A Moroccan wedding

6/05/2012

a moroccan wedding



A lot of you thought that my previous post was a wedding post. No, actually (as I said), it was just the Henne ceremony... My cousin's wedding (with all the before and after parties) took 4 days. Back in the day, during my grandparents life and before, weddings could take a week or so and the craziest thing is that people changed outfits many times during the same day!


Anyway, these pictures I'm sharing with you today, were taken during the wedding party! Oh how much I love going to weddings... I love to see everyone looking their best, dressed to kill and just having fun, and of course, get to wear a caftan!


I love caftans and although I didn't wear one for the Henne day I couldn't miss out on this occasion to wear my white caftan, specially (custom) made for the occasion. Here in Morocco, whenever there is a wedding or any other occasion involving caftans or jellabas, people get them custom made in the design they want and with the fabrics that they choose.


As you can see on the pictures, the fabric used to make my caftan was leopard printed (but in white and pearl)! My one and only leopard print piece in my wardrobe actually.

My belt was entirely beaded and the top (front and back) of the caftan was also embroidered in pearls.



I can keep talking on and on about the wedding but this post would be endless so I'm just gonna leave you with the pictures and get ready: there are a LOT!





sheer white moroccan caftan colorful moroccan caftans
See how beautiful the caftans were?

colorful moroccan caftans

caftan and hairdo


Blurry but I just wanted to show you the hairdo

variety of moroccan food
A mix of salads during dinner...


moroccan bride on the amaria
The bride in the "amaria". She basically sits in a beautiful seat and people lift her up and ride her around the room (she must have a really great view on the guests...)!
white moroccan caftan on wedding venue
colorful moroccan caftans
moroccan pastila
"Bastila", a traditionnal moroccan dish (I can't describe this one though, come try it!). After this there was another meal and then dessert, not to mention all the little "apetizers" we had before dinner... I couldn't eat a bite!
caftan and updo
white wedding moroccan caftan and suits



moroccan wedding party
I danced like never before during that night!
moroccan caftan detail
green moroccan caftan detail
colorful moroccan caftans
moroccan caftans and suits

colorful moroccan caftans on wedding party
How beautiful are these ones?!
the serial shopper at a moroccan wedding
the serial shopper at a moroccan wedding
Always need to throw a blurry picture of me in the mix...
colorful moroccan caftans
colorful moroccan caftans
moroccan caftan and printed fan
The fans were offered to the guests when they arrived...
moroccan wedding party After I spent about nine hours (yes, THAT long! Moroccan weddings are endless! We were back home at 7a.m!) dancing in my high heels, I eventually ditched my shoes to rest for a moment!
the serial shopper holding a fan during a moroccan wedding

moroccan wedding decoration A beautiful foutain in the middle of the room...

the serial shopper at a moroccan wedding

white moroccan caftan
Caftan, custom made by Moroccan craftsmen
Shoes, André
Jewelry, Moroccan silver and gold stores




I'll be back soon!

xx,
Meelena

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87 comments

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  2. Très jolis caftans, le tien est très classy !! ;)
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  3. YOUR WEDDING LOOKS SO MUCH FUN! IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAD A BLAST!
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  4. wooooow, I'm speechless...everything about your CAFTAN is beyond perfect...:-))and you look amazing too :-)) we are your newest followers :-))
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  7. Wow, this post is incredible! The wedding looks absolutely fabulous. All the clothes are stunning!

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  11. great photos, your dress is stunning!:)

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  13. Beautiful every time it sees. You are shining. · And dazzling

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  14. Beautiful every time it sees. You are shining. · And dazzling

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  16. Oh wow, what a beautiful post and pictures!!

    You are looking gorgeous!! <3

    I would love to see such a marriage, that looks amazing !!


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  17. wow the colors and the atmosphere makes me want to be there!

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  18. your dress is so so beautiful and I love the fan, so cute xo

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  21. Your Caftan is simply marvelous, I love that!! I would wear that everyday, :))) Wonderful wedding, everyone looks amazing. Just love the clothes. Thank you very much for visiting my blog, I hope you will come again. Have a super day doll!! xx

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  23. WOW!I've never seen Moroccan wedding and I really enjoyed in your pictures!You looked stunning,honey!
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  25. Lovely!!!!

