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  • An English-Speaking Wedding Planner in Paris, France

    Your wedding is about a story.

    Planning a wedding in France can be frustrating because of the distance and language barriers. We are here to work with you and for you to provide the wedding of your dreams.

    WLE caters to English-speaking clients from around the world. We place an emphasis on quality service and conscientious contact with clients.

    Our wedding planning services are customizable for every client and every budget. We provide anything from Consultation, "Light-Planning" to Full Service accompaniment.

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  • Georges V Paris destination Wedding

    Gorgeous wedding at the Georges V. after a week of constant rain in Paris, the weather cleared out finally so that our dear clients could enjoy a beautiful day of romance, commitment and festivities at one of the most beautiful luxury hotel in the capital. Congratulation to the newly weds; we’ll let you enjoy of few of the many gorgeous photographs taken by Olivier from weddingLight through out the day.
    Lovely wedding video with some gorgeous slow motions; our bride was just stunning, straight from a hollywood movie. The video shot by “WeddingLight” is simply full of romance and emotions.
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    Paris destination wedding I Chappelle Expiatoire

    Today, we would like to share a few photographs from the intimate Parisian wedding of Ozer and Florence who married at the chapel Expiatoire.

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    WLE Meets – Synie’s Cakes

    Everyone loves Cake – especially the Bride!   With the days of plain white tier cakes and plastic figurines well in the past, jaw-dropping Wedding Cakes are now seen as the only way to end a perfect Wedding Dinner.

    With so many colours, flavours and detailing options to chose from, it’s easy to get a little lost.  We spoke to one of our favourite Parisian Cake Bakers, Synie of Synie’s to give you some guidance.  Chatting about her business, inspirations and knowledge of cake trends, she shared what’s hot Cake wise for your up-coming Wedding.  With her decadent designs having been featured across Style Me Pretty, French Wedding Style and many more top Wedding Blogs, this isn’t one to miss!

     


     

    Hi Synie!  Great to get a chance to speak to you, we know you must be busy mid-Wedding season and all!  For our readers who may not know you as well as the team here at Wedding Light Events, could you tell us a little about Synie’s?

    “Baking has always been a passion of mine – my first memory is actually of baking bread with my mother aged four. As a young girl, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen and loved coming up with recipes.  

     After having been in Paris for some time, I decided to turn this passion into a business and have been catering and baking professionally since 2004, becoming specialised in Wedding Cakes in 2012. 

     While we have a few ‘models’ that are available to select directly from the website, what we really like to do are personalised creations.  Whether it be through the combination of unique flavours chosen by the bridal couple or tailoring the cake design in order to fit the colour palette, the invitation suite, the wedding dress or theme, we make cakes that are as unique as the people that choose them.”

     

    Your creations always look one-of-a-kind – now we know why!  Are there any of the cakes you’ve made that have particularly stood out to you? 

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     “Oh there are lots!  For me, though, I most enjoy creating new recipes through the combining and mixing of flavours.  For example, we had a couple who wanted their cake to reflect their different heritages and cultures from Brittany, France and the Caribbean and be incorporated into the actual taste of their cake.  We mixed tropical Rum and Vanilla with Salted Caramel from Brittany and the result was amazing.  Regarding design, so far this year’s most interesting design was a collaboration with the bride that resulted in a 7 tier towering white cake with a very interesting plaster-like texture, gold leaf and a contemporary arrangement of succulents, greenery and branches.”

     

    Wow, it certainly sounds like some cake!  And what about your personal preferences?  If you were designing your own dream cake, what would it look and taste like?

     “I don’t honestly know.  I don’t have a ‘dream’ cake as such as I’m constantly trying out new designs and flavours so my preferences are always changing!  At the moment, I’m really into yuzu.  It’s actually a new flavour for us and hasn’t made it on to our official list yet but we using it in a Wedding Cake for someone this Season, so keep your eyes peeled!  I love citrusy flavours in general, so I think it would probably incorporate those in some way, too.  Aesthetically, I tend to prefer something quite simple.  I say that, but that wouldn’t be nearly as fun to design as something more complex!  So many options!

     You see, a ‘dream cake’ changes with what the occasion is.  If you’re out in the countryside having a barnyard wedding, you aren’t going to want the same design as if you were at the Shangri-La.  I eat Cake every day, and just as what I feel like eating changes, the tastes and preferences for your wedding cake will adapt as you move further along with your Wedding choices.  It’s only when you’ve done all that that your ‘dream Cake’ vision truly comes to life!  Every cake can be a dream cake when it’s perfect for the place it’s in and the people it’s for.”

     

    We couldn’t agree with you more – our idea of a dream Wedding Cake changes daily! No doubt we’ll change our minds again when we see your new designs!  Are your Brides just as indecisive as we are, or are there a few designs and flavours that are most popular?

     “As far as flavours are concerned, classic flavours, such as vanilla, almond and raspberry, are a popular choice for weddings when you have a lot of people to please.  Regarding design, that really depends on the year, as the ‘trends’ change regularly.  As you’ve probably seen on the Web, Naked Cakes and Rustic Cakes with fresh flowers are proving to be really popular at the moment, but we’re also still seeing quite a lot of metallic detailing, especially gold.  Colour wise, powdery pinks are something we’ve done a lot of this year, and then there’s the up-coming trend of all-white which can look really beautiful.  Something that started last year that I really enjoy producing is ‘Painted Cakes’ which you can really make your own.  We’re also beginning to see purples and blues coming in, but I think these will be more of a trend for next year.  You often find that brides want a combination of all these trends – you only get married once, after all!”

     

    Hope you were listening to that one ladies – blues and purples for next year it is!  Finally, can you give our lovely readers a little insight in to what it’s like working with the team here at Wedding Light Events?  

    “I love working with Wedding Light Events.  I’ve done some really great Style Shoots with the team as well as supplied Cakes for some of your Weddings – things always go smoothly and you’re very professional.  I love Olivier your in-house photographer.  We always have a lot of fun together and I always find our collaborations really inspirational.”

     

    Thanks so much for taking the time to speak to us, Synie.  We’ll be looking out for those Yuzu cakes, and we can’t wait to see the design your working on for our Bride at the moment!


    Visit Synie on her wonderful website for more information, picture, and contact details.

    Paris Weddings – The Story So Far

    Just like you guys, we never get tired of looking back at your Paris Wedding Day pictures;  the Beaming smiles, gorgeous gowns and limitless love captured by our in house photograoher, Oliver Lalin, on those days never fails to leave us with big grins on our faces.  

    Browsing through the albums of the Paris Weddings WLE has organised so far, I was astounded to see just how many beautiful dreams we’ve made a reality!  From quiet Paris Elopements to big blow-outs, all of your wonderful Weddings were truly captivating, and reminiscing over them made me feel more inspired than ever – as well as a little teary eyed!

    Wedding Photos Album Paris

    But WLE we do things properly, and I wasn’t done with the nostalgia yet!  In order to make this a proper #throwback, I got in touch with one our favourite Brides from last year, Nhu.  Nhu and her – now husband – Norman eloped to Paris with us from Australia, and what a Wedding it was!  She’s kindly agreed to share her Wedding story with us so we can relive it once more, and guess what? there’s pictures! I better get those tissues ready again!


    Wedding Light Events thinks the only location for a Wedding is Paris, and can’t understand why you’d consider anywhere else,  however, we are, admittedly, rather biased!  From someone who has a more neutral view, what was it about Paris that attracted you so much?

    – Norm and I would’ve loved to have done a big wedding at home in Brisbane, Australia but we had to see the bigger picture and that involved building a new home for our growing family. With this in mind, we both happily decided to ‘elope’ to Paris – somewhere i had always dreamed of visiting. I had never been to Europe and would’ve loved to have done a big trip travelling the place, however we had a 1 year old to consider and so staying in one place made travelling a lot easier. It was an easy choice…it’s such a beautiful city with so many things to see, but I must admit, the fantastic food was definitely a swaying factor! We both work in hospitality, and Norm is a chef so the idea of ‘living’ in Paris for 2 weeks and eating Parisian Food everyday was something we very much looked forward to. 

    Parisian Food…just one of the reasons we could never leave!  ‘Heaven on a plate’ comes to mind! 

    With that in mind, can you tell us a bit more about your Day?  How many people accompanied you, which locations did you select for shooting, and last but most definitely not least, where did you eat?

    – Our day was absolutely amazing! And this was all thanks to the fact that we decided to use WLE to help organise it all. You always hear about brides being so stressed on the day of their wedding and I really didn’t want any of that on our day. Everything was arranged for me and I didn’t have to check or follow up on anything. 

