Marika and Marcel first met by-way-of a mutual friend, developing a relationship over the course of that year.
With each meeting their hearts grew fonder, feeling like “home” every time they were together. It wasn’t long before being apart was no longer an option, and following a helicopter tour of West Palm Beach, their perfect proposal set them on the path towards husband and wife… Read all about Marika & Marcel in their multicultural wedding in Florida – captured by MunaLuchi Coterie member Our Story Imagery.
Bride & Groom: Marika & Marcel
Wedding date: 03/08/2019
Wedding location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We met for the first time through a mutual friend, we spoke for almost a year and had seen each other quite a few times. The proposal was 100% a surprise, and I wanted something unique out of African culture so I went ahead with the help of my wife’s best friend. A big crew came from Paris, France to West Palm Beach. I booked a helicopter tour and when we landed I got on one knee and proposed.
How did you know they were “the one”? Each time was magical, it felt like home each time I was with her, and right away I knew she was the one.
Describe your wedding attire. My wedding dress was designed by a very close friend of mine and made by a designer in Saudi Arabia. My husband was wearing a Sherwani; wedding attire of India.
What was wedding shopping like for you? Not too stressful, I had help from my closest friend and mother.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? Our main theme was Indian culture, but we did incorporate some of our African cultures as well.
Favorite item on the menu: Sushi
First dance song: “Tu es ma Vision” (You are my vision)
What is your best memory from your wedding? The best memory is seeing her walk down the aisle.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Marriage isn’t about hunting for a good partner, but it is to seek God first. He will shape and mold you in the way that your spouse will be the best fit of your life. So wait until you find your good fit.
Wedding dress designer: Divine Mosaka
Wedding dress salon: Orchidee & Miss Define Paris
Bridesmaids dresses: Rotita, Sarees
Hair/makeup: Sepho Hair
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Ceremony location: Rapturing Faith Tabernacle, West Palm Beach, FL
Reception location: Royal Fiesta Event Center, Deerfield Beach
Photography: Our Story Imagery
Wedding planner: Divine Mosaka, Assistant Deborah Mun
Florist: Royal Fiesta
Cake: Loriane Pinnock
Decor: Tonya Burrs