Eloping in Paris
I'm so excited to share photos from our wedding day finally!
When Andy proposed, we knew early on we wanted to elope. We didn't want to think about place settings, seating charts, Save the Dates - we just wanted a romantic day between us, somewhere we'd never forget...
It was no surprise we settled on Paris!
A few days before our wedding, we arrived in Paris and strolled through the the city to look at potential spots to exchange vows. But I realized I was too excited, and the minute I would see Andy on our wedding day, I was going to want to marry him on the spot.
So the day of our wedding, Andy brought a bouquet he picked up from a local florist on his way to the Sofitel hotel, and we exchanged vows on our balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower, with Andy's childhood buddy as our officiant, and his wife as our witness. We got to have that intimate moment between us on the balcony above the Champs-Élysées - and then after vows, and we were officially husband and wife (!!!) we set off to explore the city with our photographer!
Here's some highlights from our wedding day, thanks to our photographer Brant (who I can't recommend enough):
It was such a fun photoshoot. Our photographer Brant was a pro at Parisian elopements, and he knew all the best spots. We explored the streets of Paris, discovering secret gardens, as well as visiting some the most iconic places like the Louvre and the Notre Dame Cathedral - we even stopped by a little café to share an (albeit messy, but amazing) eclair.
After touring the city for a few hours with our photographer, we bid Brant adieu, and we went to dinner at Le Cinq in the Four Seasons.
And let me tell you, Le Cinq ruined all other restaurants for me - it was that good - I was really glad we splurged on the dinner for our special day. It was absolutely decadent, with candles and rose petals on the tables, endless courses and rosé champagne. The restaurant even made us a wedding cake, and it was the best I'd ever had 🍰 🍰 🍰 It tasted like a giant Ferrer Rocher! (I think about that cake a lot)
It was the sweetest way to end such a beautiful day. And I love our professional photos, but I also loved getting a few candids to cherish too - so... that's what I'll end this post with:
Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Hair/ Makeup: Trine Juel
Photographer: Brant Smith
Ceremony: Sofitel Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel
Private Car Service: Chauffeur Pairs
Reception: Le Cinq