How to throw a Moroccan Wedding.

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For our Spring/Summer 2012 Issue, we created a Moroccan-inspired design scape that really got people buzzing.  It seems there’s something to this not-so-little trend called: Moroccan chic that’s not only inspiring, but totally in vogue.  Whether it’s a winter soiree or a summer bliss event, there are lots of fun ways to evoke the spirit of the Marrakech into your next wedding event.  Here’s how in 3 simple steps:

STEP #1: CREATE A DREAM PALETTE.

You can use our image gallery for Moroccan inspiration or create your own.  Either way, the best way to  start is to throw out images that inspire you onto a dream palette like the sun-kissed, Marakech moodboard (above).

STEP #2: GET TO KNOW THE EXPERTS.

When it comes to Moroccan decor and furnishing, nothing comes close to the real deal than working with vendors and professionals who’s livelihood relies solely on delivering the most authentic visual scapes to your event.  For the spring/summer 2012 issue of Nouveau magazine, we could think of no other business to collaborate with to bring our cover shoot to life than Badia Design.  From the moment you enter this furniture warehouse, you’re instantly swallowed by a whirlwind of romance, props and exotic chandeliers that just keeps going and going.

As a 20-year old business based out of Los Angeles, Badia offers an insanely diverse variety of authentic Moroccan handmade furniture, home decor, tribal rugs, brass chandeliers, mosaic tables, Moroccan hand painted tiles and much more.  In addition to wholesale and retail items, Badia also offers rentals of props and tents for your special event.

Nouveau had a chance to sit down with owner Mohamed Tazi, mild mannered and seemingly shy with a robust knowledge for his craft, to find out more about what makes his design studio, the go-to company for designers and movie studios alike.

“We carry genuine, hand made, one-of-kind authentic Moroccan and Middle Eastern furniture and accessory for rental and purchase.”  Mohamed says.  ”We try to accommodate all of our customers so when you have a Moroccan party it’s some kind of fantasy party type or 1001 nights inspired.  So you can expect any type of request.”

Why we love Badia Design?  It’s simple: you will literally find EVERYTHING you’re looking for: furniture, accessories, clothing, table ware, instruments, lighting fixtures, linen, and so much more.

STEP 3: TRUST YOUR VISION.

If you’re still unsure about how to throw a Moroccan event, sometimes the best inspiration comes from real events.  Take one of our favorite Moroccan fusion weddings, for example.  It featured a French West Indian bride embracing her groom’s heritage, while staying true to her own personal style.

Around the Web:

1. DIY embossed, Moroccan-inspired centerpieces.

2. Printable Moroccan invitations to serenade your guests.

3. Traditional Moroccan wedding blankets as a personal gift.

4.  The best Moroccan-inspired venue in LA for your next event.

 

{CREDITS: Moroccan tableware by Badia Design (Photo © Picotte Weddings); Warehouse photos by Brittany Del Soldato; Marakech Moodboard; Real Moroccan wedding couple photo by Christophe Viseux}

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