The couple wanted to marry somewhere different and give their guests a unique wedding experience.
After a recce trip to Marrakech to check out some of the proposed venues, we decided this was the perfect location and a 4 day extravaganza was planned.
Guest arrived in Marrakech on the Wednesday before the wedding and were treated to dinner and a night of dancing at Pacha.
On the Thursday we transported everyone by coach from their hotels to a 'dessert party'. On checking in the day before, they had each been given colourful Djellabas to wear to this party included in their welcome gifts and information.
Out in the dessert, guests dined under styled tents while drummers, musicians, snake charmers and fire eaters entertained them.
On Friday, guests had a day to themselves and a chance to dine out on their own.
The wedding on Saturday was held at the Palais Rhoul. The couple married under a chuppah at sunset. The chuppah and floral structure designed by us and built over one of the waterways that run through the grounds of the Palais Rhoul. A marquee structure housed the orchestra hired to play during the ceremony.
After the ceremony, a team of Caleches transported guests around to the main entrance of the Palais Rhoul where they were greeted with themed cocktails and petal throwers. The cocktail reception included entertainment from snake charmers, magicians and musicians and was a lively start to the evening.
Dinner was announced and guest made their way into the reception which had been completely transformed into an exotic woodland. The hotel’s marble pillars had been wrapped with bark with branches and candles sprouting from the top and the tables covered in vibrant roses. The staff had never seen a transformation like it!
After dinner, guests made their way out to the pool area for dancing. The pool had been filled with floating candles and the cake (from ChoccyWoccyDoodah had been brought out on a seat next to me on my flight!) was displayed in a gazebo from which we had hung an especially designed orchid chandelier. (It took 2 florists 2 days to string all the orchids - the final effect was worth the effort!).
After cutting the cake, the couple led the dancing provided by the DJ we had brought from the UK.
Sunday was a much-needed chilled day with a late brunch hosted poolside at La Mamounia.