Image: Darin Collison Photography
Monday Mood Board: Moroccan Inspired Wedding Loveliness
Good morning fellow readers, how are you all and I hope you had a beautiful weekend? We have such a stunner of a blog for you today, and it comes in the form of our ‘Monday Mood Board’, inspired by a location I have always dreamed of visiting. It’s one that I feel would make the perfect destination for either your wedding, honeymoon or even just a holiday. Enjoy, loves!
Marrakesh, the capital of Morocco is a surprisingly romantic city. This enchanting city is home to famed markets, intoxicating spices, grand palaces and boldly colourful tapestries. However, today not only are we swooning over all the gorgeous details of this city, but too, the country, Morocco.
For the more offbeat, bohemian bride, this exciting theme offers unique inspiration for a gorgeous and exotic wedding day. Even if you’re not planning to travel for your ceremony, you can capture the flavour of Morocco no matter where you get married.
Image: Lifestories Wedding
If you love the bold, sultry look of a Moroccan wedding then this weeks Monday Mood Board is created especially just for you. You may be wanting to have a destination ceremony or just love the endless, picture perfect styling possibilities.
A Moroccan wedding theme is a great way to have a fun, whimsical wedding with an oriental Middle Eastern touch. A great idea if you are seeking a destination wedding like no other and of course, a lover of travel too.
Image: Lifestories Wedding
Set the stage for your Moroccan themed wedding with bold and stylish invitations. Experiment with classic fonts in modern colours and organic patterns, this will give your guests a taste of what’s to come.
Start thinking of your colour scheme, whether you want to choose colours which are bold and bright; magenta, dark plum and exotic green’s make for a totally tropical combination. Alternatively, you may want to choose a much more sophisticated, understated colour you may choose to go with simple yet elegant colours; a simple gold and cream scheme would go perfectly with this theme – why not choose to have your stationery foil pressed on a traditional artisan paper?
Image: Photography by Catherine – Stefanie Kapra Photography
Remember, you don’t have to follow strict rules when it comes to your wedding dress, choose something which reflects you as a person, that’s well, 100% you. If you don’t want to go with the traditional idea of a kaftan then you don’t have to by any means.
Perhaps try on something a little unique, such as a delicate tulle and lace dress; or the ‘Eva’ dress from Self Portrait? This drop dead GORGEOUS dress has being specially hand crafted for the ‘modern bride’, perfect for an alternative dress for your Moroccan wedding. We think that it marries perfectly.
Choose statement heels and accessories to complete your look (we can never resist luxe pair of Valentino Rockstud heels). Brightly coloured shoes paired. Why not adorn yourself in luxurious jewels to add a little more modern glamour?
Image: Self Portrait Studio – Stefanie Kapra Photography – Lifestories Wedding
Don’t be afraid to use lots of colour when it comes to your flowers. No matter what your scheme you can be sure that bright bold colours marry perfectly with a Moroccan theme. Use rich, deep vibrant flowers for a pop of colour, or light shades of blush paired with plenty of Pantone’s Greenery.
Below, we have shown how both a neutral and a colourful scheme can work in favour of this theme. What would be your ideal colour?
As for the flowers? Peonies are a must for this theme – they are larger than life and available in plenty of colour varieties. Alternatively, Tea Roses are another great for this theme. Not only are they available in plenty of pretty pastels but have less structure to them than a normal rose, they pair perfectly with other flowers and ever-greens.
P.S Who ever would have thought placing flowers in a swimming pool would look as enchanting as below. Major heart eyes for us at The Wedding Affair HQ.
Image: Stefanie Kapra Photography – Photography by Catherine – Sarah Falugo Photography
All the details…
The décor should be anything but subtle: add fringed pillows and thin, crisp white drapes around the ceremony. Cover banqueting tables with plenty of foliage, fruit and flowers that double up as centre pieces. Lemons, Grapefruit and Oranges would work well. Whether you’re getting married in Morocco or somewhere closer to home, you can still get the look and feel of an exotic oasis with bold colours, brass lanterns, breezy fabrics and other simple statement pieces.
If you wanted your wedding to feel fresh, modern and not overly themed, balance the bold touches with simple glassware and neutral china. Add little accents of gold here and there for a touch of opulence.
Image: Stefanie Kapra Photography – Lifestories Wedding – Birgit Hart Fotografie
Hosting a Moroccan wedding of your own? Let us know whether you are having a stay at home celebration or actually travelling to this picture perfect country. How would you style it and are there any suppliers or dress creators that you would recommend?
Have a wonderful day. Love, The Wedding Affair x