Amy & Hegazy’s destination wedding started at Cairo airport, Egypt.
I’d never been to Egypt before, and I’d never met the couple before. I sat next to a man on the plane that travels to Cairo often for work and his surprise at my willingness to jump into the unknown made me somewhat question my understanding of risk.
And yet, there they were. Sat outside the airport in their car, waiting for me. Amy gave me the biggest hug and I knew these were going to be a very special few days.
A & H live in Maadi, a suburb of Cairo itself. We headed out to Zooba for breakfast, a local cafe, that sells the best lemon and mint drinks I’ve ever had. You need a high level of refreshment in that heat, even in October.
The day-before’s plan was to head out onto the Dead Sea on a boat with some of A & H’s closest friends but before that we did a bit of a tourist-style trip to the incredible Citadel and then into the markets to see the array of beautiful objects for sale that Egypt has to offer. It’s definitely useful to be in those markets with an Arabic speaker as haggling is part and parcel of any purchase. The more respect the vendor tends to have, the lower the price.
The Dead Sea is remarkable, albeit incredibly salty. I adore the sea and swimming, but for this occasion I spent more time on the boat taking images of the wonderful humans around me and their floats on this surreal seascape.
That evenings dinner was held in a restaurant that I cannot for the life of me find now on Google, but it had a stunning view over the Nile and some of the best shisha I’ve ever had.
All in all, I would absolutely adore to visit Cairo again and to document another destination wedding there would be a dream.
Have a look at the video below for some shaky GoPro footage, and then scroll down further for their wedding images.