Elopements and Small Weddings in Paris » simple elopement packages, engagement, proposal packages

This year for weddings in Paris and looks of it from Instagram – just about everywhere – cakes with flowers were the life of the party!

2016 saw us working a lot with the darling Synie’s , who’s cakes are pure art and made us some awesome cakes and Estelle’s flowers.

As intimate as the weddings are we plan, we love that many of our couples understand the importance of adding cakes and even sweet tables to their big day.  There is simplicity on small without substituting quality and we had lots of fun from the Shangri La hotel to some of the other luxury elopement venues we used.

You asked for everything from rainbow, naked cakes, croquembouche to the traditional cakes.

If you need some inspiration for your French wedding or Parisian elopement. Check out our 4 picks below :

Cake 1:The SweetSide

Cake 2 :Over The Rainbow

Cake 3 :Sweet Lady Jane

Cake 4 :Layered Bake Shop

 

 

Today we want to share a few wedding planing tips that will help you have a better idea of how to do your research and what to look for when planning a destination wedding from a far.

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photo via marjorieprvl

If you’re thinking of eloping to Paris and not sure where to start. You may find yourself asking tons of questions about english speaking wedding planners in Paris. Or perhaps you’re looking for other options apart from a big chaotic wedding. You want to know prices first and what you’ll get for each price quote or package.
You’re in the right place – if you decide to slow down and focus on the intimacy of your love and devotion to each other – celebrated with a few of your closest and dearest family and friends. Can we say “slowlife” and  “good vibes only!”
We’re here for all of it!

We’ve helped many couples find joy again in their wedding day – because we like you believe that smaller is better.

However there a few mistakes that can lead you down the wrong – well winding path.
And here are a few:

Not knowing how you want to feel.

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Often times I get email request with a bullet point list of items that you’d like to have on your elopement here in Paris but I always at some point take it back to what you’ll remember the most – how the day felt. Sure you’ll tell you grand children about your dress, cake and maybe even the grandeur of the romantic Parisian backdrop but you transfer the excitement and love you felt more. So take the time to tell your planner how you want to feel.

Doing no research



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A wedding or elopement is a big investment – yes it’s not a 300 people wedding – but many of our small ceremonies cost just as much. Why? because quality over quantity can also cost a pretty penny. This also goes back to the previous point, if you don’t know how you want to feel and don’t do your research on the best vendors or locations – you may find that you’ll get some basic services when a top-notch could have been just a little bit more.
For this, really try to hire a planner or wedding coordinators that get you. Are they willing to create a unique proposal, or step outside of the standard package (also are you willing to pay for the additional care and attention?).
But you see what I mean? You want to make sure that you can trust that person, because you’re planning from so far away and it’s such an important day!

Not trusting your wedding team

But why?  Where they is no trust there is no love – and at the end of the day – on your big day you want to love your wedding team.
you hired a trusted professionals, the more stressed out they are the more stressed out your day will be.
Let go a little and see the magic that will happen!

These folks have probably shot hundreds of weddings and done thousands of bouquets be open to suggestions and try to respect the time and behind the scenes logistical work that goes into making your day unique and hassle free.

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Being a wedding planner in Paris we get to share so many romantic and joyful intimate moments with our couples and families from all over the world.

And with such a wonderfully picturesque city we know , we are uber lucky!  There is so much we love to show you beyond the Eiffel tower, Tulleries Gardens and the Lourve, we love sharing the most romantic parts of paris with you – including lots of alternative hidden gems.

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It was especially a joy to meet and plan the elopement of Kristine and Gawah this summer. Our team made the dream come through for the energetic couple with the best details from the venue, flowers, hair and make up to the luxurious vintage cream Citroen – a french classic that made the day even more spectacular as the get away car!

We started the day at with a balcony room (view of the Arc de Triomphe!) at their hotel where we  prepped and pampered  the bride with hair and make up, then slipped into her dress with the help of her mom and sister.  And of course there was champagne in hand!

Later the couple was joined by their closest family and friends for a regal ceremony at La Maison de Centralian.

 

The stunning photos were shot by Claire Morris and videography by Zen Film Works to follow.

Congratulations to the lovely and funny couple! Looking forward to having you back on your next visit (anniversary trip anyone?!)

So excited to be sharing this one!

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Paris Wedding Planner: Yanique from Elope in Paris

 

Photographer: Claire Morris Photography 

Videographer: Zen Film Works

Vintage Car: Citroen Traction 1949

Flowers: Lily Paloma Flowers

Cake: Annabelle of Supermominthekitchen

Hair/ Make up Artist: Allison of Modern Beauties

Bride: Dress/ Shoes: Wtoo Naomi gown (blush), BCBG shoes

Wedding Hotel : Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel

Reception Venue: La Maison Centralian

 

 

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 !