By Stephanie Bridger-Linning13 March 2023
A ROYAL WEDDING TO REMEMBER: PRINCESS IMAN AND JAMEEL THERMIOTIS
KING ABDULLAH II, PRINCESS IMAN, CROWN PRINCE HUSSEIN AND QUEEN RANIA
It was a royal wedding to remember. Princess Iman of Jordan wed Venezuelan venture capitalist Jameel Alexander Thermiotis on Sunday in a classically romantic ceremony attended by their closest family and friends. Resplendent in a white Dior gown, lace veil and twinkling Chaumet tiara, the 26-year-old looked every inch the fairytale princess as she arrived on the arm of her proud older brother, Crown Prince Hussein.
Princess Iman and Thermiotis, who announced their engagement last summer, were married in a traditional ceremony at the Beit Al Urdun Palace in Amman (once famous in Britain as the venue where Prince William and Crown Prince Hussein watched football). As part of the service, the Iman laid out the terms of the marriage before the bride and groom signed the wedding contract, in the presence of three witnesses: the bride’s father, King Abdullah II, and two brothers, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Hashem. The radiant couple also exchanged rings.
PRINCESS IMAN ARRIVED ON THE ARM OF HER BROTHER, CROWN PRINCE HUSSEIN
Ever elegant, Queen Rania, the mother-of-the-bride, proved that sometimes less is more in a dress from Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2022 collection. The taupe creation featured pleated sleeves and skirt, and an uber-feminine Victorian-inspired high collar. She looked emotional as she watched the ceremony from the front row, alongside her two sons, her younger daughter, Princess Salma (dressed in Andrew Gn), and Crown Prince Hussein’s fiancée, Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif (in Roksanda). Members of the extended Jordanian royal family were also in attendance including Princess Raiyah, the half-sister of King Abdullah, and her husband, the British writer Ned Donovan, the grandson of Roald Dahl.
After exchanging vows, the couple left the room arm-in-arm and proceeded to a separate chamber where they cut their towering wedding cake. Queen Rania wasted no time in sharing photos of the nuptials on Instagram, writing: ‘Iman, I pray this next chapter in your life brings you as much joy, love, and laughter as you have brought us over the years. Congratulations to the bride and groom!’
The celebrations started earlier in the week when the Jordanian queen hosted the traditional Henna party on Tuesday. She delighted royal watchers by sharing a slickly-produced video of the soirée on her Instagram account. ‘So much love in one room! With friends and family at Iman’s Henna party yesterday,’ the proud mother posted on Instagram on Thursday, in a post accompanied by a slideshow of images showcasing the opulent festivities. Among those in attendance was the bride’s future sister-in-law, Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif, who is engaged to Crown Prince Hussein.
KING ABDULLAH II JOINED THE COUPLE Handout/Getty Images
For the pre-wedding occasion, Princess Iman wore a stunning, intricately embellished white ensemble from Jordanian designer Reema Dahbour’s 2021 collection. The embroidered chiffon and silk creation was adorned with white embroidery and golden crystals and finished with a Bruce Oldfield belt worn by her mother, Queen Rania, on her wedding day in 1993.
Princess Iman and Thermiotis announced their engagement in July 2022, just weeks before Princess Iman’s older brother Crown Prince Hussein proposed to his girlfriend, Rajwa. Crown Prince Hussein and his radiant fiancée will tie the knot on 1 June in one of the most hotly anticipated high society weddings of 2023.
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