Destination Weddings, Wedding Photoshoots

April 19, 2011

Destinations Inspiration Event Recap: Paris

{ champagne colored gown/bow: the cherry blossom girl; woman in front of metro sign: classic bride; laduree inspiration: design sponge; ballerina: dress, design & decor; vintage green couch: 100 layer cake; crystal bows: the cherry blossom girl }

Pardon our brief interlude. If you’ve missed the first three posts in our series recapping the destination event, visit {one} {two} {three}.

Remember when Audrey Hepburn said Paris is always a good idea? That’s where our third destination took us! To the land of lights, gorgeous architecture, a romantic strolls along the Seine river, the croissant, cafe creme, onion soup (yum!), and eggs for dinner and the famous french dames such as Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel and Brigitte Bardot. We were inspired but a muted palette of pink, green, gold and ivory. I’ve been dying to do something inspired by the ballet, too.

We brought in color through linens, flowers, paper and the amazing food display by Lovely Lollies– which was bursting with delicate sweet miniatures and one gorgeous cake. Coral Pheasant designed a perfectly feminine paper story in blush pinks and gold, using lots of tulle embellishments (like the tulle puffs in the champagne glasses and tulle edges on the menu cards). Nichole also designed the beautiful Bon Appetit banner behind Lovely Lollies’ dessert station! I was so excited to feature some of the most gorgeous linens by La Tavola Linen— including the amazing blush rose linen we used for the back drop of the dessert station. It is absolutely gorgeous in person– so romantic and feminine! Our tablescape had several linens incorporated, including a celadon satin linen which reminds me of those dainty Ladurée boxes– along with a very textured and tulle like champagne colored linen from their 2010 collection. Tony and Cat from Datura: A Modern Garden adorned our venetian crystal candelabra with jubilant ribbons and orchids. They also created two charming bouquets– one bursting with feminine ranunculous and the other inside a mother-of-pearl seashell. I loved this option for a mother-of-the-occasion as it quickly transformed from something you carry down the aisle to a side arrangement on a nearby table.

The White Dress by the shore chose a prim tea-length gown with a full tulle skirt and lace details at the bodice. So perfect, no? She was paired with a handsome fellow in a classic tux, fitted ever-so-perfectly by our friends at Valentino Tailors.

We hope you enjoyed your brief stop in The City of Love! Up next, the country where Pura Vida reigns supreme.. Costa Rica!


Credit Reel

Location & Fashion: The White Dress by the shore
Event Design & Planning: Jubilee Events
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Confections Display & Desserts: Lovely Lollies
Tent: Sperry Tent
Paper Story: Coral Pheasant Stationery
Menswear: Valentino Tailors

and special thanks to… Stay in Costa Rica || Alisa’s House of Salsa || Party Rental, Ltd || Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema || DD Nickel Beauty

  1. Annalise Thompson says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! this is my dream wedding!

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