The Friday evening was a rehearsal dinner at the upscale brasserie, Monsieur Bleu, privatized by the groom and his family for the occasion. 

Given the name of the restaurant guests were asked to come dressed with a touch of blue.  The restaurant has a fabulous location just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower so we integrated the tower motif into the decor like this custom-made seating chart and personalized menus.


Of course, fashion also played an integral part in the evening with both the bride and groom in their best midnight blue.

The bride sparkled in a fabulous Prada skirt with a fun ponytail styled by Harold James.

The song I, I Follow by Lykke Li is special to the couple and is the song they had chosen for first dance at the wedding reception. However, as a surprise for the bride, we helped the groom create a custom neon sign with the lyrics which we placed over the mantle as the focal point of the evening.

Guests were welcomed on the terrace with champagne & canapés via a blue carpet (of course!)

For dinner guests were treated to a gourmet meal and many toasts by friends and family.

Next post will cover the actual wedding day and what a celebration that was!

Photography: @clairemorrisphotography | Styling and Planning: @feteinfrance & @fete_event_planning | Cinematography: @zenfilmworks | Bridal Hair & Makeup: @haroldjamesparis | Florist: @soly.flor  | Reception Venue: @hotelsalomonderothschild | Bride attire: @prada | Headpiece: @prada  | Paper goods & Calligraphy: @studiofrenchblue & @studiopression | Customized signs: @maison_options | Venue & Catering: @monsieur_bleu