elegant vintage wedding in paris

For their destination wedding in Paris, France Alina and Rinat wanted something elegant and vintage – a unique elopement wedding for that wouldn’t look like everything else! With a perfect Parisian location and a vintage style wedding dress, their nuptials were perfection.

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From the Bride, Alina – “A couple of months after I entered a new company, I started receiving small gifts on my desk. The first time I was curious and enthusiastic about it but I worked in an IT company, so soon became more frightened about what was going on!

Finally Rinat showed up and waited for me after work to invite me to the theatre. After that everything went very quickly – a month later we moved in together and did not leave each other! Three years later we were to be married.”

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“We love to travel, especially in Asia. We were in Indonesia last May, when Rinat invited me to look at the stars at night. I noticed that he was breathing heavily and was trying to guess whether it was because of the climate or he was getting sick.. .and then he started showing me different constellations and talking about philosophy. He told me that people on earth are so much like stars and everyone has their own half, but not everyone finds it but he found his – in me! At that moment he asked me to marry him and of course I said yes.”

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“Since the beginning of our relationship, we were joking that if we get married, we should do it abroad, somewhere like Paris. So after the proposal we decided that our dreams should become true.

I loved that the photos from Paris often look like a vintage postcard. Everything is so similar and soulless nowadays, but Paris stills keeps the charm of the past. And that’s true as I have never felt myself so natural and comfortable as in Europe.

Our florist, Pascaline Mahé, working with a ‘chic and wild’ style, created a small bouquet and hair accessories which perfectly matched my vintage-styled dress from Needle & Thread. Our photographer Daria Lorman helped us to choose the locations that would match romantic, elegant and a little bit retro style we wanted.”

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Photography: Daria Lorman Photography // Wedding Dress: Needle & Thread // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Groom’s Attire: Cacharel // MUAH: Yana Dolgodvorova // Flowers: Pascaline Mahé // Venues: Eiffel Tower, Palais Royal, and Le Nemours Café in Paris, France.

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