Real Weddings: Jamie Alia Korey & Richard Stephen William Mallett


Septepmber 2, 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
Photographed by Robert Merhi Photography

Jamie and Richard’s wedding was a four-day affair that began with Thursday night cabaret performances at Beirut’s MusicHall and ended with a Sunday lunch at a traditional Lebanese restaurant. The highlight, however, was the couple’s Saturday ceremony and reception attended by 180 guests and held at the bride’s family estate in Ain Saade, Lebanon, overlooking downtown Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea at sunset. Escorted down the aisle by her father, Samir Korey, Jamie wore a Georges Hobeika gown and carried a pastel bouquet of peonies, baby roses, and ranunculus. At the reception, planned by Matisse Events, the newlyweds entered with a procession of performers—part of the Lebanese “Zaffe” tradition—and danced to “Your Song” by Elton John.