Post # 1
Hello everyone! I know if you’re looking at this website you are likely stressing to some degree trying to plan the perfect wedding – my wife and I did the same thing all last year. At 30, after a decade of going to our friends’ traditional formal weddings, we both knew we wanted something different. After scouring the boards and blogs we came across two people that sold us on the idea of a Parisian elopement, Duncan Wolfe (our filmmaker/photographer) and Pierre-Henri Therond (our officiant).
Knowing we were getting eloped and knowing our friends and family would not be with us on our special day we decided to spend a good portion of our modest budget on capturing our special day in a way we could easily share with everyone we loved. Additionally, planning a wedding in a country that speaks a different language and is half way across the planet was initially a daunting task – until we met Pierre-Henri. He replied to our initial email inquiry with a personalized video introducing himself and what he could do for us – we were sold. He made everything so easy and the ceremony he prepared was beautiful. We hope our film inspires you the way countless others inspired us!
http://www.love-gracefully.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKVlnqSS3PU – Planner/Officiant
http://www.hotelvillamadameparis.com/ – Lodging
http://www.duncanwolfe.com/ – Film/Photography
http://en.parisauthentic.com/ – Private Vintage Citroen 2CV Driver
Post # 2
congratulations, and the video was amazing. I’m also looking to elope in Paris.
Post # 3
Thanks for sharing. I’ve always wanted to get married in Paris, it’s such a beautiful place.
Post # 4
amazing! new dream elopement!
Post # 5
originally thinking of a beach wedding but since I have seen these parisian weddings the idea is really growing on me.
Post # 6
Congratulations and thank you for sharing your info! My fiance and I have similar story. We are going on 11 years of being together and knew a traditonal wedding wasn’t for us. We plan on eloping to Paris sometime April or May 2015. I came across Duncan Wolfe and fell in love with his work too. Your video is amazing and hoping he will be available for our elopement. How long did it take for him to respond? Is he located in Paris? Also how many days were you in Paris? We plan on doing Paris and then venturing off to Italy for the rest of our “weddingmoon” Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 7
Your event looked great. I just wanted to share my experience with the officiant you chose. We contacted him for our wedding and we faced difficulties such as delaying our call without alternative given to start the work, then a receipt of a draft of the ceremony without notice while we found someone else to take care of the ceremony and then multiple emails to ask us to pay for something we did not request. I am happy if this person did it good for you, but obviously it did not for us and we still receive messages to ashame us that we are wrong people (nice when you also have to handle the last details of your wedding).
Post # 8
Congratulations and thanks for sharing! After reading the comments above of folks trying to reach Duncan Wolfe to videograph their wedding day, I thought that I’d use this opportunity as a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.
I’m from CA and I recently had a parisian elopement! I contacted Duncan Wolfe to be our videographer 3 months before our wedding day. It was extremely difficult to get a hold of him through out the entire process, but finally a contract was in place and we sent a hefty deposit for a 2 day shoot (to film the day before the wedding exploring Paris and the actual wedding day).
TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING, we contacted Duncan to discuss our schedule while in Paris. As usual, it was difficult to get a hold of him, but when he finally did call us back, he dropped a BOMB — He said he was NOT going to make it to Paris because of “personal reasons”!! Needless to say, my now husband and I were devastated and upset that 1) this was dropped on us on such short notice, 2) we signed a contract!, 3) his “personal reasons” were that his girlfriend broke up with him and a work opportunity came up. Seriously?!?! To make things worse, Duncan promised to find a replacement videographer, whom also backed out due to a “family issue”. We asked for our deposit back, and after multiple requests from us as well as our wedding planner acting on our behalf, he finally refunded our deposit a few weeks later.
I felt compelled to share my experience because I never want that stress to be experienced by another couple. Planning a wedding is stressful, exhausting and emotionally draining — especially when you’re trying to plan one in another country! Luckily, we were able to find another talented videographer based in France, who has a similar background like Duncan and is working for a production company while doing wedding videos on the side. I felt like Duncan bailing on us was a blessing in disguise because it all worked out for the better in the end. I’ll follow up and post our wedding video once it’s finished 😉
So to those reading this, PLEASE BEWARE before you sign on with Duncan. He is talented…but I’m just glad he did not bail on us the DAY of the wedding!