REAL COUPLES AND THEIR ELOPEMENTS
MEREDITH AND AUSTIN
LET'S GO ON A SPONTANEOUS ADVENTURE AND GET MARRIED AT THE EIFFEL TOWER
Planning and photography by Tim
Story by Helene
When Meredith and Austin decided to tie the knot, they knew they wanted their wedding to be a spontaneous adventure. Their main goal was to find the best Eiffel Tower view that existed. The idea of saying their vows against the stunning backdrop of the Eiffel Tower was too tempting to resist.
MEET MEREDITH AND AUSTIN
Meredith and Austin met on the 4th of July
Meredith and Austin, an adventurous duo, are a loving couple who live life to the fullest. They share a passion for travel. Meredith and Austin cherish time spent with family and embrace every opportunity for romance. They effortlessly strike a balance between the excitement of their adventurous journeys and the warmth of family bonds.
Dynamic and free-spirited, they seek out hidden gems and captivating destinations.
Meredith and Austin's love story is defined by their curiosity, compassion, and romantic spirit.
Meredith shared their story: "After just two weeks of seeing each other, I told my parents that I thought Austin was the one and that I was falling in love with him. And here we are 7 years later, committing to share our lives together as husband and wife. He always challenges me to be a better version of myself. And he never ceases to make me laugh, even in times of sadness or anger. I remember a conversation that we had not too long ago where we agreed that soul mates do not exist, because that would negate the work that it takes to make a relationship last. But I do know that I have found the one whom my soul loves!"
CHALLENGE: THE PERFECT EIFFEL VIEW
Meredith messaged us 5 months before the elopement date. Here are some of the questions we worked on:
1. Videography, who can you recommend?
Since we don't have any videography included in our packages, she wanted to book someone separately. We sent our recommendations.
2. Bouquet, should I choose or do you have some pre-made bouquets?
Of course, it is the bride who chooses flowers. We asked Meredith to send inspirational photos and we will recreate it.
3. Photography locations, what can we choose?
We sent a list, and Meredith and Austin picked their favorite places.
But her main goal was to find a perfect ceremony backdrop:
"I do like Eiffel Tower views in that area - which is the best one?" asked Meredith.
We have 4 Eiffel Tower ceremony views: River Seine, Eiffel Street, Trocadero and Trocadero gardens:
Meredith and Austin picked Trocadero because it offers a great view, positioned across the river. A wide perspective and plenty of space to take pictures and admire the tower.
TIMELINE CHALLENGE, AN EARLY WAKE-UP CALL
One of the major challenges Meredith and Austin faced in planning their Trocadero ceremony was the early wake-up call for a sunrise event. The couple had their hearts set on exchanging vows as the sun gracefully rose behind the Eiffel Tower, casting a glow on their special moment. However, this meant waking up at 3 AM to start the makeup for the early morning ceremony.
June sunrise is super early. Here is our timeline:
04 AM Bridal hair and makeup. Groom gets ready
5:10 AM Bride gets into her gown
05 AM Travelling to the Eiffel Tower
05:50 AM Ceremony begins
06:30 AM Photo shoot around Paris begins
Transfer back to the apartments
Despite the sleepiness and potential complications that came with early wake-ups, Meredith and Austin recognized the beauty and ambiance of a sunrise ceremony at the Trocadero, making it all worthwhile. And of course, the strongest espresso available in Paris saved us!
WEATHER IN PARIS IN JUNE
Oh, the weather in Paris in June is absolutely lovely for weddings! It's usually warm and pleasant, with plenty of sunshine to set the perfect ambiance for an outdoor celebration. You can expect temperatures around 20-25°C (68-77°F). The city comes alive with vibrant colors, and the gardens are in full bloom. If you're dreaming of saying "I do" in the City of Love, June is a fantastic time to make that dream come true!
A photo from the boutique
Meredith picked a dress by designer Oksana Mukha, IG: oksana_mukha_official
Meredith booked her makeup and hair artist separately and it was Tatiana MEDVED, IG: medvedart_makeup
Meredith picked a multi-flower bouquet to compliment the flower details of her dress. She has peach skin and fresh greenery matched her perfectly.
Happy bridal shots by Tim
Indulge in the little luxuries that make it special
Every girl deserves to feel sparkling on her wedding day! When you are happy with your bridal look, you feel radiant, confident, and truly beautiful. It is about embracing your unique qualities. From the moment the bride starts getting ready, to walking down the aisle, to exchanging vows, every girl deserves to feel cherished, admired, and absolutely stunning.
And you deserve all the happiness and magic that your future wedding day brings!
Let's take a look at the remarkable tale of Meredith and Austin, a couple whose dream of a fairytale wedding brought them to the Trocadero with its unparalleled Eiffel Tower view. From the moment they got engaged, they envisioned exchanging vows against the backdrop of this iconic symbol of love.
The Trocadero, with its panoramic view, offered them the perfect stage to bring their vision to life.
Ceremony that reflects beliefs, values, and love story
The moment before saying I DO's, and your heart beats fast
Paris elopement ceremony is meaningful and authentic. Anticipation and excitement fill the air...
