Another ‘Magic Seven’ wedding from the archives today.. and today it’s all about Naomi and Daniel. Imagine marrying the love of your life, in the evening as thunder rumbles in the distance surrounded by your loved ones.. beacuse this is exactly what Daniel and Naomi did on Friday 13th June 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco.. The rain didn’t stop their incredible celebration (it may have delayed the ceremony a little..) and this was a wedding to remember..
Over to Naomi.. “Mostly we were interested in the feel of the day. We wanted a chilled atmosphere where everyone could relax and we wanted a good party. We decided to get married in Marrakech, Morocco and we envisaged an Arabian nights type theme, with sunshine, bright colours, cushions, carpets. We wanted some thing that was a little bit different and would capture our personality and our relationship. We knew that a traditional “white wedding” was not what we were looking for.”
“We found Sally Thurrel by chance online and were captivated by the relaxed and natural style of her photos.. She was an amazing addition at the wedding and felt like a friend rather than someone I’d just met. We immediately felt at ease in her presence and didn’t even notice her taking photos on the day. The memories we have been left with are more amazing than we ever expected. I will treasure them forever.”
“It never rains in Marrakech in June, well that’s what we thought. As I was getting ready with my bridesmaids they tried to distract me as I heard thunder in the horizon. It had been sunny and 40 degrees all day but as soon as I left the villa to walk down the aisle the heavens opened. There were gale force winds, monsoon type rain, a lizard fell out of a tee into my hair and a huge spider freaked us all out as we ran for cover.
I remember the sound of our guests laughing and running for cover as the rain came down and waiting as it poured thinking the whole evening would be ruined (there was no indoor option). Francis was an absolute saviour and bought me and the girls a bottle of wine while we waited for it to pass and soon enough there was a gap I the cloud and we made a dash for it.
The memory I’ll have forever is that sound of the thunder rolling in and the dark atmospheric clouds as I walked down the aisle and Daniel and I said our vows and Francis’s face when he saw the length of my sister in laws reading and then his eyes flicked back up to the sky! Sure enough just as we were finished the ceremony, the rain came down again. Luckily it didn’t last all evening and apparently it’s lucky to have rain on your wedding day.”
I absolutely loved being part of Naomi and Daniel’s day at Fawakay Villas and visiting beautiful Marrakech for the first time - here is my seven image selection to sum up their day..