PARIS ELOPEMENT PACKAGE
We invite you to elope to Paris and get married.
This wedding package offers a fully planned celebration day for two or up to 10 guests.
We create your personalized elopement, help with planning and listen to your vision.
You don’t need to speak French to organize your wedding in France.
THE CAROUSEL PACKAGE
ALL-INCLUSIVE PARIS WEDDING
We know how to plan a wedding super easy, stress-free, and unique at the same time. Every detail can be personalized: from your flowers to photoshoot locations, to makeup and ceremony. You book all your vendors in one place and we do the rest. You don’t need to speak French to organize your wedding in France.
-For 2 or up to 10 guests
-Package price: €2800
-We accept bookings from 3 days to 12 months
THE CAROUSEL PACKAGE INCLUDES:
-Consultation with wedding planner Helene (email or whatsapp)
-Wedding day planning by Tim
-Wedding day coordination by Tim
HAIR AND MAKEUP
-Symbolic wedding ceremony or Vow renewal ceremony
-English speaking ceremony Officiant
-Public outdoor location
-A bottle of French Champagne
-Transportation for two (couple only) from the beginning to the end
-3 hours : 30 min ceremony and 2.5 hours in Paris
-140 edited high resolution images
*On 25 May 2022 pricing was increased. For orders and inquiries made before May 25, prices will remai the same.
For the two of you
With up to 10 guests
As a tourist you can not get legally married in France. We offer an alternative - the symbolic wedding ceremony. As beautiful and romantic as a legal one. But without any paperwork. Together with our couples we plan and create a meaningful ritual.
Our ceremonies are planned in advance, controlled by the couple and can be personalized in many ways.
Classic wedding ceremony. The new, better way to I DO. Includes everything you need to be married - vows, ring exchange, certificates. You can get legally married before or after your trip to Paris.
A vow renewal ceremony is a beautiful way to celebrate your relationship and recommit to your spouse. You can be married 1 year, 10 years or 60 years. Can be something similar to a classic wedding ceremony or totally unique.
Same-sex ceremony - a traditional ceremony but make it sparkle! We are open to everything creative. Time to rethink and improve all the wedding traditions out there. Same-sex wedding or vow renewal can be super unique or totally classic. It's up to you.
A PLACE TO SAY "I DO"
We collect as many places as possible. Each couple is unique and needs a special space that complements their style. Our ceremony locations have iconic Paris views in the background. We have different locations for small weddings for two, and big elopements with guests.
As we are all different, there's something for every couple:
Trocadero Eiffel Tower is romance is at its finest
In Tuileries, simplicity has never looked so beautiful
What’s more stunning than the Eiffel Tower? This place can fit different groups of people
You can get married at a real Marie Antoinette's castle
Old world charm in Rose Gardens. A ceremony with an Orangerie view
EASY TO PLAN
We made the planning process as simple as possible. We ask questions about couple's wishes and expectations on each step.
We use questionnaires to collect and save information. That's what our couples fill in to personalize their wedding day:
We discuss every detail together and carefully store this information. We ask brides to create their inspirational Pinterest boards, send references for hair and makeup and choose photoshoot locations. Our couples can plan a destination wedding from home just in 4-5 evenings when they have free time.
Although we ask a lot of questions, couples can quickly give us the information (email, WhatsApp and questionnaires) and we do the rest.
SAVE YOUR TIME
How this all-inclusive package will help you save time? Simple: think about the time that it takes just to find and book one wedding professional. Search on Google or Instagram, connect through social media, spend hours examining prices and portfolio… and then (only if everything looks good) reach out and have a chat. And you need to talk to 5-6 people at least, just to find THE ONE that is available and is a great fit for you. Now multiply that by 10 and you will realize how much time it takes to find your perfect wedding team. Add a venue. Add ceremony. And let's not forget the logistics (oh my), the timeline, the planning and coordination… bringing vendors and transportation together, monitoring the communications… and all that from overseas. It is so stressful and time-consuming.
With our all-inclusive packages you book all your vendors in one place, the planning process will be fun and never overcomplicated.
