Sunrise in the Marrakech desert. The warm sun is gently touching an ocean of sand. Nuances of colors appear and change by the minute. The day greets with silence. Just a light breeze is felt, whispering winds to the ears of the attentive. The sounds of birds flying by.
The endless blue horizon beautifully complements the earthy warm desert tones. Like a warm soft hug the desert is kind this early in the morning. Moments of ease and contemplation. Deep breaths come natural remembering a state of joy. Memories rise of what has happened the day before.
Gabriella and Danny’s destination wedding at LaPause, Marrakech desert has been an incredible soulful journey. Relaxed, down to earth, bohemian. As world travellers they chose a place in the middle of the moroccan desert for their free-spirited wedding ceremony.
LaPause Marrakech Wedding | La Pause, an oasis in the middle of the desert, with no electricity, no wifi, no distraction. Just a very earthy and serene place with a nomad feel to celebrate their love. The couple was taking everyone coming over from the US onto a magic ride. And what a ride it was. Including a storm that added its own energy to their powerful event. I could not have been happier photographing in the middle.
Chris was our photographer and one of the biggest highlights for us. We absolutely loved the style of her photos; she has such a unique aesthetic and when we looked at her other destination weddings, she paid attention to the small details that really capture the feel and culture of the location. When we reached out, she was really excited about Morocco and we booked immediately – she was actually the first thing we booked for the wedding, before we had even chosen a venue! When we finally met her almost a year later, we were so happy about our decision. She’s extremely professional and relaxed. She seamlessly became a part of our group, all the while capturing the most incredible images. We will forever be grateful that she spent those three days with us.
Waiting for you through the storm. Through the winds. Through time.
Portraits of Danny, the fiancée waiting for his bride to arrive. Taken at this free-spirited wedding in the desert close to Marrakech, Morocco. I love these moments, when bride and groom are ready, waiting for their celebration to start.
You can feel the excitement, the nervousness, the anticipation to, the moment, they have been waiting and preparing for so long. The moment, they will be speaking from their heart in front of family and friends, exchanging their vows and finally becoming husband and wife.
Gabriella’s and Danny’s wedding was an incredible powerful journey, since a massive storm was brewing up, just when their vows were to be spoken. The scenery in the middle of the desert, under the stormy clouds, facing the winds and lightnings could not have been more magical, more romantic, more jaw dropping, more fitting to this adventurous couple who chose the desert of Marrakech for their destination wedding.
As ecclectic world travellers they chose a beautiful spice ritual for the wedding, with all guests bringing in a certain spice to mix their very personal wedding ‘Ras El Hanout’. See also more images from their wedding and portraits the next morning below.
Love is a magic ray | emitted from the burning core | of the soul | and illuminating | the surrounding earth.
It enables us| to perceive life | as a beautiful dream | between one awakening | and another. | By Khalil Gibran
Even the vast desert seems to be the right place for these two lovers. It was sunrise in the Marrakech desert, the day after their wedding. They stood only surrounded by an ocean of sand. Under the stars with an infinite horizon to look at. A destination where both were sharing their vows with each other, their guests and the elements. This is the place we also took their portraits. This is the place that forever will be cherished in their memories, where time stood still and started again.
Gabriella and Danny – it was a pure delight spending precious days with you, capturing your wedding weekend, the portraits and all the beloved moments that were happening in between. I feel very grateful and honored to have captured this precious celebration.
30 kilometers from Marrakech, in the anciently named the “Désert Marrakchi”, La Pause: nestles in the arid beauty of the Agafay hills. An exquisite refreshing oasis bordered by a river, in a dramatic landscape overlooking the vast Moroccan wilderness.
La Pause | Marrakech Desert. 30 kilometers from Marrakech, in the anciently named “Désert Marrakchi”, La Pause nestles in the arid beauty of the Agafay hills. An exquisite refreshing oasis bordered by a river, La Pause is embedded in a dramatic landscape overlooking the vast Moroccan wilderness.
This place is very unique. A place to get in touch with yourself. With nature, the elements, the earth, the stars, your lover. It was pure delight spending some time here for Gabriella & Danny’s free-spirited wedding. Capturing a few essences of this place along the way.
COUPLE PORTRAITS MARRAKECH | These two had an amazing time in Riad El Fenn and around Marrakech. Room to explore, wander, ponder, discover and enjoy. I love Marrakech and its street vibes. And so did Gabriella & Danny.