Nikki & Kurtis’ late summer ceremony in Luxembourg Gardens in Paris
When Nikki & Kurtis’ started planning their wedding back home in Vancouver, Canada, they quickly realized that a classic wedding with all the bells and whistles is just not so much their thing. So what to do? Well, as a famous quote says: “When in doubt, travel!” And that’s exactly what Nikki & Kurtis’ did. They ditched their original wedding plans and instead of that decided to travel to Europe to get married and to honeymoon in the old continent.
Nikki & Kurtis’ embarked on a foolishly romantic journey: It started in France with their elopement celebration in Paris. As the backdrop for their ceremony they decided for the Luxembourg Gardens. On Nikki & Kurtis’ wedding day in late summer this lush palace garden was in full bloom and together with the soft afternoon sun the mood was just breathtaking!
We chose a shady spot for the elopement ceremony with the Luxembourg palace in the background. Nikki & Kurtis wanted to adapt the traditional wedding vows a little bit as it was important for them to have some personal lines included. Besides they wanted a secular ceremony so as their Paris Officiant I chose a non-religious reading as an inspiration for their lives as married couple.
Nikki’s parents were witnessing their daugther’s wedding ceremony in the Luxembourg Gardens. Her dad even assisted with the wedding rings. Destination wedding photographer Teri B came all the way from L.A. to capture their wedding day in Paris.
After spending a few days in Paris Kurtis, Nikki and her parents went together to Czech Republic to visit some relatives. Afterwards Nikki & Kurtis kept on travelling the two of them alone. Their honeymoon trip brought the newly weds to some of the most beautiful spots in Europe like Rome and Venice in Italy and Mykonos, Santorini and Athens in Greece.
I am sure in the end of their elopement and honeymoon trip to Europe Nikki & Kurtis came back home with plenty of stories to tell and with unforgettable memories. And especially Paris will always be a special place for them as Nikki & Kurtis already got engaged in the French capital and then they came back to get married in Paris. So the city of lights was really palying an important part in their love story!