If you love the bold, sultry look of a Moroccan wedding, but can't exactly afford the plane ticket for a destination ceremony, don't sweat it — whether you're getting hitched in Morocco or Memphis, you can still get the look and feel of a lush tented oasis with bold colors, brass lanterns, breezy fabrics and a few other simple statement pieces.
Set the stage for your themed party with bold, unique invitations — modern fonts and organic patterns will give guests a taste of what's to come.
The décor should be anything but subtle: add fringed pillows and gauzy curtains around the dining area — like Poppy Delevigne did at her Marrakech wedding. Cover long tables with greenery-filled centerpieces and place floating blooms in hammered brass bowls on the bar. To make your bash feel fresh and modern and not overly themed, balance the bold touches with simple glassware and neutral china.
Other special touches you can incorporate? Accessorize your flowing white wedding dress with bright, colorful shoes and ornate jeweled earrings (which perfectly accent a sophisticated updo like this one). Slice into one of our favorite wedding dessert trends happening right now: Mosaic cakes that feature a brilliant array of intricate hand-cut edible tiles. Then, leave guests with a delicious favor they'll love: special, made-to-order treats that sparkle with color.
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1. Lantern, $595, L'Aviva Home; 2. Favor, Sugar cookie, price upon request, Maggie Austin Cake; 3. Earrings, $175, Holst + Lee; 4. Shoes, $1,595, Brian Atwood; 5. Centerpiece, Hammered antique brass bowl, starting at $65, Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies; 6. Invitations, "Marra-kiss!", $5,000 for 100, Cheree Berry Paper; 7. Pillow, "Heidrun", starting at $110, Shiraleah.
Love the idea of a Moroccan-style wedding? Get inspired by this Mediterranean wedding video!