Allison and Austin tied the knot in what Allison calls a “planned elopement”. After discovering that none of the local venues quite fit their style, Allison started researching other cities that might fit their vision better. On a whim, Allison looked at prices for a Parisian elopement, and when the couple realized the trip could be under budget, they were sold. They said their “I dos” under a cherry tree in front of Notre Dame in an intimate ceremony that has us dying of jealousy.
Their ceremony was followed by a tour of Paris’s best kept secrets, with talented photographer Brant Smith in tow to capture the magical moments of the day.
BTW, if you are inspired by this Paris wedding, check out our post on How to Get Married in Paris.
Allison, 25 & Austin, 23
Wedding Date: April 26, 2013
Number of Guests: 4
Wedding Cost: $8,000
Wedding Ceremony Location: Under the cherry blossom trees at Notre Dame
Wedding Reception Location: Dinner was at Pramil Restaurant, 9 Rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris, France. In between the ceremony and dinner, we took a photo shoot. To get a variety of pictures, I booked a 2CV tour. I told our guide, Cedric, that I wanted to visit the most beautiful places of Paris that are not in the travel guides and he did exactly that. My favorite spot was la Campagne à Paris and Austin’s favorite was the Temple de la Sibylle in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont.