Starting a week off with a wedding as beautiful as Alaa + Issam’s festive, cultural celebration in Marrakech can only mean really (really!) good things, and we think you’ll agree as soon as you scroll through to see more from their day, captured to perfection by Tomasz Wagner + Tim Millen of This Modern Love!
Alaa worked alongside her planner, florist + designer, Boutique Souk and, together, the ladies dreamt up a setting with a wild, but elegant, aesthetic – think tiled patterns, jewel tones and brass, and flora such as wildflowers, bougainvillea, and olive branches. To match the already inspiring backdrop, Alaa + Issam chose to include a stunning color combination of magenta – a hue which occurs naturally in the bougainvillea trees lining the nearby streets – and an intense shade of blue made popular by Moroccan painter, Jacques Majorelle. To better describe the atmosphere, Alaa tells us, We chose the Beldi Country Club, a rustic rose farm surrounded by mature gardens on the edge of Marrakech city. On arrival, guests were sprinkled with rose petals before winding their way through the gardens, entertained by local Gnaoua musicians, through the rose gardens to the greenhouse. Greeted by Issam’s family, guests were welcomed in traditional Moroccan style – with a mint tea and Moroccan patisseries filled with rosewater and almonds as well as Moroccan dates in a lush greenhouse on a warm Marrakech afternoon with full view of the nearby Atlas Mountains…
Alaa wore a beautiful, white Razan Alazzouni wedding dress, enhanced by a stunningly detailed floor-length tulle veil.
All of this bougainvillea is such a dream!
Guests were seated for dinner in an orangery where naturally grown magenta wildflowers including bougainvillea and bouquets of roses in crystal vases with hand-made Moroccan brass candlesticks decorated the tables. Place settings in blue and white patterned Fes (zellig-style pattern) and serving ware and gold-rimmed glassware sat beneath a single rose placed on top of the English and Arabic menus decorated with a Majorelle Blue tassel. In keeping with Arabic traditions, guests were served Moroccan almonds and olives in handmade local pottery from Fes as Andalusian musicians dressed in white djellabas and red Fes hats performed discreetly in the background.
You can see even more in the lovely film below by Happy Wedding Films!
What a truly stunning celebration! Big thanks to Alaa + Issam for sharing and best wishes to you both from Team GWS! ♥
photography: Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films // venue name: Beldi Country Club, Marrakech, Morocco // event design: Boutique Souk // planning: Boutique Souk // florals: Boutique Souk // wedding dress: Razan Alazzouni // bride's shoes: Nadya Hasan // videography: Happy Wedding Films // paper goods: The Loft // calligraphy: Haya Design Studio // catering: Beldi Country Club // cake: Beldi Country Club // tabletop rentals: Boutique Souk // furniture rentals: Boutique Souk // second photographer: Tim Millen of This Modern Love