Brides, be forewarned, this extravagant destination wedding in Paris, France will inspire you to also say ‘I Do’ in the city of love. This couple settled on a small, yet luxurious, ceremony in front of a spectacular historical building, and reception inside one of the most beautiful estate rooms we’ve ever seen. The bride’s incredible Berta gown and luxurious white floral arrangements top off the celebration. Audrey of Le Secret D’Audrey captured the day beautifully. Below, the bride shares why the pair settled on Paris – and will never regret it.
Kevin and I met in San Francisco through a mutual friend. After spending hours talking, Kevin never asked for my number! I was discouraged to say the least because I was falling completely in love with him with every passing minute. When I woke up the next morning I had a message waiting for me on Facebook from Kevin apologizing for not mustering up the courage to ask me for my phone number the night before. Thank goodness for social media! We were engaged a little over two years later in Maui. Kevin woke me up bright and early to go on a hike our first morning in Maui. We hiked out to Nakalele Point, which is known for a heart-shaped rock formation. I was taking photos of the heart rock and when I turned around, Kevin was down on one knee!
After our engagement in Maui, we started to discuss what we both imagined for our wedding. The idea of a large, traditional wedding just didn’t seem right for us. After spending countless hours looking at destination weddings, I came across Audrey of Le Secret D’Audrey and instantly fell in love with a small and intimate wedding in Paris. Paris is the epitome of a romantic city. The thought of exploring the city together made us both so happy and we immediately knew it would be the perfect choice for us. We toyed with the idea of eloping but ultimately couldn’t imagine our wedding day without our immediate family and a few close friends.
It was a little daunting, at first, planning a wedding in Paris since we live in California and neither of us speaks French. I quickly brought on Billy of Luxe Paris Events to help me turn my wedding day vision into a reality. I recommend to any future destination brides to hire a wedding planner. It gives you the ability to just relax and soak in every minute of the day.
Our wedding day was incredible. It was filled with so much love, laughter and quite a few happy tears. From start to finish, it was easily the best day of our lives thus far. Plus, we now have an excuse to visit Paris often!