Zooming in on Zanzibar - romance in the spice islands
Zanzibar, one of the fascinating Spice Islands, was the chosen exotic wedding location for Edita and Vishal. Photographer Christophe Viseux says Zanzibar, with its special island setting, enchants all who visit. Zanzibar, one of an archipelago of islands off the coast of Tanzania on the African mainland, is known for its export of spaces – particularly cloves, cinnamon, netmeg and black pepper.
The island has a strong heritage that still shapes its character. Couples wishing to marry here need to know that under Zanzibar law a notice must be put on the municipal notice board for the intended marriage 21 days prior to the ceremony. There is no waiver possible – the 21 days is mandatory.
After a short journey from Nairobi, Christophe was happy to finally meet Edita and Vishal at the Ocean Paradise Resort on the picturesque north-east coast. Here they went through the programme for the planned beach wedding.
Christophe says beach weddings can offer great opportunities for photography but for portrait shots they also explored the winding alleyways and the ornately-carved doors of Stone Town.
Stone Town is the historic city centre of Zanzibar’s capital, Unguja – a World Heritage Site. Christophe sends Edita and Vishal a big “thank you” for sharing their intimate beach wedding, which he described as a “blast to photograph.”
Beach weddings can offer great opportunities for photography but for portrait shots they also explored the winding alleyways and the ornately-carved doors of Stone Town.