Romantic Fun Honeymoon Ideas in Paris || Paris Photographer

When many different pieces of a perfect photo session come together, THIS is what it looks like. 

 

Whitney and Matt were an absolute pleasure to work with because of their effortless banter- both very interesting and interested in many different things, it was like hanging out with cool, eclectic friends that just happened to be gorgeously styled and in front of the Eiffel Tower. 

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This is what Whitney said over on her blog about the session:

Interested in her gorgeous outfit? Deets here (from Whitney's blog!):

Skirt: Space 46 Boutique

Shirt: J.Crew

Matt's Suit: H&M

Necklace: (old but they probably have something similar) Francescas

Gorgeous Normandy Wedding featured on French Wedding Style! II Destination photographer in France

I'm so excited to share that my dear clients' wedding was featured on French Wedding Style! I absolutely LOVE this blog and have used it a ton in my wedding planning process. Honored to be featured!

SEE IT HERE

 

Sunflower Normandy Destination Wedding in Chateau

Jeni + Tim Paris, France Eiffel Tower Vow Renewal

I've tried and tried to write about Jeni and Tim. It's hard! I've documented and witnessed such an intimate part of their love story that I always seem to get choked whenever I start trying to write. So, take 7? 

I think I need to share some of her words as well, she says it best: 

"Christmas Eve 1994 was the beginning of the best adventure ever! That was the day I married the most amazing man in the universe. I knew from the beginning that he was something special, but I wasn't prepared for how amazing my life has been with him. We started off blending families and have been building a love story that surpasses the likes of The Notebook, Notting Hill, etc. laughing and crying all the way.

So, we didn’t have a honeymoon, per say. Tim (that’s the hubby) says we’re always on our honeymoon…. I think he’s full of it…..really, not really.

...We finally had our honeymoon in September of this year. It was an absolute blast!!!! I will forever be in love with Paris, France. On Wednesday, September 24th 2014, we woke up very early! Before the crack of dawn, as a matter of fact, and took a taxi to the top of the Trocadero. That is where the fabulous New Yorker turned Parisian photographer, Katie Donnelly captured us so perfectly. We walked to the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars and renewed our wedding vows, just the two of us. It was magical! I cried, he cried…Katie may have even shed a tear or two."

What I loved most about Jeni and Tim was the effortless natural warm feeling you get when you are with them. It's like a big hug when they start talking. There is so much love, admiration and respect for each other that radiates out of each word, story and movement that they share. Thinking back to the day of their vow renewal, right under the Eiffel Tower, I remember thinking "THAT, is love in its rawest form." Hearing them share their beautiful words and vows, seeing them have a moment in time where it was just them, frozen, reflecting on the past and what's to come, was something that I will never ever forget. 

I really believe that people come into your life for a reason, they teach you lessons, bring you joy, and bring you happiness... I'm sure that I met Jeni and Tim to teach me about love.  I'd like to call it the old olive tree kind of love, the kind that you don't easily come across as it takes years and years to mature. There are so many branches of memories and experiences that tie them together, so much fruit that they've selflessly given to others with still much more to give. Beautiful and unique. 

To 20 more years.. And many many after that.. Wishing you nothing but the best J&T.

Love, Katie 

Lauren + Neil: Gorgeous Normany France Wedding at Chateau Blavou

Lauren and Neil's big day was just too good to fit into one blog post! If you didn't see the first part, click here.

After the ceremony, the cocktail hour was just too lovely and I couldn't bear taking L+N away for portraits. Instead, they enjoyed the time with their friends and family, laughing and swooning over the day.

Around sunset we headed out to catch the gorgeous golden light and photograph their portraits. When dinner started a bit later, we were entertained by hysterical and very heartfelt toasts and there was much cheers-ing all around.  Needless to say, it was a perfect day.

Valentine and Leo's Romantic Paris Elopement Part 2

To finish up this week on a beautiful note I'd like to share the rest of Valentine and Leo's elopement with you. If you missed out on the first part check it out here! Enjoy the more relaxed style of these sweet lovebirds...