Elyse and Trent arrived all the way from Australia to celebrate their love in Paris. The gorgeous couple decided on an intimate elopement in the city of love. After discussing the romantic vision that Elyse and Trent were hoping for, WeddingLight Events helped choose the perfect locations for the ceremony, reception, and photoshoot.
The weather on the day of the elopement was authentically Parisian, meaning light rain and bursts of sunshine. I arrived in the afternoon at the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal to meet the charming young couple. The beautiful bouquet and boutonniere made of peonies had already arrived, delivered and arranged by Estelle Preston’s flower services. Elyse was in her private room getting ready and being pampered by the incredible makeup and hair team, Fred and Muriel. Elyse looked picture perfect with her loose blonde waves and subtle make-up. Trent returned to the room and was taken aback by his beautiful bride and they toasted with champagne. The hair and makeup team and I left the room to give the couple some privacy and so that Elyse could slip into her stunning sleeveless lace gown by designer Grace Loves Lace
Soon after, our inhouse photographer, Olivier Lalin, arrived at the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal to take photos of the couple in their room before the ceremony began. Olivier guided the couple outside to the gardens of the Palais Royal, just a few steps from the hotel. They continued their photoshoot now that the rain had stopped and the sky was clearing up. The officiant arrived and the couple headed farther into the gardens to the most romantic spot for their vows.
Elyse and Trent stood out wonderfully in front of the green trees and grey sky. They exchanged vows and the moment they kissed, the sun came out! It was true magic.
The excited couple walked around the garden for a series of romantic photos to share with their loved ones. Olivier and I brought them to the classic Mercedes and chauffeur that awaited them. Elyse and Trent were driven around accompanied by Olivier for a stunning photo tour of Paris. They stopped at all of the iconic locations including the banks of the Seine, Eiffel Tower, champ de mars and the place de la Concorde. Olivier is an amazing photographer and managed to capture the most stunning candid shots of the newlyweds.
After their idyllic day, the couple was chauffeured to the Michelin restaurant Epicure for an elegant romantic dinner for two. The elopement day was truly one of a kind. I was awestruck by the beautiful couple, Elyse and Trent. Their happiness exuded in person and in the photographs. Please enjoy the lovely photos by Olivier Lalin from WeddingLight Paris.
Planning: WeddingLight Events
Photography: Olivier Lalin of WeddingLight Photography
Flowers: Estelle Preston Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Fred and Muriel
Hotel: Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
Gown: Grace Loves Lace
Ceremony Location: Gardens of the Palais Royal