In my humble opinion, it doesn’t get any more romantic than being in France with the one you love. Crossing the globe from Perth to Paris, this couple chose the City of Lights as their destination “I do”. Beautifully planned by DREAMS IN PARIS they were wed in an intimate ceremony, and Le Secret D’Audrey was there to capture every lovestruck moment. Take a look at the gorgeous gallery right here.
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From Le Secret D’Audrey… As a photographer in Paris, I know how couples flying to Paris to get married are looking for romance. And it is exactly what I love about Paris. As a local I am always happy to stroll through the city with the newlyweds for couples photos in some of the most amazing locations Paris has to offer. When I discovered Cherie was a talented stylist in Australia, I knew her intimate elopement in Paris would be stunning. It didn’t hurt she married an handsome man like Rhett. Looking at them being emotional while exchanging vows reminded me how privileged I was as a wedding photographer to witness such milestone moments in life.
From the beautiful Bride… Rhett proposed to me very intimately at the Viceroy Bali in Ubud.
He asked me to marry him over a romantic dinner in the privacy of our beautiful villa. It was a dream setting under the stars overlooking the Valley of the Kings. Our ceremony was at Chapelle Expiatoire which is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The Chapel was dedicated to King Louis XVI and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. Our reception dinner was at Le Cinq, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. Rhett and I both share the same love for Paris. The history and the beauty of the city, so when we decided we wanted to elope (just the two of us) we knew it had to be Paris. We found Chapelle Expiatoire through a blog which also led us to our amazing photographer – Audrey from Le Secret d’Audrey. We didn’t really think too much of the date but we knew we wanted the season to be right which is why we chose later in June as the start of June can still be cold and rainy in Paris. A mid week wedding is less crowded and the Chapel can be booked for private weddings. We wanted the wedding to be elegant, simple and timeless. For our music we had a harp in the Chapel played by Caroline Lieby. We decided to elope because we really wanted the day to be about just the two of us with no distractions, as much as we love our family and friends we really wanted this moment for us, intimate and romantic, something between only Rhett and I. I had organized a gown a year prior to getting married but unfortunately the designer did not produce the garment that was promised. So 4 weeks out till my wedding day I was without a dress and having a little melt down! A colleague of mine had worn a Karen Willis Holmes dress for her wedding and oddly enough she also had a very similar story to mine. She had told me how wonderful Karen Willis Holmes had been to her when she went through the same drama. I immediately went online and after looking on the Karen Willis Holmes website I instantly fell in love with the ready to wear collection and in particular the Anya gown. By luck they had it in stock, unfortunately it wasn’t my size but after a few alterations it fitted like it was made for me! I can honestly say this was the dress I was meant to be married in and the service that I received by Prea and Karen was outstanding. I found it extremely hard to find shoes that were comfortable and simple as I didn’t want any jewels that could get caught on the inside of the dress while I was walking and I also needed them to be comfortable for Paris. I found my shoes through Windsor Smith, nothing fancy but this did not matter too much to me. I wore a veil which I purchased online through Karen Willis Holmes and my earrings were chosen by my husband and purchased from Swarovski in Paris.
From DREAMS IN PARIS… Cherie & Rhett fell in love in Australia, in Perth, the city where they work and where they live together. When they decided to get married, they chose Paris, the city of love, as their wedding destination. They wanted an intimate elopement, something very special, a magical place to celebrate their love for each other and they wanted their elopement wedding in Paris to be remembered forever. Cherie got in touch with me last summer. Enough time to prepare this very important day the way she always imagined. A very elegant, simple, but sophisticated French-touch wedding, with a dreamy romantic atmosphere. And finally on her wedding day, everything was perfect: the sun, her amazing dress, the beautiful peonies in her hand, the white 1951 Bentley, her favorite song played on a harp, the light chapel… and of course Rhett next to her. Cherie and Rhett spent plenty of time in Paris by capturing the romantic flair of the French city, walked into its avenues and boulevards, discovered its historical monuments, making sightseeing and talking about their chance to have found each other – before leaving for their next adventures, starting with their honeymoon they currently spend in the South of France.
Photography: Le Secret D'Audrey | Event Planning: DREAMS IN PARIS | Gown: Karen Willis Holmes | Ceremony Venue: Chapelle Expiatoire | Hair And Makeup: James Harold | Officiant: Christian | Ceremony : Chapelle Expiatoire | Film Lab: Carmencita | Manicure: Pierre Arnaud | Music: Caroline Lieby | Shoes : Windsor Smith | Stylist: Cherie Tara | Tux Groom: Parker & Co - Armani Collezioni Suit