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Your symbolic ceremony in Paris… Wait, a what?

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You may have heard about symbolic ceremonies for weddings or elopements. Since a few years, the symbolic ceremony is becoming the new trend in ceremonies for couples who want to customize their wedding but also their ceremony. The religious ceremony is now competing with the symbolic ceremony as the civil ceremony is still mandatory to officially be considered as married. How can you plan your symbolic ceremony in Paris?

What is it exactly a symbolic ceremony?

Before the arrival of the symbolic ceremony, there was only two choices: the civil ceremony and the religious ceremony.

The civil ceremony is mandatory to be officially considered as married. You have to get married in the City Hall of the city where you live even if some exceptions exist. For example, if you want to get married in Paris and you have no parents living in the city or one of you both, you won’t be able to get married in Paris with a civil ceremony. In France, you have to be living in the city where you want to get married (or a very close parent). If not, your application will be refused.

The religious ceremony is possible in Paris of course. However, you will have to follow a big preparation and you will have to be in contact with your religious referent in your country such as in France. It can be a long preparation with a lot of stuff to prepare and send.

That’s why we think the symbolic ceremony is a very good option if you want to get married in Paris with a ceremony which looks like you. The symbolic ceremony has no value but you can plan it as you want and where you want. You have a complete liberty to create your own texts, your own vows too. If you want to enter with an AC-DC music, you can! If you want your doggy to bring the rings, you can! If you want your grandma to have a dance with your witnesses, you can too! LOL 🙂 You have a complete freedom to create the structure, the texts, the songs, the pictures and videos if you want,… of your symbolic ceremony.

Who can be your officiant?

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With the symbolic ceremony, you have also the opportunity to choose your officiant. Here are your two options:

  • You can choose a professional celebrant. He will guide you step by step in the construction of your ceremony. He will help you to write your vows if you need it and introduce you the several rituals, invent one with you if you want – as the ceremony is yours, you can also decide to not do any ritual. Sabrina is our celebrant. She will guide you in every step and make sure you create the perfect ceremony. To have a range of price, to be guided by our celebrant will cost you from 696€. (- If you want to contact her -) 

 

  • You can choose a close relative or friend: because you know exactly who can relate your love story. He or she is that friend who knows everything about you both, who supports you during the hard moments and has an incredibly talent to speak in front of a public. Yes, this moment must be a beautiful for you three, take care of your officiant, choose an officiant who don’t have any problem with speaking to a public. You also can find a professional celebrant who can coach your officiant for the ceremony.

Your symbolic ceremony in Paris… where?

 

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Paris is full of surprises, your symbolic ceremony in Paris could take place wherever you want. We have already talked about places for a ceremony in Paris in an article a few weeks ago – the perfect place for your ceremony in Paris – but let’s have a reminder…

First of all, you have all the important monuments which are perfect places to plan your ceremony in Paris. The Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, the Louvre and its gardens, the so romantic district of Montmartre with the Sacré Coeur, the wonderful Notre Dame,…. These places are gorgeous but you will have to deal with the crowd, so if you can do your ceremony early that would be better. If not, don’t be afraid, there is always a good spot with less crowd in each important place.

You can also plan your ceremony in one of the parks of the city. We have the chance to have beautiful parks and some near the most important places in Paris. What about the Tuileries Gardens for your ceremony near the Louvre? Or the chapel of the incredible Buttes Chaumont’s park?

Another place which can be so romantic are the Seine docks. You will find docks in a big part of the City because the Parisian river, the Seine, crosses a big part of the city.If you want to plan your ceremony during the day and you don’t want to deal with all the tourists (we love them but we don’t want them to get invited to the ceremony :-D), you will find perfect docks with intimate spots. What about planning your ceremony with views over the City and with the romanticism bring by the river?

Now… Are you ready to plan the most beautiful symbolic ceremony in Paris?

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3 reasons why you should get married in Paris…

Paris or not Paris… “Destination wedding” is one of the most important trend of the wedding market. The principle is simple: you decide to get married in another country only you both for an elopement or with your guests for a wedding. But where do you want to get married? There are so many countries, cities and places in the world where a wedding can be celebrated… However, as Parisian ambassadors, we think that Paris is the best place to get married for a destination wedding or an elopement. Here are the 3 reasons why you should get married in Paris, voilà!

Paris is romance

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As you know, Paris is called the City of Love for a good reason. Everything in the City inspires love. Couples coming from all around the world are planning their shooting, their engagement session (such as Flavie and Taro), their proposal, their elopement or their wedding in Paris because Paris is Love.

Paris is as romantic as in every movies and TV shows in where your favourite characters get married or just have a trip in the City. You can obviously get kissed and plan your ceremony in an outside place without a Parisian fixing a gaze on you!

In a park, all over the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower (even if it sounds cliché, the place is absolutely stunning!),… The City will show you why there is not another city which can be named “the City of Love” than Paris.

