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…

Wedding planning got you down? Head to Vegas, baby!

There are sooooo many reasons to head to Vegas!

Maybe the wedding planning is getting to you and you just want to elope! Having Elvis perform the ceremony is totally up to you…

Maybe you want to take a “Last Fling Before Wedding Bells Ring” bachelorette trip! Vegas is sure to please every girl in your group (shopping, sunning, nightlife, cuisine, museums, and more).

Maybe you want to take advantage of all the great Las Vegas Deals. Hello pampering four-star Las Vegas Hotels for just $49 per night!

Or maybe you just want to check out some mind-blowing Las Vegas Shows. FYI, if you’ve never seen Cirque du Soleil, you’re missing out!

Whatever your reason, just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas……

Wedding planning got you down? Head to Vegas, baby!

There are sooooo many reasons to head to Vegas!

Maybe the wedding planning is getting to you and you just want to elope! Having Elvis perform the ceremony is totally up to you…

Maybe you want to take a “Last Fling Before Wedding Bells Ring” bachelorette trip! Vegas is sure to please every girl in your group (shopping, sunning, nightlife, cuisine, museums, and more).

Maybe you want to take advantage of all the great Las Vegas Deals. Hello pampering four-star Las Vegas Hotels for just $49 per night!

Or maybe you just want to check out some mind-blowing Las Vegas Shows. FYI, if you’ve never seen Cirque du Soleil, you’re missing out!

Whatever your reason, just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas……