Become a Top Wedding Planner – “Arabian Nights” Themed Wedding Ideas From “Tori and Dean: sTORIbook Weddings”


Tori and Dean planned an “Arabian Nights” themed wedding on their show, “Tori & Dean: sToribook Weddings,” last week. The bride wanted an extravagant wedding that celebrated the couple’s Lebanese heritage.

Tori and Dean did not disappoint her but the planning process was not always smooth. They found the perfect venue, an estate, Casa De Los Robles, however one week before the wedding, the owners pulled out, deciding that they did not want an event at their house. Tori was able to talk them into letting the bride and groom use their grounds. (The house is currently up for sale.) (Tip – when selecting a private estate, make sure the owners understand what they are committing to and get it all in a written contract.)

The bride had originally wanted to get married outdoors at the estate, but with the groom’s father refusing to attend unless the ceremony took place in an Orthodox church, the bride compromised. The couple married at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Los Angeles. She later said she was glad she had done it. (Tip – The couple were lucky to be able to reserve the church at the last minute, don’t let your couples make last minute decisions like this, they might not be so lucky.)

The reception took place under fabulous tents by Raj Tents, who celebrity wedding planner David Tutera often used on his show, “My Fair Wedding.” (I’ve used them too so you don’t have to be a celebrity to hire them.)  The linens were in rich jewel tones of deep purple and red and chiavari chairs were gold.

The flowers also were in deep jewel tones.

The cake, by Hot Cakes Bakes, looked like something right out of the Arabian Nights tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp.


Like previous episodes of the show,  this wedding had an animal, a camel who posed for photographs with the bride and groom and their guests. (Tip – If your couple wants to have an animal at their wedding, make sure you get approval from the venue. Also be sure you are working with animal organization that treats their animals in a humane and respectful manner.)

These photos and more by Michael Williams can be found on the Oxygen website.

A new episode of “Tori & Dean: sToribook Weddings” airs tonight.

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