After doing an engagement photoshoot with Mehdi and Narjiss, we were even more excited to photograph their Drib Sdak a few days later.
Their Drib Sdak took place at the home of Narjiss’ parents in Agadir. Mehdi’s family traveled down from Casablanca and other family members came in from France and Tunisia.
Narjiss had her hair and makeup done by Pauline at Brooklyn Mama’s and then headed back to her parents house to finish getting ready. Mehdi got ready with his family and then they all arrived at Narjiss’ parents home. As is customary, Mehdi’s family accompanied him to the house with gifts and singing and Narjiss’ family was outside to welcome and greet them.
Inside Narjiss waited, in a beautiful, traditional Amazigh attire. The look on Narjiss and Mehdi’s faces when they first saw each other was priceless. As is tradition in Morocco, dates and milk were passed around, which are said to bring good luck and fertility.
The first part of the Sdak was held outside in the beautiful garden. Halfway through the ceremony, where the official marriage contract is signed with the Adoul (Moroccan notary) and witnesses, we were surprised by a quick rain shower. Everyone rushed indoors and the ceremony continued uninterrupted there. They say rain is good luck on a wedding day!
After the ceremony, there was tea, sweets, and dancing. Everyone was excited to celebrate!
Narjiss and Mehdi then went and changed into different outfits for the second half of the evening. Narjiss wore a beautiful kaftan and Mehdi a suit.
And then it was time for more dancing – because really, is it a celebration without dancing?!
Later on, everyone went back outside for family portraits and Mehdi and Narjiss exchanged wedding rings.
We loved the intimate feel of this Drib Sdak and being able to capture the joy and excitement of Mehdi and Narjiss’ marriage! There were so many special moments during this night and we were honored to capture them.