A beautiful stand-out image for us is the incredible tower of wedding macarons! With peach as its highlight colour, the macaron cake is just one of several splendid desserts displayed on glass tables, antique chairs and more. The Eiffel Tower cake is a must-admire, too.
The bride and groom look relaxed yet elegant and the bride’s peach bouquet, stunning headpiece and swoon-worthy dress are a picture of Paris!
Colour Palettes for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
Parisian weddings are all about romance, magic, and wonder. The perfect wedding colours for such a theme are pastel and peach. Adding shades of blush, rose, lavender, sea green, and other gorgeous hues will help brighten up the wedding and add a feel of Parisian glitz to your wedding.
With these pastel shades, you can add gold or silver, black piping or tubing, and navy blue for some added contrast. Most people prefer using dark colours to make the pastel brighter so that the entire peach shade stands out from the rest. It is best to remember that while merging colours, you may need to offset them with some neutral shades like white and off-white.
Details for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
Parisian details should be present throughout the theme. When you think of Paris, what first thought pops up? The Eiffel Tower! Having small miniatures of the Eiffel Tower on each table, or instead of a wedding arch, having an Eiffel Tower floral arch could also beautifully add to the peach and pastel Parisian theme.
While concentrating on the overly French theme, you may also have to consider adding more minor things (that may not scream Paris). For instance, balloons, paper and lace flowers, and more could add to the whimsical feel of the wedding, but not be very ‘French.’ It is best to use a little restraint to the wedding theme without going overboard.
Food for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
When in Paris, eat as the Parisians do! It’s not every day that your wedding guests might experience authentic French cuisine. Hiring a French caterer will add authenticity to the wedding theme, whether you host the nuptials in Paris or a destination setting.
You could also mix and match the menu by introducing classic French seasonings, pastries, and desserts. Since the French love their wines, having several wines from different regions of France, cocktails, canapes, and platters of cold cuts, grapes, and cheeses will be an ode to Parisian food. If you want to add a twist or originality, you could also place seafood platters, smoked salmon dishes, bagels, chilled soups, and oysters. When planning the food, do not forget to add French pastries and macarons.
Table Setting Style for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
There is plenty of room for various table setting styles in French-inspired weddings. Wrought iron furniture covered with white table linen, black wrought iron chairs (reminiscent of Parisian cafes), and gorgeous peach table runners will add grace and beauty to the table.
Beautiful blooms in white, green, blush, orange, and peach on each table, with a 2-ft Eiffel Tower in gold, silver, or white, will also be very French. To complete your table setting, add glass candelabras with white candles, green serviettes with the Arc de Triomphe (paper cutout), small bowls with lit floating candles, jars of jam, a small cheese plate, and some fresh fruits. You could also add a mini cheese fondue station on each table for guests to snack on.
Budget for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
Having a wedding theme usually helps curb spending. Many couples prefer choosing a theme to help them allocate the budget correctly. This is due to various reasons – the primary being too many choices. When there are several options in front of you, there is a chance of confusion.
With a few other colours, the pastel and peach theme will limit your choices to only making selective purchases. Once you have the unique expenses out of the way, the most significant overheads will be wedding venue rent, lighting, décor (furniture rental), caterer, wedding cake, photographer, videographer, and entertainment. Sticking to a wedding budget and making small allowances will help you pull off a fabulous Parisian theme without burning a hole in your pocket.
Wedding Dresses and Accessories for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
French brides usually opt for traditional white wedding dresses with lace, tulle, and full-body skirts. The accessories are traditionally heirloom hairclips (statement pieces) and minimal jewellry. However, if this isn’t something you want, you could opt for a light peach-coloured flowing, airy wedding dress with chiffon skirts.
The accessories for the wedding are usually diamonds and pearls, with bracelets and statement earrings. Many brides prefer a statement choker or necklace (if the wedding dress is strapless). White shoes with rhinestones or bejewelled satin slippers are also classic French. You could opt for a green garter as your something borrowed from a family member – how very French!
Wedding Invitations for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
The wedding invitations inform guests about the theme, dates, and venue. With so much magic and love, a pastel and peach Parisian-themed wedding invite can look absolutely stunning! Planning a Parisian invite need not be stressful. Simply ensure the wedding colours are reflected in flowers, add a picture of a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower, and have the script in elegant cursive black or gold font.
You could also add other images and outlines of French-inspired things like macarons, the Arc de Triomphe, vineyards, and glasses of champagne on the invite. If you choose to go paperless, you must ensure that the images are bold, vivid, and are easily visible in the digitised wedding invitations.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
There are several excellent cake ideas for Parisian wedding cakes. The best would be to hire a French artisanal baker and request a hand-painted Eiffel Tower cake. You could either have the cake in the shape of the Eiffel Tower or a multi-tiered cake with white frosting and the hand painting of the Eiffel Tower – Van Gogh-style.
If this is too Parisian for you, and you don’t mind a unique twist on a traditional cake, you can also opt for a gorgeous pastel and peachy pink-coloured macaron tower. Not only will this fit with the theme, but macarons are hugely French. You can also opt for a croquembouche.
Reception Décor for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
The reception décor should be an apt representation of Parisian colours and things. For example, adding pastel-shaded French dancers in paper to each table, a life-size Eiffel Tower in the corner of the room, white seating (a la Parisian gardens), and small cards on easels with the names of each food dish at the buffet table will also work.
If you want to bank heavily on the artistic nature of Paris, you could also have cookies shaped in paint palettes, cookie towers, pastel-coloured balloons, and more. The décor should reflect the inherent parts of Paris that you and your partner identify with throughout the wedding. Doing this will bring harmony to the reception.
Favors and Gifts for a Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding
Wedding favors are meant to thank your guests for attending your big day and showering you with their love and blessing. The gifts should also remind your guests of the wedding theme. For this reason, authenticity in wedding favors is a must.
Some great ideas for Parisian wedding favors are lavender soap bars (with real lavender bits), small bottles of rose wine, wildflower seeds in a heart-shaped burlap packet, French bath salts, peach-coloured candles, and miniature Eiffel Tower paperweights. If you want to add something sweet, you could also plan macaron gift boxes in pastel and peach. These can be small packets of six or eight macarons to a box personalised with your wedding date and names.
Pastel and Peach Parisian Wedding Inspiration
This pastel and peach Paris themed wedding workshop shoot from Carmen and Ingo Photography is simply marvelous. With the help of wedding stylist Doreen Winking, this team managed to bring a soft and feminine pastel infused Parisian look to a greenhouse near Munich in Germany.
The watercolor inspired palette, ballerina cutouts, and true artistry on all of the paper elements from Sonja of Die Exlusiven Einladungskarten all add a lovely sense of joy and whimsy to the day & the attention to detail in every element of this shoot is absolutely outstanding. Enjoy!
Wasn’t that shoot fantastic? I can’t decide which cake I liked more – the one with the hand painted Eiffel Tower or the macarons…though both are too pretty to eat! Be sure to catch more beautiful work from Carmen and Ingo here.
Credits: Photography: Carmen and Ingo Photography // Concept & Styling: Doreen Winking Weddings // Paper Goods: Die Exklusiven Einladungskarten // Floral Design: Floral Kreativ // Hair & Makeup: Felicitas Brunner // Wedding Dress: Elfenkleid // Bridal Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer // Jewelry: Michaela Römer // Cake & Desserts: Suess & Salzig // Venue: Die Alte Gartnerei (Munich, Germany) // Models: Melanie & Thomas.