From Paris, With Love: A Very Versailles Wedding Luncheon


Hoopes Events designs a dreamy wedding day fit for the finest of European nobility.
Photography by
Morgan Leigh Photography


Ask nearly any bride, and she’ll tell you—the most important element of her wedding plan is the dress. The lesson: Allow that perfect gown to inform your event’s theme and design. For this bride, a voluminous organza ball gown with detached sleeves inspires a world of provincial European magic. 

The bridal party follows suit. This bride is blessed with a full court of maids, each dressed in a swath of color, lace and embroidered floral motifs fit for royalty.


Speaking of noble air, a bride with a stately eye needs more accessories than a simple veil. A bejeweled tiara fits the bill, adding the perfect dose of sparkle and extravagance. 


Taking the theme in stride, a team of design pros takes a “more is more” approach to heart, transforming the pastoral grounds at Midway’s Homestead Resort into an opulently adorned reception site. Decadence graces every moment of the celebration, beginning with an al fresco luncheon table shining with gold accents—from slender candelabras to elegant gold chairs. Atop gilded chargers, quaint sky blue salad plates echo the floral motif introduced by the splendid set of gowns. 


French garden party elegance weaves through the tablescape, emerging in winding strands of pearls, bunches of pristine white roses and lavish feather accents. 

Across the property, a stylishly pleated tent illuminated by classic iron chandeliers fosters a fusion of old and new with a reception defined by a clean, white decor and richly textured floral arrangements. Nearby, a sitting area composed of vintage French lounge furniture invites guests to sip champagne and nibble pastries in high style. 


No garden-party celebration is complete without a mouth-watering spread overflowing with decadently baked and elegantly garnished pastries. Multi-colored macarons, triple-tiered mousses and a delicious array of other luxurious delights baked by Homestead’s chefs cover an outdoor dessert buffet, transforming the venue’s patio into a scene reminiscent of a French patisserie. Extend the experience by boxing up a few goodies and sending them home with guests as tasty favors. 




The quickest way to create an unforgettable luxury event is to ensure every moment is an experience for your guests. And when it comes to the paper goods, Ann Elizabeth Print Studio delivers style and substance in spades. Deep-colored and sophisticated botanical prints act as a design thread connecting each piece, from velvet-ribbon place cards to the sheer floral pocket housing the invitation itself.

Rounded edges on RSVP cards and an upscale, vertically-displayed menu evoke portraits hanging in a stately home or museum. Colorful programs printed on high-quality paper rest on each seat at the ceremony,  giving each guest a guide through the events of the day.  



Planning and Design: Hoopes Events,

Photography: Morgan Leigh Photography,

Venue and Desserts: Homestead Resort,

Floral: Fleur and Stems,

Rentals: Diamond Event and Tent,

Lounge Furniture: Utah Vintage Rentals,

Stationery: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio,

Gowns and Accessories: Versailles Atelier Bridal,

Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Reese,

Models: Kassidy Martinsen, Marin Burraston, Brookelyn Tuckett, Kylie Anne, Jazmine Worthen, Sarah Carrillo 

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