Elegant Elopements

Today, many couples are choosing to have an intimate ceremony, then following it up with a bigger celebration with more friends and family back home. An elopement allows you to combine a small wedding with a honeymoon, and to record the event for your friends and family—thus offering a truly French touch to this most intimate and solemn of occasions. Ooh la la! France Wedding Planner can arrange your ceremony with a celebrant or a minister depending on your taste and wishes. You can choose a number of different venues including a charming garden near the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacré Coeur Basilica, as well as a local church with an English-speaking pastor. Here are some of our most popular elopement packages (all of which are customizable)..

“Words cannot describe how wonderful our ceremony was and thank you enough for all that you did to make our Paris dream come true! The day was perfection and both of us were so at ease..”

Mell and Julie Trissel – May 30th 2012

Elopement

An Intimate Parisian Elopement

If you have ever dreamed of marrying near the Eiffel Tower, behind the Sacré Coeur Basilica, in the gardens of Notre Dame Cathedral or inside the Palais Royal, a Paris elopement is the perfect choice for a couple or a small party of up to 10 guests. This customized event includes:

  • The benefits of a makeup artist
  • A professional hairdresser for the bride
  • A personalized bridal bouquet and boutonnière for the groom
  • A ceremony with an English-speaking celebrant reading an original text
  • A professional photographer just for the wedding
  • A 90-minute Paris tour in vintage chauffeur-driven car
  • Hotel and restaurant bookings
  • A wedding cake
  • A personalized wedding certificate
  • Planning and organization with an on-site wedding planner

Note: There is a supplemental charge if you wish us to organize the ceremony in Russian, Arabic, Chinese, German, Spanish or Italian.

A Parisian Church Wedding

If you wish to marry in a non-denominational church in Paris, we have the ideal program to make this happen. Once you send us a valid civil marriage license from your home country, we can move forward to book this venue and hire a non-denominational pastor for your wedding. Your church wedding can include the following:

  • Seasonal floral decoration in the church
  • A customized bridal bouquet and boutonnière
  • A professional photographer providing a wedding photo CD
  • A professional video service including DVD creation with sound-track
  • Organ music with a play-list of your choosing
  • transportation of up to four hours
  • Hotel and restaurant bookings
  • A wedding cake
  • A customized wedding certificate
  • Planning, and supervision with an on-site wedding planner
Small Church Wedding
Elopement

A Champagne Elopement

During the winter months, for an elegant change of pace, Ooh la la! France Wedding Planner can arrange a sumptuous champagne reception following your elopement ceremony with one of our secular celebrants. Located in an exquisite room with 18th century boiseries and mirrors, this allows you to celebrate your wedding vows and enjoy a delicious champagne tasting. This champagne elopement includes the following:

  • The benefits of a makeup artist
  • A professional hairdresser for the bride
  • A personalized bridal bouquet and boutonnière for the groom
  • A ceremony with an English-speaking celebrant reading an original text
  • A professional photographer just for the wedding
  • A 90-minute Paris tour in vintage chauffeur-driven car
  • Hotel and restaurant bookings
  • A wedding cake
  • A personalized wedding certificate
  • Planning and organization with an on-site wedding planner
  • A musical quartet

A French Garden Elopement

Paris, which boasts over 500 parks and gardens, has just the right one for your intimate wedding ceremony. Our favorite is the rose garden at Bagatelle, and the runner up is the tiny garden next to the Eiffel Tower that no one knows about. Ooh la la! France Wedding Planner can arrange your wedding in such a setting—with a celebrant, witnesses and a photographer to commemorate this magical occasion.

  • The benefits of a makeup artist
  • A professional hairdresser for the bride
  • A personalized bridal bouquet and boutonnière for the groom
  • A ceremony with an English-speaking celebrant reading an original text
  • A professional photographer just for the wedding
  • A 90-minute Paris tour in vintage chauffeur-driven car
  • Hotel and restaurant bookings
  • A wedding cake
  • A personalized wedding certificate
  • Planning and organization with an on-site wedding planner
A French Garden Elopement
Small Wedding in a Parisian Mansion

Small Wedding in a Parisian Mansion

Have you ever dreamed of having your wedding ceremony and reception in an elegant private home and garden in the center of Paris? Now with Ooh la la! France Wedding Planner, your wishes can be fulfilled. This event includes:

  • The benefits of a makeup artist
  • Professional hairdresser for the bride
  • A personalized bridal bouquet and boutonnière for the groom
  • Rental of the private mansion in Paris
  • Floral arrangements for decoration of the ceremony
  • Ceremony with an English-speaking celebrant and exchange of vows text
  • Music for the ceremony ( a violinist or accordionist to play during the ceremony up to 1 hour) Live band, Orchestra or Disc Jockey
  • Caterer for the cocktail reception or sit-down dinner for up to 25
  • Wedding cake
  • Professional photographer with an album CD (for up to 4 hours)
  • Professional video Service which includes DVD creation with a soundtrack
  • Agency planning and organization fees
  • Rachel Kaplan’s presence and supervision

Naturally, this is only a sample of the types of elopements that Ooh la la! France Wedding Planner can offer. For additional suggestions, please feel free to contact services@franceweddingplanner.com