-We reserve your date by a PayPal deposit and immediately book the vendors
-We make sure everyone is available
-We pay deposits to vendors and book your date with them
-You pay us only one deposit and we split it between the vendors
-We take care of all technical questions vendors have so the couple doesn’t have to deal with constant chatting
-We prepare your personalized ceremony script
-We plan the ceremony based on the weather and coordinate with Officiant
-Before the ceremony we meet Officiant and make sure she arrives on time
-We collect information about flowers you like, brides send us their "dream bouquet" and we do the rest
-We contact the florist to confirm that chosen flowers are in season
-If yes, we make an order and coordinate the delivery
-One day before the elopement we drive to our florist to pick up the bouquet
-On the day of elopement we deliver it to the place you stay at
-One week before the wedding we start monitoring the weather to make sure there is no rain on your big day
-We plan your perfect timeline based on weather, traffic and chosen locations
-We are responsible for making sure your vision is executed properly
-We ask our brides to search for inspirational hair and makeup photos
-When this is done, we create a group chat with our makeup artist where you can discuss everything
-Bride only discuss her look she wants to have. The rest (adding makeup to timeline, transferring your address etc ) we do for you
-We make sure everyone follow the timeline
-If something is taking longer than expected, we coordinate the rest. For example if your makeup took 40 minutes more than planned, we will call the Officiant and warn her
-We make sure all the logistics of the wedding are handled properly
We plan your photoshoot route based on locations available (not closed, in good condition)
-If some location is closed, we will offer an alternative
-Our photoshoot is location-based rather than hour-based. We make sure you visit all as planned even if you stuck in the traffic for 1 hour
ON THE WEDDING DAY
-We make sure everything goes as planned
-All issues will be adressed to your wedding planner, so you don't need to worry about anything
-We will help you with restrooms if needed or drive to the nearest cafe if you are running out of energy to have a takeaway coffee
-If there is a chance of rain and the couple decides to postpone, we choose the best day available
-We contact all vendors to confirm they can move the date to some days forwards or backward
-We contact the florist and make sure she picks up flowers not on the original date, but when needed. That's how you get a fresh bouquet even when the wedding is postponed 2-3 days forward
-We re-plan the timeline and coordinate with vendors your postponed day
MAKE MEMORIES WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
The Carousel package is designed for elopements with up to 8-10 guests. Usually, the couple invites their loved ones to the ceremony and we always take group photos after. And celebrate with a champagne toast. Cheers to a new family!
Think about the best moments in your life. And chances are, champagne will be involved
You can get colorful dresses for your bridesmaids just as a traditional wedding
Eloping with family or friends creates so many precious moments!
Just because you're eloping doesn't mean you can't have the most beautiful flowers. Our florists will put together flowers that will compliment your small wedding vision. We offer different color palette choices from cream, blush, and white to bright hues.
Florist is creating a bouquet based on bride's wishes
Here is a final result for Kristen
And mathcing bouttoniere for the groom Armando
Plus greenery base
Fresh and modern bouquet for Inez
BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP
The Carousel package comes with professional hair and makeup for the bride, at your hotel or Airbnb. Our makeup and hair artist arrives in the morning to help you get ready and create the bridal look you love. Here are some examples of her work:
Jessica wanted to die her hair darker for the wedding. For the bridal look, she said "something classic, very traditional, maybe an updo"
Jackie asked for a clean, bridal princess look. So regal!
Riz went for a face framing half updo hairstyle. And natural makeup with a pink lip
Jessica said "please go for bold and elegant" and we absolutely love this look
COUPLES ENJOY A ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE
Oh Paris, the City of Love! And it's true, it really is. One of the most romantic cities in the world and a very popular honeymoon destination. This wedding is not only a simple celebration. You'll be surrounded by a romantic atmosphere, city sounds, croissant smells from city bakeries, and beautiful views. Hold hands with your special person, walk around the streets, and soak up its unique atmosphere.
We capture the atmosphere of Paris in a natural way. We know how to incorporate beautiful architecture into a wedding photoshoot
Couples fly to Paris when they want to visit all these special places and soak up some French romance
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION
To plan the logistics of the day, we ask only two things: couple’s hotel address and chosen photoshoot location list. We analyze this information and create the easiest and fastest photoshoot route. Nobody loves spending time in traffic and we try to avoid that. Transportation is included for two people for the whole event. We pick you up from the hotel, drive around Paris and go back.
The car is with you the whole time so you can leave your bags there. We work with our own car, economy class. Car type or color can not be personalized.
Pick up from Ritz Paris at Place Vendôme
For the last 8 years, we selected the 15 places in Paris that work the best for a wedding photoshoot. Iconic views like Petit Palais or the famous Eiffel Tower. We have a photoshoot location list where you can make your selection.
We know which spot in the Louvre fits better the elegant bride with a long mermaid dress and which will be perfect for fashion-forward bride in a jumpsuit.
The photography that comes with elopement packages is location-based rather than hourly-based. You will be at peace of mind that the locations you expect to capture come out perfect without risking an overtime invoice in the event that the day runs late in case of bad traffic or weather.
locations to choose from
Couples select their photoshoot locations in advance. And we plan the logistics based on this choice. We create a special photoshoot route for each wedding and follow the plan. That's how couples can be sure that they will get what is envisioned.
The famous Trocadero square with the best Eiffel Tower view in Paris. Tim is taking photos at sunrise, May 2022
Here are some examples for you to choose for your portrait after-ceremony shoot:
Pont Alexandre III
Arc du Carousel
THAT PERFECT EIFFEL TOWER SHOT
No matter where your ceremony location is, we will drive to the Eiffel Tower and create that iconic wedding shot because it's our signature image.
Eiffel Tower looks magical in a panoramic wide-angle photo
As well as in a closeup portrait
Our posing approach helps couples feel relaxed during their shoot. You can be scared to pose in front of the camera, but in reality, it’s totally fine. We ask couples about what they want to have and what to avoid. That's how our clients are comfortable not doing anything awkward.
We ask about the photoshoot vision. We want to be sure that will meet your expectations and create photos you love.
