Kevin & Kamille’s Destination Wedding in Marrakech

Beautiful Destination Wedding photography in marrakech.

Destination Wedding in Marrakech – Love has a way of bringing people together from all over the world. Nine years ago, Kevin was living in the US and Kamille was in the Philippines. They struck up a friendship over the internet and gradually that friendship developed into something more. Fast forward to a few years later when they both moved to Japan for work and finally put an end to their long distance relationship.

Their wedding took place on March 2nd, which was also their one year anniversary of their civil anniversary and nine year anniversary of when they first started dating! Marrakech is a beautiful location for a destination wedding and Kamille’s parents were able to travel in from the Philippines to celebrate with them.

The morning was spent at riad getting ready. Getting ready photos are always a favorite as there is so much anticipation and emotion as couples get ready.

Kevin and Kamille were married at Eglise Des Martyrs De Marrakech. It was an incredibly meaningful ceremony. Kevin’s first look at Kamille as she walked down the aisle was just perfect and we loved how Kevin and Kamille took some time during the ceremony to say a few words of their own to each other. During the ceremony the priest serenaded the bride and groom with a love song, which was a first and such a special touch to the ceremony. 

Following the ceremony, we took the newlyweds to the beautiful Agafay desert. Kamille had shared how they wanted photos in a wilderness sort of location as a symbolic reminder that all they need in life is each other. It was a perfect evening, and the snow capped Atlas Mountains were even visible in the background!

We had so much fun with Kevin and Kamille and love how well they compliment each other. It was an incredibly special and intimate day and we wish them all happiness in their future together – and hope that they come back to Morocco again soon!

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Sean & Sarah’s Wedding at Tikida Golf Palace

In October, we had the pleasure of doing the wedding photography and video for a wedding at Tikida Golf Palace in Agadir.

The Tikida Golf Palace in Agadir is a beautiful wedding venue and a photographer’s dream when it comes to photography locations.

The bride and groom, Sean and Sarah traveled from their home in London to have their wedding celebration in Agadir. Sean spent much of his life in Hong Kong, but has lived all over the world. Sarah is from Morocco, but grew up in France, which is where she and Sean met a few years ago. With so many places they’ve called home, they had friends and family travel in from all over to celebrate with them! A week before their wedding in Agadir, they held a small ceremony in London where they were officially married.

Pauline at Brooklyn Mama’s did Sarah’s hair and makeup and she looked stunning! We loved Sean’s expression when he first saw Sarah in her wedding gown! Before the wedding started, we were able to do private photoshoot with Sarah and Sean, followed by some family photos. We love when clients plan for these photos before their wedding so we can get some beautiful photos before it gets dark.

The wedding started with a cocktail hour around the pool. It was a great opportunity for guests to mingle and enjoy the beautiful evening. After the sunset, Sarah changed into a traditional takchita and she and Sean made their entrances in an amaria and mida.

Sarah then changed into another takchita for the meal, which included tajine and seafood pastilla. Following the meal there was dancing on Tikida’s outdoor terrace. There was a mix of traditional Moroccan music and popular international songs.

We love how Sarah and Sean created a wedding that included many of the Moroccan traditions but also mixed with some western style traditions. The wedding felt relaxed and intimate, guests from outside of Morocco were able to enjoy and experience many Moroccan wedding traditions. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Sean and Sarah and capturing their Agadir wedding!

Venue & Wedding Planner: Tikida Golf Palace
Hair & Makeup: Brooklyn Mamas
Nagaf: Rachid

*Names have been changed to protect our clients privacy.

 

Yassine & Yasmina’s Rabat Wedding

Rabat wedding photography by Paragon Expressions

Yassine and Yasmina’s Rabat wedding took place in the beautiful garden of a villa. With lights and lanterns strung across, it was absolutely magical.

Yassine and Yasmina first met as children at Yasmina’s cousin’s house. Ten years ago, they reconnected at a wedding and the sparks flew between them. When they both moved abroad they kept in touch, and years later decided to get married.

Their wedding happened to fall on the same day as the World Cup final. In the hours leading up to the wedding, close friends and family could be found gathered around a TV and there was much celebrating over France’s victory.

The villa belonged to Yassines grandparents, who he was very close to, and the setting gave the wedding a more intimate feel and as guests arrived they were warmly greeted by Yassine and Yasmina’s family. Friends and family arrived from all over, including Canada and France. The wedding included many of the traditional Moroccan elements, with the traditional Amaria entrance, the Negafa and Yasmina wore three different takchitas. Yasmina’s Negafa was Mounia Benjelloun of Dar Benjelloun , and the dresses were a beautiful mix of modern and traditional. We would highly recommend Mounia Benjelloun as a Negafa and really enjoyed working with her. Guests needed no encouragement to dance and Othmane Mouline and his band made it impossible for them not to!

In lieu of a traditional sit-down meal, there was a variety of hors d’oeuvre like mini sliders and sushi. Later on there was a superb pasta bar and cheese table, all catered by Maison Dalis. This helped to create an atmosphere where guests mingled together and was perfect for an outdoor garden wedding.

One of our favorite things to capture during a wedding is the way that the bride and groom look at each other during the wedding, this wedding was no exception! Yassine was full of grins every time he saw Yasmina, and she absolutely glowed.

As the evening drew to a close, Yassine and Yasmina made their final entrance and did the cake cutting, followed by a bouquet toss.

Here are some of our favorite moments from their day…

 

Thierry & Hasnaa’s Agadir Wedding

Agadir wedding photography by Paragon Expressions

After our time with Thierry and Hasnaa at their photoshoot, we were even more excited for their Agadir wedding!

Their wedding was held at Salle des Fetes Al Houda in Agadir. Hasnaa had her hair and makeup done by Ossama Berrada in his studio and Thierry got ready in the home of Hasnaa’s parents.

Hasnaa made her grand entrance to the wedding in a limousine and the wedding started with the traditional presentation of the bride on the amaria, followed by the presentation of the grooms gifts to the bride and the henna ceremony.

Hasnaa wore two other takchita’s and ended the evening in her white wedding gown. Thierry changed between traditional Moroccan attire and a suit. In the midst of all of the wedding activities, these two just beamed at each other the whole night.

Friends and family came for the wedding from all over Morocco and Belgium to celebrate with Thierry and Hasnaa. There was lots of dancing throughout the night, with a break for dinner, which included pastilla and roast chicken.

Throughout the evening, friends and family could take photos at a photobooth, with the option of printing the photos to take back with them.

One of the most special parts of the evening was when Thierry and Hasnaa made their final entrance for their first dance. Hasnaa’s sister is a singer and she sang a beautiful rendition of Ed Sheeran’s song “Perfect” while the couple shared their first dance.

After the first dance, a good friend of Hasnaa’s from Belguim shared a moving speech to the couple. It was the kind of moment where even the photographers are looking for tissues!

The evening ended after the cake cutting and the bouquet toss. It was a beautiful wedding and we wish Thierry and Hasnaa all happiness in their life together!