Paris Elopement

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m getting married in Colorado, but I originally wanted to elope in Paris (family drama…). I’m not really a big fan of One and Only Photography. They seem to take the same shots of Paris for every couple, and it seems to be more about the scenery than the couple. They don’t capture a lot of emotion. I was really excited about this photographer when I was looking:

http://www.sophiedelaveau.com

I don’t  know if she does elopments, but I think her work is really good. 

Post # 4
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22 posts
Newbee

@Nina_Moch:  We have strongly considered eloping to paris or having a very intimate destination wedding there. So I did do some investigating into venues and I loooooooove the Chapel Expiatoire – I think it is absolutely perfect.  I like French Grey Photohraphy – see there work in this Style Me Pretty Elopement- http://www.stylemepretty.com/destination-weddings/2013/12/11/paris-elopement/  One and only looked really good too.
I’m not familiar with Rendez-vous. If you are hesitant maybe ask them for some recent brides and grooms that you could contact for feedback. 

Post # 6
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36 posts
Newbee

Just curious what you decided to do? Paris is amazing!!! We did 2 engagement shoots (as photographers) there this year and it was awesome. I can I only imagine how amazing a wedding would be. Make sure your photographer is good and knows the locations. French grey is good but expensive. You can fly someone over for the same cost. let me know if you need help or advice 🙂

 

Post # 6
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Nina_Moch: 

How was everything in Paris? We’re going in April and I’d love to hear first hand how everything went. Any details you’d like to share I’d love to hear! 

Post # 7
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1 posts
Wannabee

In response to Hb7503 comment about French grey being expensive…flying in a photogrpaher that doesn’t know the city etc is not doing you any favours. It’s like going on holidays and eating out at Macdonalds! The whole point of hiring a local proffesional photogrpaher or eating out in local restaurant when on vacation is the discovery aspect and perhaps learning something new! 

It’s a shame to “fly” in a photogrpaher when you’ve travelled all that way, why not bring along your Big Mac meal as well…..

Post # 8
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8977 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I am not sure about this, thank the Kim/ Kanye coverage on TMZ but don’t you have to be a french citizen for a specified amount of time if you want to be married in France? I could be wrong.

Post # 9
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I do believe the laws in France are strict regarding time period prior to getting married. I don’t know specifically but I do know that Kim and Kayne had a legal civil ceremony in LA prior so the ceremony they had in Paris was obviously not legal and binding.

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