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…

When you gotta go, you gotta go…

In public restrooms, which toilet is most often the cleanest?

  1. The first (closest to entrance)
  2. The second
  3. The last (furthest from entrance)

Correct answer: The first (closest to entrance)

Here’s a handy discovery I read about on HipCompass. If you’re honeymooning in Europe or the USA, this will definitely be of interest.

MizPee.com (MizPee.eu in Europe) is a website dedicated to helping people find clean bathrooms. Just type in where you are and a list of nearby restrooms appears with cleanliness ratings, hours of operations and reviews from fellow-toilet seekers.

It’s fairly new in the states so not all U.S. cities are listed but more are being added ever day. European cities include Berlin, Brussels, Parma, Udine, Treviso, Verona, Pisa, Florence, Genoa, Trieste, Palermo, Naples, Bologna, Venice, Milan, Rome, Barcelona, London and Paris.

I tested it out and it gave me many fine New York City options in addition to the expected Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Want more bathroom trivia?

Which European people use the most toilet paper per person?

  1. The English
  2. The Germans
  3. The Swedes

Correct answer: The Swedes

Which city calls itself the Toilet Paper Capital of the World?

  1. Seattle, WA, USA
  2. Newark, NJ, USA
  3. Green Bay, WI, USA

Correct answer: Green Bay, WI, USA

The average person spends how much of their life on the toilet?

  1. 1 year
  2. 2 years
  3. 3 years

Correct answer: 3 years

Which country used flat sticks before the introduction of toilet paper?

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. India

Correct answer: Japan

When you gotta go, you gotta go…

In public restrooms, which toilet is most often the cleanest?

  1. The first (closest to entrance)
  2. The second
  3. The last (furthest from entrance)

Correct answer: The first (closest to entrance)

Here’s a handy discovery I read about on HipCompass. If you’re honeymooning in Europe or the USA, this will definitely be of interest.

MizPee.com (MizPee.eu in Europe) is a website dedicated to helping people find clean bathrooms. Just type in where you are and a list of nearby restrooms appears with cleanliness ratings, hours of operations and reviews from fellow-toilet seekers.

It’s fairly new in the states so not all U.S. cities are listed but more are being added ever day. European cities include Berlin, Brussels, Parma, Udine, Treviso, Verona, Pisa, Florence, Genoa, Trieste, Palermo, Naples, Bologna, Venice, Milan, Rome, Barcelona, London and Paris.

I tested it out and it gave me many fine New York City options in addition to the expected Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Want more bathroom trivia?

Which European people use the most toilet paper per person?

  1. The English
  2. The Germans
  3. The Swedes

Correct answer: The Swedes

Which city calls itself the Toilet Paper Capital of the World?

  1. Seattle, WA, USA
  2. Newark, NJ, USA
  3. Green Bay, WI, USA

Correct answer: Green Bay, WI, USA

The average person spends how much of their life on the toilet?

  1. 1 year
  2. 2 years
  3. 3 years

Correct answer: 3 years

Which country used flat sticks before the introduction of toilet paper?

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. India

Correct answer: Japan