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For her Marrakech wedding, Hanane wore 6 different looks and wedding gowns

Jan 20, 2024

By Marie Périer

Following their elopement in Amangiri in 2021, Hanane El Moutii and Marc Ange organized a grand wedding in 2023 in Morocco and a weekend of celebrations, blending tradition and modernity.

Seven years before their traditional wedding in Marrakech, Hanane El Moutii, founder of Éclat Public Relations, and Marc Ange, the designer at the head of Studio Ange, met at Château Marmont in Los Angeles, before bumping into each other again six months later at a professional event where sparks flew. The self-proclaimed soulmates, Hanane and Marc Ange's engagement story features a romantic proposal in the Maldives, 24 hours before the start of the COVID pandemic in the USA in 2020. This global setback disrupted their wedding plans and left them with the opportunity to organize an elopement to Amangiri in the American desert, and they also welcomed their son Leone.

“We were both chasing the dream in LA while sharing our love for Italy, our native country, and our deep passion for Morocco, my country of origin and where Marc Ange's dad was born,” remembers the bride when asked about their decision to celebrate their wedding in Marrakech. With the help of her team at Éclat Public Relations, Hanane El-Moutii organized a weekend of festivities in several of the city's hotspots. The program included the henna ceremony at the boutique hotel L'Hôtel, the wedding and reception at Selman de Marrakech, and the final brunch at the luxurious Beldi Country Club. “It was an exciting experience being the bride and the planner simultaneously and, of course, at times stressful. I am thankful for my team’s incredible talent. During the day, I felt like a guest at my own wedding!”

From typical dishes, such as sweet and savory Pastilas or lamb Mechoui, to folk music and a procession complete with horses and musicians, Hanane and Marc Ange wanted to celebrate the riches of Morocco while blending them with their own signature elegance. “Our friends came from all over the world; some had never experienced Morocco before, so we wanted to allow them to fully soak in the authentic atmosphere through colors, sound, and aromas.” The result was enchanting for the guests in attendance, who themselves played along by following the dress code for every moment of this wedding.

Hanane let her heart and her discerning taste for fashion guide her choice of wedding outfits to wear throughout the weekend. Her outfits included two caftans (one green and gold, and a second one white with touches of orange and gold) for the welcome ceremony, a Monique Lhuillier embroidered wedding dress for the exchange of vows with Marc Ange, a traditional red caftan, a Vivienne Westwood strapless mini-dress for dancing in the evening, and finally a light white kimono for the next day's brunch. Overall, the one thing the bride and groom wanted their guests to enjoy was “the feeling of magic in the air.” And they succeeded! Below, relive Hanane and Marc Ange's wedding in Morocco by reading the exclusive interview and clicking through the photo album.

Translated by Jack Pownall.

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Hanane El Moutii: We first saw each other at Chateau Marmont during a business meeting, and it was instantly magnetic. We had to reconnect for work a few months later and have been together since. That was seven years ago. It’s as if we had always been destined to meet… We were both chasing the dream in LA while sharing our love for Italy, our native country, and our deep passion for Morocco, my country of origin and where Marc Ange's dad was born. Our son Leone, embodies the best virtues of each of these magical places.

We were traveling to India for work and exploring the beautiful Aman hotels in Rajasthan. I thought our trip was almost over, but on our last night, Marc Ange announced we had a detour to the Maldives on our way home. He proposed 24 hours later on a private island, just the two of us, and there was a romantic picnic he had meticulously planned with the hotel. 24 hours after that, we were cutting our trip short and flying back to the States due to the Pandemic.

Marc Ange carried the wedding ring from LA to India to the Maldives. Trying to hide it was a difficult task — a security agent at the airport almost outed him on our way to India…

We hosted a welcome "henna party" in one of our absolute favorite places in Marrakech, L'Hotel - a boutique hotel. It's a small hidden gem in the heart of the medina that we discovered a couple of years ago.

Our wedding took place at the Selman Hotel in Marrakech. We've been going to this hotel for years, and it always feels like home. The hotel is family-run, and no detail is spared. It's a glamorous palace where effortless elegance is celebrated. The rooms and common areas are complemented by the owner's private collection of vintage Moroccan art and furniture, which gives it a historical edge.

We knew our guests would fall in love just as much as we did. The day after, we met our guests at the Beldi Country Club for a casual farewell brunch.

By Héloïse Salessy

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We worked closely with our floral designer Bloom Room Marrakech and the wedding planners at Éclat Public Relations to create a warm yet minimalist atmosphere. We wanted the flowers to feel as if they belonged there, and we wanted to complement the space rather than take it over.

A traditional Moroccan menu. We started with an assortment of salads accompanied by freshly baked bread. We followed with a sweet and savory Pastila topped with cinnamon. Our main course was a “Mechoui “ lamb perfumed with mint and cumin with a side of couscous and raisins. Before the wedding cake, we served Pastila with red berries, traditional Moroccan pastries and mint tea.

Our friends came from all over the world; some had never experienced Morocco before, so we wanted to allow them to fully soak in the authentic atmosphere through colors, sound, and aromas.

We blended folkloric music with dance performances and sounds via the incredible DJ Dana Boulos.

I wore a green and gold Tlija caftan during the welcome cocktail, that I commissioned to look like my mom’s dress when she married my father. After that, I changed into a custom Moroccan Touch white caftan with touches of orange and gold accents and wide sleeves. I paired these two looks with Maison Merenor Vintage jewelry and Jimmy Choo gold platform heels.

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