Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding – Intimate elopement in Paris


Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding - Intimate Elopement in Paris

It is not hard to see why Paris is many people’s ultimate fantasy for an elopement destination. Whether an exclusive Paris elopement just for you and your partner or a big Paris wedding with your loved ones : where better to celebrate love than in the most romantic city in the world? Besides, a Plaza wedding is always a brilliant idea.

Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding - Bridal portrait in  the hotel room
Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding - groom getting ready photo - Tom Ford tuxedo

This was a dream come true for Funke and Jide, who chose the Plaza Athénée Hotel in Paris’s luxurious 8th district for their special occasion. Welcome to the Plaza Athénée Paris wedding, my name is Fran Boloni and I’m passionate about wedding photography in Paris.


Situated a stone’s throw from the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Plaza Athénée hotel is an exquisite location for your celebration. From the Dior Institute to the world-class pastry chef, the Athénée provides the best Paris has to offer, allowing you to relax in the knowledge every last detail has been attended to. At the same time elegant and intimate, the hotel has a very personal feel. In conclusion, it is a popular spot among wedding planners themselves and it’s perfect for wedding photography in Paris!

Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding - fabulous wedding cake


Following a classic French breakfast complete with champagne on their private balcony, the couple exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony before returning to the hotel for their Plaza Athénée Paris wedding. We did stop briefly after the ceremony for a session of wedding photography in Paris. The couples photo shoot took place at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. Two of the most iconic places to take wedding photos in Paris. As evening fell, the champagne flowed and the Eiffel Tower created a breathtaking backdrop for Funke and Jide to toast their future together. 

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The Chapelle Expiatoire is a chapel dedicated to Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette. The Chapel is situated in the center of Paris, more precisely in the 8th arrondissement of the city. It has a very elegant interior and a calm private garden. Which makes it a perfect venue for a wedding ceremony, regardless the season. 

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From a photography point of view, it is more interesting than a church, especially because the garden allows for some truly unique wedding photo opportunities.

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Choosing the perfect venue is key to realizing the ceremony of your dreams in Paris. We recommend either reaching out to a Paris wedding planner whose portfolio suits your vision or the hotel’s event planning and concierge service for a stress-free experience. This comes with all the benefits of local insider knowledge. Today, the focus is not only on the experience of the bride, the groom and the experience of the guests. It’s also important to think about the impact that such an event can have on the environment. This is why sustainable weddings are becoming trendy nowadays.

Feel free to check our elopement guide for our top recommendations for wedding planners, stylists, florists and more! You might also want to take a look at our guide of small wedding venues in Paris, in case you haven’t decided on your wedding venue.

Newlywed couple first dance on the Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris balcony

When it comes to deciding on the ideal venue for your stay in Paris and wedding reception there is nothing like a Plaza Athénée Paris wedding. Funké and Jidé’s Paris elopement was perfectly planned by the talented girls from Dure Events from Houston, Texas.

Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding - Bride and groom toasting with personalized champagne glasses


Ultimately, you want this to be the trip of a lifetime and you’ll need the services of wedding photography in Paris. Your choice of an artist that you can trust completely to capture everything from the dress details to the first dance, is important. 

Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding - couples portraits Place Vendome-1

Our aim is that you’ll be able to show everyone back home photos that make them feel like they were there every step of the way. 

Wedding Photography in Paris - Bride and groom portraits by the Eiffel Tower
Wedding Photography in Paris - Bride and groom portraits by the Louvre Museum

To see more about how we can help you ca​pture your big Plaza Athénée Paris wedding, let’s GET IN TOUCH



OFFICIANT: Love Gracefully (Pierre Therond)

BRIDAL STYLIST: Vainglorious Brides

DECOR: Esther Lamarche Design Floral

WEDDING CAKE: Bouchra Cake Design

HAIR STYLIST: Ciara Coiffure

DRESS: Pnina Tornai at Kleinfeld Bridal

BRIDE SHOES: Aquazzura


PUBLISHED: Muna Luchi Bride

​If you like wedding photography in Paris and Plaza Athénée Paris wedding, feel free to explore the gallery below. The images tell the story of the entire intimate elopement. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Plaza Athenee Paris Wedding – Intimate elopement in Paris

David Wilkins
Monday, January 14th, 2019

Wonderful natural images, fab location

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019

    Thank you. The Plaza Athénée is truly a beautiful place to get married in Paris.

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