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Top Wooden Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas (and DIYs): Fast, Easy & Tres Chic

This amazing roundup of wooden ladder wedding decor ideas will get your creative juices flowing. Be it as hanging centerpieces, food displays, backdrops or wedding arches, these top wooden ladder decorating ideas are fast, affordable and ultra chic!

Wedding wreaths and a gorgeous vintage wooden ladder to decorate your reception space.

Wedding wreaths and a gorgeous vintage wooden ladder to decorate your reception space.

Start browsing through these amazingly creative wooden ladder wedding decor ideas and pick yours! I can assure you it won’t be as simple a choice as it will be turning them into a reality.

Ladders adapt to any wedding style. Indoors, outdoors, vintage, industrial, rustic and even glam! Yes, glam wedding decor with an old wooden ladder!

Related: How to Plan a Boho Wedding: Complete Guide To A Trend That’s Here to Stay!

Lucky for you, decorating doesn’t have to be expensive if you are willing to get crafty and repurpose a couple of ladders. Get inspired by these top wooden ladder decor ideas, DIY a few and impress your guests with your amazing taste!

Wedding Ladder Table Plan Inspiration

Garden and backyard weddings are oh so trending but you still need to show your guests where to sit. Why not repurpose an old 6 foot leaning step ladder to create a totes unique wedding table plan? Or maybe use the ladder to hang the Polaroid vintage guest book, amiright?

Show your guests to their tables with this rustic leaning ladder wedding table plan. Photography: Amie Schroeder Photography.

Show your guests to their tables with this rustic leaning ladder wedding table plan. Photography: Amie Schroeder Photography.

Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas for Killer Photo-Booth Backdrops

If you are still trying to figure out what to use as a photo-booth backdrop, go no further! Cover an old wooden stepladder with blooming flowers, greenery, fairy lights or use a rustic ladder shelf to place the props.

These ladder wedding decor ideas will make for a gorgeous and unique backdrop for your pre-ceremony photoshoot session as well.

Triangle backdrop at a Yosemite bohemian-inspired nuptials.

Triangle backdrop at a Yosemite bohemian-inspired nuptials.

Stunning photo booth backdrop with a white vintage ladder and a fairytale feel. Who said Alice in Wonderland?

Stunning photo booth backdrop with a white vintage ladder and a fairytale feel. Who said Alice in Wonderland?

Old wooden ladder decorating ideas for a backyard tented reception. Roses and a few lovey-dovey knick-knacks decorate this gray folding ladder.

Old wooden ladder decorating ideas for a backyard tented reception. Roses and a few lovey-dovey knick-knacks decorate this gray folding ladder.

Vintage Wooden Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas

Repurposing projects can make your vintage wedding rock. Get a hold of some paint, sponges for whitewashing (optional) and at least one step ladder. Use the ladder shelves to place family portraits, greenery wreaths, lavender and if the shelves are wide enough, a few antiques.

Related: Unique Wedding Memorial Ideas: In Loving Memory

Decorative vintage wedding ladders. Make it yours! Maybe use it as a welcome sign. ;)

Decorative vintage wedding ladders. Make it yours! Maybe use it as a welcome sign. 😉

Love this flower entwined leaning rustic wooden ladder wedding decor for an industrial venue. Photo: Shanna Melville Bridal.

Love this flower entwined leaning rustic wooden ladder wedding decor for an industrial venue. Photo: Shanna Melville Bridal.




How To Make A Wooden Ladder Wedding Arch

To build your own wedding arch you will need at least a couple of ladders and a two by four or a wooden pole. If the arch is not to wide, you can use a broomstick. Nifty way to save, right?

If you are using folding ladders, the first step is to nail the extensible shelf so the ladder won’t close. Now, nail the piece of wood to the top of both ladders. Finally, decorate the arch with light fabrics, eucalyptus and budding and exploding florals.

Give free reign to your imagination and turn these ladders into the most beautiful wedding arch ever!

Exchange your vows under an original wedding arch made with ladders.

Exchange your vows under an original wedding arch made with ladders.

Jaw-Dropping Hanging Ladder Wedding Decor

This might require a little bit of help, but don’t worry, it’s still pretty easy to do. You could paint the ladder to match your wedding colors, hang them above your wedding tables and decorate them away! This idea takes romantic boho-chic ladder decor to a whole new level!

