A Dreamy Paris Elopement

Today we jet off to the city of light and love. The couple in the elopement below had never been outside the US, and venturing to a city like Paris for the first time must have been quite the experience. A dreamy Paris elopement sets the tone for a perfect and magical fairy tale wedding day!

Remarks from the Photographer: “Weddings are supposed to be all about romance. So I can certainly understand why couples fall in love with Paris and want to elope here. Romance is what Paris is all about. As someone who lives in Paris, I am always happy to tour the lovely cobble-stoned streets of my beautiful city with newlyweds. There are some amazing spots to take photos that are so different from any other place I have lived. When I met John and Susan, they explained what they wanted: classic and sophisticated shots in gorgeous spots throughout the city. I knew I could deliver. Their day was simply breathtaking and carefully thought out. Photographing it was a real pleasure to capture John and Susan’s love and emotion on such a special day.”
Black and white photo of a city block and buildings in Paris FranceA sign of the hotel saint vincent in Paris France Monique Lhuillier wedding dress with beading Bride wearing jimmy choo sling backs blonde bride wearing floral crystal hair clip in her hairpink and white flower bouquet placed on top of a vintage beaded small purse Mercedes driving through streets of Paris for wedding partyBride sitting in a Mercedes looking out the window smiling on her way to the churchBride wearing Monique Lhuillier gown walking up to church in Paris for wedding ceremony groom waiting at alter wearing black tux and white boutonniere

Comments from the Bride: “When John and I began planning our wedding, we knew we wanted our day to be simple and intimate, but most of all something meaningful. We had started planning a wedding in Texas, but quickly realized that was turning into everything we did not want for our special day. John and I had always talked about traveling to Europe — we had never been out of the States. So I thought, why not elope in Paris and honeymoon throughout Europe for a couple of weeks. Thankfully, John thought it was a fabulous idea and I quickly became excited for the first time since we had started planning everything. I had found this great English-speaking wedding planning agency and after a few Skype sessions knew that I could trust them with everything. I suddenly began to think that the wedding day we dreamed of was actually possible. After that, everything seemed to fall into place. We feel in love with this gorgeous chapel. When they told us it was available on the date we wanted, we knew we had made all the right choices. Our wedding was an absolute dream. From beginning to end, everything was just magical. The best part is that we have beautiful photos to relive every moment!”
groom putting ring on brides finger during wedding elopement in Paris Couple walking down aisle after wedding elopement ceremony at Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris, France
Groom wearing tux and bride wearing a veil smiling at each other at Chapelle Expiatoire in Paris, FranceNewlyweds walking on gravel path outside of Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris, FranceNewlywed couple embracing on bridge in front of Eiffel tower in Paris Bride and groom with their back faced toward the camera looking at Eiffel tower susan-olivier-lalin36susan-olivier-lalin45Bride trying to fix her Monique Lhuillier wedding veil that is blowing in the windBride and groom holding hands and walking the streets of Paris France
black and white photo of bride and groom kissing beside a tree in Paris after elopement
Bride and groom standing under a leafy tree looking at each other after elopement Bride wearing a Monique Lhuillier Veil standing on a wall holding a bouquet of flowers in France
Bride wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown holding hands with groom wearing tux with a rod iron gate infront

Vendor Information

Wedding Photography: Olivier Lalin of WeddingLight 
Ceremony: Chapelle Expiatoire, Paris, France
Wedding Planning: WeddingLight Events 
Floral Design: Estelle Preston
Wedding Cinematography: Marco of WeddingLight 
Accommodations: Saint Vincent Hotel 
Transportation: VPAL Limousines
Wedding Dress + Veil: Monique Lhuillier 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair + Makeup: Muriel + Fred of Poudre Moi
Groom’s Tuxedo: Ted Baker


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  1. Really love the details of bridal wedding gowm. So gorgeous.

  2. Stacy {Woodsy Weddings}

    The details on the chiffon of the wedding gown are exquisite. I also love her small purse with the vintage rose print.

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