Tres chic! That’s the effect we aimed for in this bridal shower setting with an elegant French-inspired ‘champagne and sweets’ theme. We envisioned an intimate gathering with the focal point being a drinks and desserts station with a refined, sophisticated air. The key to achieving this? A focused decorating approach with just a few key elements carried throughout the set. Read on to see how we pulled off the final look that’s surprisingly simple to recreate!
Oo-la-la, It’s a French-inspired Bridal Shower
First, the colors. We went with the classic palette of black and white so often associated with understated elegance. Plus we made a subtle reference to French fashion by using patterns like tiny polka dots in the table cloth and a band of houndstooth to trim the cake, finished off with a border of pearls and a large silk flower topper.
To soften this stark color scheme, we added touches of powder pink. But we did this subtly via the actual drinks and sweets on display—the champagne bottle label of a Bollinger Rosé, pink meringue bonbons, pink-glazed mini donuts, and pink jelly beans.
The rest of the elements were intentionally left crisp and clean—a white china tea service, a white cake stand (perched atop a pink one), a silver serving tray for the champagne flutes, and clear glass candy dishes and jars.
And for the petite desserts and sweets, French-inspired too, of course! Madeleines, eclairs, macarons, cream puffs, and meringues.
Lastly, a fitting end is a silver bucket with ice and a bottle of Dom Pérignon! Perfect for making a toast to the bride-to-be!
Simple yet sophisticated. Definitely a bridal shower setting that will charm the bride and her guests with its stylish Parisian flair!