Florals in bottles and mason jars hanging from a ladder above the wedding tables.

Florals in bottles and mason jars hanging from a ladder above the wedding tables.

Twigs and Edison lightbulbs for a fall wedding. I'm in love!

Twigs and Edison lightbulbs for a fall wedding. I’m in love!

Amazing Ladder Food Bars, Favors & Candy Stations

Add some wooden shelves to your good old ladders and boom! You’ve got yourself the coolest food bars ever.

Related: Mini Foods for Weddings, A Mini Guide to Serving Miniature Food

Even better, you can turn them into an appetizer, candy station, or a wedding favor display. Really, there’s so much you can do with just a couple of ladders and some wood.

Green and gold vintage dessert ladder. Remember to nail the shelves to the ladder steps!

Green and gold vintage dessert ladder. Remember to nail the shelves to the ladder steps!

Fab and simple way of displaying drinks for your outdoor wedding reception.

Fab and simple way of displaying drinks for your outdoor wedding reception.

Turn an old wooden ladder into your candy bar.

Turn an old wooden ladder into your candy bar.

Top Wooden Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas

Yes, that’s right, you can turn your old ladders and repurposed them into cutting-edge wedding furniture and decor! Not only are they going to look unique but this is going to save you beaucoup des bucks to your wedding budget. Word!

Related: 19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

Paint a short ladder and turn it into a side table for your lounge furniture. Or decorate ladders with flowers and fairy lights for a magical feel.

Lounge areas will need tables and what better than to make them unique and super affordable?

Lounge areas will need tables and what better than to make them unique and super affordable?

We’ve already seen how to turn ladders into shelves. Now let’s add some cute wedding props: Candles, lights, or even some photos of you two!

Rustic or garden old wooden ladder wedding ideas with ivy and potted plants.

Rustic or garden old wooden ladder wedding ideas with ivy and potted plants.

If you need to decorate a corner of your venue, think ladders. This one definitely spells out beachy.

If you need to decorate a corner of your venue, think ladders. This one definitely spells out beachy.

The simple ladder makes for a great unique wedding decoration that you can easily adapt to fit your theme, attract your guests, and show your talent! And now, Wedding Dessert Table Ideas that will Blow your Mind: How to Create Yours!

If your wedding budget is a bit tight, consider decorating with ladders as they are both cost-effective and their look totally rocks!

If your wedding budget is a bit tight, consider decorating with ladders as they are both cost-effective and their look totally rocks!

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Photo Credits: greenweddngshoes, paperandlace, ohbestdayever, dyncrafts, whimsicalwonderlandweddings, happywedd, allegrasweetparty

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Vintage Wedding Cakes, A Touch of Unexpected Romance and Glam

Adore the glamor of yesteryear? Go retro with romantic and floral vintage wedding cakes. This is a great idea if you are rocking the pearls or lace on your dress on your wedding day.

A twist on the classic wedding cake, just two tiers! Monogrammed vintage wedding cakes by Whipped Bakeshop.

A twist on the classic wedding cake, just two tiers! Monogrammed vintage wedding cakes by Whipped Bakeshop.

Vintage wedding cakes can easily turn into the center of attention at a reception. Hand-painted, romantic, adorned with lace, or with brocade details that evoke old memories from our grand-parent’s times.

Let’s delve into the world of vintage cakes loaded with fondant, buttercream, pearls, sugar roses and antique decor.

What Makes a Wedding Cake Vintage Inspired?

There are thousand of different ways to achieve the timeless vintage look for your cake. The classic elegance of pearls is often found in the details of the vintage cake. Actual lace can be placed on the cakes or even piped lace. You can mimic your wedding dress’ lace design, add a cascade of fresh flowers or sugar flowers in pink, lilac, green or beige. If you are using bird cages on your decor, crown your vintage wedding cake with a cage filled with baby’s breath.

The soft pastel vintage colors, the opulent juxtapositions of lace and pearls, hand-painted masterpieces will add a layer of sophisticated elegance and beauty to your wedding cake.

Go fancy with playful black and white polka dots or give a nod to the lace. Incorporating jewelry – like brooches or beads and even more fashionable than lace – is what really adds that touch that sets it apart from other vintage designs. If jewelry on the vintage wedding cake is not really your thing, subtle and glossy edible pearls may be just what suits your style. A gold leaf finish over the wedding cake adds a refined elegance and takes it all the way to the Gatsby era.

