Justine Huette is a wedding planner in Seine-et-Marne, where she is surrounded by many areas and farms. Many of her clients opt for rural weddings and unintentionally she feels like she has specialized in this theme. So she wanted to step outside of her comfort zone into a more glam space. She decided to stage an elopement in the famous Shangri-La Hotel in Paris to show her eye for French elegance and fine details. She says the choice of service providers and the location were paramount! Let’s hear more from her…
Choosing an elopement was first and foremost a way of putting forward a concept that was not sufficiently known to future brides and showing them that an intimate wedding could be even more romantic than a big wedding.
When talking about romance and love, it goes without saying that Paris is THE essential city for lovers. The capital is full of incredible places because of its architecture, history, gardens, monuments, and unusual corners. The Shangri-La Hotel is a luxury palace, located in the heart of Paris. The suite they put us in was modern and had an exceptional terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower. The panoramic view of this terrace overlooked the city as well as the most emblematic monuments of Paris. This shoot offered us an incredible landscape. The Shangri-La team allowed us to take pictures in the most wonderful places in the hotel and we thank them for it! It was important to me to have a “real” couple with real history and real emotions. A couple that could allow future brides and grooms to envision themselves in the same day. Esther & Thibaut are both very beautiful and very in love. They have two beautiful children and they are already married but immediately agreed to pose for this shoot as a fun way to relight the spark! For this shoot, I needed a passionate photographer who liked to take natural and poetic photos. My choice is then focused on Delphine Studio Delimodels. Having already worked several times with her I knew that it was the right person who loved photographing the details! For the bride’s wedding dress, I chose an elegant and French-inspired gown. Marie-Pierre from the Cymbeline boutique in Fontainebleau joined my team to showcase a beautiful gown. We chose the romantic, sparkling, sensual and trendy “Dove” dress.
The groom was dressed by Jeremiah from the Groom’s Corner store, with whom I wanted to collaborate for a long time. The shop offers thousands of different items, colors, and materials. Together we opted for a sky blue suit, a novelty in 2019, that will inspire the future grooms for the next season. For accessories, we used pieces from Atelier Sarah Aime. The shoes were from Draw Me a Shoe. I called Amarilys Green Beauty to help this bride get glam for the day and she wore a Faith Cauvin kimono during the pre-morning prep. As for the idea for the shoot, I wanted a minimalist universe with noble materials and light colors for a poetic, fresh, and light spring shoot. The table linen was loaned to us by Mademoiselle Coton and the gilded glasses and cutlery were from Options to bring refinement and elegance to the tablescape. Perfectly imperfect ceramic plates and handmade paper stationery from Ivy Cousin Design brought a touch of modernity to the styling. The minimalist wedding cake made by Wedding Cakes and Co was covered with fresh flowers which looked modern and bright. Sélim Mahieu accompanied us throughout the day with his camera in hand to highlight the complicity, love and tenderness of this couple. Finally, the floral compositions of the Nomadic Workshop brought a breath of fresh air with its soft colors and spring flowers, pulling the shoot all together.
Well done everyone! This shoot was absolutely beautiful. We love when vendors try new things and push their comfort zone! You never know what you will discover about yourself and your business in the process.
Shangri-La Hotel Elope in Paris Snapshot:
Shangri-La Hotel Elope in Paris Vendors:
| Planner Justine Huette créatrice de jolis moments | Photographer Studio Délimodel’s | Venue Shangri-La Hôtel | Makeup and hair Amarylis Green Beauty | Bridal Jewelry Atelier Sarah Aime | Rings Paulette à Bicyclette | Wedding Dress Cymbeline Fontainebleau | Grooms Attire Groom’s Corner | Kimono Faith Cauvain | Shoes Dessine-moi un soulier | Video Sélim Mahieu | Officiant Charlotte Vilain | Designer Floral L’Atelier Nomade | Dishes Options | Table Cloth Mademoiselle Coton | Stationery Ivy Cousin | Cake Designer Wedding Cakes & Co