We have to admit that we were extra surprised to see a strong black couple like Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre-Elba on the cover of Vogue. No, it’s not because Vogue doesn’t feature black people from time to time. We’ve seen Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna Fenty, Bey and Halle Berry quite a few times. Hey, we’ve even seen Kanye and Kim. So, they get props for the inclusiveness.
This is the first time we’ve seen a mainstream publication of this level feature a prominent black man WITH his beautiful, and unapologetically nubian, wife at his side. No, she’s not hidden deeper in the mag in picture number 7 with her and the dog on the couch. No, this time a brother is on the cover holding his black woman with pride. That, my brothers, sisters and friends is an amazingly great things to see.
Why? Well, in a world where we are used to brothers reaching a certain level of success in Hollywood and leaving our sisters behind, seeing this – front and center – is important. We need more public images of black love, and more importantly, black marriages, to keep that trend going.
Here’s some more pics an excerpts from the feature:
The couple, who got engaged in 2018, exchanged vows on April 26 at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh. Dhowre wore two custom dresses by Vera Wang; while Elba wore a bespoke suit by Ozwald Boateng.
The celebrations were spread out over three days. Friends and family attended a “colours of the Souk” themed dinner the night before the wedding at the Amanjena. They also attended an all-white party at the Mandarin Oriental, which emulated the atmosphere of a festival.
You know, I’m 47 this year, been married and lived a full life before I even met Sabrina,” Elba said. “It wasn’t something that I wanted to do, get married again. But, Sabrina has deepened friendships with people I’ve known longer than [her], nurturing the best side of me to make me connect to my friends more…Idris On What Made Him Consider Marriage Again
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