Wanting to put your own stamp on a traditional style? A modern twist on a vintage cake may be just for you.

Vintage wedding cakes can also be on trend. Check out this dark chocolate brownie salted caramel floral drip cake with coconut and pistachio.

Vintage wedding cakes can also be on trend. Check out this dark chocolate brownie salted caramel floral drip cake with coconut and pistachio.

A blast from the past! Steampunk wedding cake.

A blast from the past! Steampunk wedding cake.

Rustic vintage wedding cake featuring colorful floral decorations and greenery.

Rustic vintage wedding cake featuring colorful floral decorations and greenery.

Check out these Wedding Cake Trends That Will Have You Drooling in No Time

The Amazing Vintage Wedding Cakes

These incredible vintage wedding cakes are very well suited for boho, country and even with industrial wedding themes. Besides, cakes are getting smaller, so indulging in one of these romantic creations will not blow your budget too much.

Is your wedding an all-out glitz and glam affair to be remembered? Make sure your cake stands out too! Multiple tiered vintage wedding cakes are decorated with eye-catching details, such as bright colors and even glitter (edible, of course!) Silver and gold may adorn the cake as ribbons. Expect a bold statement with a glam cake. A glamorous bride deserves a cake to match.

Contrasting roses against a superb gold foil wedding cake atop a band cake plate.

Contrasting roses against a superb gold foil wedding cake atop a band cake plate.

Such a stunning wedding deserves an insane five-tier cake.

Such a stunning wedding deserves an insane five-tier cake.




Simple elegance almost on the side of dreamy and nostalgic romance with lots of small glamorous details.

Simple elegance almost on the side of dreamy and nostalgic romance with lots of small glamorous details.

Ruffles, satin and edible roses are indicative of vintage wedding cakes. Perfect for a Paris-themed wedding.

Ruffles, satin and edible roses are indicative of vintage wedding cakes. Perfect for a Paris-themed wedding.

Simple and decorated with jewelry and an adorable "She's Her Lobster" cake topper.

Simple and decorated with jewelry and an adorable “She’s Her Lobster” cake topper.

Vintage Wedding Cakes for Traditional Couples

A traditional cake is generally round or square with multiple tiers. They’re generally covered in white fondant or cream, with sometimes some color added with fondant flowers or other small details. There are often white piped details as ribbon or beautiful lace along the edges. Wedding cakes traditionally used to be fruitcakes in the United Kingdom and America. This was due to how long they could last without needing refrigeration. If you’re having a classic white wedding, a traditional wedding cake will go perfectly. It’s very classy and would look elegant on any cake table.

Delicate vintage wedding cake in blush and blue with lace details inspired in the bride's gown by Cotton and Crumbs.

Delicate vintage wedding cake in blush and blue with lace details inspired in the bride’s gown by Cotton and Crumbs.

Intricate lace design gives an impressive look to a completely white wedding cake.

Intricate lace design gives an impressive look to a completely white wedding cake.

Roses and baby's breath featured on this naked wedding cake.

Roses and baby’s breath featured on this naked wedding cake.

If you are all about sticking to traditions, especially when it comes to grandma’s secret chocolate chip cookie recipe, opt for classic vintage wedding cakes that feature a simple flavor like vanilla, buttercream frosting, and a little to no add-ons except florals.

Big flowers adorn the cake from all angles on every tier. It’s all about the details, amiright?

Heads over heels for these glam vintage wedding cakes by Bliss Pastry.

Heads over heels for these glam vintage wedding cakes by Bliss Pastry.

A modern twist on vintage wedding cakes. Gold bands, hand painted floral patterns and black and white stripes. Don't forget the flower!

A modern twist on vintage wedding cakes. Gold bands, hand painted floral patterns and black and white stripes. Don’t forget the flower!

Vintage Wedding Cakes to Delight your Eyes and your Tastebuds

Grab a fork and spoon because you’re going to want to eat these cakes already. Seriously, all the way to the last bite! Lace vintage wedding cakes are some of the most striking details you can add to your nuptials. These confections are romantic, elegant and can give a beautiful touch of vintage charm to your wedding day.

