A weekend or a mini honeymoon in Paris? Who could refuse such an offer. If this amazing city of love becomes a part of six month long romantic honeymoon in Europe, a dream comes true for many romantic souls.
Long before their wedding in New York Lauren and Illya had already decided that they wanted to travel and see a big part of the world. It turned into their honeymoon. They started in Paris, the city of love, but in the end this honeymoon led them to so many places in Europe.
I got to know them through Kristin LaVoie Photography. She contacted me asking me if I was interested to collaborate and to organize a honeymoon shoot in Paris. The word Paris convinced me immediately. Furthermore when I get the chance to help eternalize the love between two amazing people, that YES is obvious.
I’ve always been a romantic soul. Countries which are full of history, literature, art and love stories attract me. As soon as I was able in the past to go to Paris, I left for a day or a weekend. The city of love has conquered my heart and my love has only grown as the years went by.
My first idea was to show even more of the real Paris. Unfortunately as the city is that big, I had to make choices and reduce the number of places for the shoot to two.
We started in a typical Parisian café. The lovebirds drank some coffee and enjoyed some delicious macaroons of the famous La Durée. After the coffee we went to the Eifkfeltower, a must for everyone who visits Paris for the first time and for the hundredth time. Dancing in front of the Eiffeltower, feeding the pigeons, it is and remains a unique experience. The light was perfect and you feel the warmth of the love that they share.
We finished the shoot eating a crêpe in front of a French carrousel and in the evening we enjoyed dinner in one of the many restaurants. It was an unforgettable day, one to cherish as well for Lauren & Illya as for us.
I would love to thank everyone who helped and supported us and who collaborated. A huge thanks for Michelle Claeys who, on her birthday, traveled with me to Paris for an intense day full of work.
Merci beaucoup et espérons à bientôt.
Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography // Planning & styling: Art’Anna Weddings and Events // Dress: Ayanne // Jewelry: Despeghel Diamonds // MUAH: Evelien De Keukeleire // Macaroons: La Durée // Wedding planner assistant: Michelle Claeys
May 10, 2018
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Art’Anna Weddings & Events is specialized in the organisation of weddings and events in Italy, France and Belgium. We add an extra dimension to your day and seek to give you an unforgettable day with an eye for innovation, creativity and originality, completely tuned to your wishes.