Actor Idris Elba and model Sabrina Dhowre have officially been wed in Morocco. The two got married April 26, 2019, after getting engaged in February 2018. Elba proposed before a screening of his directorial debut for the movie “Yardie.”
According to British Vogue, before the wedding, the couple held a beautiful rehearsal dinner at Amanjena on Thursday. Then the lovely couple exchanged vows at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh on Friday. The small luxury hotel is in the palm grove of Marrakesh and has extensive gardens.
Dhowre wore two custom Vera Wang gowns for the wedding day, and Elba wore one classic black suit by Ozwald Boateng. “For the ceremony, Dhowre wore a classic off-the-shoulder white A-line gown. Later, she changed into a V-neck style embroidered dress with pearls and gemstones and finished with couture lace. Guests wore black tie.” says Vogue.
Vogue also includes, “The celebrations have been spread out over three days. Friends and family attended a ‘colours of the Souk’ themed dinner the night before the wedding at the Amanjena. On April 27, they will attend an all-white party at the Mandarin Oriental, which will emulate the atmosphere of a festival.”
The official pictures of the ceremony will be on the cover of the July Issue of Vogue.
Here is a glimpse of the wedding:
The couple met and fell in love on the set of Elba’s movie The Mountain Between Us.
“Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” the actor told PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in an episode of The Jess Cagle Interview. The movie, which was filmed in Canada, was a story about a man and a woman who get stranded after a plane crash. Here is where Elba, 46, and Dhowre, 29, connected.
Their first public appearance as a couple was at the premiere of Molly’s Game during the Toronto International Film Festival in December 2017. “It definitely got noticed because I try to keep my personal life different,” said the notoriously private Elba.
Then the two got engaged the following year in February 2018. Elba to PEOPLE magazine that the proposal “was the most nerve-wracking thing for me ever, but in terms of wanting to make someone feel super special and feel my love, that was pretty romantic for me.”
“It was a little spontaneous if I’m honest,” he said. “I was at a cast and crew screening, and among people I loved. We had all worked so hard for this project, so I was like I’m doing it right now, here, today.”
The video was then posted online and went viral. “Yeah, I didn’t expect it to quite make British news and American news and Japanese news, for that matter,” Elba said, laughing. “It was quite a public affair. But it really wasn’t meant to be on the news.”
Elba reveals that she was the one since the two “have good chemistry.”
“She makes me laugh, and we share common goals. She makes me happy,” he said. “She makes me celebrate my successes, and when I’m not too sure about stuff, she makes me think.”
Written by Imani Maxberry
Sources: bossip.com // people.com/movies // www.vogue.co.uk