Creativity, classic color and traditionally styled detail is key to vintage wedding cakes. They will transport you and your guests into a world of charm, elegance and romanticism. Now, take a look at these 45 classy & elegant wedding cakes, graceful inspiration tier by tier.

This five-tiered cake stood six feet tall and had over 4,000 Swarovski crystals!

This five-tiered cake stood six feet tall and had over 4,000 Swarovski crystals!

If you are decorating your own cake, here is a simple way to create some fab quilted effects.

If you are decorating your own cake, here is a simple way to create some fab quilted effects.

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Photo Credits: stylish wedd, CakesDecor, opulenttreasures, Cake Central, ThatGaySite, Modwedding, 100layercake

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The Groom’s Tie: How to Choose the Right Color and Style for the Big Day

Discover how to choose the right color and style for the groom’s tie and have him look picture perfect on your big day!

Floral groom's tie, perfect for a modern or boho wedding.

Floral groom’s tie, perfect for a modern or boho wedding.

There is a fair amount of time spent picking out what the bride will be wearing on the big day, but it is important not to overlook the groom’s style. Let’s be honest, we know the bride is going to get the majority of the attention here, but the groom is going to want to look and feel great too, after all.

How To Choose the Right Color and Style for the Big Day

Sorry guys, when it comes down to the color of your tie, I’m sure the bride will have a say. But if your wedding palette has two colors, the groom can wear one of the shades while the rest of the guys wear the other.

Now that the color has been decided, let’s move on to picking the right groom’s tie. Many grooms email us asking about the fabric of a particular tie so I decided I could give a little rundown of the most common fabrics for ties.

The Groom’s Tie: How to Pick the Fabric

It’s best to start with the month the wedding will be held. Fabrics like cotton and linen who are light and breezy are perfect for summery weddings. Other fabrics like wool, tweed, cashmere and different wool blends are more suited for the winter.

Rayon, polyester and silk wear well all year round. But buyer beware when it comes down to silk neckties! There are many kinds of silk out there and the quality varies. The most commonly used for men’s ties are doupioni silk (its threads are uneven and irregular), shantung (very smooth and has hardly any slubs), silk linen (it actually has the look of linen) and satin which is glossy and smooth on one side and matte on the other.



Peach textured groom's tie. Always consider the collar width before picking the tie style! Photographer: Kristen Weaver.

Peach textured groom’s tie. Always consider the collar width before picking the tie style! Photographer: Kristen Weaver.

Blue tie fit for a civil ceremony, a daytime wedding or an elopement by zeusfactor

Blue tie fit for a civil ceremony, a daytime wedding or an elopement by zeusfactor

The Groom’s Tie: Let’s Get To Know Their Styles

What to wear? What to wear? Depending on the formality of the affair, you may want to take your pick of the following types and styles of groom’s ties. But you must also consider the collar style and width before picking the tie! Let’s review some of the groom’s tie styles.

The Necktie

A classic. This is the long tie most commonly associated with working in an office. But, that’s not to say it should not be worn for a wedding. Match the tie to the wedding colors to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look.

Love this handmade cotton floral tie for the civil ceremony. The groom will look so modern!

Love this handmade cotton floral tie for the civil ceremony. The groom will look so modern! (Get it here)

The Ascot

If your groom has been searching his entire life for an excuse to wear an Ascot, now is the time. An ascot is much more formal and is a folded tie that is wider than a necktie and usually won with a stickpin or tie tack. Typically, Ascots are a patterned material, but they can be neutral, think blacks or grays, or the wedding colors to match the décor.

Bow Tie

Bow ties are a symmetrical ribbon of fabric that tie together to form two loops that sit at the collar of the groom’s dress shirt. Most commonly, bow ties are worn with tuxedos, but fun, patterned bow ties also pair well with suits. Grooms can wear black bow ties for very formal looks or match the bridesmaid’s dresses when wearing a tuxedo.

Modern black suit with velvet bow tie, shawl collar, and "crown folded" pocket square.

Modern black suit with velvet bow tie, shawl collar, and “crown folded” pocket square.




The Euro Tie is a middle ground between the necktie and the Ascot. Gold orange paisley silk cravat.

The Euro Tie is a middle ground between the necktie and the Ascot. Gold orange paisley silk cravat.

