Chic French-Inspired Details for Pacific Northwest Summer Weddings

Dreaming of a French wedding but landlocked in the Northwest? The French are well-known for knowing how to embrace chic but elegant details without losing simplicity. Chateau architecture, cultivated gardens, delicious hors-d’oeuvres, and flowing wine bring to mind France’s timeless beauty and sophisticated culture. Incorporate some of these romantic details into your special day, even if you’re thousands of miles away from the lavender fields of Provence.

Choose a venue that reflects the beautiful, feminine architecture of old-world Europe. Tall ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, chandeliers, and marble floors effortlessly create an opulent atmosphere without needing to add extra decor. Open gardens and rolling lawns are perfect for summer weddings, especially for post-ceremony photographs and cocktail hour.

During the ceremony, consider participating in a wine box sealing ritual. For this tradition, couples write each other notes and place them in a wooden box with a bottle of wine. The box is locked or sealed at the ceremony and then opened on their first wedding anniversary. This is a wonderful way to incorporate French wine and romance into your ceremony tastefully.

A watercolor palette reminiscent of 18th and 19th century French art transforms invitations, table numbers, and ceremony bulletins. Light blues with subtle metallic accents, floral prints, and rich wine colors are all possibilities for an elegant French motif. Create a menu with one of the fine dining Eagle restaurants and design a simple yet elegant paper menu that also serves as a souvenir for guests. Include sprigs of lavender in the table centerpieces, bouquets, or even with the invitations.

Other decor that emits a French tone includes gilded candlesticks, simple lace linens, and gorgeously cut glassware. Display table names or numbers in French for a sophisticated touch. Double-check that the grammar and spelling are correct with a friend or relative who speaks French, since Google Translate isn’t always 100% accurate. Vintage china is a lovely touch for eclectic themes without seeming gaudy. While it easy to include many French details in a sophisticated theme, it is also possible to overdo it. Simplicity is best, and less is always more with old-world European touches.

Most importantly, take the time to create a delicious menu with French origins that reflects you and your partner. Check out restaurants in Eagle Idaho that cater weddings and ask if they can cultivate a French menu, from appetizers to dessert. Have a diverse cheese board with wine pairings during cocktail hour. Enlist the help of an experienced maîtred’hôtel or sommelier to truly capture the essence of French cuisine. Include warm baguettes at every table, or serve delicious crepes as part of your dessert selection.

From romantic decor to delicious food, the French know how to cultivate a stylish and chic event effortlessly. Get inspired by French culture and create a très chic wedding that brings France to wherever you are.

About Chateau des Fleurs

Chateau des Fleurs is an elegant, fully automated event venue in the Treasure Valley. It has facilities for a wide range of special occasions and is one of the best Boise wedding venues. Chateau des Fleurs is also home to Le Coq d’Or, which is one of the finest restaurants in Meridian Idaho.

For additional information, visit

Comments are closed