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REAL COUPLES AND THEIR ELOPEMENTS

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MAEGEN AND T'ANDRE

HOW A FASHIONISTA BRIDE PLANNED HER ONE-OF-A-KIND ROMANTIC ELOPEMENT

SUMMER ELOPEMENT

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Planning and photography by Tim

Story by Helene

Dani and Adan wanted to have a romantic and stylish elopement in Paris, the city of love and the fashion capital. They booked our all-inclusive elopement package, and we planned a romantic day for this beautiful couple. Eiffel Tower ceremony, Paris photoshoot around the best places. Vintage car and more. Here is their story from beginning to end.

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Helene: "Bonjour all the beautiful, adventurous, and ambitious ladies, our wonderful brides who are exploring this article. And our respect to the intelligent handsome future grooms. Hope you have a good time reading this case study. Let's begin!"

MAEGEN AND T'ANDRE

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The couple met on the dance floor

Introducing Maegen and T'Andre, a couple from Houston, Texas.

Maegen is a criminal defense attorney, proud owner of her own firm, while T'Andre is a civil engineer who specializes in designing both breathtaking bridges and innovative buildings. When they're not busy with work, you can find them snuggled up on the couch, enjoying a marathon of scary movies or battling it out in their favorite video games.

Their love story began at the Grooves of Houston nightclub, where Maegen's compliment on T'Andre's yellow shirt sparked an instant connection. Maegen remembers, "I walked up to T’Andre, told him I liked his yellow shirt, and he smiled."

Fast forward two years and T'Andre sealed their love story with a beautiful proposal at the Japanese Garden in Herman Park in Houston, TX.

DECISION TO ELOPE

After the proposal, the couple began to think about their dream wedding. T'Andre shared, "We thought long and hard about our decision. "

Megan shares a story about how they decided to elope to a French castle: "I was searching on IG for wedding ideas and came across Paris elopements. Immediately, I fell in love with the idea of eloping. My husband did as well. Planning a huge wedding was never really our thing, so eloping felt right. As soon as I saw the Sceaux castle option, I knew I wanted to get married there. It felt like it was the perfect location to marry my best friend. I felt like a princess."

OUR CHALLENGE

Maegen and T'Andre booked our Chateau de Sceaux package and invited 10 guests for the ceremony.

Maegen's vision was: "We want it to be very romantic and elegant. But also fun and joyful. We want it to feel like a celebration as well. It's not everyday you find your soulmate and you get married in Paris. We are so blessed and happy!"

For the Do It Paris Way team the challenge was to plan a joyful celebration at the Chateau de Sceaux castle, ceremony for 10 guests and Paris photoshoot for the couple.

PLANNING THE TRIP

Maegen reached out to us in August 2022, and they tied the knot on May 22, 2023. So the whole planning process took us 9 months.

Planning their wedding was a breeze. Both Maegen and T'Andre are the sweetest people. It was a delight to work with them, their positive energy shone brightly throughout the process. Maegen shared many cool stories, and T'Andre kept us entertained with his jokes. We absolutely adored them both!

Maegen and T'Andre planned their trip to Paris from May 21st to May 25th, 2023. Here is what Maegen shared:

  • May 21st - Arrival, sightseeing, then dinner at Monsieur Bleu with family and friends.

  • May 22nd - Wedding ceremony early in the morning, then luncheon at Girafe Restaurant with family and friends. Bride and groom dinner at Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Cruise.

  • May 23rd - Sightseeing and visiting museums.

  • May 24th - Sightseeing. Dinner at Moulin Rouge.

  • May 25th - Travel back to Texas.

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The couple arrived to Paris in style

MAEGEN'S BRIDAL LOOK

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Photos from the bridal dress boutique

Maegen's bridal look was a vision of timeless beauty. Her ivory mermaid dress from Winnie Couture was decorated with lovely lace details Maegen adored. Delicate flowers on the sleeves fell gently off her shoulders, giving her look a charming touch. With a matching long veil, she was a picture of elegance on her big day.

