- Posted on Thursday, 25 October 2018
Having known each other for most of their lives, Justin and Melody embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when the former asked for his beloved’s hand in marriage on a dusty desertscape in Scarabeo Camp, a luxe glamping retreat just outside of Marrakech, Morocco.
The couple’s pre-wedding photos, captured by Malaysian-based photographer Funkydali, were then shot on-location at Justin’s father’s private orchid farm in Malaysia. Posing amidst vibrant purple and yellow Phalaenopsis orchids, the bride looked the picture of perfection in a lace-covered wedding gown.
How did you know he/she was The One?
“I don't think there was a defining moment when I realised he was the one, but four years in and we were still together - I couldn't comprehend how this person could still love me despite having seen every side of me and my flaws, so I kind of figured he must be the one.” ~ Melody
“After living and travelling together for a year. Both also like to dig nose.” ~ Justin
“You're gross.” ~ Melody
What was the proposal like?
“It happened on the first night out of three that we would spend at a luxury desert camp called Scarabeo Camp, located a 45-minute drive outside of Marrakech city. It was also the final leg of our 11-day Moroccan adventure.
Justin organised a private dinner for the both of us underneath a Berber tent and after dinner, we moved from the dining table to the lounge area just a few feet away where he first launched into a long speech (I started crying and for the life of me can't remember anything he said), then got down on one knee and proposed to me. I said “yes” before I even saw the ring. We were both sobbing by then, and by the time we calmed down, a waiter magically appeared from around the corner right on cue to serve us our dessert (the poor guy was probably waiting for a while now but didn't want to interrupt the emotional moment).” ~ Melody
What do you love most about your partner?
“His ability to cook!” ~ Melody
“Her laugh (which goes like this: HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHA).” ~ Justin
Congratulations on your engagement Justin and Melody, and we wish you a lifetime of love!