5 Chic Ways to Incorporate Fleurs-de-Lis Into Your Wedding For Mardi Gras

by Ivy Jacobson
Fleur Cards:Caroline Johnson Photography / TheKnot.com
photo by Caroline Johnson Photography

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

Sabine Scherer
photo by Sabine Scherer

Sabine Scherer

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

Megan Kime Photography
photo by Megan Kime Photography

Megan Kime Photography

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

Lauren Gabrielle Photography
photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography

Lauren Gabrielle Photography

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

Bouquet: Art de Vie / TheKnot.com
photo by Art de Vie

Art de Vie

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

Caroline Johnson Photography
photo by Caroline Johnson Photography

Caroline Johnson Photography

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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