Zoom­ing in on Zanz­ibar - ro­mance in the spice is­lands

Wedding Destinations - - WEDDINGS ON LOCATION -

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.

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