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Mystical tradition met modern style at this chic wedding in Marrakech

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The inspiration for this styled shoot was derived from The Ochre City itself. Marrakech is simultaneously ancient and traditional - modern and chic. The venue, The Oberoi Marrakech, was designed to draw inspiration from ancient Moroccan palaces, incorporating elements of the 14th-century historical monument, Medersa Ben Youssef. Captured on camera by Love, Asha Photography and planned with the help of AMV Weddings, keep scrolling to see why this vibrant city was the perfect setting for a design in which mystical traditions met modern style and sophistication.

Marrakech wedding venue

A focus on craftsmanship

Throughout this inspo shoot, there was a heavy focus on the design process and craftmanship when choosing vendors. Patterns, colors, and textures played a huge role in every element included to embody the heart and soul of this luxurious, rare, and magical place.

gold blue and cream wedding invitations

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Gold and textured details

The flatlays styled by Sophie Kaye included fine art stationery by Laura Elizabeth Patrick, ring boxes by The Styling Reserve, and shoes by Bella Belle. Gold and textured elements were included to introduce the Moroccan style that unfolded throughout the rest of the design.

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A bespoke, patterned bridal look

For the shoot, the bride wore two very special bespoke looks. Her ceremony gown was by Ersa Atelier for L’Fay Bridal, complemented by a crown and veil by Botias Accessories. Known for being both classic and edgy, this gown blended a traditional silhouette with a more modern neckline. The pattern on the material was reminiscent of the complex tilework Andalusian architecture is known for, which is why the gown was so fitting for this location.

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Contemporary yet romantic bridal style

Her second gown was a contemporary romantic design by Alon Livne that was reminiscent of medieval fashion, blending soft and feminine elements with powerful style.

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One-of-a-kind wildflowers

The ceremony piece, in particular, was a showstopper that echoed a field of wildflowers.

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A cake that doubles as art

Art Sucre by Mounia are known for combining their two passions- art and baking- to create edible works of art that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. The cake for this shoot featured an intricate pattern of florals and birds, textures that resembled Moroccan design, and of course, stunning florals.

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Tips to achieve this look

1. Create Color Harmony: Choose the primary color that will comprise 60% of your wedding day color palette. Choose a secondary color to be 30% of the overall design, and then select an accent color to use more sparingly at 10%. Add in a lot of neutrals like white and cream to create balance!

2. Play with Patterns: Experiment with different patterns to create subtle layers that add enough interest without becoming too much. Try placing larger prints with smaller prints, or more neutral patterns with colorful, in order to create visual interest.

3. Build off of a Neutral Setting: The key when designing a colorful wedding is to choose a venue that is more neutral so that your colors can shine. The Oberoi has a lot of white, gray, and brown in the architecture; this allows the intricate and colorful tilework to be the main star of the show. The same concept applies to the wedding design. A lot of neutral background colors allow you to be more bold with your accent pieces.

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