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…

Summer Loving – Take a break from wedding planning and score a travel bargain

Summer vacations are the best and the deals now are better than ever! So put the wedding planning on hold for a bit (I promise, your fiance will thank you) and hit the road.

If you’re in the market for a cruise bargain or cheap hotel rooms, book them fast. Need some inspiration?

Seabourn Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Silversea Cruises still have some amazing summer deals left (like 65% off certain dates!).

Grab your girlfriends and head down to Miami for a girl’s getaway. You’ll find cheap hotel rooms, great beaches, restaurants galore and miles of shopping.

Even NYC is on sale right now! The famed Waldorf-Astoria has rooms for under $200 and if you come soon you can take advantage of our NYC Restaurant Week. And don’t forget the shopping…Topshop, Kleinfelds, and Sephora, oh my.

Europe is a great deal now so why not grab your guy and head over the pond for a little pre-honeymoon getaway? London and Paris have slew of cheap hotel rooms (yes, we’re talking under $100) available with the the money you’ll save you can do a little shopping!

Bon voyage!!

Summer Loving – Take a break from wedding planning and score a travel bargain

Summer vacations are the best and the deals now are better than ever! So put the wedding planning on hold for a bit (I promise, your fiance will thank you) and hit the road.

If you’re in the market for a cruise bargain or cheap hotel rooms, book them fast. Need some inspiration?

Seabourn Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Silversea Cruises still have some amazing summer deals left (like 65% off certain dates!).

Grab your girlfriends and head down to Miami for a girl’s getaway. You’ll find cheap hotel rooms, great beaches, restaurants galore and miles of shopping.

Even NYC is on sale right now! The famed Waldorf-Astoria has rooms for under $200 and if you come soon you can take advantage of our NYC Restaurant Week. And don’t forget the shopping…Topshop, Kleinfelds, and Sephora, oh my.

Europe is a great deal now so why not grab your guy and head over the pond for a little pre-honeymoon getaway? London and Paris have slew of cheap hotel rooms (yes, we’re talking under $100) available with the the money you’ll save you can do a little shopping!

Bon voyage!!

London Calling? Paris too!?! Free Videography Giveaway

Get your passports ready ladies and gents, Renaissance Studios Films is going to Paris and London later this month and they are giving away 2 rolls of vintage Super 8 film coverage to one lucky couple – no strings attached!


It can be a wedding, honeymoon or proposal so if you’re heading across the pond, this could be your lucky chance to score a fantastic documentary of your very own. The dates are May 22-26 for London and May 27- June 1 for Paris. And, if you just happen to live in France or the UK, you can enter too!

How to Enter:

Send an email by MAY 15 to info@renaissancestudiosfilms.com with the following information:
Bride’s Name, Groom’s Name, Wedding Location, Wedding Date & a Photo.

If you are not familiar with Super 8 film or Renaissance Studios beautiful art films, check out the amazing Super 8 film stills above of Colin and Yvette’s gorgeous vintage Hollywood wedding. This lovely professional dancer and her handsome “prince” were married on a perfect day at a stunning private home overlooking Lake Hollywood in a wedding full of old Hollywood glamour. You can see their wedding film on the Renaissance Studios blog. Super 8 film has a timeless beauty that artistically captures warmth and emotion, unlike video which can be flat and harsh. Renaissance Studios Films is an Emmy-Winning team of filmmakers who create beautiful hand-crafted super 8 and 16mm wedding films. Every film is a lovingly documented, gorgeous moving portrait reflecting you and your very unique day.

London Calling? Paris too!?! Free Videography Giveaway

Get your passports ready ladies and gents, Renaissance Studios Films is going to Paris and London later this month and they are giving away 2 rolls of vintage Super 8 film coverage to one lucky couple – no strings attached!


It can be a wedding, honeymoon or proposal so if you’re heading across the pond, this could be your lucky chance to score a fantastic documentary of your very own. The dates are May 22-26 for London and May 27- June 1 for Paris. And, if you just happen to live in France or the UK, you can enter too!

How to Enter:

Send an email by MAY 15 to info@renaissancestudiosfilms.com with the following information:
Bride’s Name, Groom’s Name, Wedding Location, Wedding Date & a Photo.

If you are not familiar with Super 8 film or Renaissance Studios beautiful art films, check out the amazing Super 8 film stills above of Colin and Yvette’s gorgeous vintage Hollywood wedding. This lovely professional dancer and her handsome “prince” were married on a perfect day at a stunning private home overlooking Lake Hollywood in a wedding full of old Hollywood glamour. You can see their wedding film on the Renaissance Studios blog. Super 8 film has a timeless beauty that artistically captures warmth and emotion, unlike video which can be flat and harsh. Renaissance Studios Films is an Emmy-Winning team of filmmakers who create beautiful hand-crafted super 8 and 16mm wedding films. Every film is a lovingly documented, gorgeous moving portrait reflecting you and your very unique day.

Free invites, ornaments and honeymoons. Oh my!

Feeling lucky???

Here are some great prizes to be won:

1) Globetrotting Bride’s $100 Gift Certificate from Wedding Paper Divas contest – Need some invites, holiday cards, social stationary? Just pick your fantasy wedding destination and invite to enter. Deadline is Dec. 22.

2) Parisian Party’s Holiday Giveaway offers up the chance to win these cute “Paris Party Girl” Christmas ornaments. Click over and share your favorite Winter in Paris memory before Dec. 14. This site offers fabulous inspiration for all things French and totally oh-la-la!

3) Remember my eco-friendly wedding gift idea from Trees Instead? Well, they’ve got a Green Wedding Contest running through December 28th. Three lucky couples will win Trees Instead Wedding Favors (one tree planted for every guest). The second prize winner will win an acre of planted trees and the first prize couple hits the jackpot with an acre of planted tress, a Lifetime Carbon Footprint offset and an ALL INCLUSIVE ECO-FRIENDLY 5-NIGHT HONEYMOON IN COSTA RICA.

I say, increase your odds and enter all three.

Free invites, ornaments and honeymoons. Oh my!

Feeling lucky???

Here are some great prizes to be won:

1) Globetrotting Bride’s $100 Gift Certificate from Wedding Paper Divas contest – Need some invites, holiday cards, social stationary? Just pick your fantasy wedding destination and invite to enter. Deadline is Dec. 22.

2) Parisian Party’s Holiday Giveaway offers up the chance to win these cute “Paris Party Girl” Christmas ornaments. Click over and share your favorite Winter in Paris memory before Dec. 14. This site offers fabulous inspiration for all things French and totally oh-la-la!

3) Remember my eco-friendly wedding gift idea from Trees Instead? Well, they’ve got a Green Wedding Contest running through December 28th. Three lucky couples will win Trees Instead Wedding Favors (one tree planted for every guest). The second prize winner will win an acre of planted trees and the first prize couple hits the jackpot with an acre of planted tress, a Lifetime Carbon Footprint offset and an ALL INCLUSIVE ECO-FRIENDLY 5-NIGHT HONEYMOON IN COSTA RICA.

I say, increase your odds and enter all three.