Paris is gastronomy

The French gastronomy is well-known all over the world. In Paris, a lot of “Chefs” are famous for their excellent food. A lot of caterer in Paris will propose you menus created by important Chefs in Paris so you can have the most delicious food for your wedding lunch or diner.

Who has never heard someone talking about those delicious French wines and Champagne? If you are a wine-lover, Paris is your place to get married. Your caterer will propose you the perfect wines and Champagne according to your menu of course.

Also, Paris is the pastry-land! 🙂 Croquembouche, fraisier, mille-feuille, tarte au citron meringuée,… are some of the big names of the very famous pastries. Your dessert will be the reflection of the Parisian gastronomy. Your guests will be amazed with the perfect pastry to end your wedding lunch/diner.get married in Paris

 

Paris is architecture

Thanks to its history, Paris has a gorgeous old-architecture. The buildings have a really particular Haussmann- architecture who was a very important prefect during the XIXth century in Paris. The Parisian buildings are well-know all over the world. You will be able to rent a private mansion for your ceremony or your wedding.

You will also enjoy the differents parks of the City where you can easily plan your ceremony. In France, the parks are public spaces so there will be no problem for you to plan a beautiful ceremony. However, you won’t be able to rent a part of the park for your ceremony. If you need music or sound during your ceremony, you will have to ask for an authorization (you will find more information in our ceremony in Paris’s article).

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The iconic places of the City are also part of the wonderful architecture. The most iconic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the district of Montmartre (one of the most romantic district in Paris, maybe the most romantic),… are famous all over the world. You can’t find another monument which will inspire you more romanticism and love. In addition to the most important monuments, you will also enjoy the romantic cafés and the “passages” which are small passageways between two streets. They are most of the time very intimate and romantic!

Paris is full of surprises… You will be spellbound with the Parisian wedding venues, outside places for your photoshoot and ceremony, its gastronomy,… You want to learn more about it?

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Your magical proposal in Disneyland Paris

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UPDATE : Since May 2019, the minimum budget for a proposal in Disneyland Paris is 1.900€. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want more information!

Since our last article about getting married in Disneyland Paris (you can find it here), we have received a lot of likes and comments about this wonderful place. That’s why we have decided to write a new article but this time, about how to plan your perfect proposal in Disneyland Paris. If you want a proposal as magical as romantic, Disneyland Paris is the place-to-be! Let’s discover together what Mickey and its team can offer you…

Disneyland Paris… A perfect place for your proposal

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Disneyland Paris is located just a few kilometers away from Paris. It is one of the most magical place as you can imagine. Love, magic, romanticism, … This place will give you all the possibilities you need to make your proposal perfect.

Disneyland Paris never closes. If you want to plan your proposal during Christmas Holidays, summer or Valentine’s Day, you will always find the theme-parks open.

This place is also a perfect place for your proposal thanks to the all-year decoration. Lights, colours, flowers, …
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All Disneyland Paris is decorated with passion and magic everywhere. My favourite two moments in the year in Disneyland Paris are Christmas time with the fake-snow (or real one if you are lucky enough), the lights and all the Christmas decoration and in summer with all the flowers and the green-parks.

When you enter at Disneyland Paris, you enter in a different world: a magical and romantic world in where each of us is a Prince or a Princess… If you want to make your proposal a moment away from the reality, Disneyland Paris is your place!

For a gorgeous proposal in Disneyland Paris parks

If you want to plan a simple proposal in Disneyland Paris, all the 5 theme-parks will give you a lot of possibility to find the perfect place for your proposal. Maybe you are both in love with a special Disney’s story and you want to keep it simple? You will have all the information you need to plan your own proposal which fits your couple and your love-story.

Furthermore, Disneyland Paris will offer you two options to plan your gorgeous proposal: the Disney Illuminations show and the restaurants in the theme-parks.

At the end of the day, in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, the most amazing Disney show takes place. It’s a show of lights, sounds, pictures, songs and fireworks and it is perhaps THE show of Disneyland Paris. Close your eyes and imagine the scene: the Sleeping Beauty Castle enlightened with coloured play of lights and water jets… A perfect view for your proposal! While you are visiting the park and waiting for this moment, you will be escorted by a VIP guide who will take you to a special place in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. After he or she says “I do”, the VIP guide will give you your ring and a gorgeous flower bouquet. Of course, it will be possible to hire a photograph so he can immortalize this incredible moment full of magic and love.

