Real Wedding – A Moroccan Midsummer Night’s Dream

29/01/2014 | 3

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Tami & Alan   ♥   Marrakech, Morocco

Photographer:   Andreas Holm

 

Today’s real bride Tami envisaged ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ theme for her and her hubby-to-be’s wedding in Marrakech…and it certainly turned out dreamy!

 

Tami and her bridesmaids wore delicate Temperley gowns as they walked down the aisle lined with olive trees and candles, before the wedding party moved on to enjoy a night under the stars in a gorgeous garden setting. 

 

Tami says:

“Apart from chosing the wine, all the planning was done between myself and my wedding planners Rosena and Fred from Boutique Souk.  The highlight was walking down the aisle with my Dad, seeing Alan at the front, all our friends and family and my little boy.  I was amazed at how the church had been transformed by Boutique Souk into my dream, full of olive trees and candles!”

 

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Boutique Souk says:

“English bride, Tami had her heart set on a Midsummer’s Night Dream styled wedding and chose magical Marrakech for its lush garden settings and warm climate so the reception could take place under the stars. Tami and Groom Alan, chose an exotic palm and olive grove setting with a Moroccan tented afterparty for the reception. The ceremony was celebrated at the Catholic Church of Marrakech.”

 

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“Boutique Souk loved the Midsummer’s Night theme and worked with the bride to create a dramatic magical forest of olive trees hung with glowing candles for the church ceremony.”

 

“For the reception in the middle of an exotic garden, a special dining room was created with purpose built frames over each table to suspend a vintage French chandelier. Wedding planner Rosena said: this was one of our most exciting projects to date, it took some time for our production team to build and install the dining frames and longer for us to source the chandeliers from antique markets as we wanted them all to be approx the same size and style –but the effect was very glamorous. Similarly the project to source 12 olive trees, with similar size and dimension and to install them was a challenge, but fortunately our experience of working with the church helped us to have the understanding and trust of the Parish Priest!”

 

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“On the morning of the wedding, Tami relaxed at her hotel and had hair and make up with her mother and bridesmaids while Alan and the groomsmen enjoyed a morning of golf at Marrakech’s Royal Golf Club.”

 

“Guests attended the late afternoon ceremony at the Church of Marrakech which was accompanied by hymns by the local gospel choir. The church was filled with Olive Trees hung with ivory candles, the aisle was lined with a red carpet and hundreds of candles in lanterns and purpose built ‘candle walls’ glowed in the church. Romantic floral displays of pastel Atlas Roses and olive branch and local herbs filled the church and altar. Tami wore a Temperley gown and her shoes were from Camilla Skovgaard and the bridesmaid’s were also in Temperley.”

 

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“Guests arrived at the surprise reception venue for a champagne, sushi and canapé reception while the bride and groom had portrait photography in the gardens with family including their young son, Jack.”

 

“After sunset, the chandeliers were illuminated and guests made their way to the magical garden dining area for the reception and speeches. The bride and groom chose childhood photographs and addresses they had lived at growing up in gilt frames as table names. Wedding favours were personalised cigars for Gentlemen, chic flat sandals for Ladies and bags of personalised M&Ms for all!”

 

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“Guests moved to a Moroccan tent for a decadent Desert Buffet of Macaron towers, individual desserts of panacotta, chocolate mousse and fruit salads in Moroccan tea glasses and French cheese.”

 

“Tami chose a French style white chocolate wedding cake with different flavours for the 3 tiers – red fruits, vanilla and chocolate.”

 

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“Dancing continued into the early hours with London fashion favourite DJ Ben Bridgewater on the decks accompanied by Jazz saxophonist Nathan Haines and a local bongo player. Late night revellers were sustained with a 2am Sharwarma bar!”

 

“Rosena from Boutique Souk said: Tami and Alan make a very handsome couple and the elegant décor scheme and glamorous setting gave the whole event a very James Bond feel. We really enjoyed the challenge of creating all the decorative elements and bringing Midsummer’s Night Dream to Marrakech!”

 

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Comments (3)

  1. Oh my! That cake is mighty awesome! Her dress is so different and she wears it effortlessly perfect! Such a beautiful wedding

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