Euro Tie or Cravat

The Euro Tie is a middle ground between necktie and Ascot. It’s a long tie with a square bottom, knotted at the beck and worn with a spread collar shirt. It’s formal but not quite Ascot-level formal.

Here is a great tip for grooms to look great on your big day. Make sure the widest part of your tie matches the width of the lapel chosen for your wedding.

Photo Gallery to Help you Pick your Most Fabulous Groom’s Tie

How to “Tie The Knot”: The Half-Windsor Knot

There are many ways to tie a knot (pun intended) 😉 but today we will share how to tie the Half-Windsor knot! Medium to light thickness for ties are this year’s trend. Therefore, the half-Windsor is easier and more fitting. It is also nice and symmetrical but not quite as bulky as the Windsor knot.

Modern groom's tie in gray with a Half-Windsor knot. Brooklyn Wedding by Lauren Balingit Photography.

Modern groom’s tie in gray with a Half-Windsor knot. Brooklyn Wedding by Lauren Balingit Photography.

Remember that your body type matters when picking a tie. The half-Windsor is narrower and longer and looks best on slimmer taller guys.

  1. Lay the tie around your neck and stand in front of a mirror. The wide end should be on your right and the small or narrow end should be on your left when looking into the mirror. The wider end should hang about 12 inches lower than the smaller end.
  2. In front of you, cross the wide end over the narrow end, making an “X.”
  3. Still holding the wide end, go under the small end and to the right
  4. Now, pull the wide end up to the center towards the necktie
  5. Bring the wide end through the neck loop from the front towards the back and left.
  6. Cross the wide end over the narrow end to the right
  7. Now bring it upwards again, this time from beneath the neck loop
  8. Pull it through the loop you just created in the front and then straight down
  9. Use both hands to adjust the tie until it sits tight under your collar.
  10. You look terrific!! 🙂

Grooms now is your time to shine as brightly as the bride. Ok, maybe not as brightly, but don’t miss this chance to show off your personal style when picking your tie! Most of the groom’s ties can be found and shipped worldwide at Dessy. Check them out! Now back to the brides! Discover these Timeless, Elegant and Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride!

How good are you at tying the knot? Discover how to tie a half windsor knot! (Don't worry, this is not it) ;) Wearing a tie makes you look confident.

How good are you at tying the knot? Discover how to tie a half windsor knot! (Don’t worry, this is not it) 😉 Wearing a tie makes you look confident.

Match the tie to the wedding palette to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look. Wedding photography: Claryphoto.

Match the tie to the wedding palette to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look. Wedding photography: Claryphoto.

Matte satin bow tie and pocket square.

Matte satin bow tie and pocket square. Dessy.

There are so many ways to wear a tie... Check out this Cat Greek Ascot by Boris Mocka.

There are so many ways to wear a tie… Check out this Cat Greek Ascot by Boris Mocka.

The tie patch is a wonderful keepsake that will add to the love, happiness, and remembrance of your big wedding day!

The tie patch is a wonderful keepsake that will add to the love, happiness, and remembrance of your big wedding day! (Get yours here!)

Men's neck ties in Dupioni silk. How to pick the groom's tie.

Men’s neck ties in Dupioni silk. Dessy.

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Wedding Photography Credits: Borrowed & Blue Weddings, Bows n Ties, Dessy

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French Wedding Ideas, Trending and Fabulously Chic

Check out these awesome French wedding ideas and say ‘oui oui!’ to this 2017 wedding trend!

So, what's not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

So, what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

Don’t you just love France? I mean really, who doesn’t… But having your wedding in France is a hassle and an outrageously expensive one to boot! That’s why we decided to help bring France to you! From Parisian style weddings to French country wedding theme all the way to the glamorous French Château wedding, French cuisine and a few French customs! Allons-y!

Some Typical French Wedding Traditions

Feel free to incorporate some of these French wedding usages and traditions for the extra French touch to your special day.

Switch your bridesmaids and best men for “temoins” or witnesses. This is a legal requirement for civil ceremonies which are the only way to be legally married in France. Religious ceremonies are optional.

This is a pretty cute French wedding tradition called “La noce”. Nowadays, the guests follow the couple’s car all about town making as much noise as possible.

