For her wedding to then-Prince Abdullah of Jordan, Rania al Yassin wore a custom made Bruce Oldfield wedding gown for the traditional Muslim ceremony at Zahran Palace in Amman. It took place on June 10, 1993.
Rania's gown got its inspiration from the Syrian formal dresses on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. It featured gold detailing and gloves. It was short sleeved with a white belt with a massive 'O' in diamonds around the waist. It also had a full skirt and long train.
Rania, who had no idea her husband would be named heir a few years later, did not wear a tiara but instead a simple hairband to match her gown. Her hair was in a tight updo that made getting in and out of the car a challenge. She said later, "When my brother-in-law, Prince Faisal, picked me up in a vintage car, its ceiling was so low, and my hair was so high, my head jammed and I couldn’t move my neck.”
She had a separate, less conservative dress for the reception that was held at Raghadan Palace where she and Abdullah cut their multi-tiered and rectangular wedding cake that was decorated with small crowns with a sword. This gown was sleeveless and featured a V-neck in the front with a deeper V in the back. It also had gold detailing.
Royals from all over the world attended including Queen Sofia of Spain and the now King Mohammed of Morocco. There were 2000 guests invited who filled up the gardens of Raghadan.
They spent their honeymoon in the United States.