Welcome to the second part of this incredible luxury Marrakech destination wedding. If you haven’t yet seen the traditional Indian part of their adventurous two day celebration, you definitely won’t want to miss it. It has everything – colourful couple shots in the Majorelle Gardens, Moroccan musicians, lots of Indian wedding traditions, and dreamy sunset portraits of the bride and groom, and a camel! How can you resist? Once you’ve had your fill of those photos, it’s time to feast your eyes on the stunning white part of their luxury Marrakech destination wedding, which was way up there with my favourite days of last year.

The bride and groom stand dramatically in one of the alcoves near the base of the Ksar Char Bagh staircase.

Aaysha and Immy’s white wedding took place at the deluxe Moroccan hotel and spa Ksar Char Bagh. This venue was jaw-droppingly beautiful. Palms, crystal clear pools, white marble and intricately carved stonework, and a staircase that gave me ALL the chills and thrills! (Check out the photos of Aaysha and Immy at the spiralling stonework – they’re some of my all time favourites).

Aaysha and Immy looked like film stars, no other way to say it. Watching her walk down the aisle with her proud father towards her handsome groom was like something straight from Hollywood. Only better, because we were in Marrakech, one of my favourite places IN.THE.WORLD, witnessing an amazing luxury Marrakech destination wedding.

The glamorous couple hold each other close on the spiral staircase and are photographed from above looking down

Their ceremony was super emotional, and it was just lovely to see. The couple’s family and friends buzzed with love for them. And let’s be honest, a crowd that isn’t afraid to let the tears flow is all sorts of awesome. I stole a few shots of the couple in the stunning grounds of the venue and then were were onto the speeches. Many laughs and quite a few more tears later, the party headed outside again as darkness fell, where the party stepped up to the next level. (HE-LLO fire dancers and croquembouche of dreams!)

The moves on the dance floor were hot, and the night was even hotter.

When I saw that pool at the beginning of the day, and with 48C baking in the shade, the thought had crossed my mind that some people might end up there at the end of the night. But I couldn’t have guessed how many. With the action on the dance floor still going strong, it wasn’t long before many of the guests and… ahem… the photographer… ended up in the pool to cool off. A totally memorable end to a unique and wonderful day.

Thanks, Aaysha and Immy, for being so awesome, with a love for each other just leaps right off the page, and for having me along for the ride for your whirlwind luxury Marrakech destination wedding. What an adventure!

I adore exploring new places, as you can see from my photography bucket list, from Paris to Pristina, Morocco to Mauritius and beyond. So, if you’ve got the wedding wanderlust and would like to chat all things travel and photography, get in touch here and let’s have a chat.

Luxury Marrakech Destination Wedding Favourites

A tethered falcon sits on a post in the grounds of the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in MarrakechA shot of the aisle in the grounds of the hotelJimmy Choo sparkly Wedding shoes are perched on a stack of books and a traditional Moroccan teapotFull length teal blue bridesmaids dresses hang in the room at Marrakech's Ksar Char BaghA close up shot of luxury Morocco destination wedding dress, showing some of the lace detailing on the sleeveLuxury Marrakech destination wedding gown hangs on the roof terrace of Ksar Char Bagh

Bride's make up being prepared at her Ksar Char Bagh luxury Marrakech destination WeddingLuxury Marrakech Destination Wedding | Maria Assia Photography Luxury Marrakech Destination Wedding | Maria Assia PhotographyOne of Aaysha's bridesmaids helps her into her lace gownBride helping to button up her wedding dress at her Luxury marrakech destination wedding venue Ksar Char BaghAaysha's father wells up as he sees his daughter in her dress.One of the groomsmen has his green bowtie tied for him Immy wears silly pineapple shaped glasses as he gets ready for his weddingThe groom and his groomsmen pose on the mezzanine of the hotel wearing Fez hatsThe groomsmen throw Fez's off the mezzanine and laughAaysha descends the stairs in her dress and veil, holding a bouquet of red and peach flowers.A bridal portrait. She turns to face the camera in the walled garden at Ksar Char Bagh luxury hotel in MarrakechBride looking over her shoulder at her destination wedding at Ksar Char Bagh in MarrakechTwo of the groomsmen fist bump as they reach the end of the aisleA groomsman and bridesmaid walk down the aisle arm in armA shot from above looking down on the aisle, with the guests seated either side as one of the bridesmaids and groomsmen reach the endImmy looks down the aisle as he waits for his bride to arriveThe bride places the groom's ring on his finger at their Ksar Char Bagh luxury Marrakech Destination WeddingGroom places the bride's wedding ring on her fingerThe wedding couple kiss at the end of the aisleThe mothers of the bride and groom light candles at the outdoors altar as part of the ceremonyBride and groom sitting at their Marrakech destination wedding while they celebrant speaks a readingA group of guests is overcome with emotion during the ceremony. Lots of tissues on display!Bride and Groom getting married at their Ksar Char Bagh Luxury Marrakech Destination Wedding The Bride and Groom dance back down the aisle as husband and wife at Ksar Char BaghThe Bride's father throws confetti over the happy couple while the crowd applaud and everyone laughs at their Ksar Char Bagh Luxury Marrakech Destination Wedding The mothers of the bride and groom walk back up the aisle scattering petals from basketsThe couple pose in the grounds of the Ksar Char Bagh, under a natural arch formed by palm treesThe bride and groom cuddle in the rose garden at their Ksar Char Bagh Luxury Marrakech Destination Wedding Groom kisses his bride's cheek at the Rose Garden at Ksar Char Bagh in MarrakechThe wedding couple kiss deeply during their portrait session. The Bride and Groom toast each other with champagne during a quiet moment before dinner at Ksar Char BaghAn image taken through the door into the dining room, showing the impressive luxurious chandelier and some of the large floral centrepiecesThe top table is adorned with an arch of foliage and white flowers, and many bowl vases of white rosesGorgeous luxurious table setting at Ksar Char bagh Marrakech destination Wedding Bride and groom sit down with their wedding guests at Ksar Char Bagh Bride looks at her father during the wedding speeches at her Luxury Marrakech Destination Wedding The bride and groom laugh large at the wedding speeches at their Ksar Char Bagh Marrakech wedding The wedding couple burst out laughing during the wedding speechesGroomsmen unroll a paper photo roll showing the funny story of the groomThe groom's mother wipes her eyes on a napkin after a fit of the giggles during the speechesLuxury Marrakech Destination Wedding | Maria Assia PhotographyA fire dancer spins fire poi outside the venue among the palm treesA distance shot of a fire performer surrounded by sparks in the darkThe couple cut their croquembouche cake outsideThe Groom dips his bride on the dancefloorBride and groom kiss on the dancefloor at Ksar Char BaghA male wedding guest shows off some dance movesThe bride dances in a group of wedding guest children A challenge is thrown down for a dance off between a groomsman and the groom at Ksar Char BaghBride and her father throwing some shapes on the dance floor Bride and her dad dancing happily at Ksar Char Bagh The groomsmen and ushers pose around the pool table as the groom prepares to take a shotA group of guests jump into the poolA black and white shot of some serious splashing in the swimming pool The venue is lit up by party lights and the pool glows as the dancing continues

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What an amazing wedding. I am so jealous, I am dying to shoot a wedding in Morocco, it’s one of my favourite places to travel. xx

What an amazing wedding, breathtaking pictures and a beautiful story!!!

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