Further north, on the snow-white silky shores of &Beyond Mnemba Island, former general managers Mike and Tess celebrated their own intimate and utterly romantic beach affair, overlooking the impossibly turquoise waters and a beautiful blazing sunset.
Tess walked barefoot down the sandy aisle, arm-in-arm with her father, and met up with her soon-to-be-husband, who was grinning ear to ear, under the white, flowing makeshift altar. As the sun gently dipped over the waves on the horizon, Tess and Mike exchanged their vows amidst a carpet of pink and white rose petals that were scattered on the velvety soft sand.
Mike’s quintet of best men, all members of the &Beyond Mnemba family, looked sharp in their white kanzus and oh-so dashing crimson Zanzibari kofias. They escorted the beaming couple back up to the dive centre where countless champagne corks were ceremoniously popped and the most irresistible tower of sinfully decadent chocolate brownies was devoured.
This dream ceremony was just part one of a glamourous East African wedding weekend, with the main event taking place a few days later at Tess’ gracious family homestead on a beautiful, and most charming, farm in Kenya.
Images © Andrew Morgan Wedding Photographer.
Our most heartfelt congratulations to Mark and Nicci, and Mike and Tess, as they embark on the next exciting chapters of their &Beyond romances. So …? What are you waiting for? Do away with tradition and plan an unforgettable wedding (and honeymoon) with us.
From the game-filled plains of the Masai Mara and the dreamy overwater beach bungalows of the Maldives, to the lush time-forgotten vineyards of Argentina and the châteaux-like &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge with its twinkling chandeliers and fragrant long-stemmed roses … these are places dreams are made of.