Couture & Coquetterie

COLOR OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY – BLUSH – #SLICYEAROFCOLOR

What is not to blush about BLUSH? With this color being the most popular wedding color out there besides ivory, we certainly knew, there was no better month to gush on blush then the month of February. Blush became huge on the wedding scene about 4 years ago with the revival of Gold and Blush. Why Brides love this color is so much is because it is one of the

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Marsala Wedding Inspiration from Paris, France

Pantone described it’s choice for Color of the Year 2015 by saying “the impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on it’s own or as a strong accent to many other colors.” When I was in Paris, I knew that this earthy red would make the perfect accent to the scenery. The bare winter trees, light green grass, and beige buildings could all

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Wedding Inspiration: Industrial Café

Since living in France, I’ve spent a lot of time in cafés. This board is not inspired so much by one coffee shop in particular as it is inspired by pieces of different locations.  The idea of coffee and cozy drinks is central to this wedding, and although I couldn’t fit it in to this board, a craft cocktail bar would also work really well with this design. The industrial

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Wedding Inspiration: The Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy

A sunny, bright, warm summer wedding in Italy sounds amazing, doesn’t it!? I love the pinks and oranges in this wedding inspiration with the gold details thrown in. This board was inspired by the Spanish Steps in Rome. At the top of the steps you see all of the orange and white buildings spread out across the city, which itself is both very impressive and glamorous while still feeling inviting

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Wedding Inspiration: Prague + Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau is an art style typically dated from the late 1800s to the First World War, characterized by flowing lines, curves, and natural influence. Though it is closely associated with France, this type of art reached all of over Europe and the United States. The movement was a break from the constraints of traditional rules, and sought to combine all media into a single art form. Therefore graphic art, architecture,

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Wedding Inspiration from Edinburgh, Scotland

I fell completely in love with Edinburgh, and I couldn’t wait to create a bit of wedding inspiration to reflect my time there! The red, berry, and blue colors are rather muted and toned-down, instead of a bright color combination. It rained during most of my time in the UK, and the dark clouds created a soft overlay to the city that I found surprisingly beautiful, and I wanted this

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Wedding Inspiration (plus a drink recipe!) : Purple Cassis

Cassis, or black currant, is used very often in France in candies, jams, ice cream and in beverages. Last weekend I took a trip to Dijon, France, where Cassis grows in abundance. In every shop we went into there was a new treat featuring the dark berry, and in Dijon they even make mustard with Cassis in it! This vision board is all about the cake for me. I was

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Wedding Inspiration: French Market

One of my favorite parts about living in Lyon has been going to the open market next to the Saône river on Sunday mornings to stock up on groceries for the week. There’s amazing fresh produce, beautiful flowers, gorgeous pastries, artisan breads, cheese, soap, honey, meat, seafood, and so much more! Not only is it a great place to find amazing food, it’s been very helpful for me to learn different

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Wedding Inspiration: Glamour & Elegance from l’Hôtel de Ville

I’m very excited to share this vision board  because the warm garnet, glamorous golds, and classic elements create something that looks fit for royalty. The photo in the middle is of Le Salon Justin Godart in Lyon’s Hôtel de Ville. Hôtel de Ville is not actually a hotel, it’s the mayor’s office. The salon pictured was the room that left the biggest impression on me when I visited, and for the rest of

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