Elopement at Camp Sarika by Amangiri
This Amangiri elopment gave me all the feels. From the first moment I spoke to Hanane, I knew I was working with a fellow artist. She wanted a very experiential day, less prescribed and more organic. These two lovers met when Marc's assistant was referred to Hanane's LA Public Relations Firm, Eclat. According to Hanane, "It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in Los Angeles and I was late as usual ... Marc Ange and I met for tea in the courtyard of Château Marmont ... and it was love at first sight!" The pair was engaged in March 2020 on a trip to Indian. Marc surprised Hanane with a stopover in the Maldives where he proposed on a private island. Their original plan was to get married to our family and friends in Italy or Morocco, but it quickly became clear that the pandemic was going to last for some time. They had experienced Amangiri's hospitality for Marc's 40th birthday and it became clear that the New Camp Sarika would be the perfect spot to celebrate their love. Both athletic and adventurous, the couple chose to complete a via ferrta the moring of their ceremony. Hanane said, "there is something very holistic about being in the middle of the desert that allows you to leave everything behind, be inspired, and completely detach yourself from the outside world." Amangiri is surrounded by an incredible array of mountains and a beautiful desert. I suggested a gorgeous location that has an experiential walk at the beginning. It opens up to the vast and incredible desert and it served as the perfect backdrop for this union. Hanane described "a unique spiritual vibration to their ceremony as they included Native Navajo elements like a Sage Blessing. Hanane and Mac wanted the ceremony to be simple where love is the main element and watching them unite in that location was powerful. The couple intends to celebrate with family and friends in 2022. I loved their simple but elegant outfits, they wore white but with touches of camel. Marc Ange wore a pair of Celine white boots, and Hanane wore a pair of Isabel Marant white cowboy boots (I always suggest booties in the desert). Hanane worean Honorine white linen dress. Her look was completed with a Forte Forte leather belt, white Illesteva sunglasses and beige earrings from their trip to India. Hanane describes their union as "a way of not letting ourselves be stopped by the pandemic and of sealing our love in spite of everything. The solitude of this ceremony gave it a deeper meaning. An invisible reality, a moment suspended in time, whose deep truth is held by our faith in our love." It was beautiful, much like this creative and joyful couple. Cheers to you both.