(Closed) Paris Elopement

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Where should we perform our vows in Paris?

    Rodin Museum

    Ile de la Cite

    Bridge over the Seine

    Luxembourg gardens

  • Post # 3
    37 posts
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I don’t know if it’s because I have always lived near a river, but the river is always my favorite part of the city, so I voted for the bridge over the Seine. 

    However, if I were to elope to Paris, I’d probably try for Montmartre.  The hilltop neighborhood that was stopping grounds for Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, it’s been featured in a lot of films, and it’s just such a cool place with awesome views.

    Post # 4
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for the Jardin du Luxembourg because there are plenty of picturesque spots there where you could create a private ceremony sans tourist, but the Rodin Musuem does have beautiful rose gardens in on the property. 

    It’s really hard to go wrong in Paris.

    Post # 5
    7384 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @sweetb717:  YESSSSSSSSSS. Montmartre is breathtaking. 


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    @Zusie:  You bring up a good point…anywhere in Paris would be amazing.

    Post # 6
    6 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @cutiepie23:  We are eloping to Paris in September and I think we’ve decided on the gardens at the Musee Rodin, but we have gone back and forth on a number of locations. Affordability was a key issue in our decision, so we were generally looking for somewhere public/free.

    I had been emailing with a wedding planner in Paris at one point, and they said that they could arrange a ceremony in the Musee Rodin garden…for 1600 Euros. On top of their base 1300 Euro fee.  

    I work in the museum field and decided that that price just couldn’t be right for a small elopement like ours. I emailed the museum and found out that we were welcome to have our ceremony in the garden, we just need to email their events coordinator a few days in advance to allow her to alert security. And we only need to pay the 1 Euro entrance fee for our three guests. My fiance and I, and our photographers are free).

    For a long time I was stuck on this location, though: http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-parisian-wedding/, and I actually found the site through Google Earth street view. It’s along the Seine near the Louvre (on the Louvre side) between the Pont du Carrousel and the Pont Royal.

    This site at the Square du Vert Galant on the Ile de la Cite is also beautiful, but might be busy during the high tourist season (I don’t know when it starts or ends for Paris…). It’s at the opposite end of the island from the Square Jean XXIII, which you mentioned and which would also be a beatiful location.

    This one is also pretty, but I can’t figure out exactly where it is…maybe the Esplanade Jacques Chalban-Delmas across from Les Invalides?

    With as many parks and gardens as Paris has, pretty much anything you choose will be amazing.

    Post # 7
    16 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012


    I’ll also be having a symbolic wedding in Paris and planned everything myself. I found this lovely lady by the name of Sabine that owns her own company called Hair and Beauty at home. She speaks english and  has a group of hair and makeup artists she works with. You may contact her at [email protected] and tell her I referred you.

    If there is anything else you may need help with feel free to send me a message.

    Post # 9
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I voted for the Rodin museum garden. It’s absolutely gorgeous and peaceful there, there will be fewer people staring at you, so it’ll feel much more intimate!


    Post # 10
    138 posts
    Blushing bee

    Rodin garden would be beautiful!!! I’d also second the Monmarte suggestion. There are lots of wedding photos being taken at any given point at most Paris landmarks, but the only time I’ve really had my breath taken away when watching them was outside of Sacre Coeur overlooking the whole city. 

    Post # 13
    8 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I got married in Paris in July and we went for the Rodin Musee garden. It is free and intimate. We had many locations in mind, but most of them would have been too crowded and we didn’t want to be one more attraction for tourists, as it would have been in Montmartre for example.

    For the hairstylist, I can highly recommend Allison who did my own hair & make up. I was completely amazed by what she did on my trial and on the D day, she took the weather into consideration (windy and humid) and advised minor changes about my hair. It looked perfect all day long and I really appreciated her advices and the fact that she really minds. 

    All of our vendors were amazing, our photographer was the only disappointment we had…

    Post # 13
    8 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Hello There, 

    I received a few messages from some of you getting married in Paris regarding the link I posted from the hairstylist and makeup artist that I recommend which doesn’t seem to be working anymore. I did a mistake in the link given, it wasn’t .com but .me : http://www.allisondepmakeup.me

    I’ve just heard from her, she gave me her new bridal website http://www.modernbeautiesparis.com and asked if I would agree to share my 1 year anniversary pictures to feature them 🙂 So have a look I will soon be in the Pre/Post Wedding section! 

    Our photographer didn’t even take closer pictures from us during our wedding so we scheduled a 1 year anniversary couple session and I was able to get pampered all over again!!

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