Jessica and Chris emailed us about having their wedding in Paris. They were not sure how to make it happened, they already had consulted with other wedding planners in the US and were not convinced. After exchanging a few emails and trying to see their visions, we understood each other perfectly and the adventure began!

The venue search in Paris began for a ceremony outdoor and a reception venue. Paris venues do not always have a space for a ceremony especially not one outside so it’s harder to find one that fits all criterias. But after reviewing the outsdoor ceremony venues, we decided to focus on a venue that could provide both outside or inside. We found the Maison de L’Amérique Latine with beautiful spaces to accommodate the ceremony, the cocktail hour in the garden and the dinner with a typically french menu.

The wedding style was very simple : white and elegant.

On the day of, the excitement was higher than ever. Bridemaids and bride getting ready in a typical french appartement, champagne flowing and laughter all over.

Jessica and Chris wanted a first look, so with the photographer Katie Mitchell we planned it in a discreet street with a view over the Eiffel tower. After a couple session in Paris with Katie the couple got to the venue where all the guests were waiting for the ceremony. The ceremony was officiated by Jessica’s aunt and was very touching. The simple decoration with the white flowers in the room with hard wood floors, gold moldings and a big chandelier was beautiful.

After the ceremony, the fete started outside in the garden for the cocktail hour. The live band, Jazz Around Midnight, played along and the couple made its first dance together and with their parents.

The french dinner was a success and on the tables the guests could find papers and pens to write down their thoughts on the 1st baby, 1st anniversary,….The place cards were in fact the names of the guests in wooden letters for a elegant look.

After having a croquembouche (typical french cake made of “choux” with cream – yummy!) the guests were invited to go to a bar that was privatised just for them! The party went on all night long!

Thank you to Jess and Chris for being so fun and so adorable, we loved planning their wedding!

From Jessica & Chris:

“Vanessa made our dreams into a reality from the moment we first exchanged emails. I constantly tell people that getting married in Paris was the best idea I’ve ever had. Choosing Vanessa to be our wedding planner was even better! In the end, my husband and I felt like we’d truly made a friend in Paris. We can’t wait to come back!”

The incredible team of vendors:

Venue: Maison de L’Amérique Latine

Photographer: Katie Mitchell

Hair Stylist: Ciara Costenoble

Make-up artist: Charles Gillman

Flowers: Girls & Roses

Jazz Band: Jazz Around Midnight

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