Oooh la la! Have you been dreaming of a Paris Wedding?????

When I think romantic cities, I think Paris!  Have you been dreaming of tying the knot in Paris?  Or, maybe you just want to incorporate some French touches into your wedding?  Read on for all the inspiration you’ll need to pull it off!

Kimberly Petyt has one of those amazing dream jobs…she’s an American wedding planner who coordinates Parisian weddings for couples across the globe!  Her first book, The Paris Wedding, just hit the shelves and its a beauty. Check out some scrumptious eye candy from the weddings she’s coordinated in The City of Light.

It doesn’t get more scenic than a bridal party shot in front of the Eiffel Tower:

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(Photo credit: The Paris Wedding, with event design & coordination to Kim Petyt, parisian events. Heidi Geldhauser, photographer.)

If that’s too tame, why not incorporate a merry go round AND the Eiffel Tower into your pics?  Love this one:

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(Photo credit: The Paris Wedding, with event design & coordination to Kim Petyt, parisian events. Milos Horvat, photographer.)

Since there are quite a few hoops to jump through for an actual wedding in Paris (think residency requirements, red tape and rules – no, you cannot tie the knot on top of the Eiffel Tower), you may want to head there for an elopement or engagement photo shoot (stay tuned for the most romantic photo op spots).  Or, why not incorporate a little oooh, la, la into your own wedding with some of these French touches?

The French love their food, especially when it comes time for dessert.  These beautiful Ladurée macaron towers are as yummy as they look and will also make a gorgeous backdrop:

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(Photo credit: The Paris Wedding, with event design & coordination to Kim Petyt, parisian events. Ladurée, photography.)

Or perhaps you’d like to serve a Croquembouche, a traditional French wedding cake, for dessert:

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 (Photo credit: The Paris Wedding, with event design & coordination to Kim Petyt, parisian events.  Arman Molavi, photographer.)

Or maybe you want to send your guests off with a little whiff of Paris with a favor filled with lavender sugar.  Turn to page 78 to find out how to DIY these goodies:

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(Photo credit: The Paris Wedding, with event design & coordination to Kim Petyt, parisian events. Ian Holmes, photographer.)

 The book features actual weddings, interviews with top Parisian wedding experts and much more!  You can also follow Kim’s blog Parisian Party and Facebook Page for more French inspired goodness.

Au revoir…

Favorite Posts: Wedding Correspondence – Send it by E-Mail? Snail Mail?…TELEGRAM!

One of my good friends has an old telegram message framed in her apartment. Its a message sent to her dad announcing that she was born (he was in the Army or something like that at the time). It’s faded and full of typos but it always catches my eye.

If you’re looking for a cool way to include some retro correspondence into your wedding plans, check out Telegram Stop.


You fill out the telegram information online and for just $4.70 it gets sent to the recipient anywhere in the world as an old-school telegram! I think it would be a fun way to ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?,” or to say “Happy Anniversary,” or maybe even just to wish the wedding couple a Bon Voyage on their honeymoon.

If you’re the DIY type, click here to download your own Western Telegram template – this would be so cute for Save The Dates!

Looking for a Totally Cool Wedding Photo Booth Idea?

I’m loving this cool wedding photo booth made from wood, wallpaper, and vintage frames.  The three large frames feature cutouts for guests and the small frames include wedding photos from the bride’s and groom’s families.

Genious!  And easy enought to DIY!  I think it would be fun at a bridal shower or engagement party too.

Spotted on A Cup of Jo.

Have a great weekend!

New Dessert Bar Must Have: Pie Pops!

I think dessert bars are so much fun.  If you’re looking for something other than candy buffet or a chocolate fountain, I think you’ll love these Pie Pops.

You can really use your imagination with the fillings – think apple, cherry, pecan, pumpkin, and berries, depending on the season.  They would also be super cute at a bridal shower or engagement party.

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Visit Bakerella for step by step instructions.  And check the original Pie Pop post on Luxirare.

Monday Morning Freebie – 200 Custom Postcards

Happy Monday.

Today I’ve a great prize giveaway from UPrinting.com for 200 custom postcards!

GTB postcard contest

I can think of a zillion uses for these like change of address cards, save the dates, shower invitations, Custom Greeting Cards for the holidays, thank you notes and DIY projects.  Two lucky winners will be selected.

For my wedding, I used Custom Postcards to share instructions with our guests on how to upload their candid wedding photos to our Smugmug account. Cute right?

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I put them in the out of town bags and had a friend hand them out at the wedding to everyone with a camera. It worked out great and it was such a fun way to see photos while we waiting for the professional pictures.

Two lucky winners will receive:

  • 200 Custom Postcards (choose your size: 4×6, 4.25×6, 5×7″); 14pt gloss or matte, 13 pt uncoated
  • Full Color on both sides (4/4)
  • Shipping must be paid by winner. Offer valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Globetrotting Bride
  2. Leave a comment below describing how you would use the postcards
  3. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the contest and let me know
  4. Contest ends at midnight, August 30th.  Check here on August 31st for the winner announcement.

Groom’s Week – Manscaping 101

Attention grooms, ladies aren’t the only ones who should be visiting the salon pre-wedding.  If you’re the DIY type, be sure to check out Remington’s PG-360, the new 8-in-1 personal groomer.

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This handy gadget features the world’s first neckliner, which guarantees a straight, clean neckline!  The 10 adjustable settings are great for trimming sideburns, necks, manes and other hairy regions, while five adjustable settings tackle all styles of facial hair – goatees, soul patches, light two-day stubble, moustaches and even the heaviest beards.

The cordless and rechargeable groomer is also equipped with a nose and ear hair trimmer for, um, that not-so-stylish hair. Note to the guys, these should ideally be used before you hear the words “Honey, your nose hair is really long” or “Ewwww, is that hair growing in your ear?”

I had the Globetrotting Groom try it out and he was impressed with the clipper power, ease of use and battery life.

At just $18.94, it’s an affordable gift for your groom and groomsmen which will allow the bride to relax knowing the guys will end up looking well groomed on the big day!

Vintage Travel – Free Virtual Rubber Stamps for you DIY Gals

I saw these on iDiY and I think they’d be so great for a vintage travel inspired Save the Date card, escort cards or even wedding invitation RSVPs. Click here for the full story and directions for downloading the free vintage postcard Epherma Brushes.