Jess and Mason’s Candlelit, Winter White Wedding

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A Candlelit Winter White Paris Wedding

I admit, I loved this candlelit winter white Paris wedding. This couple chose a wedding date close to Christmas and winter white details set them apart. Every couple chooses unique details that make them who they are. Hence, I adore each couple that I have the privilege of marrying. Without a doubt, this darling couple was incredible. They packed up their family and friends and flew to Paris for their wedding day. Together with their loved ones, they exchanged their vows at an incredible Paris venue.

Gorgeous Details

This candlelit, winter white wedding was lush with fragrant white flowers. In addition, the bride was adorned in lace details, a cathedral-length veil, a stunning diamond eternity band, and the perfect “red-soled” shoes. She was simply gorgeous – and the groom agreed. Especially relevant: their first look was a precious moment, sealed with a kiss.

The Ceremony

Next, the ceremony, which was a blend of traditional and the unconventional. For example, they chose lovely classic vows, in modern language, that reflected the depth and breadth of their love for one another. Most noteworthy, they chose to have “I Love You Night and Day” by Smriti Prasadam-Halls read as a part of their ceremony: “I love you wild. I love you loud. I shout it out and I feel proud.” As a part of their nightly story routine, this was the perfect selection for their family. How can you not love reading, “I love you low, I love you deep, down where the octopuses sleep,” during a wedding ceremony?  The reading brought laughter and tears to this sweet bride and groom.

The Perfect Day

While the bride wiped her groom’s brow, family and friends erupted into laughter. Seems like this was the perfect, relaxed, and fun day for these soul mates! Because even though these two “clicked” the moment they met in college, their wedding day was eight years in the making. Furthermore, they never dreamed they would be married in Paris. As author Amy Thomas wrote, “I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.”[1]

Above all, it was a blessing it was to share J & M’s wedding day with them, and their family and friends. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. Congratulations!

[1] Thomas, Amy. Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light.


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