Monthly Archive for August, 2009

New Venue for Luxury Parisian Wedding Salon

I just saw that the Coulisses du Mariage, my all-time favorite of the Paris Wedding Salons, is being moved from the Four Seasons George V to the Yachts de Paris this year.  YDP is one of my favorite venues, so I’m sure that they will do a phenomenal job, but I’m still a little melancholic about the move. The Salon will take place on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 from 12:00PM to 11:00PM- and you know you can count on your American Wedding Planner in Paris for a full play-by-play report. Stay tuned…

(highlights from 2008 Coulisses du Mariage at The Four Sesaons George V)

French Wedding Inspiration

I just spent the last hour completely lost in my new favorite French decoration blog, Esprit Champêtre.  So many of the ideas can be used as inspirations for a French wedding.  The materials are so simple:  a clear glass dish of madelines on an embroidered linen napkin, an apothecary jar filled with white fairy lights– yet so beautifully composed, it makes you want to run out to the flea market–  even in the middle of the night! Here are a few of my favorite images:

wedding florist in Paris

(A simple message at the guestbook table sets the tone…(albeit a Spanish tone in this photo-

but you get the gist!)

french centerpiece

(Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous centerpiece? The table number or menu could go under the cloche…)

lavender-sachet

(Oo- instead of the cute but kinda tired Candy Bar, how about a SACHET BAR?? Dried flowers,

linen bags, ribbons, etc. Hmmm….)

French themed centerpiece

(Mercury glass ornament and a “Bienvenue” sachet at each place setting– perfect, right??)

Paris wedding menu ideas

(For the menu, or maybe even to decorate the guestbook or parting gift table…)

All photos © Esprit Champêtre

chic parisian party cocktail: green tea mojito

mojito-in-parisParis is in the middle of a heat wave, and what better way to cool off than by taking une petite pause at the idyllic urban oasis, La Cour de Marbre at the Four Seasons George V. Along with their afternoon menu of special tea-time treats, you can choose from a selection of green teas from Japanese boutique, Jugetsudo.  If you’re looking to whet your whistle with something a little cooler, try one of their Green Tea milkshakes, or, better yet-  a Green Tea Mojito.

Recreate a hot summer day in Paris chez toi with a group of friends, a mellow soundtrack and this Green Tea Mojito recipe:

juice of 1/2 lime
6 large mint leaves
2/3 cup brewed green tea
1 - 1 1/2 ounce white rum
1/2 ounce agave nectar (or simple sugar to taste)
lots of crushed ice

Pour the lime juice into a highball glass and add the mint. Crush the mint with a spoon. Fill the glass with ice and add the tea, rum and agave nectar. Stir well and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint and a wheel of lime. Put your sunglasses on, crank the ipod up, and r-e-l-a-x…


wedding in paris four seasons george V

La Cour de Marbre, Four Seasons George V, Paris