ICE SCULPTURES, PUFFY-sleeved gowns, white limos, and dinner for 300 close friends: These are the things of a wedding planner's dreams. But with or without Martha Stewart's seal of approval, most Western nuptials pale in comparison to the elaborate week-long celebrations found in Saudi Arabia. From ritual henna parties to all-night festivities, the preparation for matrimony assumes special significance in a culture where gender segregation remains the law. Behind the doors that shield Saudi wedding parties from public view, the participating women are freed from the rigorous religious and social obligations that govern... More >>>