I am so excited to be finally blogging this beautiful & unique wedding!
Emily & Jonathan were married January 4th 2014 in the gorgeous Moroccan resort ‘Amanjena’ – meaning peaceful paradise. Emily is from Los Angeles & Jonathan from NewYork and they are possibly the most intensely passionate and romantic couple I have ever photographed – tying the knot just a few months after their first date – it really was love at first sight.
I met the couple in Marrakesh the day before the wedding, where we explored the Souk markets, shot an engagement shoot and bought jewellery to be worn on the wedding day. Jonathan planned everything from the ‘I will’ – location, dress, ceremony, photography… leaving Emily with no stress and just to enjoy being engaged.
On the wedding day I joined the couple for preparations, shooting as Emily had Henna applied and Jonathan sipped champagne. A sheesh pipe also sat in the livingroom filled with apple tobacco! Their was an orange tree in their private garden and I shot the rings with them, a little remembrance of the day and the freshly picked oranges in their villa every morning.
It was a completely relaxed wedding as the couple had invited zero guests, it was just the two of them in a beautiful destination location, enjoying a private and intimate day.
The hotel staff were scattering petals and rolling out the red moroccan threaded carpet as we walked though the grounds. Emily wore a gorgeous blue dress designed by ‘D’ Marie Couture’ with matching head piece from ‘Bella Blue Bridal’ and earrings from the moroccan market. She walked the resort grounds in silver Jimmy Choo’s and I loved how her orange henna reflected the colour of Jonathans tangerine tie.
We took advantage of the beautiful late afternoon light for couple shots before the couple did rock-paper-scissors to decide who would say their vows first, at the 5pm ceremony! It was a full of giggles (from the bride) and tears (from the groom.)
The couple then welcomed the evening with a snake charmer, magician and a traditional moroccan feast. It was an incredible day.