When it comes to planning your wedding, you want it to be a truly unforgettable experience for your guests.

One that will elevate your wedding from ‘just another event’ into a special memory that they will talk about for years to come. Of course, there are endless possibilities for how to decorate and entertain. But how do you make your big day stand out? It’s time to think outside the box and come up with bold, extravagant wedding ideas that will wow your guests. From creative wedding entertainment to unique décor, here are some of my top ideas to make your special day one that your guests will remember forever.

Musée Rodin

An unforgettable venue

Choosing your venue is the first step and will set the tone for the rest of your wedding day. I love to work at unique properties, especially those that are usually reserved as private spaces or public galleries and museums, transforming them into one-of-a-kind wedding venues. For example, some of the spaces we’ve worked at include the Musée Rodin, Palais Garnier, and the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Creative lighting

It’s incredible how modern lighting technology can truly revolutionize your venue! You can completely change the look and feel of a space (or even an exterior) by projecting different scenes or lighting effects around the room. It’s also a great way to transition a space from one part of the event to another, such as cocktail hour to the reception, or dinner to party time.


First impressions count

The entryway to your wedding is one of the best ways to leave a big impression on your guests. Whether it’s a huge floral installation or unique entertainment, it will start things off on the right note. For example, at one of our recent weddings, the entrance to the reception featured statement rose floral pieces along with models draped in red gowns that flowed down the steps of the chateau like a red carpet. It was a unique and memorable way to welcome guests to a historic venue!

Royal look

Image: Ross Harvey

Bold attire

Speaking of stylish gowns, your wedding attire is another way to really make an impression on your guests. Whether you choose a sumptuous ballgown or a chic modern silhouette, your wedding dress should be a masterpiece. Fortunately, Paris is exactly the right place to make that happen! As you design your couture creation, it’s important to consider how the dress will appear during your walk down the aisle. You might wish to add a long train or veil if you have a long aisle, for example. You may also want to consider surprising guests with a costume change or two as the night goes on! And there’s no reason the groom can’t be just as stylish and unique – or that he has to wear one outfit all night.

Image: Jose Villa

Put on a show

Fireworks may not be a new idea, but there’s a reason why they never go out of fashion. They are always spectacular and guests love them! There are ways to take fireworks to the next level and wow your guests. For example, at one of our weddings, we hired a full orchestra to accompany the display. In fact, incorporating live music into any part of your celebration is always a showstopper.

human statue entertainment

Turn heads

Surprise is always a key factor when you want to wow your guests! I love to grab their attention by including human statues and unusual, interactive elements to the day, especially during cocktail hour.

Image: Zuzu Birkhof

Creative wedding entertainment

If you’re looking for a way to keep guests delighted and engaged throughout the event, then hire a range of entertainment. There are so many options! From live painters and magicians to ballerinas and opera singers, synchronised swimmers to aerialists, there are endless ways to inspire and entertain your guests. Different types of music will create different atmospheres at various points during the day, and you could top it off with a surprise performance by an artist you both love.

These are just a few ideas, but the sky’s the limit! No matter which wedding ideas you decide to incorporate into your special day, you’ll be sure to wow your guests and make your wedding an unforgettable one.


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