a couple embraces at the altar surrounded by a semi circle of white and pink florals with desert mountains in the background

Desert Moroccan Wedding Photo Shoot Outside Marrakech


June 24, 2024
Words by AMV Weddings
Photos courtesy of Jenna Therese Photography

Planned by Amanda of AMV Weddings & AMV Retreats as part of an immersive photography retreat in Marrakech, Morocco, a first-class team of creatives from all over the globe worked together to create this swoon-worthy elopement affair at Agafay Luxury Camp.

A collage with three images: top left shows wedding invitations for a Moroccan wedding with flowers, top right features a person in traditional attire with a camel in a desert, and bottom image displays a wedding ceremony setup with flowers and white archways in a desert landscape.A woman and man, both in formal wedding attire, pose in a desert landscape. The woman wears a flowing, sheer white dress and the man a light grey suit. She twirls in her dress in one image, they walk hand-in-hand in another, and he adjusts his suit in a third.

This editorial was inspired by the one-of-a-kind hues of a sunset in the Moroccan desert. The tranquil and picturesque scenery of the Agafay Desert provided the perfect setting for a design that complimented the natural tones of the scene while also featuring bursts of citrus colors from the ceremony florals set in the heart of the serene landscape to the tablescape set up poolside amidst the desert camp.

A newlywed couple shares a kiss in a desert setting with a camel nearby. The groom wears a light grey suit and the bride, in a sheer white dress. Beside this, an outdoor wedding setup with floral arrangements and chairs and a close-up of the bride in a veil are shown. A bride and groom stand facing each other and holding hands in the center of a floral arrangement on a desert landscape. Two wooden chairs with white cushions are positioned on either side of the path leading to the couple. The sky is clear and blue.

The ceremony was designed with a floor-based arch and weaving aisle featuring rich, lush florals by The Bloom Room with an organic style enhancing the already stunning backdrop of rolling sand dunes as far as the eye could see. The tablescape incorporated a combination of hearty florals and an abundance of lanterns which provided the most romantic ambiance as the sun began to set on the horizon and candlelight dominated the space. 

A wedding setup in a desert includes floral arrangements with yellow and white flowers lining the sandy path to the ceremony area with rows of yellow chairs. Nearby, a long outdoor dining table is set with ornate white chairs and tents visible in the background.A collage features a beautifully set table with floral centerpieces and gold accents on a white tablecloth, a close-up of a vibrant flower arrangement, and a distant view of a camel in a desert landscape.

The bride wore a chic whimsical gown by Anna Kara and the groom wore a tan linen suit by Brigdens, a relaxed yet understated look perfect for an intimate elopement.

To weave some elements of the beauty of Morocco into this affair, the couple enjoyed a portrait session with a desert camel and enjoyed the perfect ending to the night dancing to a traditional Dakka Marrakchia band. 

A wedding collage shows a couple in a desert oasis setting. The bride and groom are seen walking hand in hand along a pool, sharing a kiss by a decorated table with white chairs, and toasting with their guests at a long dining table adorned with flowers. Collage of three wedding scenes: a couple dancing outdoors with guests in colorful attire, a close-up of a table setting with floral centerpiece and candles, and a long table adorned with white tablecloth, floral arrangements, lanterns, and golden chairs.

Vendors: Photography: Jenna Therese Photography; Venue: Agafay Luxury Camp; Workshop Host: AMV Retreats; Wedding Planning, Styling & Design: AMV Weddings; Floral Design: The Bloom Room; Rentals: Maison Klarabelle, Chabi Chic Morocco, Yacout Traiteur; Linens: Nuage Designs; Stationery: Laura Elizabeth Patrick; Hair & Makeup: Madeline Eleanor; Models: Abi & Michael; Dresses: OUMA & Anna Kara; Hair Accessories & Earrings:  Jonida Ripani & Shop Moss; Veil: Botias Accessories; Groom’s Attire: Brigdens; Ring Boxes: The Styling Reserve; Flat Lay Styling: Sophie Kaye

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