Kimora and Cedric’s Intimate Moroccan Wedding in the Desert by Maria Rão Photography
Over the past two years I have seen weddings change dramatically because of the pandemic. Covid first of all stopped weddings happening at all, it changed the way we celebrate and it changed the size of weddings. Today's wedding is a shining example that even if you downscale your guest count your wedding can still be as fabulous as you first indented it to be. Kimora and Cedric didn't want a large wedding due to Covid, so they decided to take themselves and their three gests off to Morocco to hold the most stunning wedding. They pitched themselves up in the desert complete with a camel and exchanged their vows and then celebrated until the sun went down with amazing food, drink and great company. The whole day is completely magical and captured by Maria Rão Photography.
A Magical experience, beyond our wildest dreams. Every moment was breathtaking.
Kimora and Cedric were married on 1st September 2021 at Agfay Desert Marrakech, Morocco. ‘Due to Covid we didn't want to risk having a large gathering. Our love of travel led us to Morocco where we knew we could have beautiful photos and memories. We had 3 guests and it took 3-6 months to plan.'
How they met
We meet through a mutual friend 10 years ago, dated for 3 years before the wedding. I (Kimora) had a serious vehicular accident right after we rekindled our friendship. Cedric became my lifeline and was my support throughout my entire rehabilitation. We were inseparable after that.
He took me to the airport on a surprise trip which ended up being Paris. He proposed with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop
Where did you splurge and where did you save?
Splurged on dress and rings saved on accommodation for guest
How did you choose your photographer?
Wedding planner recommendation and portfolio
Eden Miles no bridesmaids
Theme or colour scheme
Yes burgundy, olive and blush
Some local flowers and my bouquet was an artificial arrangement from Lings Moment
Although we hired a Moroccan planner, I also brought some of my own decorations to fit my vision. Lots of flowers, lanterns, and beautiful fabric for the ceremony backdrop in the desert.
Traditional Moroccan cuisine
A lovely Guitarist and fire show
Who supplied the stationery?
I designed and brought with me from the US
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Went to Casablanca for a few days
Customized wooden nameplates which I sprayed gold, Personalized dress hanger, multi-color rose petals tossed at the end of the ceremony.
The dress reveal was the most magical part of the day, lots of tears. The wedding ceremony was also breathtaking along with the vows. We were excited for the beautiful photos on the camel.
Advice for other couples
You can have an amazing destination wedding if you plan ahead and focus on the special moments between the two of you. Try not to get caught up with trends that may not feel like you.
The level of detail and work it took to get the wedding off without any delays and the fact that we pulled it off.
Supplier Shout Outs
- Photography: Maria Rão Photography
- Wedding Planner: La Perle Events & Party Maroc
- Getting Ready Venue: Riad L'Orangeraie
- Ceremony Venue & Catering: Scarabeo Camp
- Makeup: Haley
- Bride's Dress: Netta Dover
- Groom's Attire: Eden Miles
- Wedding Bands: Blue Nile
- Travel company: Maroc Travel Experiences
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