A close-up of the diamond bodice. Photo: Courtesy of Walid Atallah The average cost of a wedding these days is around $25,000. Count Egyptian actress Somaya al-Khashab among the latter. She wore one of the world’s most expensive wedding dresses during a fashion show in Oman recently. The dress, created by Lebanese designer Walid Atallah, is made of silk faille and tulle with a modified strapless sweetheart neckline, The bodice is embellished with pearls and real diamonds framed in a floral pattern, which continues its cascade down all the way down the voluminous skirt. “A wedding dress is more than just a dress, it symbolizes the untouchable purity of a princess and the regal perfection of a queen,” Atallah wrote in an email to Yahoo Style. “Every bride deserves to get her princess fantasy representation met on her very special day and in a modern world where weddings have become more than just a parade each bride wants to exude the impression of an otherworldly goddess" Check, check, and check.