Here is a French inspired wedding we featured in our 2015 wedding issue! When we think of romance and love, France often enters the mind… this is how it was for Sara, a student of art history who fell in love with Versailles and Marie Antoinette while on a trip during high school.
She creatively incorporated a French theme for her wedding day – one in which both of her sisters, Anna and Alexa, were instrumental in helping plan. Sara and her sisters have a history steeped in wedding wear as they grew up surrounded by the work of the YWCA and Church Street Bridal.
FRENCH INSPIRED ELEMENTS
Sara speaks French and has been to France several times, including studying abroad. She was determined to incorporate a French influence into her day.
- The color palette of pink, gold and blue was inspired by the regal-ness of Versailles.
- Marie Antoinette’s signature monogram contained an “M”, which was perfect for this wedding since the groom’s last name is Morris.
- Pastries, macaroons and champagne are all French delights that were incorporated as favors and food elements.
- The first Christmas that Sara and Logan were dating, Sara’s mother gave her a pink pair of shoes. They reminded Sara so much of Marie Antoinette that she saved them to wear on her wedding day… almost 5 years later!
Sara’s advice to future brides? Do not let the stress of planning make you lose sight of why you are getting married! My husband and I would take one day a week during our engagement to go out on a date and not talk about the wedding. It was my favorite night of the week because it put back into focus that the wedding is one day but our marriage would be forever.
- Alterations – The Gilded Thimble
- Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Becky’s Bridal
- Bridesmaids’ Jewelry and Hairpieces – Charmingly (Etsy, Anna Barksdale)
- Cake – Coffey Cakes
- Ceremony Gown – Becky’s Bridal
- DJ – Official Entertainment
- Florals – Rod Meek
- Hair – Studio Style and Spa
- Harpist – Renee Hall
- Macaroons and Pastries – Our Daily Bread
- Makeup – Thomas Dunn Studio
- Planner – Rod Meek
- Photography – Crystal George Studios
- Reception Gown – Church Street Bridal
- Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse
- Veil – Kleinfeld’s (her “something borrowed” from her sister, Anna)
- Venue (Ceremony) – Greene Memorial United Methodist Church
- Venue (Reception) – Corinthian Ballroom
- Videography – Shaking Hands Productions