Even if the weather can be sometimes a bit capricious, I still think that Paris it’s a terrific place for shooting. This year I had my first wedding in the most popular city of France, and I attended the reception in Montparnasse Tower. Besides this, I believe that this truly fantastic location was made for the newlyweds: Elisabeth and Etienne.
The first’s scenes were captured inside a cozy room, in which Elisabeth was getting ready for the big event. Most certainly, the bride’s friends played an essential role – not only they stayed by her all the time, but also one of them wrote her a special message. The precisely illustration of this magic bond between friends was the preparations: the moment when all do the make-up at the same time or button up the bride’s dress. Further on, Elisabeth was very glad to share every step with her beloved father. He led her to the altar with a very solemn attitude, and then let her with Etienne. Intense emotions were combined with the natural looks, on this point the guests and the family members were focused on the significant rituals of the religious ceremony.
Afterwards, we wanted a short photo session, but outside was raining, consequently the church was our back-up. The impressive stone arcades and the deep yellow light shaped very well the pictures, people smiled and filled up the room with their fresh joy. At the end, we were good to go at Montparnasse Tower and continue with cocktails. Despite the bad weather, the view from the Tower was spectacular as always, everybody enjoyed the grey-vintage Eiffel Tower rising up from the mystique Paris. Shortly after, the ambiance was warmed-up by toasts and speeches. Particularly, I liked that the bridegroom’s friend who had witnessed how the two newlyweds met for the first time, had told this story about their meeting. Later on in the night, nobody stooped dancing; after some cake and champagne we felt full of energy and had a lot of fun.
All my best wishes to Elizabeth and Etienne! May you have a wonderful life together!