DREAMING OF ELOPING IN PARIS?
Here's How to Make it a Reality...
It’s hard to imagine anything more exciting than being able to elope in the City of Love, but when it comes to the actual planning of your dream elopement in Paris, it may not be as exciting.
Keep reading for some insider best tips for stress- free planning!
How to Elope In Paris
There are two ways to elope in Paris, and I am personally familiar with both ways.
The first way is planning on your own. This is what I did. Thanks to my husband (a Parisian) and some dear friends that lived here in Paris, they helped me find some vendors and I was able to create a beautiful wedding day! (read more about it here) I could not have pulled this off on my own, as an American that had never lived in Paris and limited French language skills at the time. I am so thankful for all the help I had- but I can't say the planning was stress free.
The second way is to plan your unique day with someone who knows all Paris has to offer you and who can create an all inclusive elopement package just for you! Imagine having your personal elopement consultant who speaks your language and is also a Paris local.
How Do I Find the Perfect Elopement Consultant?
That’s where I come in. As a photographer for 7 yrs. (2 living here in Paris) I see a huge advantage of having a local to plan your wedding. Since I live here in Paris, I’m constantly walking in the various neighborhoods and streets, finding new and interesting places that could add uniqueness to your special day. I’m also very familiar with what currently in Paris is being put under construction. (Believe it or not, there is already construction underway here that’s related to the 2024 Summer Olympics! I know some alternative locations that would still include some of your iconic Parisian landmarks but not be marred by ugly construction.)
Why You Should Choose an All-Inclusive Elopement Package
Having a local contact who truly knows the city, and that you can have unlimited consultation with is one of the biggest advantages of getting an elopement package. My process is easy- I get to know you as a couple through Zoom, FaceTime etc. I enjoy listening to each love story and want to personalize your day for you! Not sure of exactly what you want? That's ok! I also love the challenge of taking inspiration from couples to create something that's unique to them. I take care of all of your location scouting, hiring an officiant, coordinating transportation, getting a vintage car, flowers, hair/make-up artist, champagne, cake, and of course a photographer (me!) to capture your beautiful day. And I’m available for consultation through the entire process!
Need More Convincing? Here's a Real Couple's Story
A wonderful couple, Tiffany and Anthony, knew a Paris elopement was exactly what they wanted. Although they had visited Paris before and loved it, they didn’t know where to begin to actually plan a wedding day here. They ended up booking one of my completely customized packages that literally takes care of everything from A-to-Z. I was able to create the perfect timeline for them that incorporated everything they loved (architecture, history, champagne and desserts) They were able to have a fun, love-filled day complete with a cool retro car and iconic Parisian landmarks, while also creating new memories exploring historical areas of Paris that were new for them.
Here’s what they said about their day (and why I absolutely LOVE what I do!)
“If you ever needed a sign that an elopement is exactly what you want, this is it. Alyssa is not only insanely talented, but the sweetest person! She was so communicative and helpful in planning exactly what my husband and I wanted out of our special day. Paris is a special place for us and she helped make our vision into reality without us having to do anything but show up. You feel like you spend the session with a friend who just happens to have a camera, and the results are beautiful. We cannot wait to come back and see Alyssa again!”
Ready to put your trust in me to help you plan your perfect elopement in Paris? I’d love for you to contact me so I can hear all about your vision and help it come to life!