Vintage photos and romantic country garden flowers

I really wanted to share some inspiration from this wedding because not only is it beautiful but because I’m very familiar with the lovely lady whose wedding it was.  The bride, Brigitte, is one of my lovely readers who whilst planning her wedding was always leaving me sweet comments on my blog posts and Facebook page – it’s so nice to be able to become familiar with one of my readers like that.

Brigitte and Graham wedding

Brigitte got married in July at Goldbrick House in Bristol and had the styling help of Kirsten, the talent who is The Little Wedding Helper to make her ideas a reality.  To honour Paris, the city they got engaged in Brigitte and her fiance Graham included some nice French touches to their day, which had such a romantic feel to it.  What I particularly loved was Brigitte’s table decorations and floral arrangements – you often see weddings inspired by Paris, but I think this one captures that essence the nicest.

Elegant vintage Paris inspired wedding table decoration

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paris winter snow globe ring

If you read the blog regularly you might know that I recently spent the weekend in Paris with my little sister Izzy.  We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere in Paris at Christmas – from the twinkly lights strung from every tree and across ever street, to the incredible shop window displays.  Paris at Christmas is truly magical and well worth a visit to anyone interested – perfect for a honeymoon if you’re not wanting to laze on a beach getting a tan.

So having selected those bits that stuck in my mind from our weekend in Paris, I have scoured the internet to find ideas and inspiration on how you could bring a little bit of Paris at Christmas to your winter wedding.  If you’d like to see more pics from our weekend in Paris you can find them here.

Twinkly lights

I absolutely loved the twinkling lights everywhere and think that lighting is so vital in how you create a cosy atmosphere.  I came across this idea of putting fairylights into bottles and I think it’s so fun and really captures the essence of the Paris Christmas lights.  There are tutorials on how to drill a hole in old wine bottles…but I’m sure you could just use battery powered ones if you wanted (remember to get rechargeable batteries).

bottle fairy lights

The below left picture combines not only the twinkling lights (both electric and tealights) but also the twigs and branches which we saw used a lot in Paris window displays…

wedding fairy lights

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snowy Paris wedding

It seemed only fitting that since this time tomorrow I will be in Paris with my sister that I share a wintery Paris wedding.  This one with snow and a cosy reception was just how I’d imagine a Paris wedding at this chilly but magical time of year.

I love that the couple got married on a grand staircase with their family and friends all around them – what a lovely idea – and what a stunning backdrop with that huge window looking out onto a snowy landscape.

romantic winter Paris wedding

The tables were decorated minimally (if you take a look at the reception room you’ll see it didn’t need much decorating!) but they used moss and fir cones to bring in a touch of the outside.

winter wedding decorations

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