French Riviera

5 Top Tips for Achieving an Unforgettable French Riviera/Copacabana Theme at Your Next Event

The French Riviera is the theme du jour for discerning event planners looking for a sophisticated event with subtle nautical undertones.

Understanding where the French Riviera theme comes from is the key to getting it right.

The French Riviera is the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. The destination is synonymous with glamorous coastal locations such as Cannes, Saint-Tropez and Monaco. Artists and aristocrats flooded the area in the 1960s and today it is a much sought after holiday destination, with many coastal villages and towns within walking distance of each other.

So how does this translate to an effortlessly chic event? Here’s some tips to ensure an unforgettable corporate event.

Event Styling
The French Riviera is luxury incarnate, so go the distance with the décor. This theme lends itself to an elegant cocktail party, so consider white linen cluster lounges with bright red and blue cushions. Lantern centrepieces are the perfect choice and include an abundance of tropical greenery.

Dress Code
“Nautical Chic” comes to mind with a nod to elegant 1950s style. But it doesn’t have to be old world : even top designers like Ralph Lauren had a decidedly nautical edge in his 2018 Fall line. If you don’t want it be too themed, consider setting s colour scheme of red, white and blue.

Pick the Right Venue
This theme is perfect for a poolside party. There are hundreds of Gold Coast and Brisbane event venues with incredible pools to set the scene. Or, for a completely luxe experience, talk to our team about hosting the celebration aboard a yacht.

Set the Mood
Low lighting and soft candlelight combined with sultry songs lingering on a warm Summer breeze…

Serve signature cocktails on arrival, and light scented candles to anchor your guests’ senses to that moment (FYI… give scented candles as guest gifts and they will never forget this night!).

The French Riviera theme is our trend prediction for stylish events in 2019 and beyond, so don’t hesitate to get in touch on +0416 437 941.

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