Wedding in Paris at the Shangri-La

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On this first day of autumn, I&T said “I do” for life in very special places in the French capital. Indeed, last Friday, September 23 was punctuated by love and friendship in a wedding in small committee.

As the sun roses that morning and let a few rays of light shine on the city of love, the bride and groom were able to start their day by getting ready in joy and celebration with their families and friends in the sumptuous palace Le Shangri-La. The morning was also defined by the first shots of the bride, groom and their loved ones taken by our trio of photographers and videographers.

The time came to go to the Madeleine Church, a famous Parisian church of neoclassic style, to celebrate their Catholic union. The guests arriving little by little, discovered a magnificent floral decoration combining white flowers and candles, all imagined and set up by the florist Kahina Events and her team. During a solemn ceremony, rhyming with love, sharing and emotion, our newlyweds promised each other love, fidelity and finally exchanged their wedding rings for the first day of the rest of their lives.

Following the ceremony, our newlyweds were able to take advantage of the sumptuous architecture of the church to take individual and group photos. In the Parisian palace, they had a magnificent suite with a terrace giving a close and captivating view on the Eiffel Tower. The photographers and videographers were able to capture these moments of complicity between our lovers for eternity. They ended the afternoon with a last couple photo session in front of the Louvre, in the heart of the capital.

It was time to go to the Shangri-La for cocktails on the terrace, dinner and dancing. While the cocktail hour was accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and appetizers such as homemade sushi, cooked and cut in front of the guests, our newlyweds were able to discover the reception room and its floral decoration. It is with emotion that they saw for the first time this magnificent Grand Salon, decorated with gold moldings, a fireplace filled with white roses, a long table perfectly decorated with flowers and a golden tablecloth lit by candlesticks. 

Afterwards, the dinner combined gastronomy, sharing moments, speeches, background music but also improvised photo session with the guests in front of the fireplace. It ended with the bride’s speech of thanks, then the first dance and the entrance of the wedding cake. This moment of complicity and intimacy between the bride and groom was accompanied by the song “Lifetime” played live on the piano by the live band present during the meal. The cake in white, gold leaves and roses, was cut by our couple. 

In a very festive atmosphere, all the guests followed the newlyweds to the Salon Bonaparte to start the dance. They were greeted by the Fusion Girls on the turntables, saxophone and percussion and a tower of champagne and a whole banquet of desserts.

The evening continued with dances shared between the bride and groom and their parents, in turn, with Spanish and English sounds. These dance moments were very moving of two young people committing to marriage while celebrating their families.

Finally, the party went on until the end of the night which closed the book on the most beautiful day of their lives.