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A French Fête to Remember

Take inspiration from the streets of Paris for a wedding day with French flair.

(above) Très chic! Guests will sit in style on wingback chairs—these, wrapped in gray velvet, from On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals—as they indulge in a few sweet treats. Pair almond croissants and French cruller doughnuts with sips of a sparkling rosé for a truly decadent delight.

There’s just something about those cobblestone streets. To set the scene, local artist Cait Courneya drew these whimsical illustrations of romantic Parisian architecture. (She’s also a pro at whipping up ultra-charming couple portraits, a bound-to-be conversation piece for the walls of your home.)

For florals, think light, airy and oh-so-feminine. This spring mix of white lilacs, hyacinth, peonies and andromeda is an ideal combination for any sort of affair.

No need for splashy colors with this sophisticated theme. Paris’ cloudy skies lend inspiration to this invitation, which features custom lettering from Hooked Calligraphy. Guests will swoon over the swooping details of each word, keeping this tangible reminder of your wedding day for years to come.

French women are the envy of all for their effortless style, and this Rue de Seine wedding dress, available at a&bé bridal shop in Minneapolis, is just that—graceful and subtly sexy with a lace overlay. Ooh la la, indeed.

Just imagine: pinned on a lapel of a sleek made-to-measure suit, these boutonnieres pop with personality. To keep organized day-of, arrange the miniature flowers—this one for the father of the groom, this one for the best man—on a serving tray with calligraphed labels.

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