Paris elopement: Janel + Chris

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Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Guys, this Paris elopement totally just brightened our day for so many reasons. The bride and her friend Jaimi are both in the SoCal beauty biz, running Fiore Beauty, making it easy (and fun) to get all dolled up. Then there’s the fact that Jaimi’s gown ended up being Janel’s dream dress. And to make it all happen in Paris: Chris has family in Luxembourg, so it was an easy decision to get married nearby, have the honeymoon, and visit fam he hadn’t seen in years. Beautiful, right? Now, onto the pretty photos Katie Mitchell Photography sent our way…

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

This gal has impeccable taste.

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Janel tells it, My dress was the most special and sweetest surprise! When I started describing the type of dress I would like with Jaimi, she said “That sounds like my wedding dress!”  Her dress was a gorgeous, Japanese silk custom mermaid-style gown. Shortly after our dress talk, she brought out a huge box with her wedding dress in it and said I should take it and make it my own! I was so touched and honored by her lovely gift, along with the sentiment behind the dress. I was lucky enough to have the original dress designers alter the dress, adding a slightly sexy french flair. It was also fun that Jaimi would be the one to help me get in my dress (“our” dress).

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

The Jardin du Luxembourg makes for quite the lovely elopement backdrop, no? Plus, photog Katie Mitchell knew all the locations to get the best shots.

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

C + J decided on an elopement when they realized a lot of family and friends wouldn’t be able to join the overseas festivities. Their good friends Matt + Jaimi love traveling to Paris, and were thrilled to be witnesses + companions for the big day. Janel says, From there, everything just seemed to fall in place. Sounds like it!

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Paris elopement | Photo by Katie Mitchell Photography | 100 Layer Cake

After our ceremony and pictures we dined at Le Coupe-Chou, a charmingly romantic restaurant we found on a walk the day before. The food was delicious the ambiance help set the mood and everyone there was so nice, it was the perfect ending to a magical day!

Congrats you two!

Hope everyone has a FABULOUS Valentine’s Day!

Photographer: Katie Mitchell Photography / Location: Jardin du Luxembourg / Flowers: DIY by Jaimi Brooks / Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty / Officiant: Aude Abadie (English & French) / Bride’s Dress: L’ezu  / Veil: Hair Comes The Bride  / Shoes: Reiss / Groom’s Suit: Zara / Shoes: Allen Edmonds

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Nikki on Feb 13, 2015

Gorgeous elopement! I especially love her bouquet. What a romantic place to wed!

Lucy | Lucy Loves Paper on Feb 14, 2015

Very nice and cozy. No wonder they took so many pictures of the bouquet. It's just adorable!!

Kari on Feb 14, 2015

What a gorgeous location! The scenery was just beautiful! Kari www.sweetteasweetie.com

Charmaine (Rustic Folk Weddings) on Feb 15, 2015

Beautiful photos!

Andreina on Feb 16, 2015

Love the bridal shoes and the bouquet!! <3

The Library | Issue 20 | Rock On & Elope on Feb 22, 2015

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Fiore Beauty | Beauty * Service * Luxury Beauty Agency for Los Angeles and Southern California on Mar 20, 2015

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French Grey Events on Mar 21, 2015

Hello Everyone whom thinks this Elopement wedding is beautiful, which it is! If you are in need of some advice for your Parisian wedding or elopement, please feel free to contact me, I’m Paris based and love everything about weddings in Paris! Kasia

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