I first met Harry and Sophia last July, when they came to visit Washington, D.C. from Toronto for a 3-day weekend. Harry is one of Pem’s friends from high school days and was coming to the U.S. to renew his Canadian visa. Harry and Sophia were good sports (as they always seem to be!) about exploring the city in the unwelcoming Washington summer weather and we, as good hosts, made sure they got their fill of D.C.’s best gelato and cupcakes*. Two weeks ago, it was Harry, Sophia and their families who hosted us in Marrakech for a stunning Indian-Moroccan wedding weekend and they made sure it was one that we would never forget!
Harry comes from French-Indian parentage and Sophia from Moroccan-German parentage, they met at university in France and now live and work in Toronto. Guests truly came from all corners of the world to celebrate the joining of this beautiful couple and their families. There were also little touches throughout the wedding that demonstrated their multicultural stories. It really hit me how small the world truly is when the DJ started playing Gangnam Style. Everyone started dancing - Moroccans, Indians, Europeans, Hanoians, old, young, guests wearing suits, guests wearing saris, all doing the signature moves of a Korean pop artist in the lush garden of a stunning kasbah on the outskirts of Marrakesh, Morocco. That moment and so many others from the wedding were equally poignant and dazzling, making my heart swell in awe of the beautiful experiences life can give us. Harry and Sophia, I hope your journey as husband and wife is full of such moments. Félicitations et vive les mariés!
Below are some pictures from the three days (!) of wedding festivities, if you'd like to see...
*and by D.C.’s best cupcakes, I mean Baked and Wired. But I didn’t need to clarify that, did I?