Over the weekend, the internet was buzzing with news about the marriage of English actor Idris Elba, also known as the "sexiest man alive." Elba tied the knot with Sabrina Dhowre, an American model, beauty queen, and actress of Somali origin.
The duo celebrated their union with three-day festivities in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, and judging by the photos and the feedback, the choice of destination was definitely on-point.
Elba wore a custom-made suit by British designer Ozwald Boateng
While his bride stunned in a Vera Wang gown
It doesn't get any cuter than this
The wedding was held at the luxurious Ksar Char-Bagh hotel
The night before the wedding, the couple hosted a "colors of the souk" themed dinner at Amanjena resort, "a peaceful oasis just outside the ancient city of Marrakech." They concluded the celebrations with an all-white, festival-themed party at the Mandarin Oriental hotel the night following the wedding.
The couple first met in 2017
The 46-year-old Golden Globe-winning actor met his 29-year-old new wife, a former Miss Vancouver, on the set of the film The Mountain Between Us. Elba, who was named as "the sexiest man alive" by People magazine in 2018, has been married twice before and has two kids.
Elba proposed to Dhowre in February 2018 following a screening of his directorial debut film Yardie.
Morocco seems to be a celebrity magnet
Thanks to its traditional souks, historic architecture, and of course, its mouthwatering cuisine, many Western A-listers have been drawn to the north African country.
American model and cook Chrissy Teigen and her husband, American singer-songwriter John Legend, have visited Morocco on several occasions.
In 2017, American actor Will Smith visited Morocco, where he rocked some colorful local fashion and got his groove on to some north African beats.
Plus, last year, American singer Madonna marked her 60th birthday in Marrakech where she explored the city, visited its souks and alleys, and celebrated "Berber culture."