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Charming and Chic: French Café Wedding Inspiration for the Ultimate Romantic

Six detailed factors that bring that wow statement.
By: 
Sherri Hildebrandt
Grand Romance at Grand Cafe

IF LOVE HAS A COLOR, IT MUST BE ROSE. The hue sets the tone for a romantic palette, on display here at the charming Grand Cafe in Minneapolis. Add a little French accent, courtesy of this refined bistro, plus vintage-inspired details, and you have the makings for magical moments.

1. GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

The oval sparkler encircled by a halo of smaller diamonds is by Neil Lane for Kay Jewelers, flanked by two bands from Kay Jewelers. With a bottom band from Diamonds International, this stunning stack proves there’s no such thing as too much bling.

2. ABUNDANT BLOOMS

Muted pinks and ivory pair perfectly in this sumptuous arrangement of garden roses, ranunculus, sweet pea, rose-gold painted fern, bleached fern and sun palms by Swiftwater Floral Co., tied with a dusty-rose silk ribbon for an airy, ethereal look.

3. IN THE PINK

Simple linens and tableware play their part in the palette. Napkins from Silk & Willow atop stoneware plates set off the flatware. The ivory menu picks up earth tones in stylish fashion.

4. PETITE PERFECTION

This sweet boutonniere from Swiftwater Floral Co. is a tiny masterpiece, a mix of pampas grass, bleached fern and dried nigella orientalis wrapped with a coordinating mauve silk ribbon.

5. MODERN LOVE

The sleek, contemporary “Alpha” gown by Vagabond from a&bé bridal shop is the perfect dress for the bride who adds her own subtle, sultry vibe. The groom’s black-on-black ensemble from Atmosfere complements his lady’s look with casual ease.

6. MAKE A STATEMENT

Set white script against a cerulean background and you’ve got an invitation you can’t miss. The single pieces’ striking contrast meets its aesthetic match in the rest of the suite by Champagne Press, with clean whites and spare design, accented by playful line drawings.

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