Alaa & Issam’s Saudi Arabian and Yemeni cultural mashup wedding had me jet-setting to Morocco, a place where scents, sounds, and sights don’t ever leave you. This was my second visit, my first time being over 3 years ago for Myriam & Reza’s intimate wedding. Sure enough, as soon as I touched down in Marrakech and made my way to the Beldi Country Club, I was greeted by many familiar things: the bougainvillea flowers, the olive trees, the red and green landscapes, and the heat of the Moroccan sun and sand. If that doesn’t convince you to hop on a plane destined for this country, I don’t know what will
Supported by brilliant second shooter, Tim Millen of This Modern Love, we had no shortage of moments and details to document. From the colourful characters we met to all of the fine details selected by Alaa, Issam, and their planners from Boutique Souk, this was a wedding filled with personality, thoughtful details, and style to the nines. Among them were the wildflowers, hand-woven rugs, traditional Amaria thrones, musicians, and dancers. And don’t get me started on the food! The settings (Hotel Selman and Beldi Country Club) with their halls of intricate tile work and hospitality for days certainly didn’t hurt either. Neither was the delightful company we got to keep and the new friends we made
Side note: check out Tim’s own blog post and unbelievable snaps from the wedding here!
Side side note: nothing beats that Moroccan light
Huge thanks to the incredible Rosena and her planners at Boutique Souk for orchestrating one masterpiece of a celebration. And of course, hugs and fist bumps to Alaa & Issam not only for inviting me to one of their favourite parts of the world, but for throwing such a magical and festive party. You two are something else!
This wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes: Festive, Cultural Wedding in Marrakech, Morocco
Venues: Hotel Selman and Beldi Country Club in Marrakech, Morocco
Planning, Decor, Rentals, and Floral Design: Boutique Souk
Music: Postcard From 1952 by Explosions In The Sky