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French Inspired Wedding Gown Pairings

KF Bride Jennie in EDEN | Xavier Navarro Photography

Join us for a dreamy journey to France! Picture a romantic chateau with manicured gardens, gilded candelabras, and opulent florals on a lavender-scented evening. A string duo plays lively classical music while you sip champagne and peruse a lavish cheese station under a canopy of crystal chandeliers. Every detail is tasteful, effortless, and stylish. There’s just something about the rich, debonair culture that gives French weddings an enchanted edge.

 

Even if you can’t make it to France for your wedding, you can infuse its fashionable, royal roots into your wedding style. We’ve paired three classic gown styles with the best of French-inspired themes to help your one-of-a-kind vision. Que c’est beau!

City Chic, Parisian Style

 

From Michelin starred menus, charming cobbled streets, and alluring hotel interiors the City of Paris offers unrivaled romance around every corner. Your venue will likely be sumptuously detailed, luxurious, and chic, so your gown should be, too. Choose a gown with detailing like a modern lace, unexpected “WOW” details like ALESSANDRA’s feathers, and fashion-forward silhouettes. Paris isn’t for the faint of heart—your gown should be bold and stately.

 

Pro Tip: Don’t be overshadowed by the City of Lights—choose a gown with beading, metallic thread, or subtle sequins to capture the sparkle of the evening for yourself!

ALESSANDRA A fit-to-flare wedding dress embellished with sprays of ostrich feathers and features a deep V sweetheart neckline that is sexy, yet sophisticated. The subtle sprinkle of feathers down the skirt is fun and flirty, but this gorgeous gown still feels classic with a twist. A new addition, this season, to the Kelly Faetanini collection, Alessandra is lined with fashion-grade Neoprene, which is a supportive and slimming fabric that smooths over curves in all the right ways. FABRIC: Neoprene, Lace, and Feathers SILHOUETTE: Fit-to-Flare NECKLINE: Sweetheart, Deep V WAIST: No waist, Princess Seams COLOR: Ivory ALESSANDRA | Kelly Faetanini Amalfi Collection
ALESSANDRA | Kelly Faetanini Amalfi Collection
Adair | Kelly Faetanini Carousel Collection
JOAN | Kelly Faetanini Marilyn Collection
JOAN | Kelly Faetanini Marilyn Collection

“À la Campagne” (In the French Countryside)

 

Countryside celebrations take place primarily outside so consider the natural surroundings as a major part of your overall vision. Delicate lace details and organic, illusion silhouettes will connect with the natural, unstructured elements of your surroundings. Just like your florals, your gown should feel like it was freshly snipped from the garden or fields like the fresh floral lace on  TILLY.

 

Pro tip: Long veils and layered gowns will be able to take advantage of the wind for stunning outdoor photo opportunities that capture the movement of the fabrics for a fairy-tale effect.

SERAFINA | Kelly Faetanini Amalfi Collection
TILLY A sweet symphony of beauty and love, this stunning ombre floral embroidered wedding gown hits all the right notes. The bold melody of floral embroidery that floats along the hem of the tulle skirt harmonizes with the exquisite lace details of the bodice and deep-V back. The glissando from ivory into blush gives this light and slimming floral wedding gown a graceful rhythm that rocks worlds. SIZE: 0-24 FABRIC: Embroidery and tulle SILHOUETTE: Ball gown NECKLINE: V neck WAIST: Natural COLOR: Photographed in Blush Ombre, also available in all-over Ivory and Blue TILLY | Kelly Faetanini Carousel Collection
TILLY | Kelly Faetanini Carousel Collection
SUSAN | Kelly Faetanini Marilyn Collection
SUSAN | Marilyn Collection by Kelly Faetanini

Royal Chaetau

 

Striking the perfect balance of historical romance and elegance understatements, chateau weddings are all about complementing, not fighting, the luxe interiors so be sure to style yourself to the formality of the venue. Mikado fabrics are from royal originals and classic crepes provide a regal, understated elegance. Dining the formal spaces? Get your ballgown on, ma chérie, and waltz into your fairy-tale affair.

 

Pro Tip: Ask your venue host to provide a “texture mood board”—not just room photos—to help you embrace the vibes of vintage textiles and ornate wallpapers as you select your gown. Brocades (like MONROE) are perfect for these pairings.

GABRIELLA | Kelly Faetanini Amalfi Collection
GABRIELLA | Kelly Faetanini Amalfi Collection
Crepe ballgown from fall collection 2019
BLYTHE | Kelly Faetanini Carousel Collection
MONROE | Marilyn Collection by Kelly Faetanini
MONROE | Marilyn Collection by Kelly Faetanini

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