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Elie Saab Jr and wife Christina Mourad Saab have welcomed a baby girl

The couple announced the happy news on Instagram

Elie Saab Jr and wife, Christina Mourad Saab, have welcomed a baby girl named Sophia Saab. Instagram / eliesjr
Elie Saab Jr and wife, Christina Mourad Saab, have welcomed a baby girl named Sophia Saab. Instagram / eliesjr

There's happy news for the Saab family. Elie Saab Jr, the son of Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab, has welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Christina Mourad Saab.

The couple confirmed the happy news on Instagram, with photos of the family of three.

"Baby Sophia Saab, 02.09.20," Saab Jr wrote on the social media site, captioning two photos and confirming her name and date of birth.

In the two images, Saab Jr is holding the new arrival, while the new mum looks on lovingly. As you'd expect from a fashion family, the pair are dressed in perfectly tailored looks; a shirt and black jacket for the new dad, and a relaxed white shirt for the new mum. Sophia is wearing a little white hat and is wrapped in a blanket.

The couple had not gone public on social media with the news that they were expecting a new arrival until announcing her birth.

Saab Jr and Christina, who goes by Kika, married in a lavish ceremony in July 2019.

At the time, the Beirut wedding was described as Lebanon's wedding of the year. The religious ceremony was held in the Church of Bkerke, which is north-east of Beirut, and was attended by more than 1,000 guests. For the reception, the festivities moved to the exclusive Faqra Club. The pre-wedding celebrations were held at Le Plateau de Bakish, close to the Faqra Club.

The wedding was attended by some of the biggest names in Lebanon, with Elissa, Assi El Hallani and Michel Fadel all performing at the event.

Naturally, the bride wore a custom gown by her father-in-law, Elie Saab. For the weekend-long occasion, Christina wore an impressive four Elie Saab designs, while for the pre-wedding party at Le Plateau de Bakish she donned a floor-length white dress with a gold belt, sheer gold abaya and gold headpiece.

Look back at photos of Elie Saab Jr and Christina Mourad Saab's Beirut wedding here:

Updated: September 24, 2020 08:59 AM

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