Marrakech Destination Wedding // Ryan & Haya

Bridesmaids in Marrakesh destination wedding by the shannons photography

Three words that will get any wedding photographers heart racing...Marrakech destination wedding.  Haya and Ryan’s weekend of celebration split between the urban jungle of Marrakech and the vast expanse of the Agafay desert was a truly unforgettable experience.

Marrakech has always been a place we had down on our bucket list to visit, but family life has a nasty habit of kicking these dreams into the long grass.  When Haya got in touch we knew it was time to clear our diary and get booking some flights.

The beauty of Marrakech, in addition to the other worldly light is the extreme duality of the place.  Bustling city streets and smog filled souks are shut out behind the calming safety of the Riad walls.  A quick dip in the pool at the Beldhi country club and the claustrophobia of the urban jungle is long forgotten.

The evening before the wedding, guests were treated to a desert Mhendi party with the incredible Atlas mountains as a backdrop.  Haya had her bridal prep in the incredible Riad L’Orangeraie before heading out through the city to the garden ceremony of the country club.

Haya looked breathtaking as she entered down the rose petal covered aisle before being whisked away on a horse drawn carriage to the evening reception like some kind of Disney princess.  The candle lit wedding breakfast followed by fire breathing act and dancing ended the day on a fittingly high note.

It took us quite some time to decompress after the sensory overload that Marrakech provides but it’s definitely a city we would return to in a heartbeat.  Thanks for having us along for the journey, here are just a few of our favourite moments…

Marrakech Destination Wedding Photographer: The Shannons Photography // Bridal Prep: Riad L'Orangeraie // Dress: Seema Gujral // Planners: Monsieur Madame