Today’s elopement will have you saying ‘Oui Oui’ to a Paris wedding! Jacqueline & Mike wanted to avoid the stress that comes with a large wedding, so they opted for a Paris elopement. The couple tied the knot just steps away from the Eiffel Tower and needless to say, the photos (by Paris Photographer Pierre) are epic!

The two made the most of their time in the City of Lights, attending the Paris Summer Jam (as an ode to the fact that the two first met at a music festival!) and, since Mike has French heritage, traveling around France to explore the cities that he had always dreamed of visiting.

As if that doesn’t sound fabulous enough, after France the couple headed off to Italy, spending their first days as a married couple lounging on the beach and eating pizza and spaghetti.

Jacqueline & Mike

Location: Paris, France

Wedding Date: August 24, 2018

Number of Guests: 0

Wedding Cost: $10,000

Wedding Ceremony Location: Eiffel Tower in Paris

Wedding Reception Location: no reception

Why did you have an intimate wedding? 

For our wedding we just wanted to be together and enjoy the moment. We decided to elope because we didn’t want to get caught up in the stress that comes with a big wedding.

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

It was not difficult.


Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?

No, we did not.




What were the highlights of the ceremony?

Exchanging our personal wedding vows.


What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

We have always wanted an intimate, low key wedding. Getting married in France was special for us because we finally got to indulge in Mike’s culture. His parents are French, but he has never gotten the opportunity to visit, so this was the perfect time to explore the cities that his mom has always talked about.








What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

Do not stress about anything, it’s your wedding and your choice! Enjoy the moment because before you know it, the day is over and you don’t want to miss a thing.

paris eiffel tower elopement


Photographer: Paris Photographer Pierre

Officiant: The Paris Officiant

Cinema and Video: Tuan Nguyen

Ring Designer: Raven Fine Jewelers

Ring Designer: Cartier

Dress Designer: Sherri Hill

Ceremony Location: Eiffel Tower