Do you want all the *Moroccan vibes* without actually eloping to Morocco? It can be done! Claire Friesen of Doxa Photography perfectly encapsulated the unparalleled warmth + charm of the Moroccan desert, and captured it at Camp Wolf Willow in Saskatchewan, Canada.
We’ve never seen a desert quite like this one! With terraced hills overlooking the river + sand-bordered, flowing ravines, this site offered a romance-soaked backdrop for a wind swept elopement. Claire shares design details…and they’re dripping with Moroccan style inspiration:
This barefoot reception feast, under the warmth of the desert sun, had an abundance of dried florals cascading from a cabana laden with silks. A bountiful feast of hand kneaded pitas, hummus, fresh fruits + vegetables, aromatic spices, teas, and wines complimented the carefully articulated, vibrant tablescape. We had Turkish tea canteens, vintage wine decanters, golden tableware, and linens of all sorts, including a silk table drape with hand-written vows, calligraphed by Paper Ocelot.
Ready to stroll through the sand with us? Let’s see the elopement from Doxa Photography’s lens!
A Lavish Feast
This Moroccan tablescape literally overflows with curated vintage platters, trays, candlesticks and glassware; not to mention, the sandy Arabic rugs + mismatched pottery.
Are you feeling this Moroccan style? The tablescape looks like it’s been pulled right from a Tangier market.
Love Under The Desert Sun
This bridal look BELONGS in the desert. Claire La Faye designed this unforgettable + feminine jumpsuit and ethereal cape.
Rachel Stange making this messy bridal headband style look easy.
A Sunset Ceremony
Hawthorn Floral Atelier played up the desert prairie by using dried palm leaves + pampas grass for the ceremony backdrop. With just a few pops of Moroccan warmth in the floral blooms, what else do you need?! Oh, a beautiful desert sunset.
Dusty Desert Vows
We’re ALWAYS down for an outfit change! The bride swapped her jumpsuit for a silver sequin A line gown, with a fitted V neck bodice + illusion sides. Another stunner from Claire La Faye.
Okay, we can’t get enough of guys holding bouquets.
Dance Into Dusk
We’re going to let all of this lovey, desert warmth settle in for a while. Thanks to Doxa Photography and the whole team involved in conceptualizing this dreamy Moroccan style inspiration. More Morocco for you? Check this out!
photography: Doxa Photography // venue name: Wolf Willow Winery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada // event design: Sage & Dust // planning: Claire Friesen // florals: Hawthorn Floral Atelier // wedding dress: Claire La Faye // bride's ring: A family heirloom // hair stylist: Rachel Stange // makeup artist: Anh Pham // paper goods: Paper Ocelot // calligraphy: Paper Ocelot // catering: Chef Jenni // models: Ryan Frehlick and Maria Garcea // bride's jewelry: Milk and Honey Jewelry