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Take Pause: Host a Bohemian Bash at this Moroccan Desert Oasis
Jenny Alonzo
by Jenny Alonzo

Calling all boho brides and all around gypsetters! If you’re looking for the ultimate destination wedding in a secluded desert hideaway, feast your eyes on La Pause retreat—a luxury eco-friendly resort just 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

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Photographer Leila Brewster spent a few magical days among event industry friends The Special Day , Ever After Honeymoons, and Elysium Productions, at this beautiful oasis. She highly recommends it for couples who desire to marry with true Moroccan flair in a setting far-removed from nearly all modern-day interferences.  It would also be a magical setting for group getaways, retreats and dinner parties under the starry sky.

 

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“It’s a gypsy dream wedding location!” –Leila Brewster Photography

 

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The Scoop

La Pause founder Frédéric Alaime conceived of the resort in 2003 while visiting the area. He leased the land from a local olive farmer and built a home on the property; later adding lodges, a kitchen, staff, and a full lineup of activities to entertain patrons.

 

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Aside from breathtaking scenery, what makes La Pause special is the disconnect guests experience from the outside world: there is no cell service, no internet, and (gasp!) no electricity. But a stay here is hardly roughing it. Rooms are all lushly appointed with simple furnishings, fully-equipped bathrooms, and heated running water.

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The Food

Seasonal gourmet meals are enjoyed family-style under nomadic tents that allow you to take in the magnificent scenery. And when the sun goes down, the true other-worldliness of this desert haven reveals itself: candles and lanterns illuminate the property, creating a beautiful glow.

 

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“They light as many candles as stars in the sky.”

 

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Visiting La Pause

Want to stop by for a visit and have a daytime escape from busy Marrakech? You can head to La Pause for a delicious lunch with friends and perhaps a nature hike before heading back to the city.

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Those who wish to linger longer can enjoy any number of planned activities during their stay, from camel rides to cross golf to donkey polo. Or simply lounge by the resort pool, stroll through the olive groves, or nap on one of several terraces set up for the pure purpose of relaxation.

 

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“It would be a dream to photograph a wedding here. The afternoon light is gorgeous.” - Leila Brewster Photography

 

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In addition to being a great space for a wedding, this destination is ideal for honeymooners, group getaways, and anyone looking for serenity and a complete escape from reality.

 

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Event Details

La Pause is equipped to host any variety of events as intimate or grand as you dream. And with such stunning surroundings, you don’t need much décor to make it feel special.

For large celebrations, the venue can erect tents under which to host a reception—although a candlelit meal under the stars would be just as lovely. You can also entertain your guests with a number of performers, from traditional Arabic musicians to acrobats to fire eaters and more. And for a showstopper, why not enter or exit your wedding ceremony atop a camel?

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Inside Scoop

1. La Pause prides itself on fresh, seasonal fare. They even produce and press their own olive oil on site. “The cuisine was some of the best tagine I’ve had.”

2. Leila says the outdoor showers are not to be missed. The lodges are all set far enough apart to ensure complete privacy.

 

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Around Town

If you and your guests are feeling a bit too disconnected, head back to Marrakech and you’ll quickly be enveloped by the constant hum of the city. There are plenty of places to shop, dine and stay. A big plus: the street vendors are a great resource for curating local items to set the tone of your event.

Correspondents

Venue: La Pause Marrakech  | Photos: Leila Brewster Photography | Group: The Special Day, Elysium Productions & Ever After Honeymoons

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whimsy, artsy & photojournalistic, with a touch of classic. I simply take photographs because I love to. - Website

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