There are few things in life as breathtaking as sunsets – particularly the cotton candy skies that set amidst the sand dunes and riads of Morocco. So naturally, this exotic storybook scene served as inspiration for The Big Fake Wedding San Diego a few weeks ago. Local California wedding vendors of every type (including a donut cart!) came together in creative pursuit as they connected with real couples and showed off their skills in real time at The Sandbox . So sit back, relax and maybe play a bit of Arabian Nights in the background as you peruse this delicious Moroccan sunset wedding inspiration below.
You’re probably familiar with The Big Fake Wedding, a staple of the wedding community for many years as a leading bridal showcase that steers clear of convention. Couples get to experience a pretend wedding from ceremony to dance party reception so that they’re immersed right in the action – because who wants to look at pamphlets when they can get a feel for a potential vendor and their style right then and there?!
Custom builds are always a highlight of modern weddings – and this marigold and rust paneled backdrop by BLOOMS Design House is the living proof! Adorned with wild greenery to add a lush energy to the space, this wedding ceremony with floor poufs and oriental rugs is the definition of elevated comfort.
The warm desert tones were a major highlight of the day – from sahara to sage to hazelnut, you just can’t beat this moody look!
Honey, honey, how you thrill me – uh, huh! Honey, honey! Okay great ABBA song aside, honey is always a sweet addition to the day, and we could not adore these petite honey place cards from Mollybellink more.
Vibrant ombre HEAVEN in this modern bohemian table installation with mixed pendants and Moroccan lanterns.
Always love the look of these floor cushions and low tables! They inspire so much togetherness and relaxed energies.
Simply Adina Floral is a texture QUEEN. Just look at this wispy bridal bouquet with dyed + dried blooms in the perfect balance of whimsy and timeless.
Friend, if you love these desert wedding vibes, check out this cheesecloth backdrop idea here (with a full DIY process to boot)!
As if the event design wasn’t cute enough, check out this camper van converted Photo Booth from photographer Briawna Meier with props galore!
Don’t miss the sweet highlights from The Big Fake Wedding San Diego in this video from Anchored Films below!
The Big Fake Wedding Vendors:
Calligraphy Signage: Claudia Strenger Calligraphy & Paper Company
Calligraphy Table Accents: Mollybellink – Modern Calligraphy
Catering: Curiocity Catering
Chocolate Desserts: Chuao Chocolatier
Coffee Bar: MeKa Coffee
Cotton Candy and Pretzels: Twisted For Sugar
Day of Coordinator: Holly Kalkin Weddings
Dessert Pops: CABETOS Pops
DJ: VOX DJs
Donuts: Donut, Hello
Event Rentals: Excellent Party Rentals
Floral & Event Design: Tables 1 & 2 & Ceremony Backdrop: BLOOMS Design House Floral & Event Design: Tables 3 & 4 & Personal Flowers: Simply Adina Floral
Floral & Event Design: Tables 5 & 6 & Head Table: Taylor Grace Custom Floral
Hair Stylist: Hair by Kayti
Hotel Accommodations: TOWER23 Hotel
Invitation Suite: Cathleen’s Cards
Jewelry: Buckley & Company
Makeup Artist: Makeup Artistry by Tracie
Margarita Truck: Rasta Rita Margarita and Beverage Truck
Menswear: Friar Tux
National Travel Partner: Taylor & Co. Travel
Photography: CineStory Films
Photography: Liberty Shaub Photography
Photography & Photo Booth Camper: Briawna Meier Photography
Registry and Title Sponsor: Macy’s
Specialty Rentals & Styling – Touched By Time
Venue: The Sandbox
Videography: Anchored Films
Wedding Cake: Julienne Cakes
Wedding Dress: Aletta Bridal
Wedding Vow and Speech Writer: Wedding Words
Bath Bombs: Puracy
Candle Favors: Gifts Of Love
Honey Favors: Bee Seasonal
This post was sponsored by The Big Fake Wedding. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!