Nicole & Christopher came all the way from California to elope in Paris in style! The inspiration behind their pre wedding photo shoot and celebration was to create classic, iconic, formal, romantic and fashionable memories in a city that they both hold dear. I am so excited that their intimate celebration has just been featured on Wedding Sparrow!
They chose Paris for its one of a kind romanticism, historic buildings and overall timeless feel. When it came time to choose their accommodation, Paris’ famed Plaza Athénée was the obvious choice of venue because of its iconic red awnings, spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower and that fact that it exudes luxury!
Their save the date was meant to be a fun surprise wedding announcement for their friends and families to discover! They chose signage with fashionable quotes like “Paris is always a good idea”.
The day started with bridal beauty in the couple’s suite. The bride had not one but two designer gowns and designer heels with the most adorable ivory bows! The groom looked as dapper as could be in his classic Armani tuxedo and silk pocket square.
Together, the couple and their photographer Claire Morris Photography chose to photograph in locations that were iconic to the city: Trocadéro, Jardin des Tuileries, the Louvre until finally cozying up on a terrace of a small café.
Once their coffee break was over, everyone headed back to the hotel to capture more of the magic! The couple posed on their hotel room balcony with the Eiffel Tower looking as stoic as ever in the background.
Getting back on the topic of surprises, let’s talk cake!! Early on in the planning process, the bride had told me that her husband to be loved apple pie. I shared this piece of info with their cake designer and she came up with a signature apple pie inspired cake flavor. The groom was blown away when he took the first bite!! The design of the cake was inspired by the bride’s golden lined floral hair piece. An exact replica!!
An array of blush and pink flowers with cascading greenery adorned the mantle piece in the hotel’s Salon Organza and soft candle light at the base of the fire place just added to the intimate ambiance.
The day was capped off with a champagne toast. The perfect ending to a perfect day. What a way to elope in Paris!