After speaking with our fabulous in-house photographer, Olivier Lalin of WeddingLight Photography, this couple from Beijing decided to book a 2-hour photo session while vacationing in Paris. The adorable couple will be back in the City of Love this summer to celebrate their destination wedding with an intimate group of family and friends. The two decided to spend some extra time before the big day to get to know the city and its beauty before their summer plans and there is no better way to do it than with a lovely photo tour through the French capital.
To see more of their charming photos, please head on over to WeddingLight Photographer’s blog.
As wedding planners, we are always looking for inspiration to pull from for our own events. This past summer, our fabulous photographer, Olivier Lalin of WeddingLight Photography, photographed a lovely pink-hued wedding in the countryside of Normandy. Have we caught your attention yet?
Gathering some 250 friends and family, this lovely couple decided to have two full days of festivities to celebrate their wedding.
On a gorgeous summer day in July, guests enter the venue on a candle lit path.The reception was held in a charming garden just a few hours from the French capital. Although a tent was set up to cover the area, it was beautifully decorated in fairy lights, lush pink and creme-colored florals, as well as hanging white wisteria plants for a whimsical and romantic interior. Quite enchanting!
Just outside the tent, a photo booth was set up for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. Isn’t that hand painted backdrop just incredible? The lanterns also provide a nice touch, too.
The entrance was framed with two cream-colored pillars with large floral arrangements. We just love the clean, natural feel! Don’t you?Menus with created with the bride and groom’s initials monogrammed at the top and finished with a bold pink hand-written font for a simple, yet elegant look.The table set up was equally as dreamy with an eclectic array of glass vases and pink and creme-colored floral arrangements dispersed down the center of the table. Mercury glass candle holders were also arranged to complement the florals. As for the tableware, vintage pink floral plates were used with silver flatware and crystal glasses trimmed in gold to finalize the presentation.
Aisha and Ben first met each other at work. After becoming friends and then spending some time together outside of the office, it became apparent that there was something more. On a family skiing trip in March of 2014, Ben proposed at the bottom of the slope. Pretending to help Aisha with her “broken binding,” he got down on one knee and as she looked down, Ben was there with the ring in hand and popped the question! Not long after, they began discussing wedding plans and Ben jokingly suggested that they elope to Paris. After a little bit of research, Aisha got in contact with us and decided that an intimate ceremony in Paris was the perfect way to celebrate their special day.
Deciding to not see each other until the ceremony, Aisha and her maid of honor prepared in a gorgeous apartment just across the way from the Eiffel Tower. Both were pampered and primped by our fabulous hair and makeup team before our photographer, Olivier of WeddingLight Photography, stopped by for some photos. After stepping into her beautiful blue Christain Louboutin heels and grabbing her lovely handmade brooch bouquet, Aisha was whisked away to Parc Monceau where she was awaited by an intimate group of friends and family. As she walked up towards the bridge, Ben turned around and saw his beautiful bride for the first time. Igor, one of our friendly officiants, then began the ceremony and when they were finished there was a traditional breaking of glass since Ben is Jewish. Following the ceremony, a few photos were taken around the charming park. Then Aisha and Ben were ready for their Photo Tour through Paris with Olivier. After snapping shots around some of the city’s most iconic locations for a few hours, their driver dropped the couple off at Le Train Bleu for a celebratory dinner with their loved ones.
Fly Away Bride is a beautiful blog with tons of inspiration for destination weddings. We just received an email from them that they published Roxanne and Dennis’ Parc Monceau elopement on their blog. Of course, we are so happy to share our work. It was such a pleasure helping Roxanne and Dennis plan their special day in our lovely city.
Lisa and Frank originally contacted us in August with hopes of eloping to Paris in early September. So with only a few weeks to plan, we helped them create something truly special just for the two of them.
The day began in the cozy Eiffel Tower suite of the Radisson Blu Le Dokhan Hotel situated ideally between the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower. Frank had surprised his beautiful bride with the special room, as well a lovely bouquet of flowers. How sweet! With a gorgeous natural light shining into the rooms and clear blue skies, the day was starting well. Both Frank and Lisa decided that they did not want to see each other before the ceremony. Lisa stayed in her intimate room to quietly think and write down her vows before being pampered by the hair and makeup team, while Frank positioned himself in the salon near the large window overlooking the city’s iconic monument to write his vows. Soon after Fred, our fabulous makeup artist arrived to begin Lisa’s bridal session. She opted for a plum-colored eye and light pink lip. As for her hair, Muriel, our wonderful hairstylist arrived and helped create a romantic, loosely curled and braided updo with some floral accessories to finish the look. After stepping into her dreamy cream and gold strapless gown, our talented photographer, Olivier Lalin came in for some getting ready portraits. Alternating his time between the bride and groom, Olivier snaps shots of Lisa in her room preparing her final affairs and Frank getting into his suit and spending some quality time with his Swedish cousin that stopped by between flights for the big day. Isn’t that nice! After some fun photos, Frank and his cousin left for the church. Olivier was able to get some beautiful portrait shots of Lisa’s before the vintage cream and navy Bentley S1 arrived to pick her up and take her to the church. At the church, Pastor McKall met with the lovely couple before beginning the ceremony. At the sound of Wagner Lohengrin’s “Bridal Chorus,” Frank and Lisa walked down the isle to begin their ceremony. After saying their traditional vows, the lovely couple read their personal remarks to one another. Pastor McKall pronounced them husband and wife at the American church of Paris.
To view even more of Lisa and Frank’s beautiful photos, please go to WeddingLight Photography’s blog, HERE.