Destination Wedding in Paris

A destination wedding in Paris is one of the trendiest ways to celebrate the next big step in your relationship. The wedding below features a couple based in Hong Kong who decided to get married in Paris. They have trusted Sumptuous Events for their luxury wedding planning

Why a Destination Wedding in Paris ?

It has always been a dream for the couple to celebrate their wedding in Europe. They hesitated between Lake Como and Paris, as the perfect destination for getting married. They opted for a destination wedding in the City of Lights, Paris as the city offers the most romantic wedding venues.

To make sure that the bride and groom were making the right decision, we offered them a tour of Paris. We welcomed the couple and spent the day chatting wedding and driving around. We looked at the most beautiful wedding venues and chateaux in and around Paris. At the end of the day, it seemed pretty clear their hearts was set for Paris, and maybe for us too !

Wedding musician playing accordeon at wedding reception

Destination Wedding in Paris – Three Days Wedding Celebration

We aimed for perfection planning Catherine & Lachie’s destination wedding in Paris. After several months, the plan was a 3 days celebration , which is the best format for a destination wedding. This allows the guests travelling from abroad, to get an exquisite Parisian experience and to fully enjoy the city.

Flowers and candles for wedding decor

The Rehearsal Dinner

The welcome night, also known as the rehearsal dinner was held at the recently opened Nolinski Hotel, a few meters away from the Opera. The Boutique Hotel is super chic with a wonderful spa and indoor swimming pool. It feature a typical French Brasserie, named Le Réjane. Catherine really enjoyed the look of the modern Brasserie, after checking out many different options.

We welcomed the guests with some acoustic Accordion music, and the menu was nothing but French traditional gourmet food, such as cheese plater, traditional saucisson & charcuterie, ( all those  delicious little things made with Porks ). Catherine arrived after everyone,  she looked magnificent as always, with a black couture dress. After a glass of champagne,  the atmosphere was super chilled and it was the perfect occasion for the guests to break the ice. There was a few toast from the parents and the closes friends.

“It was lovely to see a mix of Asian culture and Australian background for a destination wedding in Paris”

We shall say all the guests were really lovely and all super well dressed up, although the dress code was casual chic for the evening.  It was already time to call it a night, although nobody wanted to leave. But as we say in French , l’heure c’est l’heure, understand when it’s time to go, you have to !

Groom and groomsmen getting ready with champagne glasses
Groom and groomsmen getting ready with champagne glasses

The next day was all sunny and amazing, it was actually very warm too. Catherine and Lachie got ready in one of the Suite at the Shangri La Hotel, one of our favorite palace in Paris ! All the boys were trying to fix their bow-ties with the help of the head mixologist of the hotel, also known for his magnificent moustache.

‘While the girls already looked all pretty and fancy in their purple wedding bathrobe.’

Jean Charles Vaneck, our artistic director, delivered the bridal bouquet to the bride and her bridesmaids. We trust she really liked it, as you can see their face on the pictures. After some family portrait, it was time to head to the wedding venue, L’Hotel d’Evreux

Family portraits at Eiffel Tower during destination wedding in Paris

All the guests were waiting for the bridal couple, and the ceremony could start. This must have been one of the most joyful, funny yet emotional ceremony we ever witnessed. Everyone seemed happy to be here. Later, the guests were escorted to the  first floor what they call, les Salons particulier, who overlooked the Place Vendôme.

‘Indeed, what a million dollar view !’

'Indeed, what a million dollar view !'

Destination Wedding in Paris – Photos Around the City

It was time to reveal the dinner set up we had been working on all day. Sumptuous Design, our sister brand, specialize into floral art work and everything about designing a room. The table was set in a star shape, with some purple table cloth, and flowers grading of purple, Fuchsia, pink & white.

Bridal party photos in Paris

Destination Wedding in Paris – Wedding Reception

The Jazz Band played all the French standards during the dinner served by from the best caterer Potel & Chabot. A few wonderful speeches from the bridal party reminded us all that mariage was all about love & joy.

“Catherine ’s happiness enlightened the room, and we all danced until the night”

Wedding dinner planning in Paris
Destination wedding in Paris - Bride and groom kiss with wdding bouquet in hand
Bride and groom dancing at wedding party planned by Sumptuous Events Paris

The next day, the guests enjoyed a farewell brunch at the iconic Buddha Bar Hotel. For the occasion, we privatized the terrace, with a live DJ, and many international cooking station. Nobody wanted to leave. It was a wonderful wedding, and all the guests congratulate us all week end and said it was the best destination wedding in Paris ! 

“The best wedding they have ever been !”

Champagne bar with Veuve Cliquot in Paris at Hotel Evreux
Champagne bar with Veuve Cliquot in Paris at Hotel Evreux

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