5 Chic Ways To Incorporate Fleurs-de-lis Into Your Wedding For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras and weddings have a few things in common — namely, that you’re supposed to have an awesome party with delicious cake and drinks. So if your wedding falls on Mardi Gras (or is in March) and you’re looking to incorporate the pretty French fleur-de-lis symbol into your ceremony or reception, here’s what we’re thinking…

Fleur-de-lis Cocktail Stirrers

Mardi Gras is all about celebrating, right? Fleur-de-lis cocktail stirrers are a subtle and fun way to let guests know that eating, drinking and being merry at your reception is required.

From the album: A Cheerful, Outdoor Wedding in Healdsburg, CA

Fleur-de-lis Wedding Cake

The symbol blends in seamlessly with the cake, and also creates a pretty scrolling effect around each layer. If you want to truly incorporate a Mardi Gras party theme into your reception according to tradition, hide a plastic baby within the cake, and the guest who finds it is crowned king or queen of the reception — aside from the bride and groom, of course.

From the album: A Regal Spring Wedding in Durham, NC

Fleur-de-lis Table Number Holders

Gold is an official Mardi Gras color, and a fleur-de-lis placeholder looks regal on reception tables.

From the album: A Timeless Irish Wedding in Wickliffe, OH

Fleur-de-lis Bouquet

To give your walk down the aisle a bold and glamorous kick, carry a bouquet with purple flowers and ribbon — complete with a rhinestone-encrusted fleur-de-lis.

From the album: A Destination Wedding in New Orleans, LA

Fleur-de-lis Place Cards

A black-and-white place card for your guests with a fleur-de-lis on it is simple and elegant.

From the album: Melanie & Shawn: A Traditional Wedding in Jekyll Island, GA

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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