HOW TO CREATE A FUN & COLOURFUL MOROCCAN THEMED WEDDING!
When it comes to planning your wedding, the style or ‘theme’ will usually be the first thing you find yourself thinking about. Everyone has an idea of how they imagine their wedding to look and it usually shapes the decision for lots of other things such as venue, stationery, outfits etc. As a now official a ‘bride-to-be’, I have already started the search for decor and as a colour lover, am finding myself being drawn to bold prints, bright colours and exotic plants and flowers.
I think Morocco is one of the most inspirational destinations for offbeat decor and I love its laid back boho vibe which is why I just had to share today’s shoot with you. If you are little afraid of too much colour, a moroccan style wedding is just the right amount of colour, print & boho without being OTT, so we invited event designer and planner Marianna to show us to recreate the look.
“Morocco has a very relaxed and laid back vibe so when creating your event forget about formal tables and chairs! It is all about lounge areas under canopies reminiscent of Berber tents: with colorful hand-woven rugs (“kilims”) placed on the sand and bright pillows in yellow, orange and lavender to create a chic-ethnic setting.”
“Use the same color palette in every detail: bar, runners, invitations, patterns… ” Marianna advises. This is a great tip for those afraid to use too much colour as it helps with consistency and stops you from becoming overwhelmed with trying to match everything.
Lighting is also VERY important! “Experiment with different lamps, each will provide a different colorful accent, some will create a soft light whilst others are a little more bold. Lanterns can also be used as centerpieces. We placed ours on yellow runners, along with gold bowls of petite Calla Lilies and tulips in deep shades of yellow and purple to add an exotic splash of color and textures. And, of course! don’t forget to include hanging lamps, we used sapphire blue and amber/orange lamps to create an atmosphere.”
“If you want to continue the theme through to your entertainment , how about inviting a group of fire dancers. Imagine the show on the sand it would look so magical and very dramatic!”