Happy Monday morning to you! I am super energised this week following a lovely day yesterday in London. Firstly visiting the fabulous French wedding dresses, the Video Production Melbourne VIC for the #teamamour shoot and then spending a day shopping, playing tourist and visiting 3 champagne bars for Mr T’s birthday, not sure who had more fun!
I am starting the week with a bumper winter Paris wedding post with the engagement and wedding of Lucy (Chinese-Canadian from Toronto) & Thibault (French from Paris), which includes a Le Royal Monceau wedding reception!
French Wedding Style – Photography © Claire Morris Photography
The couple who live in Dubai, started the day before the wedding with an engagement shoot around the city with Paris photographer Claire Morris. The couple decided to make the most of the seperate shoot, so that on their wedding day they could spend as much time with family and friends as possible.
Bride Lucy tells us of their love story: “Thibault and I both work for the same Management Consulting firm, we were working on different projects at the same client in Kuwait about 5 years ago. I invited him out for a run on the corniche in Kuwait City one morning and the rest is history.
Our love developed deeper and stronger over the years as we went through life’s ups and downs. But I did think Thibault was extremely cute when I first met him, and the French accent also really helped.
When it comes to the engagement, we were making dinner together one night earlier this year, and Thibault said to me “we should get married”, to which I replied “sounds good to me.” It was a perfect moment, and the next weekend we started shopping for a ring.
Thibault and I are a very low-key couple and we originally wanted to elope in Africa. I was never the girl that dreamt of a big white wedding dress with a massive reception. But we both wanted to include our immediate families in our wedding ceremony so we decided on a very small but classy event in Paris. It was everything I wanted: a romantic, private and very French civil ceremony at the mairie, followed by a small and intimate reception at a glamorous venue in Paris.
We both wanted to look timeless for the day, and avoid having the wedding photos scream 2013 when we look back on the occasion many years from now.
I wore a white knee-length Paule Ka shift dress with a matching bolero, bought straight off the rack from Harvey Nichols in Dubai; along with a pair of dusty pink Salvatore Ferragamo pumps. Accessories were kept to a minimum with a white fox fur scarf, diamond earrings and a dainty crystal & pearl bracelet.
Thibault wore a dark grey bespoke suit, an Hermes belt and black Louis Vuitton oxfords.
We chose to get married in Paris as it is one of most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, plus it was easier from a logistics perspective compared our other potential options of Toronto, Shanghai or Dubai. As for the venue, we wanted something glamorous, elegant and chic, and Le Royal Monceau fit the bill perfectly. Designed by Philippe Starck, the hotel is absolutely stunning for photographs and has an exceptional Michelin starred French restaurant (La Cuisine) where we had our delicious reception.
We had a wonderful experience with our photographer. Claire was engaging, warm, friendly and made everyone feel at ease. She really knows how to capture moments and make the bride look good! She has made my wedding day more relaxed and fun.”
Lucy’s Paule Ke dress is just stunning and so suited to a chic wedding in Paris!
Photography: Claire Morris Photography
Dress: Paule Ka
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Grooms Suit: Bespoke
Grooms Shoes: Louis Vuitton oxfords
Ceremony Venue: Mairie 14th Paris
Reception Venue: Le Royal Monceau