Destination weddings in warm locations are always a highlight and Jo and Warren’s Marrakech villa wedding was no exception. Having got married in Marrakech myself, Morocco holds a very special place in my heart and I love photographing weddings there.
I was very fortunate to photograph this scorcher of a wedding at the lovely Fawakay Villas on the outskirts of Marrakech. The Villa is a wedding venue with a lot of character and soul. It offers the perfect mix of relaxation. And proximity to the Medina and the Atlas Mountains and provides every guest with the adventure they are craving. The hosts, Dawn and Francis are so helpful and their relaxed and funny style made this wedding a real treat. Add to that, that their cook serves meals so delicious you’ll never want to leave, and you’re on to a winner.
A hot and colourful Moroccan wedding day
On their wedding day, the couple spent the morning joking around and slowly easing from flip-flops and shorts into stylish vests and matching shoes. Queue a hilarious interlude when Doris the donkey beelined straight for the canapés. Then Jo walked down the aisle towards Warren and took everyone’s breath away in her beautiful boho beaded wedding dress and stunning Laboutin shoes.
After the ceremony Jo and Warren caught up with their guests enjoying the hugs and congratulations. Just as the sun began to set, we went to capture their gorgeous wedding portraits in the hot Moroccan dessert. The colourful doors and the warm desert sunsets in Morocco are incredible and there just aren’t many places like it.
Dinner and the speeches were filled with laughter, love and hugs. Then a stunning fire dancer entertained the guests. Jo and Warren cut their desert cheese stack, and Jo indulged in her first piece of cheese again after abstaining for 3 months to fit into her lovely dress.
I’d love to shoot in Morocco again, so if you’re thinking about your Morocco wedding photographer, do get in touch to see if I’m available!