Destination wedding: Fabulous Morocco
As intrepid travellers Pauluce and Elisa wanted somewhere exotic to celebrate their wedding but also somewhere comfortable for their guests, and in Morocco they found the perfect venue. Les Jardins des Douars is a riad complex on the outskirts of Essaouira. Set amongst mature and cultivated gardens of palms and bougainvilla, this tranquil and verdant oasis brims with colourful Moroccan charm and French sophistication. Festivities on the day started with a traditional family Chinese tea ceremony. The happy couple were then feted by a band of gnaoua musicians (and a magician!), who then led them to the other pool for an intimate ceremony. Al fresco dining on the terrace amongst the scented blooms then rounded off the evening. A perfect respite for many of the guests who had travelled long distances to be here… all agreed – ca vaut le voyage!