Ky and I explored a series of ideas for our wedding. At the end of the day, we kept circling around the thought of getting married abroad. We wanted a small intimate ceremony that focused on us. Having beautiful scenic photos was also on the top of our list. With France being our honeymoon destination, we thought “When in Rome! Let’s get married there!” We were ecstatic about the decision.
Unfortunately, the downside of having a destination wedding was we couldn’t take everyone with us. Even though our friends and family couldn’t be there, they were on our mind. We hope to share our incredible experience through our photographs.
We found the amazing Ivan Franchet to be our photographer in Paris. He helped us plan locations to shoot. If lighting situations didn’t work out, he was quick to improvise and we moved on with no time wasted. Among many talents, he’s especially good at capturing emotional candid moments. Working with him was like hanging out with a good friend who surprises you with amazing photos at the end of the day. We appreciated his passion and love for his work. Thank you Ivan, you are the best!
Estelle Preston was the most generous florist we’ve worked with. We found her through numerous online blogs that recommended her floral work. On top of bridal floral, she also decorated our hotel room with large blooms of fresh cut peonies and David Austin roses centerpieces. On the center of our bed was a huge heart made of fresh rose petals. The floor was also covered with petals in pink and vanilla. Our room smelled like a French garden!!
Lexi DeRock was my beauty stylist for the day. During the day, we went for a romantic and sweet look to go with a spring time wedding. At night, we changed the style to sultry and glamorous. Always ready for touchups, she was quick and attentive.