French Provincial furniture gives your wedding a sophisticated yet timeless look
There’s a time and a place to follow the latest trends – and your wedding isn’t necessarily one of them. You might wear those hip new boots that have been all over Instagram out for drinks with your friends, but no one is going to be looking back on those photos and cringing at them decades from now. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for your wedding.
That’s why many brides are opting for timeless looks, and French Provincial wedding furniture certainly fits the bill. Although it may be an enduring classic, this style is incredibly versatile as there are so many ways to give it a personal touch. The soft cream tones mean you can go in whatever direction you’d like with your florals and other touches.
The sky is really the limit when you choose this style, but here are some of our favourite approaches to using a French Provincial wedding theme:
• How about going with all-white colour scheme with soft, hanging fabrics? White is the ultimate wedding colour, and it can create a very serene setting for your big day. Add some freshness with some hanging greenery dotted with baby’s breath, and scatter in some gold tealight candles to create the perfect glow.
• If you’re a romantic at heart, you could weave in some pink, peach, blush or lavender flowers to your table display, and carry these over into your bouquet as well. Perhaps you’ll also use one of these shades for your bridesmaids’ dresses. The combination of the soft pastels of the flowers, the greenery and the creamy hues of French Provincial tables and other furniture is sophisticated and always in style. White bird cages also look great with this palette.
• There are plenty of other, slightly louder directions you could go with French Provincial décor. Why not mix in some gold and blue for a regal touch? Soft blues in particular look good with this style, although you could very well go deeper if that’s the look you have in mind. Add gold candelabras and place card holders to tie it all together.
• If you’re open to darker hues, burgundy is another great colour scheme when you’re going for a French Provincial look, especially when you pair it with a gorgeous chandelier and cut glassware. This pairing is especially suited to weddings at Christmastime. Use burgundy for your table linens and accent with cream, or vice versa.
As you can see, this really is a versatile style that can be customised to suit how you envision your dream day. Another big thing that this furniture has in its favour is how well it fits into a variety of settings. It’s the go-to design style for a vineyard wedding, but it’s equally at home at an estate, hotel, mansion or garden setting. In fact, it can transform even the most modern of venues into a classically romantic setting with ease.
Although this might seem like the sort of furniture that is best suited to indoor venues, lots of brides are setting up French Provincial wedding hire furniture at seaside reception sites, and the contrast of the chairs against the green lawn is quite stunning. A canopied tent with some hanging greenery brings the whole look together in dramatic fashion.
More French Provincial wedding furniture tips
French Provincial chairs are all you really need to set the tone for a timelessly elegant wedding, but for your special day, you could go all out and use this theme for all of the furniture. Add in some lounges and armchairs so you can create a classy seating area for your guests, and don’t forget a few side tables and coffee tables!
A French Provincial bar is a great focal point and gathering place for your guests. You can carry your floral theme over into the bar area with a trellis, and drape the bar itself with fabrics and greenery that bring your look together.
Why not consider putting some French food and drink on the menu? Wine is a wedding staple, of course, but how about a cheese station at your cocktail hour? A macaron tower can add a gorgeous accent to your dessert table, and you can choose macarons in colours that complement your floral palette. Why not forego traditional name card holders and use baguettes for the task instead for another subtle French touch?
No matter what colour scheme you choose, tapered candles are a must-have for French romance, although this is one finishing touch that is best reserved for indoor areas.
Wedding trends come and go, but if you say oui to French provincial décor, you’ll have photos of your big day that you can be proud of for years to come. Be sure to check out our new French collection wedding furniture hire in Perth for pieces that will never go out of style!