Maegen tells her dress shopping story: "I found my dress at a boutique in 20 minutes. We had the whole store to ourselves. It's never taken me long to decide if I like anything or not. I had my friends, my mom, my fiancé's sisters, his grandma, and my mother-in-law come dress shopping with me. We had so much fun and had lots of champagne. Then we took shots afterward at a nice restaurant."

Maegen's bridal look was stunningly beautiful! Every detail came together to create a truly breathtaking bridal look.

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Our beautiful bride

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A detail shot

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Dani's portraits at Trocadero stairs

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Bouquet by Helene

MEET THE HANDSOME GROOM, T'ANDRE

T'Andre looked dashing in his formal emerald green suit. What a handsome gentleman! His charisma radiated through every photo. Every detail, from his perfectly tailored attire to his charismatic smile, made him the definition of handsome.

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Adan's portrait

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Dani's portraits at Trocadero stairs

BOOKING A VINTAGE CAR

Dani and Adan wanted to have a nice car to drive around Paris and take photos.

 

They booked an additional option, a car from @retromotorscollection

The car was there for 2 hours. We provide full transportation, so the couple does not need to book a vintage car for a long time. 2 hours is just enough to take some pics.

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For August 2023, the price for 2 hours was around 250€

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Love, fashion and a touch of nostalgia

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Dani's gloves

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Streets is a great location for car photos

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Moments framed by a vintage mirror

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Black and white snapshots, '90s mood

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Simply Paris, and even famous black balconies behind

DANI AND ADAN ARE GETTING MARRIED

AT THE EIFFEL TOWER

Dani picked a ceremony at Trocadero. Trocadero is a beautiful Eiffel Tower view that is available for ceremonies during the summer months.

The ceremony was really special. Adan put a ring on Dani's finger, and Dani did the same for Adan. They both shared promises they wrote themselves, talking about their love and adventures. There were some happy tears and lots of laughter.

 

"My favorite part about this ceremony was the vows, Adan's words and mine." - Dani

The sun rising over Paris made it feel magical.

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Eloping in style, and the Eiffel Tower as a witness

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Moments before saying I DO...

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A quiet I DO that echoed through their hearts

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Adan is reading his vow

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The magic words:  I promise to love you for a lifetime

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Her vows, his tears, a perfect exchange

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The moment Adan places the ring on Dani's finger, forever begins

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Here we go!

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A moment frozen in time

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Exchanging rings, exchanging smiles – the joy of eloping

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 Vows exchanged, rings on, and sealed with a happy kiss

CHAMPAGNE

In beautiful Paris, Dani and Adan said their vows, and after, had a special moment with Champagne. With the Eiffel Tower in the background, the couple lifted their glasses.

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Let's celebrate! The sweet taste of love

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Celebrating love in bubbles and kisses

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Drinking champagne with a view at Trocadero. Cheers!

PHOTOS

Tim, our talented elopement photographer, doesn't just capture moments, he crafts a visual love story.

For the photoshoot, brides's request was to have a calm and candid posing  "I would like the final result to come out chic. I'd like us to look relaxed and happy." - Dani

Do you like the result and agree that Dani and Adan's Paris photoshoot was a reflection of their love and happiness?

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Formal portraits as a married couple

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Elopement joy

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Catching the most beautiful Trocadero angles

Trocadero stairs were Dani's dream view, and this spot is just a few steps away from the ceremony, so we went there first. It is a beautiful view. The Trocadero stairs are like a dreamy place for taking wedding pictures, especially with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Each step is a perfect spot to capture lovey-dovey moments. The place itself is famous for perfect bridal shots.

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Trocadero stairs

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Bridal shots are very popular here

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A candid and natural smile pose

Transportation is included in the package, and we handled all the logistics and directions. A stress-free experience for the couple as they simply enjoyed the ride from one location to another.

 

Louvre pyramids. Afterwards, we headed to the famous Louvre Museum for our second location.

