Parisian Burgundy Autumn Wedding at Cercle Suédois P

Parisian Burgundy Autumn Wedding at Cercle Suédois P

Trips to Paris are always a good idea. Any destination wedding as gorgeous as Piper and Tarek’s has us pulling out maps and packing bags to escape to faraway places. With the glowing Eiffel Tower as a backdrop and the dark burgundy color palette, this Parisian autumn wedding at Cercle Suédois will make you fall in love. 

Elodie at La Petite Agence brought the couple’s cultures and personalities together in this gorgeous ceremony from start to finish. Thankfully, Anais from Moonrise Photography captured all the details of this ceremony. Keep scrolling to see how magical this Paris wedding truly was. 

The Couple:
Piper and Tarek 

The Wedding:
Paris, France

Personalized Wedding

The most important thing to us was keeping the wedding very “us.” We didn’t want to follow too many rules, guidelines, or keep anything too traditional. Any opportunity to highlight our personalities—through decor, outfits, music, and details—we took. We even invited everyone to the dance floor after one minute of our first dance. What better way to celebrate our new union by inviting everyone we love to do the first dance with us? Our best friend, Jean, was the officiant and he read the ceremony and translated the vows in both English and Lebanese.

Two Cultures Came Together At Cercle Suédois

Since Tarek and I met in Paris, but are from opposite sides of the world, we really wanted to blend all of the cultures together. We blended French, Lebanese, and American ideas and traditions into the whole day. The most memorable part of the evening was seeing both sides of the family—who had just met—dancing together.  Seeing both sides of the family having a fantastic time with both American and Lebanese music was so much fun. Having guests from many corners of the Earth celebrate with us is something we will never forget.

Wedding Fashion In Paris Is A Must

Since it was almost winter, I wanted to wear a long-sleeved dress and I found the perfect one at Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, Texas. For my overall look, I wanted a slightly smokey makeup look and retro waves. The jewelry was a mix of old and new pieces. My earrings were a gift from Tarek years ago. The other pieces included an antique necklace from my grandmother, my mother’s garter, and my late father’s bow tie—which was wrapped around my bouquet. Tarek had a custom burgundy suit made at Massimo Dutti. He is very fashionable, so a regular black suit wouldn’t cut it. His outfit included a smoking jacket with black satin details and slim-cut pants. The groomsmen wore black suits with matching burgundy bow ties and pocket squares. My bridesmaids wore any full-length dress they liked, and they coordinated colors by pairs—two green, two black, and two burgundy.

Wedding Advice From The Bride

Definitely hire a planner for day-of coordination! Having a team handle the details of setting up and coordination really took the burden off of Tarek, me, and our family and friends. We could then enjoy every moment of the day at Cercle Suédois without worrying about if things were going as planned or not—we just had to make sure we were on time!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Moonrise Photography
Event Planning – Elodie at La Petite Agence
Ceremony Venue, Reception, & Catering – Cercle Suédois
Floral Design – Reflets Fleurs
Cake – Gabriel Pastry Art
DJ – DJ Antonin
Videography – Miryana Slivenska
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Modern Beauties
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero
Groom’s Apparel – Massimo Dutti

Congratulations again to Piper and Tarek on this beautiful Parisian wedding! A huge thank you to Moonrise Photography for both capturing and sharing this unforgettable ceremony with us. If you’re ready to plan your own Paris wedding, check out this Paris elopement and this dreamy Parisian countryside wedding.

 

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This silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

This silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime
Photos by Daria Lorman Photography

Offbeat partner: Nelda

Offbeat partner: Klaas

Date and location of wedding: (Four Seasons Hotel George V, the Eiffel tower, Alexander III bridge, and the Louvre in Paris, France — August 24, 2019

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: It was love at first sight at the supermarket in 1991 in the Netherlands. We got married on August 24, 1994. 25 years later we decided to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary in Paris for a few reasons…

Firstly, being grateful for 25 years of married life. In 2018, my husband had a brain hemorrhage and we are grateful for his second chance in life. We wanted to celebrate this important date. And we were extremely happy to invite our best friends forever who were our bridesmaids and groomsmen at our wedding 25 years ago to celebrate it with us in the most romantic city in the world — Paris.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Secondly, Paris is my favorite city in the world. It is so lovely and romantic. And my childhood BFF Jean from New Zealand dreamed to travel someday together to Paris. So we were very happy she joined our celebration with her husband Dave, as well as my other BFF Ellen from Netherlands with her husband, Robert. So it seemed an obvious choice to hold our romantic celebration in Paris.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

On a previous trip to Paris I met a passionate Parisian photographer, Daria Lorman, at the Louvre Pyramid during her photo session with a bride and groom. I immediately asked her card and one year later I emailed her to be our photographer. I was following her work and dreaming about the day she will take our photos in Paris.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Tell us about the ceremony:
We didn’t have a ceremony, but we had a photo session, a High Tea, a lunch at the George V Four Seasons Restaurant, and a dinner in Le Café Marly all together.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Tell us about the reception:
I wanted to surprise my husband with a vintage styled High Tea at the famous Alexander III bridge, which was perfectly executed by WOW Factory — a company recommended to us by our photographer. As my husband couldn’t tackle many hours of photography after his accident, this gave him comfort and made the photo session experience more easy and enjoyable.

It also made it more spectacular and fun. And we really enjoyed spectators around the area who congratulated us and wanted to take pictures with us.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding?
If you have an injury or a disability, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate love and dress up, look beautiful, and enjoy every single moment of your life. You just need to stay positive and find a trusted team of vendors, who can help you on the day and give advice and support.

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

After 25 years and a second chance at life, this silver wedding anniversary in Paris is sublime

Vendors

Photography: Daria Lorman Photography • Makeup and hair: WOW Factory Paris • Shoes: YSL • Bride’s dress: Magbridal • Evening dress: Arzu Sonmez • Bridesmaids’ dresses: Hudson Bay, Rotterdam • Venue: Four Seasons Hotel George V

Gallery

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