Also, you have two restaurants in Disneyland Paris which are perfect for a romantic proposal: Cinderella’s hostel and Walt’s restaurant.
At the Cinderella’s hostel, the little mice of Cinderella:  Suzy and Perla will welcome you and take you to your table. They will book one of the most romantic table of the hostel for you so you can plan the perfect moment with your loved-one. A princely place for your princess or prince in one of the most romantic Disney’s story.
The Walt Disney restaurant is a special and unique restaurant in all Disneyland Paris. It has several theme-rooms which recount the most important moments of Walt Disney’s life with the 5 theme of the Disneyland Paris-parks. Enter in the hall of the restaurant and discover your table on the 1st floor. If you both are such big fans of Walt Disney and its world, this restaurant is the place for your perfect proposal.

For a romantic proposal in Disneyland Paris rooms

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If you want to plan the most romantic and elegant proposal for your better-half, the hotel Disneyland is the place to be! It is the most elegant and luxurious place in Disneyland Paris with its two restaurants. Plan the most sophisticated and magical proposal…

During the diner, while you are waiting for your delicious dessert, the waiter will bring you your ring in a Cinderella’s glass slipper or a in a gorgeous blown-glass red rose with your personal message set in a mirror… These two options are as magical as possible, your partner will be astonished! You will receive also a gorgeous flower bouquet after this incredible moment.

You will also have the possibility to keep up the dream’s proposal with a romantic decoration of your room. You can have a bottle of Champagne to celebrate your engagement,  a flower bouquet, some macarons, rose petals all over your bed and also the Romantic Package with some gifts for your wedding.

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But if you want to make your proposal in the most elegant and luxurious place in the Disneyland Hotel… You should do it in the Castle Club, the most beautiful room of the hotel. You will have a bottle of Champagne, some macarons and fruits. The room will also be decorated with balloons and rose petals. You will also have a special package with a wedding cushion for your wedding rings, two Champagne glasses, the Cinderella’s glass slipper, Mickey and Minnie teddies, candies and some other gifts!

So… Are you ready to plan the most magical proposal in Paris?

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Ceremony Dress Elopement Paris

Rent your wedding dress …

One of the most important moment in a bride’s life is when it’s time to choose THE wedding dress. However, you are planning to get married in Paris. You have the possibility to buy your dress in your city/country and then take it to France. But you will have to deal with the transport of your dress, you will have to pay attention to it. Do you know it is possible to rent your wedding dress in Paris? It’s actually one of the best way to have your dream wedding dress  without having to deal with the transport…

How does it work?

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It’s well-know that we can rent a car or a house but rent a wedding dress? It’s one of the new trend of the fashion wedding industry.

To rent your wedding dress, you can go to a boutique where you will have the choice to select THE wedding dress of your dreams without buying it. You will be able to choose a dress of new fashion creators but also of big fashion houses such as Pronovias, Cymbeline, Laure de Sagazan, Sposa,… As in a wedding dress shop, you will be able to try your dress before the D-Day as they have a lot of sizes and a lot of different models.

Other brides will be wearing your dress during their weddings, that’s the concept of renting a wedding dress… But don’t worry, the dress will be washed and made as new for you!

When you have found your perfect wedding dress, you will pay for the reservation and you will be able to take your dress a few days before the wedding to enjoy it as it was yours!

Why renting my wedding dress in Paris?

Maybe one of the most interesting questions… Why renting your wedding dress will you ask? There are several reasons…

First reason: you won’t have to transport your wedding dress to Paris. Carrying your wedding dress in the airplane can be complicated because if you want the dress to not fall into, you will have to carry it in the plane with you… Having your wedding dress on your knees during some hours can result a little bit umconfortable.

Second reason: you don’t want to pay a wedding dress. That’s a fact: a wedding dress is expensive or very expensive if you want to buy the dress of your favorite designer. You can spend at least 800€ to 2 000€ and more just for the dress. Maybe do you want to put this money on something else for your wedding? Renting a dress can be a very good idea then if you want a beautiful dress without spending an important part of your wedding budget.

Third reason: you want to have a special dress for your D-Day. You may have dreamed about the dress of Laure de Sagazan or Jesus Peiro for example but the price of these dresses are very  expensive… Renting a dress will gave you the opportunity to have the wedding designer dress of your dreams!

Where can I rent a dress in Paris?

In Paris, a few shops are dedicated to rent you the wedding dress you need such as Graine de Coton or DreamDress Location.

We are going to present you Graine de Coton because we get used to work with her. Alexandra, creator of Graine de Coton, has a very complete catalogue online: www.graine-de-coton.com  You can see all the wedding dresses and some accessories in real time. All the dresses on the catalogue are in the boutique in Paris.

The Graine de Coton dresses are from brides who want to rent their dress or from oldest collections of wedding dress shops and creators. Alexandra will suggest you a lot of different models, brands, sizes,…with an excellent price-quality ratio.

When you have found THE one, Alexandra and her team will make the alterations needed if possible a month before the wedding but if you live far from Paris, they will make their best to suit you.

