Five Ways To Add Parisian Flair To Your Event

Paris has been known as the height of chic and sophistication since the days of Louis XIV, “The Sun King”. Always at the forefront of innovations in fine fragrance, decor, fashion, gourmet cuisine and the best wines, it’s no wonder the city remains a much sought after theme for the most memorable of parties. Did you know that Paris was also the first European city to light its streets at night permitting the romance of going out after dark for entertainment?! We absolutely love this beautiful city, and the action of incorporating touches of it into the design theme for events and weddings!

Novare Events has a number of venues that will work for you to create the ooh la la ambiance of Paris for your event. Consider incorporating one or more of these themed areas into your Parisian inspired wedding or special event:

Use dramatic lighting to heighten drama, the way Parisians do. Think strings of lights hung in darkened areas. Arrange mirrors and golden decorations to catch light, the way they do in France.

Paris has always been acclaimed for its cutting edge chefs and culinary talents. From the French chefs taken to Russia by Peter the Great to add class to the table, to Escoffier, to even our American “French Chef” Julia Child, you can choose not only a Parisian main menu, but also serve dainty and delicious hors d’oeuvres – which by the way is a French term!

You don’t have to serve French wines to get that Parisian flair with beverage offerings. The quality of pairing – matching the right wine to your food – along with sparkling wine toasts can feel authentic, even if you’re drinking American wines. After all, many American grape varieties were originally brought over from French vineyards.

Etiquette is a French term for an elaborate and formal system of manners. How can you apply this while still letting your guests relax? With your musicians and catering staff! Making special considerations in how they dress and how they treat your loved ones will create the elegance of Paris.
As a bonus, the Parisian element of fragrance is easy to achieve with floral arrangements and scented table accents.

To see more photos of the French flea market inspired wedding at Summerour Studios below visit Wedding designed by Juli Vaughn Designs and photography by Sean and Amanda Photography.