For her dream wedding in Paris Lauren found the perfect Parisian apartment on AirBNB! This lovely flat near Champs Elysée made the Parisian experience complete: Large windows from floor to ceiling with ornamental grids. Stucco ornaments on the wall, an ancient fireplace and a beautiful view on Paris. The perfect Parisian indoor backdrop!
Romantic Parisian moments: getting ready & first look
The bride decorated the Parisian apartment with candles and flowers. She created a dreamy atmosphere for a few Parisian boudoir photographs and for romantic getting ready pictures. What could be a better way to start your wedding day? Celebrating the morning leading up to the big moment of your wedding ceremony. Extending the anticipation and indulging in a sensual experience. Capturing exceptional moments and creating intensive memories. Taking in the complete Parisian experience.
Dream wedding in Paris: Wedding ceremony at the Eiffel Tower
Lauren & Ryan also shared their first look in their Parisian apartment before they took off for their elopement ceremony. The location for their wedding ceremony was a spot at the Seine riverside near the Eiffel Tower. Actually we didn’t know until the very last moment whether we could have the ceremony there or if we had to follow one of our numerous alternative plans. Because the weather forecast predicted rain, lighting and thunderstorms. The sky was dark like ink and looked very grim. But we were lucky. The weather was holding. Only a few strong gusts of wind. It actually looked pretty and dramatic how the wind played with Lauren’s veil! So it still turned out to be a real dream wedding in Paris.
Personal Wedding Vows to celebrate a beautiful love story
As their Paris Officiant I prepared a non-religious wedding ceremony for Lauren & Ryan’s elopement in Paris. I also quoted a French chanson, which talks about the changing weather in Paris because it was so much fitting to our situation. Lauren & Ryan wished to write and read personal wedding vows to each other. In their personal vows they also referred to their beautiful love story: The couple met on a blind date that common friends/ Ryan’s sister had arranged for them. They had the feeling that Lauren & Ryan would get along well. So true! Since their first date they are inseparable. 6 years later Ryan proposed to Lauren and they decided for a dream wedding in Paris. Lauren said: “After sooooo much thought and consideration we have decided to take the most romantic leap and elope in Paris!”
Dramatic weather for a romantic elopement in Paris
During their elopement ceremony a few boats were passing on the Seine river and the people on it applauding and cheering for Lauren & Ryan. When the couple finally kissed raindrops were starting to fall. So romantic! And perfect timing as they quickly could find shelter in their car. Once they had reached their next destination the rain had stopped again. The newly weds could enjoy a walk in Paris and a little stop in a Parisian Café to cheer with a glass of champagne.
Vendors of this dream wedding in Paris:
Photography: Le Secret d’Audrey
Video: 2P Paris Prod
Lauren & Ryan about the Paris Officiant:
“We had the best day! We couldn’t imagined it going any better! You were amazing! You were the best!”