    It was just us (Me, Norm and our beautiful 1 year old daughter). I originally chose a location in front of a cherry blossom tree at Notre Dame because I thought the Wedding photos would be stunning with those as the backdrop.  However on the day, tourists made that impossible and your in house photographer, Olivier wasn’t keen on doing the ceremony there.  He quickly suggested somewhere quieter for us to move too and the new impromptu location was definitely just as good! It was private, beautiful and perfect for our intimate ceremony. Olivier took us on to several stunning locations to capture all the different images we wanted and we finished the long day off with a late dinner at Plaza Athenee

    Ah! Olivier knows Paris like the back of his hand and is always brimming with ideas!  What would we do without him, hey ?  

    We loved your colour theme.  Paris may be known for its ‘all black everything’ but for us, pink is a colour that never gets old.  You managed to incorporate it into your Wedding day so sublimely; how did you choose what colours to go for ? 

    – Of course I wanted our wedding day to be elegant and romantic, but also ‘pretty’, and to me, there’s nothing more beautiful than dusty pink. This colour was mainly inspired by delicate dusty pick peonies, which is my favourite flower.  So of course I just had to have these pink peonies in my bouquet. 

    You certainly did a great job, Nhu.  Pink peonies?  The perfect choice; you and your daughter looked as pretty as picture.

    And you kept the prettiness coming with that great Balloon idea!  Tell us, Where did the inspiration for that come from? 

    – I actually discovered WLE through your in-house photographer, Olivier. We weren’t going to have any friends or family present so the photography was really important to me.  I wanted to have memorable photos to show them, as they couldn’t be there themselves. 

    I looked through a lot of photographers to try and identify someone that could translate my ideas to the style of photography I wanted, and Olivier’s style fit the bill perfectly. I didn’t want the typical boring wedding photos in all the tourist attractions. I tried to look for other ways to make our images more fun and interesting, without being tacky. I had seen these oversized balloons in other photography and thought they were perfect to use in our photos to showcase our ‘fun’ side on the day.  This also happened to coincide with my colour scheme of pink and white nicely. 

    Paris Wedding Planner’s Elopement for Australian Couple

    We’re so happy you liked Olivier’s photos as much as we do.  He has a true talent for captivating unique and personal photos for our couples.  Your shots definitely looked fun, in fact, I’d love to have a go with one of those balloons myself…

    We loved working with you.  From start to finish, you were full of ideas and had such a clear vision of what you wanted.  Now the big question is, how did you find working with the team at WLE? 

    – From the first response I had from you right through to the receiving of our photos, WLE fulfilled my every expectation.  You were dream wedding planners, truly. There was great communication, never any issues and I always knew everything was done for me and that I had nothing to worry about. 

    A few days before the wedding day, we had a meet & greet with Helene & Olivier and it re-confirmed that this was a professional team who knew what they were doing.  Olivier totally saw my vision with the photography and he was so amazing on the day. Just super lovely and made the whole experience really comfortable as I’m not great in front of a camera at the best of times!  

    Paris Wedding Planners Organise Pink Elopement

    Well any nerves certainly didn’t show!  From what we saw you looked liked a complete natural – beautiful Bride alert!  We’re so glad you had a fabulous day and experience with Wedding Light Events.  Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us, Nhu! 


    You can see even more pictures of our wonderful Weddings by clicking on our ‘Elope to Paris’ in the menu bar above or checking out our Pinterest Board. Happy reminiscing!

     

    Trend Spotter: Spring 2017 Bridal Collections

    While Fashion Week is nice enough, nothing gets us ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ah-ing’ just quite like the Bridal Collections, and this year’s Spring 2017 Collections were no exception.  Oscar de la Renta’s elegant all-white gowns had us wanting to marry four times over; Vera Wang got us contemplating ditching our Wedding dress entirely to follow their underwear as outerwear trend and Naeem Khan fuelled our long-lost childhood dream of saying ‘I do’ in a pink dress fit for a Princess.


    From high hems to tumbling trains and streamlined silhouettes to supersize-skirts, there was something to make every Bride’s jaw drop,  no matter her tastes or styles.  We’ve picked out some of the main trends from the Spring 2017 Bridal Collections help you on your way to winner the title of ‘most fashionable Bride of 2017.’