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Now let's talk about what matter the most in this entire process. How to make the best wedding experience for you and you loved one ? Make every decision with this idea in mind and you'll make the most ouf of it.  First things first, the quality of your vendors team will determine the success of your wedding. No lies here, this is one of the most important tip to take in consideration. 

1- Your wedding planner : Your best ally.  Of course we all are experts in our field, have an important network, we all love our jobs and are super organized. That's not what I want to talk about here. If you are looking for a successful destination wedding experience, a local planner specialized in destination wedding will certainly make ALL the difference. And let's be honest, she's gonna be in your most intimate moments, so don't chose her only for her experience or her style but also be sure she matches your vibe, values and mindset.

2- A customized atmosphere and vision  :

- Assemble an exceptional dream team. Crafting an exquisite experience necessitates a meticulously selected group of exceptional vendors who are masters of their trade. This aligns with the first point of carefully selecting your wedding planner. They should not only match your style but also your values, ensuring they understand how to assemble the best team of vendors possible.

Local food : A cornerstone of any wedding experience is the culinary journey. And what better occasion to indulge in such a delightful exploration than your luxurious destination wedding celebration? Your special day should enchant your guests with an unforgettable culinary adventure that will leave them raving for years to come.

-Make it unique :  One of the most cherished aspects of our process is the art of design and decor. The key to crafting an unforgettable ambiance for your luxurious wedding destination lies in the meticulous attention to detail. Elevate the atmosphere with enchanting lighting choices, such as twinkling fairy lights, grand chandeliers, and the soft glow of candlelit centerpieces that exude warmth and intimacy. Working with me, you will have a personalized design booklet for every stage of each day to picture the full scope of your dream wedding.

- An unforgettable Guest experience : intimate wedding allows more room for customization, so that everyone leaves with a unique memory of their experience. Why it is the meaning of all of that if not sharing and creating special moments with your private circle. Get to know the local culture! From authentic local cuisines to handcrafted experience activities and cultural tours, we curate in-depth experiences for you and your guests that will leave them feeling connected to the place. That's why we're specialized in destination weeding weekend ! 


Marriage ceremonies in France are typically solemnized through civil ceremonies held at the town hall. However, for couples seeking a religious ceremony, it is mandatory to obtain a marriage certificate issued by the French authorities. If you're considering a destination wedding in France, it offers the perfect opportunity for an intimate and symbolic ceremony, allowing a more authentic experience focused on the couple. With fewer guests, you can fully immerse yourselves in heartfelt moments and genuine connections, creating lifelong memories. If you're interested in eloping in Paris, feel free to email me with any questions. I'm here to help! 


Planning a wedding involves several factors, including location, venue type, additional services, and decorations. The wedding budget is greatly influenced by the chosen location. For a high-end intimate destination wedding in Paris and the Paris area, here's an estimated breakdown:

- Venue: Starting from €20,000
- Catering: Starting from €25,000
- Cocktail bar after dinner: €5,000
- Photographer: Starting from €5,000
- Floral designer: Starting from €5,000
- Live band: Starting from €5,000
- DJ: Starting from €5,000
- Hair and Makeup: Starting from €1,500
- Design and decor: Starting from €3,500
- Transport: Starting from €2,000

A wedding in Paris and the Paris area, with around 50 to 60 guests, typically costs about €77,000 (US$85,963). For weddings in the South of France, prices can be double. We recommend a minimum overall wedding budget of $100,000 for a 3-day wedding weekend with up to 60 guests to ensure a unique and memorable experience.

Please note that this estimate does not include videography, attire, travel, honeymoon, bridal party outfits and beauty, bridal party gifts, additional decor items, thank you gifts, wedding planner fees, or side events/activities. To ensure you get the best deal for your special day, consult with local wedding planners who specialize in luxury weddings in France.

After our initial meeting, you will receive a personalized wedding project with a detailed budget to help you envision and plan your dream wedding. This comprehensive project will serve as a roadmap for our planning process and showcase the stunning details and memorable moments of your celebration. For more information about luxury weddings in France, feel free to reach out to us.


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Thinking about the atmosphere, style and overall feel of your big day is the best place to start.What are the elements that would truly make this day special? An intimate ceremony surrounded by family and close friends? Or a romantic affair that celebrates the love between the two of you? Depending on how you envision your wedding, you can choose the type venue that best suits your dream vision.

From private mansion in Paris to fully experienced what intimate is to a Sophia Richie-Grainge stylish wedding in South of France, the possibilities are endless. France boasts 13 distinct regions, each offering its unique climate, beauty, and charm. Let's focus on those who perfectly match intimate destination wedding : 

- Paris mon amour. Of course Paris is always a good idea for anything but especially intimate weddings. It's an ideal destination for hosting an elegant and sophisticated wedding at a private mansion or a luxurious palace hotel. Let me tell you that Paris area is my playground, I got hidden gem for you. 
-  If you love a picturesque location that sets the stage for lavender field weddings, you're going to love the beauty of provence. And please, let's not forget the allure of the French Riviera, with its famous resorts like Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez or Monaco, making it the ultimate dream wedding destination. I will have to warn you that in this region usually get booked 1.5 to 2 years ahead, so plan early ! 

- Another beautiful region in France, the breath-taking Dordogne Valley, offers spectacular countryside views and venues such as châteaux or manor houses. For those who enjoy getting married in a historical setting, this is ideal. Plus, Aquitaine is well known for Bordeaux, the world capital of wine. 

- If you always dream of a fairytale wedding, Loire Valley is the ideal location. This region of France is full of grand, stunning châteaux to set the stage for your special day. Not far from Paris, this area makes easy access for couples and their guests - plus the value of accommodations are great in comparison to other parts of Europe. 

- And last but not least, Ideal for a luxurious country wedding with uninterrupted views. Burgundy, a land of picturesque rolling hills and charming villages, is celebrated for its vineyards and exquisite French gastronomy. This idyllic destination boasts expansive, lush landscapes that stretch for miles. A visit to Burgundy wouldn't be complete without indulging in a glass of the country's finest wine.

During our initial conversation, we'll dive deep into your wedding vision and desires. I will show you more in depth all the possibilities in each region. This meeting will allows us to establish a personal connection and gain valuable insights that will guide us in creating a tailor-made wedding experience that reflects your wishes and aspirations.


Let's be honest, getting married is one BIG thing but having a destination wedding is another ! 
I understand that planning a destination wedding can be overwhelming, and I have taken the time to compile a comprehensive resource that will be of immense value to you. 

 I created this guide to help you go from that frustrating starting point to gain clarity on the next steps that you will have to consider together as a couple. If you don't want to download the guide you'll still find some valuable informations in this article below.

Bonjour ! My name is Elise , I am a french wedding planner based in Paris and I plan destination weddings and elopements for couples from all over the world. I am all about the feels. my goal is to create an atmosphere that makes every moment magical. Intimate weddings allow me to be truly inspired by the personality of the bride and groom and their commitment to their guests.  

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