Photos and videos of the extremely lavish wedding of the former Hezbollah MP Nawar Al-Sahili's daughter were widely shared on social media platforms.
Luxurious white chairs and tables covered the space; beside the fancy centerpieces and the dangling lights as well as the golden chandeliers. The bride was also wearing an enormous wedding dress with a tall bridal veil.
مبروك لابنة نائب حزب الله نوار الساحلي اما نحن علينا بالصبر والبصيرة— Imane Ibrahim?? (@ImaneIbrahim1) July 25, 2021
بس عندي سؤال حشري من وين المازوت ليشعشعوا كل هالأضواء؟ pic.twitter.com/JJHlZidSop
Some people have criticized the lavish wedding amid the shadow of the economic crisis Lebanon is currently facing. The country has been suffering a long-lasting power cuts along with the medicine and fuel shortage among the novel pandemic which affected the whole world.
A video leaked from the party for the bride taking the mic from the singer and shouting: "We want tequila for Joe; please can someone brings us some."
"بدنا تيكيلا لجو"— Mariam Majdoline Lahham | مريم مجدولين اللحام (@Majdolineblog) July 25, 2021
"بليز حدا فيو يجيب تيكيلا لجو"
- أقوال مأثورة - إبنة نائب #حزب_الله نوار الساحلي
The ruling class went from “let them eat cake” to “watch us eat cake and tequila for joe” fast. It doesn’t matter who paid for the wedding, I can’t understand how anyone could put on obscene displays of wealth while most of the country doesn’t have fuel, medicine, and electricity— moe ?️? (@MohamdEch) July 25, 2021
On the other hand, some people supported Hezbollah deputy Nawar Al-Sahili for doing the lavish wedding saying that he has the right to throw his daughter the wedding of her dreams and no one should be involved in this matter.
A Twitter user wrote that the husband is the one in charge of the wedding and not the father so stop attacking the bride just because her father was an ex Hezbollah deputy; the terrible situation in Lebanon is not her fault and she has the right to celebrate as she wants.
بيوم عرسها ما حدا إلو معها.— Rabih R. Massaad (@rabihmassaad) July 25, 2021
هيدي فرحتها، هيي وزوجها بقرروا كيف يكون عرسهن، زوجها قادر يعملها عرس أحلامها متل ما كل بنت بتتمنى.
عيب على اللي عم يهاجموها لأنوّ بيّا #نوار_الساحلي .بيّا من الشرفا الأوادم ومن حقّو يفرح بعرس بنتو.
شو ما كان الوضع اللي عايشين فيه، ما حداً مقصّر pic.twitter.com/Bt6SyCe7yj
An Iraqi Political Analyst, Shaho Kurdy, expressed his anger towards the lavish wedding for Hezbollah deputy daughter, saying in reference to Hezbollah members: "Anesthetizing people with slogans and resistance and the necessity of patience and endurance so that they can live in bliss and enjoy the good things on their own, as is happening in Iraq and all the countries of the resistance axis."
المواطن اللبناني ينتحر بسبب تدهور الاوضاع الاقتصادية وعجزه عن توفير لقمة العيش، وابناء وبنات قيادات حزب الله في قمة الرفاهية !— شاهو القرةداغي (@shahokurdy) July 26, 2021
تخدير الناس بالشعارات والمقاومة وضرورة الصبر والتحمل حتى يعيشوا هم في النعيم ويستمتعوا بالخيرات لوحدهم كما يحدث في العراق وكل دول محور المقاومة. https://t.co/lNCHorQAxD
After the massive attack on the lavish wedding of Nawar Al-Sahili's daughter, the former Hezbollah MP apologized for the audience saying he didn't mean to hurt them. He also confessed in unintentional abuse to Hezbollah party announcing that he froze his political activities and that he will accept any decisions taken by the leaders.
Nawar al-Sahili, born in 1967, is a Shia Lebanese member of parliament and a representative of the Baalbeck/Hermil district. He is part of Hezbollah's bloc.