Get Married at Royal Mansour

The wedding of these two sweethearts was my first experience as Moroccan Wedding Photographer.
I flew in the vibrant and colourful city of Marrakech during one of the hottest summer ever and believe me, my first thought was nothing than positive : “ One day I want to get married in Morocco ”. Everyone knows me could think I was ironic,  due to the fact I love more  winter than the hot weater, well, I wasn’t. I’m very sensitive and when I immediately feel the positive connection between me and the territory, I’m in the right place.
Marrakech is one of the top destination for every kind of Arabian Nights themed weddings, wild elopement in the desert and Intimate affairs with a Berber exotic touch.
I have been honored to be the wedding photographer in Marrakech of a Syrian/Moroccan couple living in Canada that, thanks to the perfect planning of Instants Magiques, arranged a three days affair; it was such a deep experience that I will keep forever in my heart.
The first day was devoted to Henna Ceremony that is a well known moroccan tradition that took place before the wedding. The terrific background was the “Luxury Hotel Royal Mansour , an high-end venue in the heart of the city of Marrakech. Close family and friends joined the couple for the celebration which included, at the end, a traditional Moroccan Gourmet meal.
Wedding day was celebrated the day after in “Four Season Resort“, Boutique Hotel few miles away the main core of the city. The lovely bride , thanks to helpful Neggafates, wore five outfits ( Berber outfit, Fessi outfit…) with matching jewelery: every caftan was meaningful and revealed bride’s ancestor origins. In a traditional Moroccan wedding , Neggafates play always an important role: they guarantee that all the ancient Moroccan traditions are preserved and they help the couple during all the outfits change.
The lovely bride and groom made five scenic entrances in Amariya, in the Mida ( the circular embroidered chair) and dancing on the sound of the moroccan music band Dakka Al Marrakchia.
I remembered that after the fifth caftan I was looking the event through the eyes of a child, completely fascinated by the fantastic atmosphere, the glittering dresses, the coloured caftans, the smell of Tajine and at first I didn’t realized that the bride finally wore an outstanding Oscar de la Renta dress .
The third day was organized a farewell party in the private “Villa Dar Mana” was the perfect end of a traditional moroccan wedding that was undoubtedly unforgettable.
The fourth day was devoted to relax,  snooping the secret spots of the city. At dinner time I joined the close friends of the couple for a romantic meal under the stars nearby  Jemaa el-Fnaa where I literally got crazy for all the artisan shops.
If you are dreaming on getting married in Morocco, give me a shout, I’d love to be your Moroccan wedding photographer !

Photographer: Francesca for Framelines Wedding PhotographersWedding Planner: Instants Magiques Marrakech