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Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Paris. After all it is the city of love and my entire life is based off of those four little but passionate letters. Say “France,” and people think romance! And what could be more romantic than getting married high atop Le Tour Eiffel? Fortunately, you don’t have to board an Air France jet to have a French-infused fete. Plan the wedding on your home turf and let your creativity soar. Here are some suggestions for a fabulous French-style soiree:Have the party at a French restaurant, in a French-inspired reception hall, or at a borrowed chateau. No chateau in the neighborhood? Not a problem. Go with an ordinary home or hall and create a cafe environment. Use small, ice-cream-parlor-style tables topped with bottles of wine, Dijon mustard, and Perrier. Hang Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, and Cezanne framed posters on the walls. Place huge baskets of baguettes on the sideboards. Erect a postcard stand filled with pictures of Paris for people to take home and set up a continuous slide show of images of Paris. You can even have your waiters wear berets to make the scene complete. For the bride, why not go Marie Antoinette; huge skirt, tight top (or bustier), lots of lace. You might want to check out costume shops for something authentic-looking! If you want to go couture, check out the Paris-based wedding-dress designer Kastine; for a more modern affair, consider the sleek, Givenchy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s look. Then set your hair to match your gown.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Paris. After all it is the city of love and my entire life is based off of those four little but passionate letters. Say “France,” and people think romance! And what could be more romantic than getting married high atop Le Tour Eiffel? Fortunately, you don’t have to board an Air France jet to have a French-infused fete. Plan the wedding on your home turf and let your creativity soar. Here are some suggestions for a fabulous French-style soiree:Have the party at a French restaurant, in a French-inspired reception hall, or at a borrowed chateau. No chateau in the neighborhood? Not a problem. Go with an ordinary home or hall and create a cafe environment. Use small, ice-cream-parlor-style tables topped with bottles of wine, Dijon mustard, and Perrier. Hang Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, and Cezanne framed posters on the walls. Place huge baskets of baguettes on the sideboards. Erect a postcard stand filled with pictures of Paris for people to take home and set up a continuous slide show of images of Paris. You can even have your waiters wear berets to make the scene complete. For the bride, why not go Marie Antoinette; huge skirt, tight top (or bustier), lots of lace. You might want to check out costume shops for something authentic-looking! If you want to go couture, check out the Paris-based wedding-dress designer Kastine; for a more modern affair, consider the sleek, Givenchy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s look. Then set your hair to match your gown.