It's all in the {French} details – Lisa & Darren – Part 2

After just 10 weeks of planning, Lisa and Darren held their fantastic wedding at their newly purchased home which is of French Normandy architecture. There were many lovely design touches throughout the house, and I particularly zoned in on the fleur de leis that adorned the windows, wallpaper and wrought iron.When I learned that the newlyweds would be travelling to New Orleans for their honeymoon, the wonderful continuous thread of a theme started to develop. The fleur de lei design would be a subtle embellishment throughout! Lisa found these fantastic cuff links and presented them to Darren as a wedding gift!
Sapphire blue and ivory were the colors to this wedding, and Darren loves iris. A perfect flower for this color palette.
Sarah with Cuttings created all the florals, as well as custom making this great ring pillow happily carried by Lisa’s son (and because he was old enough, it was O.K. to tie the real rings onto the pillow… something I do not recommend for the young ring bearers!)
The guest count was 36… so intimate, so perfect and so Lisa and Darren. Just very close family members and special friends. Guests sat at three long tables.
The exquisite menu cards, printed on shimmery paper, included the fleur de leis design.

I surprised Lisa & Darren with hand-made pearl studded initials to mark their chairs.

The remarkable Carissa of Sugar & Spice incorporated fantastic gold stamped fleur de lei patterned paper to line the dessert platters and plates – a perfect touch. She also had cute ribboned signs made to identify the flavors of the many small bites. The salted carmel truffles were poured into fleur de leis shaped molds. Fantastic!Beautiful wrought iron candle towers adorned the buffet table.

I was thrilled when Lisa & Darren took me up on my suggestion to have a strolling table-side magician entertain the guests during the cocktail hour. What a riot! Guests were laughing, amazed, stumped and so curious.

Darren spent some time in Japan, and Lisa has Japanese heritage, so they gave as a favor, a lovely wrapped box with unique saki cups. I love this photo… Jennifer with The Memory Journalists is just Thee Best. She set this shot up perfectly.
Merci, Lisa & Darren for allowing me to help you with your wedding planning. It was a perfectly lovely day. Laisser le Bon Rouleau de Temps!

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