During the photoshoot, we always help the couple with outfits and posing. Our assistant at the photoshoot placed the dress so the bride doesn't have to worry about it:

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An iphone backstage, Olga is in charge of

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And here is a final result from the Louvre pyramids:

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Water reflections captured

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Simple, sweet poses amidst pyramids

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Each pose tells a story at the Louvre

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For this pose, Tim asked the couple for a lean back kiss

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Dani's dress was placed by assistant Olga

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A simple walk and a kiss, pose that works for everyone

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Such a great photo spot! The couple against the iconic Louvre Pyramid

We continued our photo journey with a charming shoot at the Tuileries, capturing beautiful moments at the gardens:

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Hold hands and walk together, candind and simple pose

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Iconic Tuileries chairs behind

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We were so lucky with a great light

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Photos with a castle in the background

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Walk into forever side by side, a pose symbolizing the journey together

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Our stylish duo Dani and Adan

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Of course, we edited some photos in black and white

HOTEL PHOTOSHOOT

Dani and Adan purchased an additional option for hotel photos. Their hotel was a beautiful Shangri La.

Originally, for most weddings, getting ready and hotel photos begin the day. However, for a Paris elopement, that is not possible. The hotel photoshoot always comes last since we leave very early. We always pick the couple up before sunrise, and it's too dark to shoot at the hotel at that time. Therefore, we swap places and adapt to the lighting conditions.

After the main elopement part was over, we returned to their hotel to take some final photos.

Please note that to take photos at Shangri la, the couple should book a room there and get permission from hotel management by email.

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Room rates at the Shangri-La Hotel generally start at around €800 per night

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It is a former residence of Napoleon Bonaparte's grandnephew

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Feel this vibe

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Look into each other's eyes, the 'look of love' pose.

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The hotel features some of the most exclusive architecture in Paris

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Our beautiful bride Dani

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Dress and location, just perfection!

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A private moment at the famous stairs

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Our stunning couple

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The epitome of luxury elopement

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The staircase at Shangri-La

BEFORE / AFTER

During editing, we removed the people from the background and made the photos clean and sharp.

Even though there was a crowd behind the couple at some spots, we deleted every single person:

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Before and after

FINAL THOUGHTS

When Dani and Adan received their images, they wrote us: "Thanks Helene and Tim so much for making this a reality! We are forever grateful for you! Thanks for everything! We cannot wait to share these photos with our friends and family."

Thinking about Dani and Adan's case study brings a warm smile. Their love story, filled with genuine moments and stylish photos in the heart of Paris, is just so beautiful.

Dani and Adan's sweet story inspired us and we are grateful the couple booked our services.

Wishing a lifetime of joy and laughter for this wonderful couple!

PS we even had a moment to take two selfies!

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Such a fun day!

Thank you so much for your Google review, Dani! 

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THE TEAM

The team that worked together with Dani and Adan to help them create a fashionable elopement day:

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Tim, elopement planning and photography

"A day without any stress was my job. Dani and Adan also asked for help explaining posing for photos, which I gladly did. I worked with the couple so that they would not worry about any single detail and could enjoy the atmosphere. For wedding photoshoot, I tried to make photos look better than the Vogue magazine because our bride loves fashion. I think we did such a great job all together!"

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Helene, communication with the couple and flowers, and putting together this article

"I worked with Dani from the beginning. I tried to do everything just the way she asked, like for example the bouquet is 100% match and exactly what she envisioned. Also, I wrote this exact article so hope you enjoyed it!"

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Yana, bridal hair and makeup @makeupparisyana

"My goal was to do a light bridal look that enhanced Dani's natural beauty. Very light, nothing too heavy or never cakey. She is a gorgeous bride and it was such a pleasure. Loved every single minute with them."

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Olga, ceremony Officiant and assistant during the photoshoot

"Working with Dani and Adan was an absolute joy; their love and commitment radiated throughout the ceremony, creating a truly magical atmosphere. I had a pleasure to officiate the ceremony and also helped during the photoshoot. I helped with the dress, and fixed dress, hair, makeup, flowers when needed. After the ceremony, I was their personal assistant for the shoot. The couple was absolutely astonishing, so no surprise all eyes were on them. We can surely say they were blessed by Paris."

THANKS FOR READING! ELOPING TO PARIS MEANS CELEBRATING THE EXTRAORDINARY IN YOU. BECAUSE YOUR LOVE DESERVES A CANVAS AS UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL AS YOUR STORY!

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