Yanique’s Picks: Relais Christine

Relais Christine manages to be charming, chic and kitsch all at the same time, making it ideal for celebrating your unconventional wedding. Offering rooms with patio doors onto beautiful gardens, as well as deluxe suites that are beautiful enough to rival anything, this hotel offers an experience that you’ll never forget.

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Hotel Relais Christine

3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris

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Yanique’s Picks: Villa Madame

This hotel is located in Paris’ Latin Quarter, and has decor to die for. With some of the most luxurious, cosy lounges in all of France, you’ won’t want to leave the hotel, and the rooms have everything you could ask for. Quirky and chic, Villa Madame is irresistibly romantic, and perfect for newly-weds, ready to begin their life together…

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Villa Madame

44 Rue Madame, 75006 Paris

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Getting married at the Chapelle Expiatoire

The Chapelle Expiatoire is a wedding venue and French national monument in the center of Paris (8th Arrondissement). It’s best known also as the burial place of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. The neoclassical architecture and décor will look great in your romantic Parisian portraits.  The photos are always, simply stunning.

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As English speaking wedding planners in Paris, we get many couple marrying at the chapel each year and thought it about time to write a little post on one of our favorite locations, as romantic, rich with history and iconic as the Eiffel Tower! So let’s get on to it shall we…



Around the time of the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette was guillotined on October 16, 1793 at the age of 37 years convicted of treason and sentenced to death, to a cheering crowd of “Vive La Nation!”

She was buried in an unmarked grave here behind the church of Madeleine. There is a sculpture of the couple inside the Chapel. Their bodies were later exhumed and taken to the Basilica Saint Denis, the burial place of kings.   (more…)

Yanique’s Picks: Le Voltaire

This typically French bistro is very chic, very cosy and very intimate. Located on the banks of the Seine, it has a great location and serves equally great, very French, food. Famous among foodies, you might be lucky enough to spot some high-profile Parisians here, and even if not, it is still the ideal place for a romantic meal for two…

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27 Quai Voltaire 75007 Paris

Open Monday – Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 7:30pm – 10pm. Closed Sundays


1920s Gatsby Paris Elopement

This 1920’s vintage styled wedding elopement was a dream come true for R + L here in Paris. Photographed by english speaking French photographer Thierry Joubert, Video by the talented Duncan Wolfe.

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These Canadian lovers had their hearts set on eloping to Paris.  From the beginning they had the blessing of their family and trusted us to be their wedding planners in Paris. Naturally we were overjoyed and started to Skype months in advance before we actually met here in Paris.

They knew that the beautiful architecture of Paris would fit into their vintage styled wedding. And we started the day in a luxury apartment on the hills of Montmartre, overlooking the roofs of Paris. The garden ceremony was officiated with the backdrop of Sacre Coeur.

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The groom wore a newsboy cap also referred to as the Jay Gatsby, tweed waistcoat vest, and brogues.

The bride wore one of the trendy wedding veil styles: the birdcage veil that went great with bold eyes. The custom fitted lace dress was embellish with vintage rhinestones for the perfect gatsby glam.

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We chose a sleek vintage black Citron traction for a photo session around the rest of Paris and the evening was made even more memorable ending at romantic restaurant along the Seine River, Chez Julien.

Congratulations again to the lovely + lucky couple!


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