If you want to stay within budget, adopt the cocktail reception o vin d’honneur tradition. Treat all your guests with mini-foods or canapés and drinks. The true reception dinner is held later just for family and for your closest friends.

Drageés or sugary coated almonds as wedding favors. Also a custom in Italy. A traditional treat of five white almonds symbolizing five wishes for the bride and groom. includes tag with traditional wedding wish: “Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat Reminds us that life is both bitter and sweet. Five wishes for the new husband and wife: Health, wealth, happiness, children, and long life!”

French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering Get it here!

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering. Get them here!

Onion soup or soupe a l’onion is at the core of French cuisine, no wonder that on the wedding day (wedding night is more accurate) it takes a special place. It is served in the early hours of the morning to help recover from a long night of partying, as French weddings tend to finish around 5-7am!

The Modern Romance of Parisian style weddings

To achieve a Parisian styled wedding the key is choosing romantic details. Keep it chic and simple, city-like and lovely vintage decor like distressed birdcages filled with fresh blooms for your centerpieces. To go the whole way on your Parisian-themed wedding, just any tableware won’t do. Make sure you use real silverware, as well as classic french porcelain plates! Add a touch of glam with flimsy gold fabrics and delicate chandeliers and voilá!

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride's veil.

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride’s veil.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

French Wedding Ideas: French Country Wedding Theme Decor

European elegance weaved in homespun comfort give birth to the rustic French wedding decor. The French Country wedding theme is soft and simple, elegant, sweet, warm, and loving. It has gorgeous details such as wooden reception tables, freshly cut flowers, olive branches natural burlap, large hurricane candles, tea lights, and signage calligraphed in French. Of course, you score bonus points if the venue has brick walls, red tiled roofs and old-style French furniture.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.




Glamorous French Château Weddings

If you are a bride that dreams of a fairytale wedding, nothing beats French Château weddings! If you want to incorporate this look into your wedding but are missing the Château, you can still add some details to make your fairytale come true. Decorate the backs of your chairs with bows, sashes, flowers, or faux jewels. Rich reds, gold and browns will enhance the warm and rustic look of a château-themed wedding. Think candlesticks, floral tapestries on walls or as table runners to finish the look.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

French wedding delicacies: Madeleines, Macarons, and More!

I’m biased on this one, I must admit… I love madeleines, and if I could eat them every day you’d never see me out of the nearest bakery again! These delicious baked goods are absolutely essential to any French-themed wedding and they scream sophistication! And while you’re at it, make sure you serve macarons as well – this increasingly popular and delicious little treats are a staple for anything French-inspired!

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Check out these 30+ Ways to Serve French Macarons To Dazzle Your Guests

A French Wedding Tradition: Champagne Fountains

Ohhh yes! No French wedding can officially hold that title without a champagne fountain. The champagne is poured into the top glass and from there fills all the glasses below. Avoid the flutes… Aside from being a logistical nightmare, they’re a relatively recent addition to the table. Opt instead for the classic, elegant and always reliable coupe glasses!

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

French Wedding Ideas That Will Get You Hooked: Profiteroles o Croquembouche

Yes, yes, this could fit in the French baked goods recommendation above, but we felt this merited it’s very own honorable mention. If you’ve ever had a profiterole you’d know why! Those delicious little pastries are comparable to eclairs: drizzled in chocolate, these sweet dough balls are filled with either cheese or cream and are totally edible in one bite or less! You can even make a cake by piling them up on top of one another in a circular pyramid and then drizzling melted chocolate onto the entire thing. It’s the traditional French wedding cake and it’s guaranteed to get your guests hooked – so use with care!

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Don’t miss out on these 19 original wedding ideas (and how to make them happen)

Cheese and Charcuterie

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats. Instead of finger-foods and hors-d’oeuvres, go for a large platter of charcuterie. For some extra brownie points, try to pair the platter with corresponding wines – something even the snobbiest of Parisians will applaud you for!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

Photo Gallery of Ultra Romantic French Wedding Ideas

  • French themed weddings.

    French themed weddings
  • A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication.

    A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication. Copper lanterns, simple greenery and white table top and chairs. Rustic French wedding at Belle Vie de Chateau captured by Chris+Lynn Photographers.
  • Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.

    Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.
  • French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.

    French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.
  • French vintage wedding inspiration.

