Notre Dame + Cherry Blossoms | Real French Wedding
I’m very excited to share today’s Real Wedding with you! The lovely couple decided they must get married in France without ever having been there! Talk about being brave… but it seems the decision paid of for Allison & Austin as they had the most romantic and picturesque French wedding alongside The Notre Dame, under the pretty cherry blossom trees…
© 2013 Brant Smith Photography
Neither of us had ever been to Paris or even Europe, but we had this crazy idea to go for it and we are so glad we did. We truly had a fairy tale wedding. We stopped thinking about what other people wanted and we had the best we could’ve imagined.
My wedding dress was Reddoll by Tatyana Merenyur. I loved that it was simple with a little twist of something different, which is my style. I knew it was the one without even trying it on.
My father walked me down the aisle towards the cherry blossom trees, there was no music just waves of ohhs and ahhs, I think that’s better.
We really didn’t realize how great the shots would be.
One day we spent 10 minutes at the Eiffel tower because we thought the metro closed in 30 minutes and we still had to get back to our hotels. I was worried that it was a little rushed and we wouldn’t get the pictures we wanted and they were still great pictures!
It was cold and rainy when we got to the sacre Coeur, our last stop before dinner, so I was wearing his jacket and nobody realized I was wearing my wedding dress. When I took his jacket off though it was the most surreal moment we have experienced. All I heard were ohhs and awes and everyone moved out of the way so we could take our pictures.
We took a tour with Cedric. He was really fun and took us to the beautiful places that aren’t in the travel guides. We were so late in meeting him that I was afraid he had already left but thankfully he waited for us. His 2CV was so cute that it was exactly what we wanted for our wedding day and in our pictures.
If you could impart any words of wisdom Allison for future brides?
Stop thinking about what is expected of you and what other people want. This is your one magical day and you need to do whatever will make you happy at the end of it.
Such great advice and a wonderful, wonderful wedding. The stuff dreams are made of…
Thank you so much to Allison and Austin for featuring on WTW and also a huge thanks to their AMAZING wedding photographer (what a find guys) for allowing us to feature your beautiful work. Ladies? You know what to do :) please leave them some love :))
credits | photography: Brant Smith Photography | brides dress:Reddoll by Tatyana Merenyuk | Grooms Tux- Saks 5th Ave | planner:Wedding Light Events | car hire: Cedrics Paris | dinner: Pramil Restaurant | hair: Cassi Smith | rings: Theo Schaar with Anschar Diamonds in Dallas