As Label’ Emotion London is a French wedding planning agency it seems natural and obvious to expect from them that French “je ne sais quoi” that we all love in the magnificent events they create, but if we’re doing things ourselves, we don’t always know where to start, so we asked Label’ Emotion: What exactly are the little details that can make the difference and turn your average wedding into something chic and French?
A French wedding theme can be tricky. In fact, if you’re not careful, it can easily turn into a chintzy version of the Moulin Rouge. Taking your guests on a French journey is one thing, but carrying them into a museum of French clichés is another.
The thing is, you have to think about what you most love about France and what it represents to you? Ask yourself simple questions to help you figure out how French you want your theme to be. From the decoration, to the menu including the band and music, there are a lot of options you can choose to add the French touch you want. Whether you prefer a chic Parisian look or a romantic rustic countryside style, we have all the answers!
Let us break down some traditional elements and the true essence of France to help you create the perfect wedding theme and wow your guests.
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Food and wine. Two things that definitely represent France, their culture and their famous taste for the finer things in life. Use these things in a creative and original way. Create a wine bar with a wine tasting. Have your guests participate and involve them in something they will definitely remember and enjoy!
Serve a French menu or include French food. If the idea of a French menu from starter to dessert seems a bit much, why not go for a traditional French wedding cake, such as a croquembouche, a cheese buffet or even a Champagne fountain!
If you’re planning a brunch for your guests the next day, this time of year is perfect for a French picnic in the garden, linen tablecloths in the grass, baskets full of bread, charcuterie and good wine. This is the perfect combination for a successful, chic and romantic brunch.
We could talk about French food forever, but let’s move onto our next favourite thing, and talk decoration and how to make your wedding beautiful and elegant throughout.
Hanging flowers are a very popular French trend for 2015, adding something different and colourful, and they can occupy the room as much as you need without taking up too much space on tables.
Focus on the centrepieces and the table decorations in general. French people pay a lot of attention to the details and the way their tables are set up. Flowers are the key to success when it comes to decoration, especially with some French style inspiration. Think beautiful fields of lavender in Provence…
Wedding favours are another opportunity for you to show your love of France. Macaroons and boxes with little French treats inside are the perfect way to say “Merci” to your lovely guests.