Paris Wedding at the chapelle Expiatoire

Elle and David got engaged in Paris a couple of years ago and dreamt of a destination wedding in the City of Love ever since. They fell in love with the Eiffel Tower and the romance and magic of Paris. We have been working with Elle and David for two years since their engagement. Despite a few obstacles and last minute changes over the years, our flexibility and creativity helped make their wedding dream a reality. The photos speak for themselves and we had so much fun creating and organizing their dream day.

The wedding day began at the luxury hotel, the Four Seasons George V, where Elle and David got ready for the big day. The couple had separate suites so that Elle could be pampered and put on her gown in privacy. Elle wanted David to see her in her wedding dress for the first time at the ceremony as she walked down the aisle of the chapel.

The couple and guests arrived separately at the ceremony location — the Chapelle Expiatoire located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. This historical church is a true hidden gem of Paris and was the perfect venue for this small and intimate wedding. Two florists, Estelle and Miyoko, thoughtfully designed and arranged the stunning decor for the wedding day. They used a mix of pale peach garden roses, white hydrangeas, pale pink avalanche roses, and other spring flowers to bring out a whimsical color scheme and romance in the Chapelle Expiatoire.

The beautiful bride, Elle, walked down the aisle in her dazzling mermaid style dress with some help from her bridesmaids. Her dress was truly one-of-a-kind and made just for her by a fashion designer in Manila. The musicians, Myriam and Eve, played the harp and violin throughout the ceremony and created a sweet and romantic ambience. Pastor Jeff Powell, from the American Church in Paris, officiated the wedding and shared some beautiful words about love and commitment.

 

We LOVE the wedding video of Elle + David. I hope you will have as much fun watching it as we had producing the events of this now happily married couple!

After the wedding ceremony, the David and Elle, joined our photographer and videographer from WeddingLight for a photo tour of Paris. They spent the next few hours exploring Paris with the expert guidance of our photographer, Olivier. They first stopped at the Ile Saint-Louis, the Louvre, the Gardens of the Palais Royal, and the Champ de Mars to catch a few photographs with the Eiffel tower in the background.  And, of course because this is Paris, the Bir-Hakeim Bridge for even more gorgeous photographs with the Eiffel Tower.

After the photo tour of Paris, Elle returned to the George V hotel to change into her second dress. This is tradition in the Philippines, and Elle looked just as stunning in her reception dress as she did in her wedding gown. The bride, groom, and guests then continued on to the Shangri-La Hotel where a luxurious and elegant reception awaited them. This five star luxury hotel is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris with the most magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower. Awaiting the wedding party was a cocktail hour on the terrace, and then a four course dinner of green asparagus, bream and Thai vegetable curry, and bourbon vanilla millefeuille, completed with a stunning wedding cake in the Salon de Famille room of the Shangri-La. This evening sounds perfect enough, but the wonderful staff at the Shangri-La had one last idea — They invited David, Elle, and the guests to visit a very special suite of the hotel where they could have a 180 degree view of the Eiffel Tower glittering at 10 PM, a sight anyone who visits Paris simply must witness. This day was pure magic thanks to the thoughtfulness and care of all of the people who made this wedding day possible.

We just received a few kind words from David this morning. We are so glad they experienced the most amazing day of their life last week.

“Thank you all. What started as an idea for Elle and I chatting standing on a bridge over the Seine two years ago finally came to be realized yesterday. Our much postponed and rescheduled event only happened because of your ongoing patient persistence and coping with my sporadic correspondence. Clearly my working life is chaotic or I would not have flown in only yesterday morning and now be in the car on the way back to the airport.

For the day itself thank you for the wonderful planning, all the finishing touches and thoughtful ideas. On the picture and video taking thank you for the effort and creativity and sheer determination to get the right shot. The attached picture is brilliant thank you. Sparklers – great idea!

Thank you again. Superb.”

What a wonderful wedding day in Paris with our clients Elle and David who flew all the way from the Philippines to celebrate their union in the  “City of Love.” This was truly a dream wedding — you can tell just by the gorgeous photos and the beaming smiles of the bride and groom.

We would like to thank our team of friends & trusted vendors; Fred and Muriel for hair and make-up of the bride, Olivier and Jerome for the fun and creative photography and video work, Laurent and Emmanuel our wonderful chauffeurs who took great care of everyone throughout the day. Thank you to Pastor Jeff from the American Church, who officiated the ceremony at the Chapelle Expiatoire. We would like to thank our florists Estelle and Miyoko for the decoration of the chapel. A very special thank you to Florence Apy who helped us organize the wedding reception for our lovely couple at the Shangri-La. And of course our very talented harpist and violinist, Myriam and Eve, who played a mix of classical and contemporary music at the ceremony and during the reception.

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