What does ‘meant to be together’ mean, really? Think about it. For some, it means enjoying each others’ company. For others it might mean a mutual chemistry. But for some, it means overcoming every obstacle life throws at you, following your heart when everything is set against you. It means physical pain when you’re apart. It means having this epic romance, where it sometimes seems you are the only ones on the planet – and it might as well could be. This is Samir and Atva’s story.

Samir and Atva’s love is one for the books. After falling for each other at a young age, their relationship hit a rough patch when it became obvious not everyone approved of them being together. But instead of being crushed under the weight of that burden, it made Samir and Atva love each other even more.

Their wedding was a dream come true. Set at the truly unique Kasbah Bab Ourika in the untouched Atlas mountains in Morocco, they agreed to spend their lives together surrounded by family, friends and snowy mountaintops. It’s unbelievable this location is only an hour away from the busy and magical city that is Marrakesh, where the crowded Medina directly contradicts the tranquility of the Kasbah.

We absolutely loved being a part of such an amazing and emotional wedding, to be able to travel to this surreal place and to spend time in Marrakesh with our friend and photographer Raisa Zwart.

We hope you enjoy this film as much as we enjoyed shooting it!

Ms Polka Dot says: This film will give you a lump in the throat watching what is a truly captivating wedding made all the more beautiful by the raw emotion so evident between Samir and Atva.

The Dreamers: A wedding film made by The Dreamers is more than just a wedding film – it’s an experience. We are more than videographers. We’re dreamers – just like you. Together, we dream about the perfect wedding, about the perfect wedding film.

“I absolutely love rustic charm, soft beautiful colours similar to what you find in a secret garden. I’m also a huge fan of gorgeous colours as I think it brightens the whole atmosphere instantly. I think introducing ‘happy colors’ to a wedding can really make the place look amazing, and also it shows up a lot nicer in photos. Colors to me just yells out ‘happy’.”

Hair & Makeup: Amy Chan Hair & Makeup using DMKC and MAC Cosmetics 

Ms Polka Dot says: We love colour too – and the soft tones both in makeup, hair and flowers never dates – and as a bride this soft ethereal look says it all.

Amy Chan Hair & Makeup Artistry: Amy understands how each and every occasion is different and conducts studies and researches for her clients prior to every job to give them the best possible outcome. Amy’s extensive knowledge on the skin and human body allows her to go one step further by providing skin and health consultations to help her clients understand their bodies at a holistic level, and hence looking beautiful from inside out for the big occasion.

Photographer: Amelia Soegijono Photography / Gowns: Gwendolynne / Flowers: Kindred Floral

What’s trending this season? Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken shows us that wood can be used in lots of different ways to add atmosphere to your wedding. Used in its natural form with bark and knots it can add a rustic touch, but with a smooth finish, wood can also be elegant and warm.

The team at Roomba’s says “For Autumn we have been noticing that wood seems to be a strong factor in our couples’ decorating schemes.

From Scrabble seating boards to wooden looking cakes. And this theme definitely matches the unique rustic atmosphere our venue has to offer.”

Image by Margan Photography

All images unless otherwise stated by Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken

Ms Polka Dot says: Wood is beautiful either in its natural raw state or finished and creates a rustic feel to your wedding.

Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken: At Roomba’s we pride ourselves in hosting a superior wedding reception. We are a small family run business, with a small team that specialises in the planning and organising of your event. Therefore you can feel comfortable knowing throughout your journey with us you’re dealing with the same faces.