I recently attended a family member’s wedding and reception whose theme colors were black, white and fuchsia. She decorated the reception tables using lovely black-and-white scroll patterned fabric with fuchsia accents dotted around the reception hall. She also used a variety of decorative pieces—candelabras, statues, and the like—as centerpieces. It had a very Parisian feel to it and I thought how creative it would be to have a Parisian themed wedding reception. Whether you’re having your wedding reception indoors or al fresco, I think it would be a romantic way to celebrate your wedding ceremony.
The wedding reception decorations could include wire Eiffel Tower decorative pieces for table centerpieces. You could even attach photos of the bride and groom to each tower for a personal touch. And since Paris is the City of Lights, you could tastefully string white mini lights across the ceiling covered by a sheer black or navy fabric for a starry night effect.
Whether serving a sit-down meal or a buffet, you could incorporate some classic French foods into your meal like filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, baguettes and eclairs. In fact, you could create a tiered wedding cake out of classic French pastries for an alternative to a traditional wedding cake. These pastries would be perfect served with—what else?—champagne fountain for the wedding toast.
Try the Parisian theme for your wedding reception. I'm sure you'll love the classic elegance.