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.

More eye candy of the Parisian candy baked by Lovely Lollies.

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.

Until the next time, au revoir mes amis!

The Magic Makers:
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck // Event Design/Coordination: Jubilee Events // Fashion Styling: The White Dress by the shore // Floral Design: Datura, a modern garden // Paper Stylist: Coral Pheasant Stationery // Video: Vintage Cinema // Sweets – Lovely Lollies
  • Audra Pittman

    April 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    This absolutely rocks my freakin socks. Seriously girl, I’m in looooove love love!!! I have two projects for you to keep in mind (even based on this) my babydolls first bday 10-12-11….and the hubbys bday 11-11-11 (no significant age, just cool Date) omg, I would love this wedding idea for palomas bday (clearly it’s more for me, but gotta teach the girl early) I’m gonna share this link! Swweeet!!!

  • Carla Ten Eyck

    April 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    yay! gorg pics my sweet sweet talented friend! happy blogging!!

  • Erik Schafer

    April 15, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Awesome job again!
    Your creativity and designs are amazing. You should just do this full time.
    Great photography also.

  • Cristin Bidetti

    April 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Once again you rocked it! You are incredibly talented and creative and go above and beyond with details it’s insane! Everything you do is done with love and it shows!!

  • Heather Fraser

    April 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Beyond beautiful!

  • Autumn VanGunten

    April 19, 2011 at 12:19 am

    This is beyond amazing. This is perfection captured! All of the small details combined together make for an exceptional vision!