Arabian Nights Wedding

This Arabian Nights wedding was held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, Ca.
The laser-cut Moroccan graphic invitation, elegantly designed by Pences, was the inspiration for the wedding cake.  I found a culinary stencil on called “Moroccan Tile” that worked perfectly with the theme.  The cake is covered in light ivory fondant and I used the stencil to create the design in beige royal icing.  It was extremely tedious to wash/dry the stencil between each use and line up the designs perfectly.  Then, I went over any imperfections with a fine tipped piping bag.  The flowers were provided by Enchanted Florist, but I wanted to put them on the cake myself, because I have control issues.  My mother was kind enough to lend her mad sewing skills to make these embroidered organza overlays, from double-wide curtain fabric purchased from downtown LA. You can see the details better in some of the pictures below.  The custom lighting was provided by Swank.
Kismet Events did the day-of coordinating and set up this Arabic coffee station with all the traditional cups and carafes we provided.  All the side tables, drums, paintings and trays were our own as well.   

The draping and Syrian mother-of-pearl love seat provided by Kismet Events. 

All the gorgeous flowers were done by Nisie’s Enchanted Florist in Los Alamitos, Ca.  Love these gold mercury glass votives, on loan from Nisie as well.  They cast the most beautiful golden hue over dinner.  The cool wooden table numbers are courtesy of Kismet Events.  The menu tent cards are Pences.

The escort cards “sand box” was constructed and set-up by Kismet Events.  They filled it with a metallic gold sand that supported the escort cards and florals by Enchanted Florist.
These “magic lamp” incense burners, were imported from Amman, Jordan.  My sister and her husband were kind enough to hunt them down, bubble-wrap them, then ship them out here.  We hand-wrapped and labeled each favor.  The wrapping paper is from Shinodah’s design center in Santa Ana and the oval labels are from Paper Source in Costa Mesa.  The Arabic monogram was designed by Sama Wareh.  Thank you everyone for all your help!!!

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