The couple and perfect Eiffel Tower view
Vows, a profound and joyous moment. Ngl, it's a little nervous for the first time
Austin reads his vow
Expressing their promises and commitments to each other
These vows can be traditional or personalized...or fun!
The happiest moment
And here comes a beauitful vow from the bride
What a beautiful morning!
The officiant declares the couple as married...
and here comes THE BIG KISS!
Meredith and Austin, presented as husband and wife
Applause, cheers, and tears of happiness
Perfect ring shot
The start of a life together, as hubby and wifey
Waking up early to catch the sunrise at the Trocadero was so worth it for Meredith and Austin. Before the city wakes up and the crowds gather, Meredith and Austin enjoyed the privacy and serenity of a cherished Trocadero spot.
The Trocadero ceremony was incredibly beautiful. It was a scene that took our breath away. Standing there, with the majestic Eiffel Tower behind them, Meredith and Austin got married.
Tim: "My name is Tim and I have been a wedding photographer for the past 10 yeats. I absolutely love capturing the emotions, details, and special moments of couples' big days. It's truly an honor to be a part of such a significant day. One of the things I enjoy the most is capturing the genuine emotions and love between couples.
My message to couples planning their dream weddings is to remember that this day is about you and your partner. Surround yourself with trusted vendors, family, and friends who will support and uplift you."
Your wedding day will be filled with love, joy, and memories that will last a lifetime. Trust in the process, embrace the unexpected, and remember that this day is all about your love story.
ROMANTIC PHOTOS IN PARIS
Meredith and Austin's photoshoot in Paris was like a dream come true for them. Paris is a city that's perfect for eloping because everywhere you turn, there's something beautiful to see. It's known as the city of Love, and you can really feel that romance in the air. What's especially convenient is that there are so many different places to choose from for photos. Whether it's by the famous Eiffel Tower, along the charming streets, or even by the river, there's a spot that fits every couple's style. Plus, the weather in Paris is usually pretty great. Rainy days are not too common, so you don't have to worry about your photoshoot getting ruined.
We had an amazing time with Meredith and Austin, capturing their love in one of the most breathtaking cities in the world.
Trocadero stairs are just a couple of steps away from our ceremony spot, so that's where Meredith and Austin had their first photos as a married couple.
Overlooking the breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower
Meredith and Austin stand at the iconic Trocadero stairs
The main view of Trocadero is absolutely stunning. It's hard to put into words just how beautiful it is. When you stand there and look out, you can see the majestic Eiffel Tower. The scene is like something out of a fairy tale.
They had dreamed of this moment since the early days of their relationship, and now they were living it
Who chooses locations for the photoshoot? Of course, the bride herself. When couples decide to have an elopement photoshoot, choosing the perfect location is an exciting part of the process.
We provide you with a list of the best places available for your Paris photoshoot. Once you have the list, it's up to you to select locations that best suit your style.
Once the location is chosen, we take care of all the logistics and coordination to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. So that you can simply focus on enjoying the photoshoot.
She looked at Austin, her eyes shining with admiration and love
He marveled at her standing by his side
Tim guided Meredith for perfect bridal shots
Pose, pose, pose!
Ring and flower shot
Paris held a deep emotional connection with Austin and Meredith. It was a city that had always been on their bucket list, a place they had dreamed of visiting together. The romantic atmosphere and the rich history of Paris resonated with their souls. Paris became the backdrop for their love story. The elopement photoshoot not only captured their affection for one another but also immortalized their emotional connection to the City of Love.
A moment of a deep sense of gratitude for their journey together
With each click, Meredith and Austin felt more and more confident in front of the camera
Sweet kiss pose
The Louvre photoshoot. Meredith and Austin chose the Louvre for their last photoshoot because they love architecture and art. Being at the Louvre made them feel amazed and special. They thought not many people would have the chance to have their photos taken there, so it felt really fancy. They loved how the Louvre looked and it matched their sense of style. Being there made them love each other even more, and Tim captured their photos as special as he could.
Paris is a photographer's paradise
Famous Louvre pyramids
This photoshoot was special because it allowed the couple to truly embrace the romantic atmosphere
It was important for Tim to make sure each pose reflected their love story
Surrounded by the magic of Paris
The stunning architecture backdrop
Photographing love stories in such a romantic city is a dream come true
WE SAY THANK YOU!
We want to give a big thank you to Meredith and Austin for letting us be a part of their awesome elopement. It was so sweet to see their love story unfold and capture those special moments. We're grateful they trusted us to plan their wedding and we're really proud of how it turned out.
Meredith and Austin's elopement shows that love can be celebrated in different and most creative and romantic ways, and it's a reminder that your dream wedding can happen too.
Your love story is one-of-a-kind, and we can't wait to help you capture and remember all the amazing moments of your own special day.
PACKAGE AND VENDORS
The Carousel elopement package is a smart wedding option and we are super proud of it. It combines price and quality, and our 12 years of wedding planning experience in Paris.
With years of experience, we have carefully selected top-tier vendors and perfected the logistics to ensure a seamless and stress-free wedding day. From the stunning ceremony location to Tim's skilled photography, designed to create lasting memories.
Our team takes immense pride in creating unforgettable experiences for couples from all over the world.
Book now and let us take care of the rest!
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