Spring is a perfect time for an intimate destination elopement in France! Last spring we got together with a wonderful team of Parisian wedding vendors to bring to you this styled Boulogne forest elopement photoshoot capturing the love of Katia and Michel. To make their spring love story even more exciting we got Burger the English bulldog to join the fun!
Boulogne forest is located on the west side of Paris just next to the posh 16ème arrondissement. It's the home of Fondation Louis Vuitton, Parc de Bagatelle, La Grande Cascade Restaurant, Le Pré Catelan Salons and Restaurant, two lakes and many small ponds, sports grounds and two islands. The bigger island can be reached by a barge service which runs almost around the clock for the visitors of Le Chalet Des Iles - bar, club and restaurant situated on this island. For our shoot we chose to set up our Mariage Vintage wedding decor and Fleur Desir flower arrangements on the smaller island which is connected to the bigger one by a bridge. The area is pet friendly, so not only did Burger the bulldog enjoy it, we also had Boo with us running around like a crazy white fluffball demanding everyone's attention.
This time we had a whole team of Paris Photographer / Videographer companies working together. Federico and I captured the photos while Stéphanie did a beautiful behind the scenes video of the day. Our Hair and Make-up artist extraordinaire Trine did a beautiful light smoky eye look and a typical "à la parisienne" messy hair for Katia. Of course the look wouldn't be complete without a stylish Parisian brand wedding dress by Fabienne Alagama and the cutest bowties for Michel and Burger provided by a cool Parisian brand Les Nouveaux Bandits. Now, if you this little style French wedding shoot inspires you to plan your own get away elopement in France, you should contact Katerina at So Special Events who happens to be the mastermind that brought us all together. She is not only great at organising a team of event and wedding vendors, she also has exclusive access deals with a few French countryside chateaus, luxury Paris locations (including a houseboat overlooking the Eiffel Tower), and she is fluent in English, French, and Russian! See below for the list of all the vendors who have created this spring French destination wedding styled elopement.
- Organization - SO SPECIAL EVENTS
- Photography - THE FLYING POODLE and IHEARTPARISFR
- Videography - CAPTURE LIFE
- Dress - FABIENNE ALAGAMA
- Decor - MARIAGE VINTAGE
- Hair and Make-up - TRINE JUEL
- Flowers - FLEUR DESIR
- Bowties - LES NOUVEAUX BANDITS
Also featured on (in French): LA MARIÉE SOUS LES ETOILES