Moodboard: je t’aime Paris

Ah, Paris. The city of love. But also the city of €10 coffees, hordes of tourists and a language barrier that could make planning a wedding there tricky (see: the Scottish wee vs. French oui). It’s no wonder that the Gallic metropolis is much more popular as a wedding theme than a destination.

Stripes translate to a monochrome palette that looks très chic with pastel pink and blousy peonies. And don’t even get us started on the scope for patisserie-inspired sweet treats: imagine a dessert table heaving with macarons, biscuits and a towering croquembouche. For a less obvious addition to your Parisian party, give your guests a personalised love locket as your favours. Just make sure none are sealed around your bedroom door handle in the morning!

Off-shoulder lace gown with illusion sleeves (style 8903), £POA, Justin Alexander
Sterling silver and 18ct rose gold vermeil entwined love hearts bracelet, £90, Dower & Hall
Patisserie Birthday collection, £35, Biscuiteers
Cinderella demi halo in gold, £265, Emmy London
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris eau de parfum, £50 for 30ml, The Fragrance Shop 
Pastel napkin decoration, £POA, Get Knotted (Photo: Alex Aikman Smith)
Paris Eiffel Tower wedding invitation, from £1.75 each, HappyChantilly at
Joanie Blossom Blush, £400, Harriet Wilde
Three-tier monochrome and rose cake, £POA, Cakes by Cathie
French-themed gold and pink props, £20, Paper Gala
Pink peony bouquet, £POA, Flowers 4 Hours
Hand-painted macarons, £1.50 each, Suzanne Esper Cakes (Photo: Laura E Patrick)
Round metal Paris storage tin, £7.95, Melody Maison
Personalised padlock, £4.99, eBay
Mix & Match jumbo pink straw, £2.99, Talking Tables
Bespoke Paris wedding map, from £1.90, Cute Maps