Are you looking for an authentic idea for your wedding? How about an Arabian Nights wedding theme?
We all grew up in the Arab world listening to the folk stories of One Thousand and One Nights, also known as the Arabian Nights. The series of tales are told by Scheherazade to her husband and ruler Shahrayar during the Islamic Golden Age. Some of these tales are known to all of us, they include: "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" and "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor”. Check out these fabulous ideas for an Egyptian inspired wedding theme! You can also have a modern wedding with an Arabesque theme and patterns or a fun Mosaic wedding theme.
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This theme is also perfect if you are planning on having your wedding during Eid Al-Fitr or Eid Al-Adha holidays, or any season if you want a unique wedding theme. You can even include these ideas in your henna night, for more henna night ideas click here!
Here is plenty of inspiration to pull off a One Thousand and One Nights wedding theme, all the way from your wedding cake down to your wedding setting, decorations, wedding invitation cards, and wedding favors.
Here are some more beautiful pictures that will inspire you to design and decorate the perfect Arabian Nights wedding:
Ottomans and Cushions
Adding ottomans and cushions is not only a way to complete your Arabian wedding theme, but it is also a great way to have extra seats for young guests to sit on and mingle.
Remember that they can always be customized to match with your wedding colors.
Candles and Lanterns
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of an Arabian wedding theme is lanterns. Use them, along with candles, to add a magical and romantic vibe to your wedding. Lanterns come in many different sizes and shapes, they can be mounted on the tables, or placed on the floor if they are big enough. They are also great to use for entrances.
Curtains and drapes are very popular when decorating for an Arabian theme; curtains hung from the ceiling will create a beautiful ambiance. Drape colorful fabric around gazebos and pergolas and use it for an Arabic seating area or a shisha lounge which will be quite popular among your wedding guests.
Having a henna artist at your wedding is a great way to entertain your guests, and they can have a great memory of your wedding that will last up to weeks.
Consider including Arabic food as much as possible in your menu, as well as, delicious Arabic desserts. If you are getting married in the Middle East then it will be easy to do so as all caterers include many Arabic foods and desserts in their menus.
Your Wedding Cake
Ask your cake baker or caterer to create a beautiful wedding cake with an Arabian-inspired theme, there are plenty of ways to give it an Arabian vibe.
Include Arabesque designs and patterns in your Arabian wedding theme, you can include it in many details such as your wedding invitations, wedding cake, linens, and much more.
Go back to your culture with Arabic calligraphy details in your wedding, whether it’s both your names, your initials, or verses of Arabic poetry, you can use Arabic calligraphy in all your wedding details.
Henna parties are known for the beautiful color combinations, and red is a very popular color at henna parties. This magical Palestinian henna night was captivating in every way - the team of La Cle created the Palestinian theme that was adorned with red hues and bountiful flower arrangements.