Whenever we think about weddings, we think about a moment where we join hands with the love of our life forever. Sharing this moment with our closest family and friends. Indulging in food, laughter, love, and dancing. A day & night full of happiness. But sometimes, as much as we love sharing big moments with people. We want to keep some to ourselves that we can cherish forever. G&I did precisely that. They decided to have an intimate elopement wedding in Shangri-La Paris, just the two of them. So, they can focus on their love, intimacy, and being in the moment. While all at once hold another wedding next year for family & friends. Stayed tuned for that one. We’ll also be covering that and will be back with an update 😉
Wedding Elopement Preparations at Shangri-La Paris
We get many couples who choose to elope in Shangri-La Paris hotel. It’s sophisticated & elegant. You get the monumental views and it’s done from the comforts of your room without any stares from the public.
Shangri-La Paris is a beautiful spot to choose for an intimate wedding, not only for its excellent positioning with almost all rooms having a view of the Eiffel Tower. But the hotel alone is filled with lots of history of the French heritage. Built in 1896 and opened not too long ago to the public, 2009 to be precise.
Check out our other wedding that took place at the Shangri-La Paris hotel that we had the opportunity to cover.
The First look Moment in the Halls of the Shangri-La Paris Hotel
This is the moment that no couple should skip, whether you’re throwing a huge wedding or a small elopement. When the bride gets dressed, gets her hair done, and can finally show her groom. The first look is a must. It gives the bride and groom a private moment to take each other in on a special day like this. Having your elopement at Shangri-La Paris hotel also gives you a beautiful golden backdrop for your photos.
There are so many places you can take pictures in the Shangri-La Paris hotel alone. There’s the beautifully renovated staircase, the Grand salon banquette; which is used to hold wedding ceremonies, other banquets, & of course, the private terrace.
Private Wedding Elopement Ceremony at the Shangri-La Paris Hotel
Just when you think it cannot get any dreamier than this, there is the wedding ceremony. The ceremony was set up on the private terrace to take advantage of the Eiffel tower view. It was decorated with white and pink rose petals on either side of the aisle, Two flower mount pillars with flower bouquets on top, and white candles underneath to tie it all together.
By the way, when you book our Elopement planning service at The Paris Elopement, you can choose from our various packages or build your own through our a la carte option. Either way, we work with multiple vendors that will make your wedding elopement dream a reality.
Just Ask G herself when she said,
“Through the Glass (TTG) has been nothing short of perfect. I found them through Instagram and Pinterest as every dream elopement/photoshoot of Paris I saved was their work. I’m so happy we had the chance to work with them because they are tremendously talented, creative, kind, thoughtful and detailed. The photos of our elopement (that they beautifully set up) had us in total awe. The day of the shoot, they were so on top of it and made the day so incredibly fun and memorable. We felt at complete ease with TTG as they directed us on where to go and what to do, which was so helpful for us because this was the first time we did a photoshoot. They were so organized and motivated to get the best shots. The results were INCREDIBLE. The photos felt like we were in Vogue – so beautiful and intimate. They found us a perfect song for our teaser video which made every one of our closes ones (and us) just bawl. Every time we look at the photos and watch the video, its transports us back to the best day of our lives. We were so wildly impressed with their work that we asked them to do our wedding photos as well!”
Thank you so much for such a beautiful review, we loved running around Paris with you and capturing your big day!
Can you think of a more romantic first dance location & moment? *Swoon*
And let us not forget, weddings are all about celebration. So champagne showers and cheers to our stunning couple, G&I.
Couple Portraits Around Paris
Paris by day Wedding Couple Shoot
An elopement at Shangri-La Paris is not all you get to do. The other fun part of the day is running around Paris streets and having your wedding photos taken professionally.
G&I chose to have their pictures taken in multiple locations to add dimension to their couple’s shoot. Not only that, but they opted to split the day for day pictures & night pictures which was a great call, and you will see why! They also rented a vintage car, part of our package, to get around Paris easily while having a cool vintage prop for the photos.
Paris by Night Wedding Couple Shoot
And this, Ladies & Gentlemen, is why splitting your day up to have night photos is a great idea. You get to have pictures by the Eiffel Tower while it twinkles.
Intimate wedding elopement at Shangri-La Paris, wedding ceremony on a private terrace, couple’s shoot by day & night. You tell us what you want and we make it happen!
See you at our next Elopement blog!