Kim + Jeremy got engaged in Paris and totally fell in love with the city – I totally get that, Paris puts a spell on you :) Being so taken by Paris, it was Kim’s dream to find a quiet part of the city, away from the hustle and bustle, for their elopement. After some research, she decided that the Parc de Bagetelle was the ideal location! Kim didn’t know exactly where in the park they’d have the ceremony, so they winged it and everything turned out perfectly! On your wedding day, sometimes a bit of improvisation is what’s needed to make everything just right.
They chose to have their ceremony in a section framed by trees older than America. They exchanged their vows under a particularly beautiful tree with a bent limb, which serve as great natural backdrop. Jeremy’s father officiated the ceremony. Afterwards, they went back to the Eiffel Tower where they’d gotten engaged and rode the carousel at the base of the Eiffel. From Kim, “At first I felt a bit silly, getting up on a child’s carousel, but that’s when I had my moment. As the French music played, I circled around and there was a little girl about 4 or 5, grinning up at me and pointing while tugging on her Daddy’s coat. I realized then that I was living my dream. Marrying the most wonderful man and having a fairytale wedding!”
Such a sweet + magical wedding! Thanks so much to Papered Heart Photography for sharing the photos!
To any bride thinking about a planned elopement; two words...Do it!! I was able to stay sane while planning it and enjoyed the whole process. Remember to enjoy the time and soak in the beauty and experience of a different local. Also, hire people you know see your same vision, because then you don't have to explain it. My photographers were my best decision. Their work doesn't need explanation, they just get it. Surrounding yourself by amazing people = an amazing experience and pictures!