Majestic Moroccan-themed Anniversary Celebration
Themed Destination 10th Wedding Anniversary
The opulent Moroccan themed wedding anniversary celebration for Kweku and Laurie included 60 of their closest friends from Ghana, the UK and the USA, who had previously attended their wedding in Cape Town, held at The Twelve Apostles Hotel.
The extraordinary 10th wedding anniversaries festivities spanned a weekend of luxury, pampering, fine dining and upmarket boutique hotel accommodation.
The gala event was a day and night to remember. Kweku and Laurie’s guests relaxed at their hotels until midday, but after that, the beauty preparations began. The ladies were treated to make-up and hair pampering sessions to prepare them for the Moroccan themed soiree.
All the guests were dressed in themed attire, with some of the guests, especially shopping in Dubai, to purchase their unique outfits. Others had bespoke Kaftans and costumes specially designed for the celebration.
Bespoke themed design and styling details
The Moroccan themed celebration took place in a spectacular luxury villa in the millionaires’ mile suburb of Clifton, on the slopes of Lion’s Head. Uninterrupted sea views, a stunning private residence, the setting sun… a perfect location for a night to remember! Our team went to extraordinary lengths to recreate Morocco in Clifton. The luxurious villa was restyled in a contemporary Moroccan theme with rich shades of red, burnt orange, gold, amber and blue. The warm colours and modern, uncluttered styling created a space with a plush ambience. Lighting was muted, and intricately filigreed lamps cast a mood-setting hue around the room and deck. Seating areas with oversized cushions and couches were scattered throughout the entertainment area and onto the balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Richly coloured cream and gold-toned flowers added to the ambience, with delicate scents permeating the room.
Meticulous attention was paid to every detail, and the invitations, menu and dance floor were elegantly designed with a black and gold Moroccan insignia carrying through on all essential elements.
In their elegantly themed outfits, guests were greeted by drummers and themed Moroccan hosts and guided upstairs to the villas pool deck for welcome champagne and canapés. One of London’s top DJ’s, DJ Peekay, created a relaxed yet upbeat ambience for the arrival.
Guests arriving in the convoy were welcomed by Kweku and Laurie, who both looked absolutely stunning in their bespoke Moroccan outfits. Laurie was breath-taking in an original black lace Kaftan with an exquisitely adorned gold crown, one of two outfits for that evening.
The Black Ties, one of South Africa’s top bands, entertained guests during sundowners and canapés while guests mingled and sipped champagne and custom-designed cocktails whilst having their hands and arms adorned with gold henna tattoos.
As the evening progressed, the Moroccan style food, provided by well-known caterers, The Slippery Spoon Kitchen, was served in 4 courses on large Moroccan platters directly to the individual lounge pockets. Moroccan meatballs, Turkish fish grill, BBQ baby chickens, spiced prawn tails, homemade hummus, crispy courgettes, and so much more created a feast fit for royalty! As the sunset across the Atlantic ocean, guests were surprised by a bevvy of belly dancers and energetic fire dancers who danced to a sultry rhythmic beat of drums and music.
After the final course was served, Laurie changed into a bespoke red lace Kaftan to party the night away under the stars and to the beat of DJ Peekay’s electric house mix.
When guests started departing well after midnight, they left with delicious mid-night feast snack boxes filled with traditional South African snacks – a little taste of South Africa to tempt them to return to the Mother City again.
Clients: Kweku and Laurie
Planning & Coordination: Boutique Events | Photographer: Mischa Durrant Photography | Furniture styling & design: Scape Events |Catering: Slippery Spoon Kitchen | Flowers: Epanouir Flower Studio | Hiring & Bar: Urban Tonic | Waiters: Hero Events | Entertainment: Affrodizzy Acts | Fire Tribe | Live Band: The Black Ties | DJ: DJ Peekay