Anne-Charlotte is one of our brides who decided to rent her wedding dress with Alexandra of Graine de Coton. She was gorgeous, wasn’t she? <3

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Your Elopement in Paris – Getting Married in Paris

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It’s official… You are getting married! But your dream wedding isn’t a wedding with guests, planning a big celebration and having diner with your guests… You just want to get married with your one-love, eyes in the eyes without any guests but only you two. How to do it? Is it possible to get married only you both? Of course it is… And we call it an elopementElopement in Paris.

A… what?

An elopement… What is exactly an elopement? It’s a wedding with only the bride and the groom. This new tendency of the wedding market is growing a lot since a few years. A lot of couple want to get married most of the time in another country or city without any guests, just both of them.

First of all, an elopement is maybe one of the most romantic way to get married. You are going to travel with your better-half to celebrate the love between you both. No guests, no big diner, no big wedding planning, just a celebration of your love and a lunch or a diner for you both, eyes in the eyes. It will be your own secret, your romantic getaway!

The elopement can be also a good idea if you don’t want to spend a lot of money in your wedding. You will be able to plan the wedding of your dream without spending 10 000-20 000€ or more, money you should have spent if you were planning a wedding with guests. For an elopement, we can say you will spend between 20 and 30% over what you will have to spend for a big wedding.

Maybe are you afraid telling to your close relations that they won’t be invited to your wedding because you are going to plan an elopement. You will have to explain them why you are planning an elopement instead of a big wedding. To make everyone happy, you can plan a post-wedding party to celebrate your wedding with your family and friends. It can be a good idea to balance an elopement and a party with your close family and relations for example, less bigger than a big wedding but as important as a celebration with your loved-ones.

Why chosing Paris for your elopement

The City of Love is one of the best places to plan your elopement. It is well-known that Paris is the City of the romanticism and love, a perfect place for your elopement.

We will have a lot of possibilities for your ceremony venue. You can select one of the incredible outside places such as parks and gardens: the Tuileries, the Luxembourg Park, the Buttes Chaumont Park and a lot more… They are perfect places for a green outside ceremony. All Parisian parks have a spot with intimity to plan your ceremony.

For an outside ceremony, the Seine docks can be a good place to have a spot with a lot of romanticism but also with great views over the City. There are also a lot of gorgeous bridges which can be very beautiful places even if you will have to be careful with the crowd. The Bir Hakheim is, for example, a bridge without cars and with a wonderful view over the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.

Then, Paris is full of wonderful and very famous monuments and places: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvres, the Champs-Elysees, the Concorde Place, the Trocadero,… All of these places are perfect places for a romantic and Parisian ceremony but you should be careful with the crowd, you don’t want them to ruin your intimate ceremony 😉 However, if you don’t want to deal with it, you can choose an outside place with an incredible view over your favorite place in Paris: what about a balcony with views over the Eiffel Tower?

You will have also the possibility to choose an inside place. Parisian architecture is amazing. Paris will offer you an intimate room in a private mansion or an hotel to celebrate a romantic ceremony. You can also rent a place with a balcony or a rooftop to have incredible views over the City of Love.

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After your romantic ceremony, you can have lunch or diner at a restaurant in Paris. The gastronomy and wines/champagne are wonderful in France, so enjoy it for your elopement in Paris. You can have the possibility to have your lunch/diner in a private room to have a complete intimity during your meal… Un dîner aux chandelles s’il vous plaît?

 How do we work… Your Elopement in Paris

As your wedding-planners, we will plan with you your perfect elopement in Paris. We will help you to find the most beautiful place for your ceremony and your lunch/diner so your elopement will be your romantic day (and of course all the providers you need: photographer, wedding car, hair and make-up artist,…)

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To contact us is the first step, you can send us an e-mail, a What’s App, a Facebook private message, call us,… We will talk about your elopement project and will send you your book of project which will be a description of your elopement in Paris. If you are ready to work with us, we will start your wedding-planning then.

Each elopement or wedding is different from all the other but we have these 3 following packages. It is of course possible to add services or to remove services of each packages :

  • Silver Package: your English speaking celebrant, your symbolic wedding certificate, a photographer during 1 hour, recommendations during your trip in Paris  – 800€
  • Gold Package: your English speaking celebrant, your symbolic wedding certificate, your bridal bouquet and boutonnière, a photographer during 2 hours, your transportation during the photo session to shoot in different areas, the planning of your wedding day,  recommendations during your trip in Paris and the presence of your wedding planner – 1.200€
  • Diamond Package: your English speaking celebrant, your symbolic wedding certificate, your bridal bouquet and boutonnière, your hair and make-up artist, a photographer during 2 hours, a videographer during 2 hours, a wedding car during 4 hours (Limousine, Beetle, 2CV,….), the planning of your wedding day, recommendations during your trip in Paris and the presence of your wedding planner – 2.350€

We will be thrilled to plan the perfect elopement in Paris for your wedding…
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