The bride LOVES pink and balloons, the groom… chocolate cake. Both got exactly what they wanted (and more) at this colourful and romantic wedding held at the Shangri-La hotel in Paris.
Joanne and Nicholas, a young hard-working couple from Hong Kong, treated their closest 60 family members and friends to a colourful and vibrant destination wedding in Paris. Paris is the city of their engagement and Joanne and Nicholas wanted to share their love for this city with their guests. The couple were very clear in their wedding brief to me, “Joanne loves pink and everything about it, and Nicholas loves chocolate!” So we planned a pastel filled and sophisticated wedding in a beautiful historical venue in Paris, that reflected this, lots of pink and lots of chocolate cake!
The day started out with a traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony, with only their immediate family members, in which Joanne and Nicholas received the blessing of their family for their marriage. Afterwards, Joanne changed into a white wedding dress and made a stunning (and smiley) bride that rocked that custom designed dress!
The floral design featured enormous pink and cafe-au-lait coloured dahlias and soft greens. Oversized clusters of pastel-coloured pink balloons filled the historical salons, first for the intimate symbolic ceremony and then at the reception party, creating a custom backdrop for the fun photo booth. The cake also featured gold leaf and lovely pastel coloured Dahlia’s and of course, was made up of three tiers of, you guessed it, chocolate cake! There is even rumours that the groom sneaked one of the tiers, for a later snack, to be enjoyed with his bride and of course some champagne!
Planning a destination wedding in Paris, doesn’t mean forgetting your personality and what makes you happy as a couple. Make sure that your planner (and venue) listen to your wedding dreams and needs for your wedding and help you to create the perfect event that is a reflection of YOU!
Brian from French Grey Photography was there to capture all the romantic (and fun) moments.