Happy Monday readers! I had a delightful family day on Saturday, managed to dodge the rain on Sunday to go for a run and then snuggled up in the arm-chair with a lovely glass of red and some chocolate to write today’s post – chocolate wedding inspiration.
The inspiration from today’s post was sown when I saw The Good Life France facebook update about her invitation to go to Salon du Chocolat at Exhibition Center of Porte de Versailles. Yes you have read and guessed right, Salon du Chocolat is a trade show dedicated to chocolate!
The show includes over 200 renowned international pastry chefs and chefs who demonstrate recipes and collaborate alongside 160 chcoolate exhibitors from all over the world and you can see more of this at https://www.lolliandpops.com/collections/chocolates for more chocolate treats. One of the highlights was a fashion show with dresses made of chocolate!
French Wedding Style Blog – Photography © – Salon du Chocolate
I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate, but lets take a look at using chocolate tones and as an ingredient into your wedding day style. Chocolate for me has sensory recognition with the changing of the seasons from Summer to Autumn, the move from citrus cheesecakes to chocolate fudge cake, from peppermint tea to hot chocolate and from Champagne and strawberries to red wine and squares of dark chocolate.
Chocolate as a style accent is luxurious and combined with mocha and vanilla colours, can be used to create understated luxury. I love the texture in the mocha Elie Saab dress and combined with Jimmy Choo nude suede platform embellished with dazzling Swarovski crystals for that ultra luxurious look.
Matt brown invitations can be disappointing in a chocolate styled wedding, look to use patterns and prints to give the stationery some depth. For the decoration team rich browns with golds and reds for an opulent autumnal feeling, add in vanilla candles to lift the colour scheme and create a cozy atmosphere.
Styled Table: Erik Colonese Photography, Invites: Twig and Fig
No chocolate styled wedding would be complete without adding in a touch of the edible chocolate into your wedding celebrations. The chocolate wedding cake is an obvious choice, but if you are looking for something a bit different that your caterers can create or you yourself can as part of a DIY wedding try a hot chocolate bar, chocolate truffle bar or a chocolate martinis.
I feel the need for some chocolate after reading this and I am sure to book my ticket to Salon due Chocolat next year!