    French vintage wedding inspiration
  • Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender.

    Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender on this French wedding inspired theme dripping with romantic details. Photo: Best Photography.
  • Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception.

    French Provincial wedding inspiration. Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception. Photo: Agent 86 Photography.
  • French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic.

    French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic
  • French weddings trends 2017.

    French weddings trends 2017: if you're getting married in France or are a wedding guest these are some elements you can expect. Discover them here!

So what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne. We hope these French wedding ideas have will help you throw the French wedding of your dreams!

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

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Simply gorgeous by swisschicboutique.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

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7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out

We have found some fabulous Texas wedding venues sure to please even the most unique brides! Check out these gems!

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan - an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan – an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

If you live in or are planning to get married in Texas, you may be considering several wedding venues. But if you are looking for a very unusual place that will knock the socks off your guests, then check out our pick of these 7 gorgeous and original Texas wedding venues.

Austin, Texas Wedding Venues: The Barr Mansion

The Barr Mansion is the perfect blend of ornamental and edible landscape design, space and luxury.  The venue features “farm to table” menus supported by a production kitchen and farm.  This Texas Wedding Venue’s star feature is the graciously appointed, Artisan Ballroom standing tall an opulent against the garden backdrop.

The Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom Austin

Address: 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754

Telephone: (512) 926-6907

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.



Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O'Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O’Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Dallas, Texas Wedding Venues: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum offers brides flexibility on their special day.  Brides choosing this Texas Wedding Venue can opt for the wedding ceremony only or both the ceremony and reception to be held among the colors of the season.  Between the Rosine Hall, the Alex Camp House and the ever popular DeGolyer Estate there is no shortage of flowering beds, water features, or stunning views.

Dallas Arboretum

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Telephone: (214) 515-6513

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.




Dripping Springs, Texas Wedding Venues: Vista West Ranch and The Creek Haus

If you are looking for a wedding venue where bohemian chic meets industrial flair, look no further than the offerings at Vista West Ranch.  Though both sites offer a country wedding retreat, each reverberates with its own personality. Vista West Ranch’s aged tin is a lovely juxtaposition to the romantic florals while the Creek Haus’s industrial vibe provides the perfect open air shelter among the stars.

Vista West Ranch Dripping Springs

Address: 4505 McGregor Ln, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Telephone: (512) 894.3500

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

El Paso, Texas Wedding Venues: 150 Sunset

Touted as El Paso’s top venue, it is easy to see why when you step into the spacious Main Room with its dramatic ceilings or stroll out to steal a kiss from your sweetie in a more cozy area known as The Pergola. The Event Center, Kitchen, and Nursery offer a creative venue with beautiful water features and great food options.

150 Sunset Event Center El Paso

Address: 150 E Sunset Rd, El Paso, TX 79922

Telephone: (915) 585-0801

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

First Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Houston Zoo

Though the Houston Zoo may seem like an odd choice for a Texas Wedding Venue, many of the zoo’s pavilions and habitats can be transformed into an exotic and unforgettable event. Brides can choose from a number of ways to create the ceremony and reception of their dreams among jaguars, sea lions, and reflection pools to name a few.

Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Telephone: (713) 533-6833

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Wedding at St Joseph's Chapel Houston Zoo.

Wedding at St Joseph’s Chapel Houston Zoo.

Second Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

A dusty old library might not seem like the wedding venue of your dreams, however, with a 7 million dollar renovation, this library proves to be anything but! The historic Clayton Library covers two city blocks and stands tall and proud in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

The Clayton House (Library) Houston

Address: 5300 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Telephone: (832) 393-2600

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

San Antonio, Texas Wedding Venues: San Fernando Cathedral

The San Fernando Cathedral is a historic Roman Catholic Church located downtown in San Antonio Texas.  The Church was originally built in the 1700s and has undergone renovations to maintain its structure and magnificent beauty. Visitors flock from far and wide to see the unique architecture and laser light shows. Brides can choose between the San Fernando Hall’s Mediterranean feel and the Cathedral Centre Cafe’s bright and cheery windows for reception sites.

San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio

Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Telephone: (210) 227-1297

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

With so many gorgeous Texas wedding venues available, today’s bride can easily find the perfect place to begin her happily ever after!

7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out!

7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out!

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