A pretty Paris Elopement… Back in April I took a trip over to Paris for an Elopement Wedding Photoshoot. We got the timing of our trip just right as the blossom trees were in full bloom and the days were long and full of light. We planned some locations for the shoot like the Place du Trocadéro with views of the Eiffel Tower, Musée du Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries amongst other places. We wanted to show iconic buildings of Paris as well as the little side streets and general Parisian vibe. There simply wasn’t enough hours in the day or days in the trip! After having the initial idea back in January on a cold winters day (the sort of day where you dream about summer, beaches, warmth and not so dull days) I got in touch with Laura from Ambience, York and asked if she’d like to be onboard with the styling for a Parisian Photoshoot… I’ve worked with Laura on various different shoots and always love what she brings to the table (quite literally) I also had the great pleasure of capturing her and Ritchie’s actual wedding over on the Island of Sol in Cape Verde which was so beautiful… So I was so happy when she said YES to the Elopement Shoot! So our team started to grow. We got Francesca of Frenchie Loves Flowers to create beautiful flowers, bouquets and buttonholes – which looked so stunning. Fran was a star and took great care of the flower as she carried them all the way from her workshop in her garden in South Yorkshire, down to London on the train, over to France on the Eurostar and around Paris on the shoot days… Claire-Amelia of Bridal Emporium who’s based in Leeds Grand Arcade provided beautiful gowns from Eliza Jane Howell – Grace and Belle. Dominique of Poppy Pickering Cakes made a stunning 2 tier cake with rose gold and geometric shapes which totally complimented the styling and the flowers. I made some rose gold foil wedding stationery with torn edges on a soft lilac card at JB Creatives. Cheryl Marie Wright did the makeup and had Shannon do the hair and Bespoke Vintage Castle brought along some beautiful accessories. Bertie and Fred sent us some gorgeous hand dyed silk ribbons to use on the bouquet and everything came together.
Laura and Hana created a beautiful, romantic and stylish picnic setup for our elopement couple in the shade under a tree in Jardin des Tuileries. The colours were soft pastel shades with pinks, greens and a hint of lilac and rose gold. You can see some of these Parisian images in UNVEILED magazine in Issue 10. Here is a little look below. I hope you will be inspired by this beautiful shoot in the most romantic city of them all. Paris!