About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: wedding
I just love the blue lighted sign and single fancy dress in the window of this dress shop. Saudi women wear dresses like these to weddings where only other women are in attendance because of the practise of extreme gender … Continue reading
I’ve shown you photos of over-the-top evening gowns several times before. These were just so colorful, I just had to include them! For an explanation of when dresses like these are worn in Saudi Arabia, see this post and read … Continue reading
Weddings are a big business here in Saudi Arabia. Quite often they are extremely lavish events held in elegant ballrooms where no expense is spared. All of the weddings I have attended here in Jeddah have been segregated functions attended … Continue reading
Underneath those drab black floor length cloaks that all women wear when out in public here in Saudi Arabia lies the latest fashions by the hottest and most expensive designers. Clothing like what is shown in this women’s fancy dress … Continue reading
Hindawiya is an area of Old Jeddah where you can find the sewing and crafts souks. One can find an abundance of beads, sequins, trims, buttons, and other types of embellishments for clothing. Women often have their fancy dresses custom … Continue reading
Most wedding favors, if they even make it home, wind up in the trash or given to the maids here. They are usually not appreciated or wanted, generally serve no practical purpose, and might be considered mere dust collectors. A … Continue reading
Many times here in Saudi Arabia I have seen men with obviously colored hair or beards. The colors vary and can be anywhere from black to brown, but by far the most commonly seen shades are clearly those unsubtle and … Continue reading
This beautiful building is available for special events, mostly weddings. There are dozens of such places around Jeddah. The newer ones are magnificent, elegant and enormous. Inside there are many ballrooms with glittering chandeliers, stages, marble restrooms, and chambers where the … Continue reading
This wedding cake topper features the bride and groom figurines, Arabian style. I spied it recently when I was visiting a local sweets shop in Jeddah. The groom is wearing the formal white traditional headgear – the white scarf called ghuttra topped … Continue reading
This beautiful gold and glass case was a wedding gift. It was decorated with silk floral arrangements, netting and embroidered silk.