It is the start of another beautiful week and it is all about the romance today on the blog as we head to Paris for Levie and Jason’s Elopement in City of Love. Their elopement to Paris is super chic, and we are loving the stylish gray car that acted as their carriage around Paris and the beautiful stylish bouquet created by Estelle Preston. All the individual elements of this elopement are super stylish, but it is the whole ensemble created and captured by WeddingLight team that is truly wonderful.
The team at WeddingLight takes us through their love story: “Levie had contacted us in March to begin planning her intimate elopement in Paris with her fiancé Jason. Although they were planning larger festivities back at home in Canada beforehand, they wanted something that was truly special just for the two of them while in the City of Love. Every couple is different, but it is heartwarming when they want to focus on the simple details and make some time for themselves to let each other know how much they mean to the other.
The day began with the delivery of Levie and Jason’s flowers at their cozy Marais apartment. Levie’s favorite flowers were baby’s breath and her colors were peach tones. So naturally, our wonderful florist, Estelle, created a lovely peach-colored rose and baby’s breath bouquet for her with a matching boutonnière for Jason. Then our dynamic duo: Fred and Muriel arrived to pamper Levie for her bridal hair and makeup session. She opted for a more natural look with a cool brown-toned smokey eye and nude lip paired with an elegant updo.
Our in-house photographer, Olivier Lalin from WeddingLight Paris stopped by for a few photos before their chauffeur arrived in an adorable grey classic Citröen 2CV to take them to their ceremony location.
Levie and Jason were looking for an outdoor location with beautiful Parisian architecture with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Right away we knew the best place! A special location for them with just those exact descriptions!
Not far from the iconic Eiffel Tower is a gorgeously built museum that first opened back 1895. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, the neo-renaissance building was inspired by Palladianism and exemplifies what is known as the “Beaux-arts” style that was popular in the 19th century. Thus, it was the perfect location for Levie and Jason’s ceremony.
Centered among two glorious pillars and an amazing sculpture serving as a backdrop, the two exchanged personal hand-written vows and a lovely speech was prepared by Igor, one of our wonderful officiants. After a few touching tears were shed, the two walked away with a framed certificate to commemorate their special day. After a few more photos with Olivier around the sublime location, their chauffeur picked them up to begin their photo tour through Paris.
With the Eiffel tower just around the corner, they set off to began their photo session. From there they went onto the charming carousel, along the Seine river, over the beautiful bridges, through the stunning Louvre museum, around the beautiful Palais Royal and finally end at the lovely Ile Saint Louis. After several hours of shots around the French capital, their chauffeur drove them back to their apartment for a quiet, romantic dinner to end their very special day.”
Timeless Romantic Elopement in City of Love Snapshot
Planning : WeddingLight Events | Photographer : Olivier Lalin of WeddingLight Photography | Hair and Makeup : Fred and Muriel from Poudre émoi | Officiant : Igor from WeddingLight Events | Classic Car: Citröen 2CV from Luxury Club | Ceremony Venue: Palais Galliera | Bouquet and Buttonhole: Estelle Preston of Estelle Preston Flowers |