We can all agree that Paris is a trendsetting and romantic city to capture all your couple photos. We’re always happy to see our professional English-speaking vendors do their most for our couples who come from so far for this one big day!  This year, as we’re in full wedding season – mouth drop for the September! – we’ve decided to round-up a few of the overwhelming trends we’re seeing.

GASTRO-TRAVEL LOVE

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Photo by Katie Mitchell

Like attracts like, right?  Well, I think a big part of my pull for our couples is that I’m a die-hard foodie that loves to travel! I can tell you about the best new restaurant, coffee shop, bar and all the Michelin stared ones as well as where’s the best place to visit now in Europe. So we always end up having Wedding-cations plans as we like to call them, a wedding and a euro-gastro vacation itinerary that’s so unique and tested by yours truly.

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VINTAGE VAVOOM

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Photo by Katie Mitchell

The men are showing much love to the cars of yesteryear with the vintage Jaguars and Citroen. 80% of the cars booked with us this year were bigger vintage wedding cars. They add a special elegance and history to the storytelling of your day.

 

SIMPLICITY

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Photo by Marjorie Preval

sleek flow wedding dresses that we’re for the most part – hand-made or designed by many of the brides themselves. Talk about attention to detail.

 

PEONIES POWER

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photo by Le Secret d’Audrey

So back by popular demand this year, are peonies! But we’re also getting down with the David Austin roses
ladies and gents. Our recent design of wrapping the terrace of the Shangri la hotel Paris had both kinds and boy was it glam!

 

BOUDOIR

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photo by Le Secret d’Audrey

 

Well, sort of interesting how those “soft” lingerie shots we’ve been taking of our brides are getting more and more in demand. A lot of is has to do with the fact that we only create an environment where the bride feels safe and beautiful – nothing cheesy or over the line. everything is 100 % Parisian chic.

What are some of the trends that you want to use for your upcoming wedding in Paris?

ALL photos are OUR real weddings.

Contact us for your dream wedding proposal at elopeinparis@gmail.com

 

We are super happy that there is now a little over 1000 of you lovers following our adventures on Instagram. We promise to always make you dream about getting married in Paris!

Thank you all for all your likes, comments and subsequent emails – we are thrilled to do what we do with the best english speaking vendors and most luxurious venues here in Paris.
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Paris is truly the city for lovers and our couples like us love everything romance, travel and food. We bring all these together in every event with personalized touches and detail that reflect you.

Merci for the trust,and many communication hours …hahaha.

Here’s to our next 1000 Fans. Bienvenue !

What a meeting of hearts we’ve had at our recent wedding in Paris at the venue Chapelle Expiatoire planned by Elope in Paris and shot by Audrey from Le Secret D’Audrey. The gorgeous American couple ventured from Chicago to celebrate their love in the French capital with us.
 
Starting at the luxurious Shangri-La hotel – where we took the time to add many intricate details for the preparation shoot right up the intimate dinner back at the top chef restaurant L’Abeille. 
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The theme we created had much to do with the French heritage of one of the brides. So it was no surprise that we choose the Chapelle Expiatoire for its magnificent beauty but for its strong ties with Versailles and Marie Antoinette. Our violinist accompanied the ceremony with music in Cannon D and some instrumental from the Sophia Coppola Marie Antoinette Film.  

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The Shangri La hotel a five-star hotel in the prestigious 16th neighbourhood, is itself is also steeped in french culture having belonged to the Bonaparte family. This is one of the handful hotels where you can have an unblocked view of the Eiffel Tower. However, we also choose to use the beautiful seasonal gardens for the start of our photo session that then led us to Ile Saint Louis, The Seine River, and through the Tuileries garden. 
 
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“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” 
 
…and we decided to keep things very clean and minimalist with touches of blush and peach. 
 All to blending well with the custom-made dress.

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How divine are these Manolo Blahnik blue velvet Heels?
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Lots of love to these two women from our team – what pleasure to have planned our first same-sex marriage here in Paris in such high style and in such awesome energy! 
So much fun and laughs were had on a memorable day!
 
Bisous xoxo
 
 
Chapelle expiatoire
 
Address29 Rue Pasquier, 75008 Paris
 
L’Abeille
 
Address10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris

 

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Make up and Hair – Allison of Modern Beauties
 
Cake – Shangri-La Hotel 
 
Flowers – Estelle Preston 
 
Photography – Le Secret D’audrey 
 
 
Celebrant and Violinist – Elope in Paris Team 

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Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole Restaurant – Wedding By Elope in Paris – photos by L’amour de Paris.

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Wedding forehead kisses under the Eiffel Tower by Stacy Reeves

How are you guys doing? Today we wanted to share with you some photos from Deidre and Patrick elopement to Paris with us. Such intimately captured photos from L’Amour de Paris will totally leave us dreaming of our next destination wedding under the Eiffel Tower or just wandering around beautiful Paris. Right? View full post »

Paris in springtime is usually the best time for weddings! Seriously, it’s not too cold and sometimes you still have the cherry blossoms on the trees. So outdoor weddings are “PARFAIT” this time of year. Except this year, hhmmm, this year mother nature has been moody.

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Of course we can’t control the weather, right? But the difference between trying to wing-it for your paris elopement versus having an english speaking wedding planner who’s knowledgeable of the city, wet weather options and has the vendor contacts to turn a major weather change into a beautiful plan-b for your wedding day, is priceless.

“you can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather”  – OutKast

 

So last week when we had to change our venue option with just 24 hours under our belt – we opted for our Plan B. Indoors meticulously decorated into a lush floral oasis. Nothing like the heavy rains we were having. 🙂   The funny thing was by the time we finished the ceremony had our cocktails and then went outside for a photo tour – the rain had luckily cleared up for some magnificent photos.

 

Like this photo (above) captured at the Eiffel Tower by darling Katie Mitchell.

Excited to share more of this beautiful couple in a few weeks – when all the photos are ready! Stay tuned…

4 TIPS for a fabulous wet weather wedding include:

  1. Umbrellas – they can be stylish!
  2. Invest in a plan-b – you won’t regret a wet weather plan location ready
  3. Trust your vendors – communicate your changes to all your guests and vendors, they’ll totally understand.
  4. Have fun – it’s not the end of the world ( you can even trash that dress!)