"The answer is simple 'love,'" said Amine when asked why he chose his bride as his wife. "Michaela has all the qualities that I was looking for in the woman that I wanted to marry. I also went through some difficult times at work and with family and without her I would not have made it through."
Michaela wore two dresses on her big day and one of them was designed by someone extra special.
"My second dress was designed in Morocco by my wonderfully talented mother-in-law!," shared the bride. "The dress consisted of two layers. The top is “Takchita” which was a white silk garment embellished with gold and the second one was a white “Kaftan.” She also customized a pearly Moroccan Kaftan Gold belt. It was just an absolute honor to wear a dress that was customized by my mother-in-law for me. I loved, loved, loved the care and detail with which it was made!"
"The feeling of being a bride is one that I can never forget," shared Michaela. "I was nervous, happy, worried, joyful and grateful all in one. It was a feeling that cannot be matched and was better than I could have ever dreamed of. I felt like royalty."
"The man that I married is loving, family oriented, professional, respectful, driven and loyal," said the bride. "He has been my absolute rock through some very tough times and continues to be a great support system."
The bride wanted her bridesmaids dresses to stand out in the crowd so she opted for a dress in a vibrant color with a little bit of flare in the style.
"I knew that I wanted something different, something that mirrored the strength and grace of my wedding party– ‘Wonder Women’ and ’Superheroes!” – so I stuck with the idea of a cape," she said. "The attire of the women from around the globe had to reflect the brilliance of who they are in real life, only a cape would do."
"Michaela is a very special lady," said Amine. "Since, the first time we met I fall in love with everything about her. Our first date was a week after we met in my Restaurant and that’s when I was a hundred percent sure she is my soul mate."
"Honestly, it is really hard to describe my feelings at that time," shared Amine. "I was extremely happy and blessed to finally have my soul mate. I was so proud and I felt over the moon. And, YES I CRIED!"
"He understands me better than anyone I know. He appreciates that I am an accomplished strong woman and is not intimidated by that," said Michaela of Amine. "He appreciates my culture, my religion, my roots and I love that!"
"I can honestly say that I ever expected to find true love as I had not really experienced love in life as I mentioned, I had a bit of a difficult upbringing," shared Michaela. "During my relationship with Amine each day I was taught what love was."
"I said yes because he was everything that I could dream of," said the bride. "He is my soulmate. We were raised different in that he is Moroccan and raised with Muslim ideals, whereas I am Bahamian with Bajan roots raised in a Christian nation. It feels as if he was sent to enrich my life and I thank God. Even though we have had struggles external to us as individuals, we pushed through and have proved that race, religion & national origin was no match for true love."
"Amine is incredibly family oriented and the love of his family has spilled over to me and they are wonderful," said Michaela. "This was the case from day one and I knew from our first actual conversation that he was 'the one.'"