Once upon a time our young newlyweds bumped into each other at university in Madrid, when Alejandra dropped her books Youssef helped her pick them up. When their eyes met they both knew it was love at first sight… Actually, that’s not
it at all! Hahaha. Although there was no meet cute they did, indeed, meet at university, as all students did back then, they friended each other on Facebook. Ten years later Alejandra, who fancies herself a comedian, wrote something
rather stupid on Facebook and Youssef, who can appreciate the art of dorky jokes, thought it was pretty funny. He decided to contact her and we can all assume they both did the mandatory cyberstalking.
They have been happily watching movies together since that weekend in September 2016. Youssef discovered Alejandra sleeps with her mouth open in public spaces, and Alejandra learned about Youssef’s hidden motive to get free tacos for
life and his addiction to Clash Royale. They now live in Paris with their awesome dinosaur-dog named Pumba who has a deep passion for cheese and forces Youssef to share his yoghurt with him.
We were inspired by the multicultural aspects the couple represented, the bride to be being from Mexico and the Groom form Morocco, which led us to think of an iconic garden in Marrakesh called; Jardin Majorelle. It’s known for its bright colors, blue Majorelle of course and cactuses which you can find in Mexico… It also has a little French touch as the founder is the iconic Yves St Laurent and as the couple’s love story became real in Paris, it made some sense. The wedding theme became a Blue Majorelle Garden Party.
We looked for a neutral venue with an open space, a garden big enough but simple to leave us the room to mix and match all the different culture codes without it being too bright, too full too much… A garden with a pool was our main research criteria which brought us to a boutique hotel with just what we needed. A rectangular landscape with a large pool in the middle, palm trees, olive trees and even a couple lemon trees…
The weddings main challenge was to fit both cultures into during one day, it needed a little of Mexico and of Morocco both starting with an M but not so similar after all, with the approval of the couple we created our own modern codes of celebration, keeping both sides of the family content.