Mood Board – Parisian Style

The parisian style is all about effortless style and glamour, when I think parisian I think chic. There are so many ways you can go with a parisian style, from a monochrome and neutral colour palette to the more soft and vintage-style palette I have chosen today.

Mood Board Parisian Style

My main inspiration was Laduree, the luxury cake brand based in France and inventor of the double-decker macaron. The awning of their Paris shop is a delicate seafoam green and champagne gold, a perfect combination for a wedding style, allowing you to incorporate ornate gold decor pieces alongside more natural materials like hessian, battered old wood and of course plants to add a little greenery.

Many of the vendors featured are independent businesses who handmake items and sell them online through Etsy, a lot of them are based in the US, Canada or Australia however shipping costs are usually very reasonable to the UK so I never rule anyone out just because of distance. It really is a fab place full of inspiring and creative finds and my go-to resource when I am looking for wedding decor and details.

Mood Bord Parisian Style

The suggested bridal look is also a cost-effective solution for someone still wanting the glamour of a dazzling dress but without the financial outlay – this beautiful, champagne-coloured, full-length Amee Lou taffeta gown is available to hire for just £89 from Girl Meets Dress. And the pale green chantilly dress, my suggestion for the bridesmaids is a steal at just £37.20 available on Etsy.

Old french books and perfume bottles would look fab dotted around your venue and set the tone for your parisian theme – these could be collected from flea markets, and for the bottles you could even print your own vintage style labels.The invitations featured here are again available on Etsy and are a Vintage Parisian Perfume Label Invitation.  Other featured decor items include: Parisian Clothes Pegs – Etsy £2.25 for 10 – these would be perfect for hanging old vintage postcards to, old photos of the family or simply name tags for an interesting take on the seating chart. These French candles – Etsy £7.72 for 3 would be perfect dotted around your dining tables and would make the room smell divine. While the Parisian Gift Bags – Etsy £3.22 for 8 would complete this look and could be used for favours or to scoop up a bunch of sweets from your parisian style sweetie bar.Of course no parisian feast would be complete without a little lot of cheese, so consider a cheese tower instead of a wedding cake for that authentic parisian vibe. For those with a sweet tooth there can only be one thing, a little Laduree macaron giftbox for each guest, or maybe these delicious donuts. Mmmmm.Your tableware can be simple, with crisp cream linens, gold glassware and seafoam green napkins. Keep the florals delicate and natural, maybe sticking to a neutral cream colour palette and mix in with leafy green plants.

Thanks to  LoveMyDress.net/blog

http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2011/07/bridal-inspiration-boards-12-postcards-from-paris.html

Thanks to Love my Wedding Dress Blog

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