Marions-nous! Let’s get married in Paris


Paris, January, 2013 - America’s love affair with Paris spans generations.  For many, Paris is the epitome of sophistication, good taste, style and romance. The Paris Wedding (Gibbs Smith,$35.00, Jacketless hardcover, 176 pages, April 2013, ISBN 978-1-4236-3065-4) is a full-color, idea-packed, go-to guide for globally minded trendsetters who are in love with the style and romance of Paris.

Written by an American wedding planner in Paris, Kimberley Petyt, The Paris Wedding is a must-have for the best wedding inspiration and resources in Paris. Not just a resource of practical information for those planning a wedding in Paris, but The Paris Wedding is also a stand-alone handbook full of stylish tips and glamorous photography to help add that Parisian je ne sais quoi to any celebration.

Brides-to-be can find helpful advice on anything from planning a green, eco-friendly wedding to Paris wedding hairstyles and French wedding flower traditions. Kimberley Petyt also shares stories of real Paris weddings and some of her own personal experiences, paying particular attention to the differences between French and American weddings.

Kimberley Petyt is the owner of  Parisian Events (, a wedding and event-planning agency catering to English-speakers in Paris. She writes the popular blog  Parisian Party: Tales of an American Wedding Planner in Paris (  Petyt and the business have  been featured in print publications such as Real Simple Weddings, Essence Magazine, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, Cosmopolitan China, The LA Times, and France Magazine. In 2011, she was featured in the New York Times Magazine “Summer Travel” issue, highlighting her skills as a cultural liaison for brides seeking to marry in Paris. She lives in Paris.

Over the past 40 years, Gibbs Smith has been specializing in beautifully illustrated lifestylebooks covering topics such as interior design, architecture, cooking, children’s activity, home,green/sustainable and many more.

Cover images, table of contents, and excerpts can be viewed here: The Paris Wedding eBLAD


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