Is there a more stunning backdrop for a romantic vows exchange ceremony in Paris than the Eiffel tower? This monument is fascinating and we will probably never get tired of beautiful wedding photos taken around it. If you are dreaming about an Eiffel tower wedding or if you prepare your elopement in Paris, I hope these images will get you inspired!
Covid has made many couples postpone their weddings and alter their party plans completely. It is weird to observe that some couples that were supposed to celebrate in Paris in 2020 decided to organise an event close to their homes, and those who were planning a local wedding decided to elope or to have a destination wedding instead. The best way to cope with the covid-related wedding stress is to take your distance for a minute and to try to see the whole picture from a different angle.
In the destination wedding industry, the 2021 trend is definitely for intimate and micro weddings and elopements.
And as we love helping our couples to discover Paris and its romantic side, we decided to grab our love birds, Ophelia and Vincent, and to throw a little romantic fête for them.
The beautiful wedding gown is signed Oksana Mukha, a wedding dress designer that offers a wide range of dresses for all budgets.
Paris is a naturally stunning backdrop for wedding photos. You never need to go too far to find a beautiful spot to take a picture. The majority of photos you see online though are taken early in the morning, at around 6-7 am. We decided not to be cruel with our couple and not to make them wake up at 4 am to get our bride’s make-up done. Instead, we decided to pick our route carefully to avoid crowds (I need to say that in a post-covid Paris it is not that complicated) and to get the most out of Parisian streets and monuments.
Even at normal times, it is rather empty in the cour carré of the Louvre (the interior court of the museum). This is why I often recommend this place for the first look or as a part of the photo route.
Palais Royal is another spot that I particularly love, as it is both beautiful and relatively quiet. It offers several different sceneries, including the garden, elegant colonnades and a pretty café (Le Nemours).
The bridge Alexandre 3 is also a must when you plan your photoshoot in Paris. It offers amazing décor and it is always possible to find a spot with relatively few people around.
There is no celebration without flowers and champagne, this is why we decided to install a table for our couple to take a break while enjoying ice-cold rosé champagne and a splendid view. In early July 2020, all of my favourite hotels and palaces were still closed, but normally, I would propose to install this kind of set-up on a terrace of the hotel or a private apartment. Enjoy the view, the privacy and a gastronomic dinner after your ceremony.
Do you need help with planning your elopement in Paris and with organising your vows exchange ceremony with the view at the Eiffel tower? Feel free to book your free consultation here.
Thank you Gabriella Vanstern for images.