Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How do you take your champagne?

When J and I got married, I wanted to have champagne coupes rather than flutes. I find the coupe so  much nicer in every way. It is feminine and delicate and I love the sweet, humble silhouette. They're much more sophisticated than flutes, don't you agree? ;) But, much to my surprise, I had the hardest time finding a rental company that had them! One company actually told me they could give me mismatched coupes, as in some with gold rims, some plain, some with beveled stems, some not. And she actually pressured me to go for it because I'd never find "those old-fashioned things" anywhere. It seemed that everyone preferred flutes, but I persevered. In the end, I found an abundant supply of coupes at AtoZ Rental, which carries mostly giant lawnmowers and machinery, but I guess in their case AtoZ is an accurate name. Wow, did my search pay off.
We had a champagne pyramid for our guests. It was so fun to fill and watch bubble over. Did you know that a pyramid really only wastes about half a bottle of champagne? 
J and I toasted with the same "Bride and Groom" coupes that my parents used at their wedding. 
Our approach to our wedding was "simple yet elegant" and the champagne pyramid was built in bubbly, sparkling decoration. It was absolutely fabulous! So, which do you prefer, coupe or flute? 

9 comments:

  1. Coupes! I love them. I already had 4 of them from my grandmother and last year I found some others, also from the 50this, 60this, in a "Brockenhaus". They are so nice and I really think that champagne tastes different. Do you also think that?

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    1. I absolutely think that the champagne tastes different! More bubbly and not as sweet. Perfection! I will have to come over and drink some champagne with you soon. ;)

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  2. oh my gosh- I am obsessed with champagne coupes! that has always been in the back of my mind for my wedding :)
    I can't believe that they are hard to find- how weird!

    I have a love for the movie "Marie Antoinette" (I even managed to write 2 different papers on it for college, in *Women in Art* and *Culture, Class, and Cuisine*) and I love how when they drink champagne they have those delicate little coupes (and a mountain of pastries...).
    p.s. love that you had cupcakes too! So ahead of the trend!

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    1. YES! Marie Antoinette is in my top three favorite movies!! It was the inspiration for the colors, textures and general ambiance of our wedding. We had a string trio at the ceremony and my hair was high...but not as high as hers, of course! ;) I LOVE that that was your first thought!!! LOVE IT! :) xo

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    2. oh my gosh!!!! LOVE THAT!! hehe I am grinning ear to ear over here! :)

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  3. p.s. can't believe I forgot to say this- LOVE your new look and name!!

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    1. Thank you!! :) Makes my evening to hear that. :)

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    1. Thank you, Den of Thieves! I'll be in touch. xo

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