It is well known that love has this wonderful ability to repel borders. Life and hazards made it possible for Barbara and Brayen’s paths to cross each other at the south of the Equator, more precisely in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean, on this small corner of paradise called Mauritius. Two hearts that were originally 12,000 km away from each other, are now beating in unison under the same roof.
My first meeting with Brayen and Barbara was 10 months before their wedding day and in the months that followed, I had a great pleasure getting to know them. Each of them has his own distinct character traits – and yet they complement each other perfectly. I invite you to relive in images this magnificent day that I had the pleasure of capturing through my lens.
The groom and his groomsmen
On the wedding day, when I met the groom during the portrait session, Brayen was accompanied by his long-time friends, commonly known in Mauritius as “mam kolé”. They were also his Groom’s men and Witness. The atmosphere on the groom side was festive and full of teasing contributing in making our groom at ease. Brayen was dressed in a beautiful burgundy tuxedo with a black accent. I took the opportunity to bring these cheerful lads not to say those lovable scamps on the beach for a series of photos.
The bride and her bridesmaids
When I met Barbara for her portrait session, she was at the last phase of her makeup, under the watchful supervision of our make-up artist, Mrs. Kush Mungly. Dressed in her ravishing white dress, wearing the beautiful pearly adornment, our sublime bride shone throughout the room. She was accompanied by her bridesmaids, all dressed in a beautiful red dress that complimented them. At first, the bridesmaids were reserved in nature and as the photo session progressed they got used to our presence to give way to smiles and even laughter. I took the opportunity to make the bridal portraits on her own and with her bridesmaids in different parts of the villa.
Our lovely couple has chosen the magnificent church of St. Sauveur situated at Bambous, for their sacrament of marriage. They arrived in the churchyard in their respective coaches, Brayen and her mother in their beautiful red convertible wedding car (Morris Minor) with a vintage look. Barbara and the ladies in the beautiful limousine in the color of the bride’s dress. The celebrant of this beautiful and moving religious ceremony was Father Jean-Pierre Arlanda. The felt emotion captured take hold of the entire church.
Flic-en-Flac, the cradle of their encounter
At the exit of the church, after the family photos, we headed to Flic-en-Flac. A coastal region known for its miles of fine sandy beaches, and also for the magnificent sunset it offers when the weather stands on our side. Beyond its idyllic characteristics, the region of Flic-en-Flac was chosen because it has a special place in the hearts of our newlyweds. It is the very cradle of their common history.
The venue, Chassé de Wolmar
After the twilight had given way to darkness, the newlyweds accompanied by their bridesmaids and the groomsmen, arrived at the reception hall of Chassé de Wolmar to make way for the celebration. They were warmly welcomed by their guests, themselves being guided by the galvanising music of the Ravanne. The Segatiers of the Group Heritaz nou Nation are skillful artist and in no time, Brayen and Barbara got out of their carriage to dance with the guests. I invite you to enjoy in image the wonderful evening of Barbara and Brayen’s wedding.