LUXURY PRIVATE EIFFEL TOWER TERRACE ELOPEMENT AT SHANGRILA HOTEL PARIS
Wedding date: November 2022
Ceremony location: Shangri-La Paris hotel
Total time planning: 1 month
What couple booked: Carousel package + private location Shangri-La Paris hotel terrace + videography + a vintage car + additional hours and decorations
If you envision something similar, prepare to invest at least €17K (see budget breakdown below)
And please take a look at this beautiful 1 minute video from John Nassari:
Published by — Helene and Tim, Paris elopement planners and photographers
REBEKAH AND ZACHARY, TWIN GEMINI FLAMES
The bride Rebekah sent us a message saying: “We would love to have an elegant wedding that we can look back on for years to come and never feel like it went out of style. We want it to be low key, but we also want it to be a magical experience for the both of us”.
We discussed the details and realized a few important things:
-Romance is the most important
-The day must be very special, exactly like the couple envisioned
-The ceremony should be classy and meaningful. Iconic Paris view, but a private location
SEARCHING FOR A PERFECT HOTEL
Two types of elopements planners offer to their clients. One is a castle elopement with a private location rent. But not everyone wants a castle backdrop. Another elopement type is a classic public elopement, for example at an Eiffel Tower location like Trocadero. But not everyone also wants this option because public places do not offer any privacy and couple is very limited with ceremony options.
The couple asked us to plan an elopement that will be a perfect mix of both.
Our goal was a private ceremony location and iconic Paris views. Both privacy of a luxury hotel and Rebekah's dream Paris views.
We called some french castles, for example, Château de Champlâtreux. But because of the short notice, their dates were booked by a cinema company.
We offered some different hotel recommendations, like the Ritz Paris. Or hotel Marignan. Shangri-La Paris was the best option. In the end, Rebekah booked the sumptuous Shangri-La Paris room with a terrace.
Immediately after the booking, Rebekah contacted the hotel and confirmed the ceremony and photoshoot.
We had only one month to plan this elopement from beginning to end.
At first, we finished the basics: date booking, hotel booking, and weather check. Because it was late Autumn, the weather was not very good. We expected cold rains. And that is also why booking an indoor private location was necessary.
Then, we discussed our plans with the vendors. We discussed style. Rebekah sent her ideas and inspirational images. Rebekah booked a vintage car.
And in the end, we planned the timeline.
We planned a whole photoshoot ideas list. We offered a list of photoshoot locations that will be a good fit for autumn elopement.
THE BUDGET BREAKDOWN
€17K is your investment if you are planning to have something similar:
Private location Shangri-La Paris room with a terrace €7k for one night
All-inclusive Carousel package and additional photography hours €3.5k
Champagne table €700
Videography by John Nassari €5k
A vintage car €700
This is just an elopement day budget. Please add here all your travel expenses and everything you need for the wedding like outfits and rings.
Tim is waiting for the deliveries to be finished
The terrace before the ceremony
Shangri-La hotel room interior
Ceremony photo and video
Bridal shots at golden Shangri-La ballroom
Videographer is preparing moments before the first look
Tim is placing a veil that must be perfect
We are extremely grateful that Rebekah and Zachary trusted us with their wedding planning. Seeing them exchange romantic vows at their dream venue made us so happy.
Not only Rebekah and Zachary were such a pleasant couple to work with, but they also had a perfect wedding vision and ideas. We will remember this beautiful elopement forever.
Do it Paris way says a huge thank you to the whole Shangri-La Paris team for helping us and hosting this event.
Dear future couples that are planning to get married in Paris! We hope that this case study was helpful and you had a virtual tour of this beautiful hotel.
Thank you for reading this case study, we appreciate your time and attention.
No matter whether you decide to book this venue or choose to go in another direction, you deserve the wedding of your dreams. You really do!
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