Monthly Archive for August, 2007

a cubist parisian wedding theme

I hadn’t planned on doing another French wedding theme so soon, but this one practically jumped into my lap! It’s a cubism themed wedding, based on Nude in an Armchair by Pablo Picasso. The Dress: Wait for it…..wait for it…..ka-BAM! Doesn’t this Samourai 1947 dress by Galliano for Christian Dior look just like the Picasso painting come to life?? It’s just SO over the top! Ring: Ultra White ceramic and diamond ring, Chanel. The Flowers: How about this modern centerpiece by 360° in the 8th arrondissement? Venue: Nothing could compete with the dress, so I’m suggesting a minimalist space with a lot of character, like BlancLoft, a stark artists loft with great lines in the 14th arrondissementLe Gateau?: Try a pièce montée of macaron from FauchonHoneymoon Hotel: Kube in the 18th arrondissement, of course (with late-night drinks at their “cool” ice bar, Ice Kube.  Origami wedding favors by paper bird design, Lucite “Ghost” chair by Philippe Starck

french cubist wedding theme

french cubist wedding theme

A Degas-inspired French Wedding Theme

degas1.jpgLast week I visited the Musée D’Orsay for the first time in ages, and I was inspired to create this next French wedding theme based on Danseuse by Edgar Degas.

Color Palette: Whites and soft creams, earthy greens and a shocking splash of cherry-red.

The Dress: You’ll look like you’ve pirouetted right out of Swan Lake in this delicate La Sposa gown with its’ ivory lace bodice and layered tulle skirt with feather accents.

The Flowers: A stunning bouquet of red and hot pink roses. Fresh red flowers create a dramatic contrast against a pure white Italian whipped-cream wedding cake as well.

The Accessories: Substitute a floral bouquet with an antique or contemporary fan for an added touch of drama. These fans from the Comédie Francaise would also make great Paris themed wedding favors for your guests.

The Venue: Many of Degas’ subjects are set onstage of the Paris Opera. Can you imagine dancing your first dance beneath the gilded chandeliers of the Grand Foyer of the Opéra Garnier?  Salons in this opulent 19th century icon can be privatized for up to 2000 guests!

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Luxurious Sweet Nothings

Cassegrain, a leading Parisian engraver, introduced these sweet Loveletter charms earlier this year. Available as either a necklace or a bracelet, these 18k gold lettres d’amour can be customized and ordered online (to the tune of 1280€ for the smallest version) through www.cassegrain.fr.

gold loveletter necklacecassegrain loveletter necklace

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