Dreamy Romantic Paris Elopement Destination Wedding

Classic wedding portrait in Paris, shot by Evonne and Darren on FujiFilm color negative, at the center courtyard at Louvre Palace

This romantic Paris elopement destination wedding will make you fall in love over and over again. The beautiful architecture and the gorgeous morning light create a dreamy look.  Paris in July is usually flocked with tourists everywhere, but if you schedule your session early in the morning and especially on a Tuesday (because the Louvre is closed on that day), then you will have the whole place to yourself!

We wanted the look and feel to be something very romantic, classic yet simple and timeless.  We were drawn to the soft pastel tones from the dress to the calligraphy, ribbons, ring box… with just a tiny splash of brighter pink florals in the bouquet.  We photographed the details at a spectacular 19th-century castle by the lake in Loire Valley – Chateau Allure du Lac.  The Silver Room has gorgeous silk linen paneling, parquet wood floors, tall windows with dupioni silk drapings, marble fireplace mantle, and opulent furnishings.

Both of the dresses were from Gossamer.  The ivory lace dress has a low v-neck, embellished straps, ribbon belt and a long train.  The one-shoulder blush J. Mendel dress has a pleated built-in bodice with a draped skirt.  The antique white tulle lace veil has dotted embroidery with duchesse lace edging all around.

Vintage white, tulle lace wedding dress, with v-neck, embellished straps, ribbon belt and long train, hanging from a tall window at a chateau in Loire, France, with silk dupioni drapes

Embellished straps, from white lace, vintage wedding dress with embroidery, at a chateau in France

One-shoulder blush J. Mendel dress with pleated bodice and draped skirt, at a classic chateau wedding with opulent furnishings in Loire, France

Vintage tulle, white lace wedding dress, with v-neck, at a classic chateau with marble fireplace mantle and parquet wood floors, in Loire, France

Bridal details: Vintage white lace wedding dress, fine art paper calligraphed love notes and tulle veil with embroidery at a chateau in France

The bespoke, one-of-a-kind engagement rings were all from Susie Saltzman.  The gorgeous love notes and name tags were calligraphed by the talented Ciarra Rouwhorst of Ciarra Claire, using rose gold ink and fine art paper by Tara Spencer.  The beautiful silk ribbons were from Illume Silks, paired with the lovely blush “Havenhart” velvet ring box by The Mrs. Box and the ivory clamshell vintage pill box by Saint Signora.

Bespoke diamond engagement ring in velvet ring box on top of calligraphed love note on fine art paper with hand torn edges.

Custom diamond wedding ring in The Mrs. Box velvet box, set on top of a basket filled with blush colored silk ribbons

Custom diamond wedding ring in velvet box and ivory clamshell, set on top of calligraphed love note on fine art paper, and vintage lace embroidered veil

Bespoke diamond engagement ring set on top of calligraphed love note using rose gold ink, on fine art paper, and silk ribbons

Bespoke diamond engagement ring set on top of antique silver tray, next to calligraphed love note using rose gold ink, on fine art paper, and silk ribbons

For the portrait portion of the shoot, we photographed Ophelie and Djamal in Paris.  We started off at the Place Colette and then headed over to the Pyramide and Musee de Louvre.  It was an overcast day and it even drizzled a little when we were walking to Jardins de Tuileries.  The floor was a bit wet when we got to the Trocadero area with the Eiffel Tower in the back, but the rain held up for the entire session!  Here are some of our favorites of the day… enjoy!

Elegant bride wearing vintage white, tulle lace wedding dress and veil with embroidery, an intimate wedding in Paris, France.

Bride holding blush color floral bouquet, wearing vintage white, tulle lace wedding dress and veil, with embroidery in Paris, France.

Groom wearing a classic blue suit for wedding day in Paris, photo at Place Colette near Le Palais Royal.

Newlyweds stop for portraits at the Louvre Pyramid in the center of the Napoleon courtyard of the Palais in Paris

Romantic wedding portraits at the Louvre Pyramid in the center of the Napoleon courtyard of the Palais in Paris

Candid wedding portraits in Paris, shot on FujiFilm color negative

Candid wedding portraits in Paris, shot on FujiFilm color negative at Louvre Pyramid, by Evonne and Darren in France

Fine art wedding portrait in Paris, shot on FujiFilm color negative, at the center courtyard at Louvre Palace

Evonne and Darren traveled to France to photograph an intimate wedding elopement in Paris, shot on FujiFilm color negative

Evonne and Darren in France to photograph an intimate wedding elopement in Paris, captured with FujiFilm color negative

An intimate wedding elopement in Paris, Evonne and Darren capture a candid moment of newlywed couple walking past Louvre Pyramid, using FujiFilm color negative

Newlywed couple walking past Louvre Pyramid, on a quite morning in Paris

Newlywed couple share a romantic moment in front of the Louvre Pyramid, early morning in Paris

Romantic photos of a newlywed couple, early morning in Paris, at the Louvre main courtyard

Stylish newlywed couple, stop for a romantic portrait, early morning in Paris

Stylish newlywed couple, stop for a romantic portrait, a quiet moment at an outdoor cafe table, early morning in Paris

Romantic newlywed couple, enjoy a quiet moment at an outdoor cafe table, early morning in Paris

Romantic newlywed couple, enjoy a quiet moment at an outdoor cafe table among classic French column courtyard and street lamps

Romantic couple, enjoy a quiet moment at a classic French colonnade in Paris, pre-wedding

Newlywed couple stop for portraits at a colonnade in Paris, shot on Fujifilm color negative

Chic couple stop for candid wedding portraits, walking down a classic colonnade in Paris, France

Newlywed couple stop for a kiss, candid wedding portrait in Paris, France

Newlywed couple enjoy quiet moment, candid wedding portrait in Paris, France

Newlywed couple walk along a romantic Paris street with classic street lamps and baroque style building facades

Styling newlywed couple walk along a Paris street with classic street lamps, bride wearing flowing vintage lace wedding dress

Newlywed couple stop for a quiet, romantic moment, along a Paris street with classic street lamps

Stylish bride shows off her flowing vintage lace wedding dress and veil in Paris, at Tuileries Garden

Stylish bride showing the tulle lace detail, embroidery and duchesse lace edging of her vintage wedding dress and veil

Stylish French wedding couple, bride wearing a vintage wedding dress and veil and groom in a classic blue suit and brown suede shoes

Chic wedding couple in Paris, France. Bride wearing a vintage wedding dress and veil and groom in a classic blue suit and brown suede shoes

Stylish newlywed couple enjoy a candid moment in the Tuileries Garden in Paris, by Evonne and Darren in France

Newlywed couple stop at the Tuileries Garden in Paris for candid wedding portrait, shot on FujiFilm color negative

Newlywed couple stop along a Paris street for candid wedding portrait with view of the Eiffel Tower in background, shot on FujiFilm color negative

Newlywed couple stop for romantic wedding portrait on a rainy day, with view of the Eiffel Tower in background, shot on FujiFilm color negative in Paris, France

Chic bride wearing a blush, chiffon designer wedding dress, on a quiet street, next to a window with fresh flowers, in Paris, France

Chic bride wearing a blush, chiffon wedding dress. Stylish groom in a classic blue suit, for intimate wedding in France

Stylish newlywed couple have photos taken along a romantic Paris street with Eiffel Tower in the background on a rainy day, by Evonne and Darren, using FujiFilm color negative

Romantic wedding photo on a rainy day in Paris, on a street with Eiffel Tower in the background, shot with FujiFilm color negative

Photography + Styling:  Evonne & Darren Wong of Evonne & Darren Photography
Film Lab:  Richard Photo Lab
Calligraphy:  Ciarra Rouwhorst of Ciarra Claire
Wedding Dress & Veil:  Gossamer
Engagement Rings:  Susie Saltzman
Ring Box:  The Mrx. Box
Flowers:  Fleurs de Caumartin
Paper:  Tara Spencer
Silk Ribbons:  Illume Silks
Vintage Pill Box:  Saint Signora
Venues:  Chateau Allure du Lac and Paris

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