A Week Long Destination Wedding in Morocco by Tomasz Wagner
Any destination wedding that involves a week in Morocco is just fine by me. Throw in a beautiful venue, an even more beautiful gown, a dapper groom, a fabulous photographer, a moonlit garden reception, and we have something quite special here. Photographer Tomasz Wagner was invited to spend the entire wedding week with today’s couple Myriam and Reza, and I really recommend that all destination couples plan to have their photographer present for as much of the time as possible. Of course you want to capture the dress, the walk down the aisle, the kiss . . . but destination weddings are more about the whole experience, and some of your best memories will probably include the dinners beforehand, the impromptu drinks by the pool and the day trips to nearby towns, so it makes a lot of sense to capture it all. And capture it all Tomasz did, beautifully.
From the Photographer: Myriam and Reza’s destination wedding in Morocco was incredible in many ways. An adventure in a place they had both never been to added to the excitement, but it was their simple intention of gathering their families together to explore and let loose a bit that made this a particularly special occasion. I spent nearly a week with Myriam, Reza, and their families at the Villa President. Most days were spent bonding over breakfast, relaxing around the pool, and enjoying some ping-pong; at night, we would have a family-style dinner and enjoy more rounds of ping-pong. As a wedding photographer who had been hired to be there, I had never felt more welcomed, relaxed, and encouraged to become “a part of the family” as I did then. It wasn’t just Myriam and Reza who kept reminding me; their families immediately welcomed me as well and invited me to join them by the pool, in the shuttle on our way to the city, or over delicious food. It was an incredible honour to say the least, and when the wedding day arrived, it was if I had known these two and their families for much longer than those 7 days. What actually delighted me was the lack of a schedule; we did everything as it came along and when it felt right. We lit paper lanterns as the moon held its brilliant glow and explored the Moroccan countryside with new eyes. The opportunity to bond further with these two during our elopement style shoot one day later was brilliant in and of itself and I’m happy Myriam and Reza were up for the jaunt through the red and green landscape of the Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Everything was an adventure and it’s opportunities like these that stay with me for years to come.
Wedding Photographer: Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa President – Marrakech, Morocco
Groom’s Attire: Scabal