Welcome to another beautiful day on French Wedding Style and today we are off to Paris for the Swedish wedding of Vedrana & Kemal in the capital of love, captured by Magdalena Martin Photography. The wedding planning story of Verdrana and Kemal resonates with me as it can be so easy to get caught up in following the expected path to wedding planning. However today’s couple took a step back and decided what they wanted in their dream day, and planned their Paris wedding accordingly.
Beautiful bride Vedrana shares with us their wedding story: “Our first trip together was a weekend trip to Paris and ever since that time, Paris was in our hearts. Two summers ago we made a road trip from Malmo down to the French Riviera. It was no question about us stopping by in Paris for a few days. We stayed for three days and it was the best days of our lives. Everything was just incredible. The weather was sunny and hot, Paris was stunning and the feeling we had was indescribable. We where in loved and could not stop thinking about the city.
When we came back to Sweden it was time for us to plan our wedding. We where supposed to have a traditional wedding with all our family and friends but it did not feel right and the whole traditional wedding concept did not feel like it was what we really wanted to do.
Suddenly, Kemal said what if we got married in Paris?
We immediately started to do some research about getting married in Paris and we made one more trip to Paris to settle everything.
The planning went pretty smooth, but how can anything be difficult when you are in the most romantic city in the world?
We flew to Paris two days before our big day with our closest family. The guest list was pretty small and we were a total of eleven persons. I will never forget the butterflies and all those feelings I had these days before our wedding and I was so happy that I got to share them with my closest ones.
We got married at the Swedish embassy in Paris. It was pretty romantic and intimate, with all the candlelight and flowers. The wedding officiant read a beautiful poem and almost started to cry because of all the emotions in the room.
After that we meet up with our photographer, Magdalena Martin. The photo session was so much fun and Paris really showed itself from its best side. We shot at different locations, like Pont Alexandre Bridge and Notre Dame, and the whole photo session felt like a fairytale. Magdalena knows Paris so well, she knows every street and corner and she knows exactly what makes a picture wonderful. It was so great just to follow her lead and leave everything to her and to know that the pictures will be beautiful.
People where cheering and giving us their best wishes, we were amazed over the amount of joy and happiness we got from complete strangers, but that is just Paris in a nutshell. The locations where incredibly beautiful and Magdalena is really the best photographer you can work with. It was the best day of our life and we where on a cloud nine.
That evening we had our wedding dinner at the restaurant, Maison Blanche on Avenue Montaigne. Everything was impeccable and just how we wanted it to be. They took our request and made them even better then we ever could imagine. Everyone was just blown away with the service and the food and our wedding cake from Ladurée was an absolute success.
The view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower enhanced our emotions even more and made the most important day of our lives to the most perfect day ever. “