Dressed in an elegant, desert-inspired robe, a radiant Rym places a ring on her beloved's finger
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Rym arrives for the ceremony with her mother
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8 SEPTEMBER 2004

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Jordan's Prince Ali has tied the knot with former journalist Rym Brahimi at an understated ceremony in Amman. The couple exchanged vows before a select group of their closest family and loved ones at the Royal Palace on Tuesday.

Rym looked radiant in a desert-inspired ensemble, with a medieval twist and gold tassles on the sleeves. Her groom meanwhile wore military uniform along with a traditional Bedouin headdress.

Both King Abdullah and Queen Rania were present for the event, along with the bride's parents. Her father is United Nations diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi. The couple decided to make their marriage a small, private affair, eschewing the pomp and extravagance normally associated with royal weddings. Instead the money that would have been spent on their reception was used to distribute food and supplies to 1,000 of Jordan's poorest families.

Prince Ali got engaged to Rym, who was a correspondent to Baghdad for US channel CNN, last April in Paris. Their nuptials come just a few months after the wedding of his sister, Princess Haya, to Dubai's Crown Prince Mohammed.

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