Marcus Samuelsson and Maya Haile's Traditional Outdoor Destination Wedding in Ethiopia
Marcus Samuelsson and Maya Haile
Renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson and his new wife, model Maya Haile, in an Amsale gown, pose for a photo before joining their guests at their reception in Addis Ababa.
The couple's stationery suite features a unique save-the-date that refers to the two wedding locations in Africa.
The Flower Girls and Ring Bearer
The littlest members of the wedding party make their way to the church before the ceremony.
The City Ceremony
Guests bear witness -- and the African sun streams in through the windows -- as the bride and groom recite their vows in a traditional Catholic wedding mass.
The Morning of the Wedding
On the morning of the wedding, Marcus dances for his bride outside her family's home.
The bride, in an exquisitely detailed gown, carries a gorgeous bouquet of pure-white roses
Wedding guests, decked out in colorful African beads and bangles, pose for a picture at the reception.
As dancing gets under way, Marcus heads for higher ground -- his best man's shoulders.
The Bride and Groom
Post-ceremony, the bride and groom celebrate their marriage with bubbly and a kiss as Maya's bridesmaids, wearing long, one-shoulder lilac dresses and carrying tiered bouquets of pink and white roses, look on.
The Village Ceremony
The couple, in customary Ethiopian wedding garb, are all smiles as they toast their nuptials.
The couple used a variety of local African goods in their village ceremony.
Guests gather in tents to celebrate Marcus and Maya's new marriage.
Celebrating With Song
Flanked by friends and family, village children join Marcus in one of many joyous songs.
The feast -- slow-cooked chicken and beef for 1,200 -- was roasted over fire pits throughout the day.
The newlyweds take a break from dancing to share a drink with local villagers, including members of Maya's family.