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  26. WOW! amazing dresses and the food ... YUM!

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  33. Great pics! Moroccan weddings look lovely & you look great! :)

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  35. Your white Moroccan dress is fit for a princess!! Very stunning!

    Love from Hollywood,
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  36. Wow! So beautiful! You like a book´s princess :)
    Thanks for your comment, I follow you!
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  40. These pictures are amazing! I've never seen a morroccan wedding and your caftan is gorgeous! It was so nice to read about the wedding and events. I'm following you on bloglovin and gfc. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog and I hope you'll follow back!

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  41. Omg amazing pics. Thanks for sharing and enlarging my horizons :)



    With love,Mia

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  42. you look stunning!

    xx

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  44. Juste magique !!!!

    it's BEAUTIFULLLLL !!!!

    OMG !!!!

    caftan blue and orange is amazing !!!!!

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  45. This looks great! You look beautiful! loves!

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  46. Thanks sweety, this looks amazing! I love your dress
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    xx

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  47. Bonjour! O la la très belle ta robe!!!!!! merci pour ces magnifique photos!!!!!
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  48. waow i've never seen a maroccan wedding before, looks amazing!

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  49. You look like a princess! love it!
    following you dear! hope you like my blog!
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  50. Waouh magnifiques caftans ! J'adore :) !

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  51. Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, I am your newest follower!:)

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  52. Thank you for your comment :)

    You look so adorable!!

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  53. WOW great pictures!
    Love all the dresses, including the small details(:
    Looks like you had a great time!
    Lets follow each other? let me know so i can follow back<3
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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  54. You look absolutely beautiful, love the dress! :)
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  55. Your dress is gorgeous!!! I'm following you now!

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  56. you looked amazing! I never was on such a original wedding. Can you discribe us how looks weeding in Marocco?
    PS: thank you very much for your comment!
    I will stay on your blog on longer time ;)

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  57. you looked amazing! I never was on such a original wedding. Can you discribe us how looks weeding in Marocco?
    PS: thank you very much for your comment!
    I will stay on your blog on longer time ;)

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  58. wow! all those clothes typical with those bright colors are incredibly beautiful

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  60. My dear, I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, interesting.I'd like to invite you to follow each other. I’d be very pleased. I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often
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  61. Stunning pictures! Love all the dresses.

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  62. wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  63. beautiful dresses. and the food looks so delicious!! you all girls looked amazing...thank you for ur comment

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  64. You look exquisite! That dress is a dream...so elegant and refined amongst the sea of color...So classy hun!

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  65. I love your dress! So beautiful!

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  66. wooooooow ! How a great weeding reception! You look so chic and beautiful and other guests have rich putfits ! I wish i was there !

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  67. love this dress and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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  68. wow, love all of those dresses! you look perfect!
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  69. Wauw wauw wauw wauw you all look so gorgeous!! I want to go to a marrocan wedding too now and wear this kind of outfits :) You look absolutely stunning!! I like your blog a lot!!

    xxx

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  70. SO Lovely and SO Charming!!! And the food seems really Yummy!!!

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  71. Thank you for the lovely comment dear :)

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  72. this is the most beautiful blog post ever! love every image :) the colors are incredible.

    xoxo

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  73. Thanks for your lovely comment! ^^
    everyone look so great !! this was a really interesting post! Thanks for sharing! =)
    Btw..I'm following you now!

    xo~♥

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  74. I am dating a Moroccan guy, and I went to his brother's wedding and it was so incredible. Unlike any other, and so much fun! Thanks for sharing this with us! xx

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  75. This is so beautiful! Love weddings, the dresses are so beautiful, everything is so pretty.
    Have a great week.

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  76. what a beautiful post! i love all the color, and those kaftans are amazing. thanks for visiting my blog and commenting - i'm following you now : )

    Gina

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  77. Gorgeous ! Mbarkou mas3oude haha :)

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  78. i've never seen pics of a moroccan wedding before-- lovely! i love the dresses in such bright colors!! the detail in your dress is amazing...you look like a princess :)

    xx,
    kim
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  79. Un blog très intéressant ! ;) Je reviendrais ! Promis!!

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