When you think of a romantic wedding spot, look no further than the city of lights. When Mark called asking if we would consider taking our game on the road, he was not kidding around! I love Paris and knowing my way around the city, this looked like a great opportunity.
I found a cool little apartment to rent for a week over by the Louvre and took off out into the streets looking for a little lunch. I had my eye on Restaurant Le Mesturet up near the Paris Stock Exchange. After getting settled in and having a good meal it was off to rendezvous with Mark and Colleen for an espresso and a walk through how the wedding was going to happen the next day at the Hôtel de Crillon.
The next day was our shoot and the excitement everyone felt was palpable. Over the course of the next several hours Mark and Colleen’s wedding day took shape. They stood on the south porch of the historic Hôtel de Crillon over looking the Place de la Concorde. Colleen’s daughter read an emotional piece that was so fitting for the occasion while a splendid duo played softly in the background. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres were served while dinner was being prepared. After dinner we danced, just imagine your first dance overlooking downtown Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower down the river Seine?
We decided to split up the shooting in Paris over two days which allowed us to get some night shots after the wedding. Then we joined up again the next day for some more photography around other parts of the city. You will see this split in the shots below but for the couples wedding album, we rearranged the order to flow better. I will always hold dear, Paris and the wonderful opportunity of being part of Mark and Colleen’s wedding.
Wedding: Hotel de Crillon Place de la Concorde Paris France
Reception: Hôtel de Crillon Paris France
Other Spots: Downtown Paris & Surrounding Arrondissements
Wedding Planner: Miguel Drudis Director Golden Star Events, Paris France
Photographer: Patrick Abel – Plymouth MI