Passport to Paradise

Moroccan Great Gatsby Get Away


July 3, 2013
Words by Alicia Clark
Photos courtesy of

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most important American novels ever written. The tragic story of a doomed romance and a man’s reckless pursuit of the American dream was most likely the topic of at least one high school essay, hastily typed out the night before it was due.

The most important thing taken away from this literary masterpiece is that the 1920’s was one of the most glamorous, stylish and exciting periods of American History. This time period has inspired writers, artists and fashion designers for decades, and 2013 is no exception.

With the premiere of Hollywood’s latest adaptation of Gatsby featuring the beautiful Carey Mulligan as Daisy and the oh-so-talented Leonardo DiCaprio coming fast to theatres, the wedding industry is dusting off their copies of The Great Gatsby and drawing inspiration from the magic hidden within Fitzgerald’s pages.

For couples looking for a real adventure with all the vintage glamour of a Fitzgerald novel, look no further than the Gatsby Inspired Wedding Package from La Mamounia Marrakech by Boutique Souk.

“Vintage themes have been very popular for the last few years, but 2013’s Great Gatsby trend is vintage with a fresh, glamorous approach,” says Rosena Charmoy of Marrakech Wedding Planners, Boutique Souk. “We love all the head-pieces and styling for ladies and white tie for gentlemen. We have really dialed up the glamour factor with dining settings using vintage French chandeliers, gilt Napoleon chairs and a softer floral look.”

Hold your ceremony in La Mamounia, a stunning hotel located in Morocco, where you will be transported to a world of elegance and splendor.

Your guests will never forget your Gatsby-inspired wedding, from the Arabian Nights themed rehearsal dinner, to the White Tie main event and a garden party-themed brunch to round it all off.

With La Mamounia’s package, your wedding will be a timeless, idyllic memory for years to come.

Just imagine, a ceremony in the open-air Moroccan Courtyard, with a Moroccan classical quartet to accompany. Sunset cocktails and canapes, with a picturesque view of Mamounia’s legendary olive and orange grove trees.

Satisfy your palette by choosing from a menu ranging from Atlas Lamb Tenderloin with fragrant Cous Cous, to Salad of artichokes with truffle.

So, if you’re looking to hold the ultimate wedding with all things of old-timey vintage glam, look no further than La Mamounia. La Mamounia and Boutique Souk will be sure to help you throw a wedding that would without a doubt make Jay Gatsby glow with pride.

This package starts at $520.00 USD per person for food and beverage only. For more information on planning your dream Moroccan destination wedding, visit

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Andreas Holm Photography (1st & 2nd) and La Mamounia

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