Moroccan Wedding Inspiration

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

So I know I haven’t mentioned it here, but we are serving Middle Eastern food at our reception. It’s the first wedding decision that we made, in that we made it about two years before we got engaged. It’s our favoriet kind of food, its great for vegetarians (David is one, I am not), it’s not super expensive to make, and its great to serve en mass. Add to that the fact that we are having a Jewish wedding (already influenced by the Middle East), I worked at a Turkish Coffee house for years, and I used to bellydance… and well, this is a perfect food choice for us.
It only recently occurred to me that since I have a love of jewel tones and Middle Eastern decor, we could use that as a jumping off point for our color palette. These Images from My Marrakesh are inspiring me so much my toes are tickling. This is what I want! Not some paint by numbers wedding…
I saved the best for last… this bowl of flowers is fantastic DIY centerpeice inspiration. Bowls of low of roses like this would be beautiful interspersed between taller simple floral arrangements on a long table.
All images via My Marrakesh.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • Oooh, I love it! Do you think all your guests in high heels and cute skirts would go for sitting on colorful pillows on the floor????


    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’ll be back.

  • Lovely images! Great bowl of flowers idea.

  • oooh, I can’t wait to see what you finally do! Moroccan lanterns would make the whole thing magic.

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    We’re having a middle eastern vegetarian buffet, masterminded by the boy’s brother. It’s not only delicious, veggie friendly and budget friendly but seriously DIY friendly too.


    Maryam’s photos are so gorgeous, such an inspiration!

    I really wanted a mix and match display of middle eastern type crockery, bowls and linens but the budget does not allow for anything other than what comes with the venue unfortunately.

  • Love the idea of middle eastern food – it’s absolutely my favourite too, all those amazingly scent-filled flavours. It’s like they’re cooking with more one more sense than anyone else.

    I really love your blog – every time I read it I find I’m nodding along in agreement!