We have an absolute beauty for you today. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes and today’s wedding is a blissfully romantic elopement. Laura and David chose Paris as the perfect location to have their engagement shoot last year.  They fell so in love with la ville des lumières that as soon as they got home and opened their beautiful engagement photographs, they decided that they were going to elope and return to Paris to be married. We have been huge fans of One and Only Paris, a wonderfully dynamic photographic duo, so when we received this email submission from Audrey, we knew that this wedding was going to be something special. Laura spent the morning getting ready in Shangrila Hotel with the help of Marie Emilie from Mon plus beau jour before their beautifully intimate ceremony in Chapelle Expiatoire.


This is what Anthony from One and Only Paris had to say about this beautiful wedding..

“David hired me for a couple’s shoot around Paris.  What his girlfriend at the time didn’t know was that he and I had conspired to surprise her.  Laura swears she didn’t see it coming when, during the photo shoot, David suddenly got down on one knee and popped the question.  David wanted to have the moment captured with images they could use later to reminisce about their time in Paris.  It obviously worked because when Laura poured over the photos back home in the States, she decided eloping to the city of love was the only thing that could top that proposal.

As a graduate student approaching her doctorate, eloping allowed Laura to have all the fun of a gorgeous wedding yet still have time to work on earning her PhD.  Cutting out the time-consuming, and sometimes stressful planning elements of a large wedding can leave you with a stress-free core of the delightful parts.   A chic hotel to get ready in, a beautiful gown, Jimmy Choo heels, a Parisian make-up artist, a historic chapel, your man, and the time to enjoy them all in the world’s most romantic city, hardly seems like sacrificing.  The final touch is having the type of images that prove to mom that eloping doesn’t mean you had to forego being a princess for a day.  Being able to capture that message, knowing how happy it makes brides, is one of the best perks of being a photographer in Paris. “

One and Only Paris create such timeless and elegant photo’s. Check out their website and blog for more information and of course, lovely images! Big thanks and congratulations today to Laura and David!

Photographer; One and Only Paris | Wedding Planner; Mon Plus Beau Jour | Venue; Shangri-La Hotel | Ceremony; Chapelle Expiatoire

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