted On: 7 May 2008 11:59 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Qatari weddings evolving, embracing traditions in a modern setting: expert

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By Noimot Olayiwola QATARI weddings are becoming trendier and more “sophisticated” with the latest demand being a blend of rustic Arabic and European touches. Budget weddings are also fast becoming prominent along-side the exquisite and expensive weddings that Qataris are known for. “Qataris are now craving for two main types of wedding set-up, one that will reflect the local setting of traditional tents and Kosha and the other a very modern yet traditional theme,” said Atom el-Hajj the acting general manager of Prolines Events that is one of the exhibitors at the International Wedding and Fashion Show Exhibition (IWED). The expo concludes today. Atom said the latest change seen at Qatari weddings is because they cherish special occasions, adding the trend also reinforces the fact that they are very exotic and always prefer high-end outlooks at all time. “When it comes to Qatari weddings, our highly-skilled staff pays special attention to details from concept to delivery, especially in fusing both the local and foreign themes in bridal flower arrangements, lighting, table arrangement and decorations and the general ambience of the occasion,” he said. “We ensure that each wedding is different and unique in its own way as clients own the right to every little detail of their wedding set-up. “We also take care of the food to the finest detail of napkins, candles, table cloths, cards and giveaways as well as photographs and video coverage. All these are always made with a certain unique finesse,” he pointed out. Asked on how the company has been able to maintain this uniqueness and ensure customer satisfaction, he said a creative department has been set up within the organisation to see that there is no repetition in each package, adding that a wedding must tell a different story from each time. On the exhibition, he said the company, which is only three months old in Doha, has received a good response from Qataris and other visitors, adding they are hoping for a business boom. Another aspect of weddings that is also transforming into something more than glamorous is the beauty and make-up. “There is no match for Qatari ladies when it comes to make-ups and hairdo for occasions,” expressed the general manager of Be Bloom Beauty Centre and Spa, Mervat Bakri. She said that there is a rush at “lavish” eye lashes, a semi-permanent artificial lashes that last for up to two months. “The eye lashes are great for special occasions and regular daily wear as well. It is water resistant and shower and swim problem free,” she explained. On the care of these lashes, she said: “The lavish lashes need minimal care but it is necessary to avoid oil and oily make-up remover as they will loosen the adhesive bond to the extensions. Rubbing, scratching and pulling can also shorten their life.” Gulf-Times