Once Weddings by Ziad Raphael Nassar The first Assouline book dedicated to a Lebanese prodigy

Beirut, May 2012: Alongside legendary names like Coca Cola, Barbie, Chanel, and Oscar Niemeyer, the newly published book by Assouline New York Once Weddings by Ziad Raphael Nassar would make a Lebanese truly proud; yet again, another Lebanese accomplishment, worthy of international praise and recognition.

Part of the exclusive Ultimate Collection, Once Weddings by Ziad Raphael Nassar illustrates Nassar’s most lavish, inspiring fetes from the past decade. This luxurious oversized limited edition reveals once-in-a-lifetime moments created by Nassar’s artistic talent, driven by passion, insight, and design.

It is worth mentioning that Once Weddings is Assouline’s first book about wedding designs and the first compilation of Nassar’s oeuvres in a coffee table book. Nassar is also the first Middle Eastern and the first Lebanese to have an Assouline book published in homage to his work; thus joining other Lebanese achievers in harvesting international admiration with their avant-garde creations and distinguished taste.

The book is presented in a linen clamshell case with impressive dimensions (27.5 x 34 cm) and 144 pages of pure artistic delight.

Highly anticipated in Lebanon, Once Weddings by Ziad Raphael Nassar will be available in select bookstores and concept stores as of June 2012, further to a special launching event scheduled for elite luxury design professionals and amateurs.


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About Ziad Raphael Nassar

Ziad Raphael Nassar is the creator of over 100 weddings that have coveted the world over. Catering to the world’s elite, he boasts among his clientele illustrious names and royal families. With passion, insight, and innovative designs, Nassar sets the stage for unforgettable moments. Founder of the event company Once, Nassar has become a reference in the field of luxury events. He also founded a lifestyle boutique named “Maison SO” offering refined, covetable home accessories and furniture. To date, Ziad has designed more than fifty weddings for royal families alone.

For more information about Ziad Raphael Nassar and Once, kindly visit www.o-once.com

About Assouline

Assouline Publishing is a luxury book publisher based inNew York City. The company was founded inParis,Francein 1994 by Prosper and Martine Assouline. Assouline began with an idea and a belief: the first, a notion that beauty, perfected, has meaning that is capable of transforming lives; and the second, that a book artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content can open our eyes and minds. Assouline has expanded to publish over 1,000 titles across international markets ranging on subjects including art, architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy, photography, travel, and lifestyle. The publisher’s books are distributed worldwide through brand boutiques in major cities includingParis,New YorkCity,Las Vegas,Costa Mesa,MexicoCity,London, andIstanbulas well as through luxury retail partners.

For more information about Assouline, kindly visit www.assouline.com


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