WE TEACH POSING
Couples don't feel camera shy with us. We will find the best angle and recommend simple and beautiful poses so you can look your best. We’ll guide you and give you directions, but always leave plenty of room for you and your loved one to pose and have fun.
WE CREATE MAGIC
There are some tourists chilling behind you? Or maybe construction works or a random waste bin? POOF, ALL GONE!
WE CAPTURE YOUR LOVE
These are the memories you'll cherish forever.
We edit your photos to have natural and sophisticated colors.
WE LOVE TIMELESS AND CLASSIC
We create images that are beautiful and classic as well as fresh and modern.
WE RECOMMEND LOCATIONS
Based on your wedding style.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
We have a rainproof PLAN B. Some days before the wedding we monitor the forecast. And if we see that there’s a high possibility of rain we usually try to reschedule. But In Paris rains are almost never heavy, 10 minutes max so really nothing to worry about. Our elopements are like space exploration missions - planned to the last detail.
Our elopements are like space exploration missions - planned to the last detail.
In case the unexpected rain starts during the shoot we will :
1) Wait a couple of minutes in the car or take some shots with a hot cappuccino at a Parisian cafe
2) We have a backup route with covered places under the roof - galleries, bridges etc.
Here is an example. A&T had only one day and couldn't reschedule. When the rain happened during the shoot, we went to the Louvre gallery to take some portraits. The couple had so much fun dancing and enjoying each other. Everybody around were looking at them and we saw happiness in people's eyes. The couple just gave such a positive energy. The rain stopped in 40 minutes. We returned to the car and finished the photoshoot as planned, not missing any location.
The light in Louvre gallery is soft and perfect for portraits
We used this time to shoot details and closeups
When the rain stops, we can get going again
And the most important thing about the rain. We know how much time you will spend choosing your perfect dress. If something happens and your dress gets dirty under the rain, we will try to edit it so it looks brand new and fresh out of the bridal salon :
No one wants that to happen
But we edited every single photo as nothing ever went wrong
No matter which locations you pick, we need to make a perfect timeline. Traffic can be crazy in Paris and we want our couples to spend as little time as possible in the car.
Paris is a busy city, so we recommend waking up early. Morning really is the only moment in the day when popular spots are empty. Sun gives off a softer light that makes dramatic and artistic images. Also, there are no traffic jams or crowds in Paris at sunrise!
How the couple sees their planned timeline
And nobody around during their June wedding
YOUR DAY YOUR WAY
Here is how couples customized their Carousel package:
J&J, 02 October 2021
K&A, 27 October 2021
M&A, 03 June 2019
S&N, 09 July 2021
M&A, 24 June 2021
S&A, 21 September 2019
HOW TO BOOK
We accept bookings from 12 months to 3 days to your wedding date
Final full package price is €2800, taxes included
We reserve a date by €250 PayPal deposit and a signed contract
My wedding is going to be a bit more than an elopement. I have more than 10 guests. Can I book this package?
We’re elopement wedding specialists and that is our passion. That’s where we shine! Our packages are created for small weddings of up to 10 people. For larger weddings, we advise that you find the right wedding planner that is perfect for your type of wedding.
What is a public ceremony location? Will my ceremony be private?
In this package, we offer a ceremony in a public place in Paris (such as Trocadero square or river Seine banks). This package does not give you exclusive rights to any public venue. That means, other people can be around. To avoid that, we plan all our ceremonies early morning, because you cannot demand that tourists vacate your wedding space. But don't worry! People are quite nice and respectful when they see a wedding. If we start our ceremony at sunrise, almost nobody is around. Perfect for your dream pictures.
Can we make this ceremony private?
Not in Carousel package. If you want a place with exclusive rights and only for your wedding, then we’ll guide you toward a totally private venue.
Can we add decorations and a floral arch?
Usually, when we get this question, couples envision something impressive like a giant floral arch in the middle of the Trocadero, a path covered with rose petals, and Napoléon chairs for guests. But unfortunately, none of this is possible. There are several reasons why we don’t do this. The first one is that it's simply not legal. We know that some planners offer small decorations like a wedding table, but we prefer to work in a safety. We know how important this day is for you and we make sure everything proceeds smoothly. If we try to bring decorations to a public place, we may end up with a few extra problems with the police. It's simply not worth the risk. Wedding day is all about celebration and happy moments!
The best time to contact and book?
The best time to do it is 10-12 months before the wedding. But we are often asked to plan impulsive elopements in just some days, so don't worry if you don't have a lot of time. You decided to elope and only a week is left till your trip to Paris? Well, then we'll work fast. However, it is better to have a few months beforehand to plan that important day carefully and prepare everything you have always wanted.
What if I need to change my dates or anything else?
Send us a message and we will figure it out. Our team is flexible
REAL WEDDING EXAMPLE
Want to know how Kristen and Armando planned their day from beginning to end?
Take a look here:
This page contains a lot of information for our future couples. But that doesn't mean you can't message us to ask your questions.
We'd be really happy to chat, even if you are not ready to immediately book. Send us your questions, millions of them.
We are locals living in Paris. We will recommend photoshoot locations based on your outfits, help you choose a neighborhood to stay and simply encourage you to elope.
Helene and Tim