If you're trying to think of one of the nicest actors working today, you'd be hard pushed to do better than Idris Elba. The star of HBO's The Wire and BBC's Luther is known not just for his incredible acting talent, but for being an all-around great guy. In fact, he's one of the foremost on many people's list of celebrity crushes - and with good reason.
But this weekend, hearts all around the world were broken as Elba married his long-term girlfriend, model, Sabrina Dhowre, in Morocco - in the stunning Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh, no less! And unlike many celebrity bashes, the wedding was kept totally under wraps, until the bride and guests began sharing images after the event that is.
We've got all the best pictures from the incredible celebration - plus news on a pretty high-profile wedding gift. For all that and more, just keep scrolling!
Idris Elba is a man of many talents.
via: ShutterstockBorn in London, UK, in 1972, the star has made a name for himself, not only as an actor, but as a director, producer, musician, DJ, and rap artist.
He's best known for his acting roles.
via: Getty ImagesAnd one thing that people often point to when discussing Elba's acting proficiency is just how versatile the star is.
He's perhaps most recognized for his role in The Wire.On the incredibly popular and critically acclaimed HBO show, Elba played drug trafficker, Stringer Bell - he donned an impressive Baltimore accent, to boot.
He's also well known for BBC's Luther.His eponymous role in the crime drama gained him much popularity, and the show was a huge commercial and critical success.
But that's not all.Elba also took on the huge task of portraying icon, Nelson Mandela, in the biopic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, showing how varied his performances can be.
And there's been plenty of comic relief, too.In 2009, he played Charlers Miner, the new regional manager (and workplace heartthrob) at Dunder Mifflin in NBC's The Office.
He's not just an actor, either.
via: Getty ImagesElba is an eminent musician and DJ, performing gigs under the moniker DJ Big Driis. He's also released music in the R&B genre.
Put simply, he's an all-around winner.Because on top of his huge amount of professional success, he seems to have managed to remain a really nice, down to earth guy.
Elba has had a similarly busy personal life, too.
Isan Elba celebrates Happy Mothers’ Day with her Mom – Hanne Kim Norgaard https://t.co/sRzm4RTc7y— Palinterest (@Palinterest)1556526516.0
He was also married a second time.
Idris Elba's secret second wife is US lawyer Sonya Hamlin who ended their #MoragSiller… https://t.co/P75DYoaFAe https://t.co/Zd2pQNUnrH— Judy (@Judy)1461338232.0
He's had other high profile relationships, too.
via: Getty ImagesBetween 2014 and 2016 he dated Naiyana Garth. Here, the pair were pictured together at the British Academy Film and Television Awards in May of 2016.
Idris has two children.
via: Getty ImagesHis first, Isan Elba, was born in 2002 and is currently sixteen years old. Here they are together at a Formula 1 race in Paris, in April of 2018!
Elba also has a young son.
via: Getty ImagesWinston Elba was born in 2014 and is currently four years old. Here they are together at that same event, last year.
It's safe to say, Elba has had a lot of love in his life.
via: Getty ImagesAnd it seems that he's been lucky enough to find it again, this time with model, Sabrina Dhowre. The pair met and began dating in 2017.
There's no denying they look amazing together.
via: Getty ImagesHere's the couple pictured at a Burberry show in London in February 2018.
And it appears that the couple are pretty serious about each other.
via: Getty ImagesIt's just been announced that the pair wed on April 26th in a secret ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco. How romantic!
Images of the adorable ceremony have since been released.
The couple are seriously cute.
Of course, Dhowre looked ridiculously beautiful.
The location was almost as stunning as the bride.
Dhowre had not one, but two, amazing dresses.During the actual ceremony, Dhowre donned a more pared down, off-shoulder gown, but she later changed into a fancier dress embellished with gems and lace for the party.
And it sounds like it was quite the party.The whole ceremony took place over three days, with an extravagant dinner on the wedding's eve, then a post-wedding festival.
Dhowre shared an emotional post on her Instagram.
And for a wedding involving Elba, you know music was a big feature.It's reported that Nigerian music star, Davido, surprised the happy couple with a post-wedding performance.
Of course, the guest list was star studded.
via: Getty ImagesBut there was one notable absence. Elba has long shared a friendship with British royal, Prince Harry - here the pair are in 2013.
In fact, Dhowre and Elba attended the Royal Wedding!
via: Getty ImagesIn May of 2018, the two celebrities were amongst a whole host of famous faces invited to celebrate the love of Prince Harry and actress, Meghan Markle.
But Harry and Meghan had a good excuse.
via: Getty ImagesMeghan is currently heavily pregnant with the pair's first child, and was thus unable to fly out to the luxurious wedding celebrations - and Harry dutifully stayed by her side.