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I was thinking about Paris today and the lovely visit my husband and I had to the City of Light last September.  One of the most memorable moments for me was our stop at the Musée de l’Orangerie, which houses eight of Claude Monet’s Waterlilies murals.  As a garden lover, I’ve always appreciated how Monet was able to capture the feeling of growth and flickering light in his painting.  I didn’t expect the murals to be so gorgeously large; the eight paintings fill two long oval rooms.  Bathed in gentle natural light, the murals reflect the soft watery tones of Monet’s gardens at Giverny, alive with purples and blues, natural greens and grays.  The beautiful dreamy quality of the landscapes would translate so well to a garden wedding theme, don’t you think?

top row: tablescape via snippet & ink, dress and hat via ruffled, garden chandelier via grace ormonde, bouquet via the landlocked bride; second row: amethyst necklace via pinterest, garden steps via style me pretty, cake via xx, shoes via style me pretty; third row: bouquet by petal pushers, hair via pinterest, purple glass via decor8, lanterns via axioo, fourth row: accessories via green wedding shoes, dress via brides, terrarium via style me pretty, florals by birch.

Stay sweet,

Miranda