6.03.2010

Plan 'A' and A Tale of a Wedding Destination

Regular readers will know that I'm a bit of a planner. A few months ago, I came "out of the close" (not like that people), and admitted that yes, I am one of those girls who is already, mentally, planning for my wedding. Like, I have a folder on my laptop and everything. And it's not just a folder that I toss everything I like into. It has other folders in it. Like decor/cakes/stationery, to keep everything organized. Yes, despite not being engaged heck not even having a boyfriend - I've become on of those girls.

A few months ago I shared with you my dress and stationery of choice as well as the little church I have my eyes on IF I get married in my city. What I'd like to share with you today is my plan A location - because after the sneak peeks of seen of this place I've decided that, without a doubt, this is the place:

Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech, Morocco.


I'm certain many of you already follow Maryam's amazing blog My Marrakesh (it's on my blog list to the right) but if you don't I have one question - why?!?!?!?!

Maryam and her family are expats who have made Morocco their home and are in the final stages of building their boutique hotel. Reading Maryam's blog (which I've been doing for about 2 years) is like taking a little mini-vacation. She is an incredibly whimsical writer and her pictures are nothing short of breathtaking and honest. Maryam also works in, I believe, International Development and frequently goes on assignment to some countries that most would never dare but, like me, perhaps dream of. 

Like Mali...

and Afghanistan.....

She sees and finds the beauty in it all.

But back to Peacock Pavilions - my wedding destination to be.

It's totally a labour of love designed Maryam and her architect husband. With local workers it was built from the ground up and loving decorated by Maryam with treasures she's found all over the world. No detail has been overlooked and EVERY thing has a story and purpose...it really kind of blows my mind. If you know me, you know this is exactly my kind of place (heck this is exactly what I want to do in Egypt one day). Peacock Pavilions consists of two Pavilions (each with bedrooms, fireplaces, bathrooms, private rooftop terrace and so much more), it also has a pool, olive groves, a garden, and a bunch of things I'm forgetting and probably don't even know about. 

Basically, it sounds like my version of heaven on earth and so I plan on renting the entire property for my big day (yes that is an option).

Now some delicious pictures. Yes, delicious. Because they are literally a feast for the eyes.

A peek at one of the bathrooms...

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A tiny peek at the hand-stenciling done 
by Royal Design Studio on the party/dining tent...

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A hallway in one of the Pavilions...

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More hand stenciling on a ceiling in one of the bedrooms...
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She's even had a chef come in to work on the menu....
rich with authentic Morrocan flavour of course!

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I tell you NOTHING has been overlooked...there are even signature cocktails!

The Peacocktail...
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I don't want to post too many pictures because they really are better enjoyed with Maryam's words...so if you aren't clicking over to go through her archives right now...what the heck are you waiting for?

And if you're wondering - yes, there are even Peacocks on the grounds hence the name!
(at least there were Peacocks until an unfortunate accident some weeks ago).

Would this not make the most fantastic destination wedding spot?!? 
(Or just an amazing getaway for you, perhaps with some friends, or with a loved one?)
Ugh, I can hardly wait lololol. Oh gosh I'm so sad LMAO.

So that, my friends, is my plan A.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who already has a venue/destination picked out?

(And you must promise that if you decide to get married there too now, I get first dibs on the date!)

*All Images from the blog My Marrakesh

9 comments:

teeea said...

wow. morocco is a long way from my country! no destination/venue yet for me! :)) but i hope it's on some exotic place, too! :)

Brittany said...

OK. I really thought I was the only one who SERIOUSLY planned out they're wedding before even having a boyfriend. ha! I have a few top destinations, but no venue yet. I do; however, have a dress, cake and photographer picked out. LOL. I'm am just so happy to know that there is SOMEONE out there who is a planner like me and realizes that a 3-12 month engagement is just NOT long enough to plan every little detail without going crazy. ;o) Your venue is super fab, btw!

Maryam in Marrakech said...

Oh my goodness...........I *loved* this!!! I confess that I am terribly flattered! Now where is that right man? We gotta find him!

Rebecca said...

I'll never tell!! :)

Mandy said...

I love it. The pavillions are so brilliant and beautiful! It would be such a fantastic wedding destination. Simply stunning and very you.

Hello Lover... said...

This is really stunning and beautiful. I'll definitely be heading over to check it out. That painted ceiling is amazing!

Good for you planning ahead - when the time comes it will be smooth sailing!

ephemerette said...

Been following Maryam and and her tales of Peacock Pavillions for ages and yes I agree it would truly be a wonderful place for a wedding. In the mean time I've been hatching plans to rent out one of the pavillions for a holiday with friends.. just need to find that pile of cash somewhere fund it!

Erika @ Practical Princess said...

Wow! I love your blog, especially all the thrift finds! Will follow!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Wow that place is amazing! Such an interesting locale but the setting and tone is just perfect. Lovely.

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