Imagine designing a creative shoot without having seen the final location AND knowing you only have a limited amount of time to get the shot. First of all, that sounds like a reality TV show we could totally get behind. But mainly, it just makes today’s colorful Moroccan elopement that much more MAGICAL. Talk about a dream team! With planning by Style Led Creatives‘ creative retreat and design by the UK-based Butler & White and Mexico city based Maria Limon, it was one beautiful detail unfolding after the other:
The elopement ceremony takes place in an abandoned Moroccan palace deep in the heart of Morocco. The wooden doors and crumbling walls made for a fantastic backdrop for the elopement ceremony, sweetheart table, and portrait session. The Moroccan architecture is detailed and so romantic – a hidden gem shared to us by our location guides, Marruecos Experience. You would never believe we hadn’t seen the location before the shoot. The colours and textures matched perfectly with all our details!
Let’s dive into the dreamy photos by Dallin and Cienna Hassard Photography!
So much good texture! The stationery suite was inspired by the crumbling Kasbah walls and created by Acqua & Ink with handmade paper, deckled edges, and watery paint effects.
Laid-Back Groom + a Unique Wedding Dress
The groom went for a relaxed look in a sand-colored suit from ASOS and a pale pink shirt underneath.
The bride, on the other hand, wore a show-stopping two-piece wedding dress FULL of embellished details by Spanish designer, Alicia Rueda.
The top totally stuns with beautifully elaborate embroidery and beadwork while the skirt’s airy fabric created some magical movement. And the entire look wouldn’t be complete without those pink satin boots from ASOS + makeup by Louise Hill!
Ostrich Feathers + Textured Florals
The team was fully inspired by Morocco’s rich colors and textures, all reflected so perfectly in the colorful cloud-like installation by designer, Maria Limon. This beauty served as a backdrop for the ceremony and made a bold statement against the ruined palace. She mixed colored gypsophila alongside hand-dyed ostrich feathers for a rather dreamy feel!
Those gorgeous rings were custom-made in rose gold by Rhodes Wedding Co!
The Colorful Moroccan Elopement Ceremony
Can you even believe how stunning?!
If you’re dinning the rugged + ruined look of the Moroccan palace, we’ve got more where that came from:
An Intimate Reception Table
The team created an explosion of color + texture amid the ruins of the palace via a low-level sweetheart table for the newlyweds.
An eclectic mix of antique brass, French glassware, and hand-dyed textiles by Butterfly Linens juxtaposed perfectly with contemporary cutlery. And the handmade candles from Danish brand, Ester & Erik, created that atmospheric lighting necessary for an intimate setting.
The hand-painted cake by Avant-Garde Cake Studio was finished with peacock feathers and we are forever in love with that idea.
Lovebirds in Morocco
Just feeling grateful for another look at that stunner of a dress!
Did you notice the bride’s earrings? Feathers! The bespoke earrings by Verde Agua echoed the design detail throughout.
To the Dunes
And just when you thought we were finished…
What’s a Moroccan elopement without a camel ride on the dunes?! The team headed out for a relaxed post-ceremony portrait session.
Another STUNNING Alicia Rueda two-piece gown made an appearance. A perfect white pop against the sand!
To this we say: Ostrich feather bouquets forever. LOVE it! A massive round of applause to the talented team who made some real-life magic in life in Morocco.
We know our GWS readers love the Moroccan vibes. If you’re looking for a way to bring them home until you can venture out further, may we recommend:
photography: Dallin and Cienna Hassard Photography! // venue name: Marruecos Experience, Merzouga, Sahara Desert, Morocco // event design: Butler & White // planning: Style Led Creatives // florals: Maria Limon // wedding dress: Alicia Rueda // bride's shoes: ASOS // bride's ring: Rhodes Wedding Co // hair stylist: Louise Hill // makeup artist: Louise Hill // groom attire: ASOS and Colonel Moutard // groom's shoes: Vans // groom's ring: Rhodes Wedding Co // videography: The Quirky // paper goods: Acqua & Ink // handmade details: Ester & Erik // cake: Avant Garde Cake Studio // linen rentals: Butterfly Linens // bare sandals: Forever Soles // porcelain favors: Alain Granell Porcelaine // ceramics: Evas Sand // jewelry: Verde Agua