Oh the romance!
They say Paris is always a good idea, and it certainly was for this couple! Meet Laura and Shawn, whose intimate elopement in the City of Love has stolen my heart.
Laura and Shawn met studying theatre at College in America, but despite their love of the stage, they have always valued privacy in their relationship so I feel extremely privileged that they have chosen to share their union with Nu Bride readers.
In line with their belief that a wedding is really only about two people, they planned a beautiful Autumn elopement to the most romantic city on earth, and were married – just the two of them – beneath the absolutely iconic Eiffel Tower. Stunning.
Enjoy these delightful images captured by wonderful sought after Paris photographer, Pierre Torset.
Shawn proposed in Utah, USA by our favourite lake while camping with our dogs. Alone. No audience. Just us. He got down on one knee and said the word. (and of course I said yes)
The most important thing about our wedding was to make it about us and what we wanted. We just wanted to be somewhere beautiful and exchange vows. Again, no audience. Just us.
Classic was our style. His tuxedo. My Chantilly lace gown. And Paris, the most classically romantic place on earth.
And we asked Pierre Torset was our photographer to join us – he was wonderful and we would recommend him!
I found my dress very easily. I went dress shopping one day with my mom and was specific about what I wanted: long sleeve Chantilly lace, nothing sparkly. We found it within ten minutes of shopping. I loved it! It was simple yet elegant.
Simple – only the two of us exchanging our vows at the Eiffel Tower.
My favorite moments of my wedding day were the ones immediately following our vows. Drinking champagne. Driving around the city in a cute little Citroën 2CV, then walking the old cobblestone streets of Paris and sipping wine. Perfect.
We spent a week in Paris for our honeymoon afterwards. It was perfection. There is nothing that compares to a honeymoon in the most romantic city on earth!
One piece of advice: do what means something to you and your husband. Don’t try to please anyone but who the wedding is really about. Husband and wife. Family can be a part of your marriage, but the wedding is about you two only.
Photographer: Pierre Torset Paris Photographer
Venue: The Eiffel Tower
Veil: Vera Wang
Jewellery: Neil Lane
Suit and Shoes: Vera Wang Black Label