Thursday, April 5, 2012

Zou bisou bisou!

La Fleur Vintage loves all things French, including the most famous ill-fated queen in history, Marie Antoinette. Not only is she a fascinating historical figure (we highly recommend Antonia Fraser's Marie Antoinette: the Journey if you're interested - it's the book Sofia Coppola used as inspiration for her beautiful 2006 film) but the aesthetics of the time period she lived in are truly a delicious treat for the eyes. We can't all live a lifestyle convenient to wearing panniers several feet wide and teasing our hair to heights capable of supporting miniature ships, so check out our latest photo board for inspiration on how to capture Marie's mise-en-scene without the life-threateningly over-the-top decadence.

Clockwise from top left: 1. Combine sans serif fonts with beautiful script for an updated take on formal invitations. 2. Feathered and be-ribboned masks make fun props for a photobooth, or for turning your reception into a masked ball 3. Ombre is still big right now, and bridesmaids in varying shades of pink tiered ruffles will be pretty as a picture 4. Feathers, garden roses and peonies make for a dramatic bridal bouquet. 5. Go big or go home: this updo captures Marie's spirit without looking costume-y. 6. Love the combination of traditional patterned dinnerware with the modern flatware and place cards. 7. Pink champagne is a must - up the fizzy fun with cake pops or truffles as an extra treat. 8. Can't have a French-inspired party with gorgeous pastries, and this confection from Laduree takes the cake! 

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