Is there a more romantic city than the City of Love itself, Paris? We certainly don’t think so! We love Paris weddings, so when photographer Katie Mitchell sent us this darling Paris styled shoot, it’s safe to say we were instantly smitten.

Here’s what creative director Vanessa of Vanessa & Caroline – Créatrices de Mariages had to say about the shoot:

Where better to have an intimate wedding than in a glamorous and chic Parisian Palace? With a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, the Plaza Athénée is THE place to have a small wedding with “le charme à la française. 

We wanted to inspire couples looking to have a smaller wedding or elopement by showcasing Paris’s best vendors who know how to enhance every little detail to create a unique and special day. 

The magnificent Monique L’huillier gown from Metal Flaque was the perfect fit to this “haute couture” hotel and the groom’s classy tuxedo from tailor Scabal was the ideal match. 

The vows were exchanged privately in the Plaza Athénée’s famous interior courtyard, safe from prying eyes. The luminous Organza ballroom is exquisitely set next to the interior courtyard to host a small dinner reception. The centrepieces with pink and green hues from Akiko Usami made for a wonderful contrast together with the gold and white hues of the ballroom.

view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower

feminine weding invitation

dress hanging up in suite

wedding rings on striped fabric

white wedding shoes

bridal bouquet

close-up of bride's eye make-up

bride portrait in front of Eiffel Tower

bride portrait

groom adjusting bow tie


groom portrait

wedding portrait in front of eiffel tower

bride walking down stait


bride going down the stairs




Paris elopement ceremony

groom putting ring on bride's finger

groom putting ring on brde's finger

bride and groom first kiss

bride and groom first kiss







bride and groom outside Paris hotel

bride and groom walking down Paris streets

Paris wedding portrait

Paris wedding portrait

Paris wedding portrait

bride and groom kissing in Paris streets

wedding portrait

|Want more? Here is the video from Vanessa & Caroline – Créatrices de Mariages Paris Video Shoot:




Organisation and Artistic Direction : Vanessa & Caroline – Créatrices de Mariages 

Venue: Plaza Athénée 

Photography: Katie Mitchell Photography 

Video: Studio Artifice 

Dress: Metal Flaque – Monique L’huillier

Shoes: Delphine Javaux

Jewellery: Messika 

Hair: Ciara Costenoble Coiffure

Make Up: Charles Gillman 

Manicure: Pierre-Arnaud Manucure Privé

Suit, bow tie, cufflinks: Scabal

Flowers: Akiko Usami 

Stationery: Mister M Studio

Cake (St Honoré): La Pâtisserie des Rêves