Just one look at these stunning nuptials and it's easy to see why Paris is the official City of Love. Set against the backdrop of The Eiffel Tower, romantic doesn't even begin to describe this elegant soiree. Thatcher Studio (The fabulous bride!) designed every detail to classic perfection and from the invitations and paper goods to the reception filled with white roses and baby's breath by A Fleur et a Mesure, it's one gorgeous moment after another. All perfectly planned and executed by No Worries Event Planning and captured in brilliant images by Olivier Lalin, this is one wedding that will keep you enchanted for years to come. See every exquisite detail here!
From the Bride... In June 2010, I became engaged to the most amazing man I have ever met. I was so thrilled about the two of us taking this next step together. And five minutes later I thought, I have a wedding to plan! Sean suggested Paris (I told you he's amazing). We had been to my brother's wedding in Italy the year before. It was such an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience for us and our family, and we knew we wanted to do a destination wedding and be able to share that experience with Sean's family as well. Being a fashion designer, art lover and hopeless romantic, Paris was the perfect choice.
As I started the planning, I found it hard to find the special touches I wanted for the wedding. Many of the choices didn't seem to suit our taste, or were just not quite right. And I was not willing to settle. Out of necessity, I designed our invitations, place cards, programs, gift tags, etc. and found that I absolutely loved it. I was able to add personalized thoughtful details that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to open Thatcher Studio.
I used French Architecture as the inspiration, calling the theme "Modern Baroque." The grand beautiful structures with soft draped detailing inspired my wedding dress and veil designs. The colors were kept clean and modern, Black, White and Grey with touches of Royal Blue. I mixed Modern details with the Historic French elements. And mixed Modern fonts with Edwardian Script. We used Baby's Breath and White Roses in circular pomanders and square vases. The Baby's Breath were set into tall vases so the guest's eye would look up at the beautiful ceiling of the Salon Aigles. I designed the wedding cake to look architectural and modern yet timeless, and the Croquembouche, a traditional wedding cake, was actually invented by a French Architect turned Baker in the late 1700s. As guests arrived to Paris, they received welcome bags with Paris maps, custom damask playing cards, tuxedo mints and the Itinerary of Events and the French Guides I made for them.
The Wedding Day came and was more beautiful than anything I could have ever dreamt up. The Eiffel Tower view from our apartment was the perfect backdrop for getting ready. The intimate group of our closest family were the perfect people to share the momentous day with. And the romantic sophistication of Paris swept through the air. In the words of Hemingway, "Paris is a moveable feast, wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you." Our wedding day in Paris was a dream day that I will feast on forever.
Wedding Photography: Olivier Lalin / Wedding Cinematography: Shanksville Entertainment / Floral Design: A Fleur et a Mesure / Wedding Cake: The Bride (Design) + Sugar Plum Cake Shop / Event Design: Thatcher Studio (The Bride) / Event Planning: Dezhda "Dee" Gaubert of No Worries Event Planning / Ceremony Location: The American Church In Paris / Reception Location: Hotel de Crillon / Invitations + Paper Goods: Thatcher Studio (The Bride) / Bride's Shoes: Max Studio / Wedding Dress: The Bride (Design) + Christianne Brunelle / Veil: The Bride + Kate Banko Couture / Garters: Florrie Mitton