It is traditional for the groom to pick up his bride at her house and walk to the chapel.
Typically in small towns, children block their path with white ribbons, which the bride cuts to symbolize breaking through these obstacles.
At my workplace, this results in a constant war over the air-conditioning remote control.
If you ever see people dressed in their ski outfits during a Texan summer, you’ll know they’re probably a bunch of French expats heading to the movies.
A pre-cursor to the modern veil may be a tradition that originated in France where the carre, a square piece of silk fabric, was held over the bride and groom’s heads as they received the priest’s final blessing in the ceremony to ward away descending malice and the bride would also wear a wreath of flowers on her head.
The traditional layered wedding cake originated in France, but another common cake is called the croquembouche, which is essentially a pyramid of crème-filled pastry puffs covered in a caramel glaze.
If the sun is shining, tell him you’d love to take a walk along the Seine.
Once he gets to know you better though, make sure you’re not doing all the deciding work.
There seems to be a huge gap between what is considered an acceptable room temperature in France and in the USA.If I’ve learnt anything during my two years in Paris, it’s that there are certain measures, habits and role reversals we women might feel the need to adopt when playing the dating game with French men.They are, as I’ve come to be enlightened, entirely different to English men.After seven years in Texas, I have almost forgotten what “walking” even means.In France, I used to walk for miles every day, and it was my primary mode of transportation in the city.If you're out of spare change for a metro ticket and you don't have a pass, it's also very common for someone nearby to simply give you money to buy one.