Board #405 | Le 14 Juillet

A few of these images have been floating around for awhile in my head, and I thought it would be fun to put together a celebratory French-inspired board for Bastille Day. French flags, sparklers, and a croquembouche of course. If you happen to be in San Francisco today, head down to Belden Place, have some moules frites, and party (it’s what I’d do if I was there)!

Mood: celebration à la française
Palette: navy, red, white, gold

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Top row from left: photo by Koreana, French flag save-the-date from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet by Artfool, miniature champagne bottles from Wedding Style Guide
Row 2: shadow box from Martha Stewart, photo via Lolita, croquembouche from InStyle Weddings, photo via {frolic!}
Row 3: berry tarts from Martha Stewart, sparkler photo by Adrienne Page, both menus by Cynthia Warren
Row 4: miniature fries from Callahan Catering, photo via Black Eiffel, potted flowers from Martha Stewart


  • {The Perfect Palette} says:

    love this one. great board. its full of great energy.

  • Michele Wimborough says:

    I love your boards – they really make me want to get married again!

  • Jaime says:

    Gorgeous post- I was in Paris on Bastille Day in 2001 and enjoyed the most AMAZING fireworks show of my life at the Eiffel Tower!

  • anna K. says:

    ah, if only Mississippi didn't have so much *&#$@ humidity!! I want a croquembouche SO badly!!!!

  • Avian | says:

    I love the pic of the french book. I'm so googling french antique books all day now. Hooray – wonderful distraction from work!! ;) Thanks!!

  • Frances Liu says:

    I love this inspiration board! It's great not only for a wedding inspiration but for a Bon Voyage Fete as well! Dreaming of Paris…

  • Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art says:

    beautiful collection…thanks for sharing what was in your head….

  • Truly Engaging says:

    tres bien! love the striped shirts… so iconic! great board!

  • Traveling bride says:

    Yeah my colours, not my theme but really nice to see my colours like that.

  • Tara [at] Pacific Wedding Guide says:

    Fun! I love this board! Makes me think of a summer stroll in a Parisian park…

  • taylorrenee says:

    You have such a beautiful blog and I love your inspiration boards!This French one is tres bien!

    I was looking up French-inspired products on Etsy for Bastille Day on my blog and I found these fabulous necklaces I think would make great bridesmaids gifts (simple and printed with "mon amie")

    Please take a look

    Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas!

  • Joanna Goddard says:

    in love! perfect finds! gorgeous and not at all cliche. xoxo joanna

  • Stewart Imagery says:

    I was a French major, so I absolutely adore this one! Tres manifique! Bien sur! Love it!!

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