After an engagement that lasted more than a year, Idris Elba finally made things official with Sabrina Dhowre and tied the knot in Marrakech, Morocco, last week. While the couple clearly looks happy in the wedding pics, women all over the world are expressing disappointment that they’ll never have the chance to nab the Sexiest Man Alive.
The photos from the April 26 nuptials were published by British Vogue and will be available in full once the July 2019 issue goes on sale. In the meantime, the pics can be seen online. One shows Elba posing with his hands clasped and smiling at his bride in a custom suit by Ozwald Boateng. In another, Dhowre poses in classy makeup and gently tousled hair in an off-the-shoulder white A-line gown custom made by Vera Wang, the fashion publication reported.
The style mag noted the couple’s celebrations were spread out over the course of three days. Thursday night saw friends and family dine at the Amanjena hotel, the gathering of which had a “colors of the Souk” theme. On Saturday, those who attended the nuptials went to an all-white party at the Mandarin Oriental hotel and celebrated in a festival-like atmosphere, perhaps harkening to Elba’s DJing at Coachella music festival the other week.
“The best day of my life, thank you to everyone who helped make it so special ” Dhowre, a model, captioned a series of photos from her weekend wedding on Instagram Sunday.
While Elba and Dhowre received tons of congratulatory messages, several fans couldn’t help but issue their congratulatory messages in between virtual sobs.
“I’m not OK, Idris Elba got married bafwethu #SundayMorning”
“i see idris married his little friend or whatever ”
“And women around the world united in a collective sigh of marvelous awe and envy.”
“It’s hard to process tweets that say Idris Elba got married and you look down and you’re in jeans and a sweater not white Vera Wang.”
“It’s going to snow in Chicago, my flight got cancelled and Idris Elba got married. I am not having a good day. ”
Elba first broke women’s collective hearts when he proposed to Dhwore at the screening of his directorial debut film, “Yardie,” in February 2018.
“It was a little spontaneous if I’m honest,” he told People magazine of the moment that fall. “I was at a cast and crew screening and among people I loved. We had all worked so hard for this project so I was like I’m doing it right now, here, today. It was quite a public affair. But it really wasn’t meant to be on the news.”