Have you always had dreams of jetting away to host your wedding in a Parisian paradise? Unfortunately, we aren’t all blessed with knowing someone who owns a Chateaux so here are our top picks for creating your very own french wedding venue…
If you are aiming for a day oozing with elegance and class, a French-themed wedding could add the charm you desire for your special day. Choosing a rustic wedding venue can really help to imitate this continental charm and bring a feeling of the South of France to wherever you may be. Fill your venue with decorative features in keeping with the theme, such as ‘Monsieur’ and ‘Madame’ signs on the back of the bride and grooms chairs at the top table, and mini Eiffel Tower table centrepieces.
Step out in style in a French wedding dress design. Famed for its Haute Couture, France is the way to look for a designer brand to make you feel like the belle of the ball! Hit the rails of the French fashion houses and dress head to toe in Parisian chic.
Dine beneath the sparkle of chandeliers on the delights of French cuisine. The French quite literally invented the hors-d’oeuvres so take the hint and put on a canapes spread that will not disappoint. For the main event put on a French-inspired culinary masterpiece of French onion soup, confit of duck and Crème brûlée! Another unique idea is to bring the fromagerie into your wedding reception and have a french cheese wheel cake for pud- they really are a showstopper!
Bring in the Bollinger! French wines are hard to beat so ensure you have a well-formed wine list to accompany your menu. Wine barrels as bar tables could also add a perfect touch to a welcome drinks reception or try using mini bottles of champagne as your favors and pay homage to the region of Champagne.
Macaron tower cake? Yes, it’s actually a real thing! If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Laduree connoisseur this could be the tact to take with your wedding cake. Break away from the traditions of a three-tiered fruit cake and incorporate a bit of French patisserie into your dessert spread. Have a browse of Pinterest for inspiration and get baking, it will be sure to make a statement!
Strive for a French Provence-inspired country wedding by incorporating lavender floral arrangements into your day. Quite literally bring the scents of the Provencal lavender fields to your guests by incorporating this vibrant flower the accents of your wedding day. Try a bouquet of lavender stems, adding it to a floral crown for your bridesmaids and flower girls to wear, or use dried lavender as a table setting by wrapping sprigs around napkin arrangements with a rustic twine. It will make a unique and unforgettable finish touch for your wedding.
But where too?…. Paris of course! J’aime ça!
We hope these ideas help you to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your wedding day. If you are still searching for the perfect venue to match your theme we could be the place for you! We might not be Cap-Ferrat but here at Le Petit Chateau we base a lot of our wedding styling on the delights of the continental culture so take a look at what we have to offer or contact us today to inquire.