Marrakech wedding

Marrakesh: and a tale of love at Peacock Pavilions

 The bridesmaid hung her dress in the hotel room doorway at Peacock Pavilions.  She  didn't want to put it on until she had done the bride's hair.Charlie wedding at Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech

 She brushed and pinned and brushed and pinned. And the bride's hair looked perfectly like this...

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Sigh, so lovely.

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On the allรฉe of olive trees in front of Peacock Pavilions, the bride and her bridesmaid were beautiful both coming....

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The best man had passed out.

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But he awoke in time to take pictures of the groom who was in the lavender garden pretending he was not nervous...

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It was time then.  And the bride ran past the olive trees. She ran to get married.

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She was barefoot.

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But she had the ring.

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And she had her groom.  

They said those important things.  And then they laughed.

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 It was at Peacock Pavilions....  

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that day, that special day, when they kissed.   

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A love story.

Photography by Simone Allmen

Marrakech: and a tale of Vanessa and wedding photography - Part 2

Vanessa.  A bride so light that she was positively luminous.  

And did I mention buoyant?  Of heart, of spirit, and ahem, everything else......

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I was so happy to take these bridal shots of Vanessa at Peacock Pavilions.  Because this what you call, really loving life.  

I think we all might have a thing or two to learn from Vanessa.  Yes, a thing or two......

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Marrakech: and a tale of Vanessa and wedding photography - Part 1

Vanessa. She did things her own way. She came for her honeymoon at Peacock Pavilions before her marriage. Then one afternoon, she tucked roses from the garden in her hair and wore wedding dresses (yes, more than one).  Then she swang and twirled and ran.  Because why limit those beautiful dresses to just one day?  And why not celebrate for several?   

Her soon to be husband took pictures of his bride who was not yet his bride.  And so I took a few, too.  

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PS  You will never believe what Vanessa did next!  I'll show you next time.  Promise.

PPS Check out this fun article about patterns and stencils in the Financial Times right here. It has Peacock Pavilions in it!