Destination Event: Paris
The very first post on my very first blog! It’s only appropriate then that I start with my very first event. Well, that’s not exactly true… it’s the second, but enough with specifics! On Sunday, March 20th at The White Dress by the shore in Clinton, Conn., I collaborated with my favorite peeps in the bridal industry to create an event that was inspired by stunning destinations around the world. The goal of this event was to inspire those brides planning destination weddings abroad, and to use stunning locations to inspire those brides having weddings at home – it was about inspiration for destinations and inspiration from destinations.
One of the four destinations featured was Paris, the city of light and love. Ladurée, the historic Parisian tea salon, and the tulle and tutus of the French ballet were our muses. The colors of blush, gold and the signature Ladurée green were woven throughout the stationery suite.
Golden cording and pale pink silk ribbon, reminiscent of ballerina slippers, wrap around a trifold invitation, introducing texture and further adding to the sense of grandeur. The blush invitation unfolds to reveal a french love quote and the ceremony details. Shimmer gold outer envelopes are lined with a delicate green and gold leaf patterned rice paper.
The design of the stationery suite was carried over to paper elements used on the tables and dessert display. Cut corner menus are backed with ruched tulle, banner-shaped place cards are anchored by macarons and Sucre pennants adorn rock candy. All of the decadent sweets were crafted by the lovely Corine of Lovely Lollies.
All of the pretty paper would never have come to fruition if not for the crazy talented Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events! Feast your eyes on the stunning Parisian tablescape that she crafted. Mad props to my home slice Carla Ten Eyck for capturing all of the beauty so effortlessly.
Tony Palmieri of Datura, a modern garden put together the most precious bouquet.
Beth Chapman, owner and stylist of The White Dress by the shore, completed the romantic Parisian vignette by selecting this vintage inspired Amy Kuschel gown.