Makenzie & Ben chose Shangri-La Hotel Paris as their wedding venue which is a hotel renowned for its history and luxury. This hotel is located a 5-minute walk away from the famous Trocadero that overlooks Iconic views of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. If you’re not much of a big wedding person, we have also photographed an elopement here. If you would like to read more about it, check here: Eloping at Shangri-La Paris
Before we dive deep into the magic of Shangri-La & its gold gilded walls that look like Chateau Versailles. We’re going to take you along with us capturing Makensie & Ben’s love story around Paris.
Paris is the city of love after all
Iconic Couple Portraits
We started at this hidden street that has one of the best views of the Eiffel tower. It is only a couple of minutes away from Shangri-La Hotel, convenient, no? Being able to get there early is key to get the best pictures without anyone behind.
Just how cute do M&B look!
M rocked a fitted dress with a long veil. We adore a long veil look! Especially when it’s windy and flying around, it adds stunning movement to your wedding photos.
The next stop is special, and if you’re a fan of the movie ‘Inception’, you will love this location! It’s called the Bir Hakim bridge. This is the exact location where Ariadne learns how to build dreams and ‘creates’ this infinite bridge that goes on forever.
Last but not least we could not forget the Louvre. It’s one of our favorite locations because of how versatile it is. The secret passages, the architecture, the crossway between the pyramids, and of course the pyramid itself.
As the day quickly went by and the evening was approaching it was time for M&B to partake in one of their biggest events of their lives, their wedding. The ceremony and dinner reception are going to be held in two different ballrooms
M & B began getting ready. Since we were no longer walking down the streets of Paris, M could finally let the trail of her dress down from the bustle. We’re mesmerized by the lace details on the dresses trail trailing behind her as she walks
B was also adding the last touches before he watches the love of his life walk down the aisle.
It was finally the moment when M&B said yes to one another forever. All the guests piled into the ceremony room and took their seats. Chatter, excitement, and laughter filled the air as everyone eagerly waited to see the union of these two people who are meant to be
Congratulations M&B, we wish you a life full of joy, laughter, & love.
It was time to crank up the music and have some good food. The great thing about having your ceremony in Shangri-La Hotel Paris is that your dinner reception is only a walk away. Can you imagine needing to relocate by car to another place and there’s traffic and then everything is late?
Now imagine this, you enter a ballroom. The dinner tables decorated with stunning floral centerpieces filled with pink & white roses. The white plates with their gold rims matched the gold-gilded walls of the ballroom. Majestic view to see, isn’t it?
The newlyweds entered the room and visited all the tables to thank their guests for coming. Not long after family & friends prepared speeches to wish the bride & groom a happy marriage and enjoyed their meal.
The night ended with cake; music, & love filled in everyone’s hearts