In the true spirit of elopement, this young American couple wedded in Paris on a two-day whirlwind getaway. I spent two days with them, following them around Paris and documenting the day as they took in the sights. They were married on the second day at the classic American Church in Paris, and concluded their wedding day with a cruise down the Seine, and celebrated by friendly Parisians.
The groom steeples his hands in a brief prayer before the ceremony begins in the American Church in Paris. The structure was the first American church established outside of the United States.
The bride and groom lightly clasp hands as their attendant conducts the wedding ceremony. The couple’s two guests stand close by, against the backdrop of the church’s beautiful Beckerath Organ.
The bride lifts her bouquet in the air as the couple smiles together, newly married.
The couple’s attendant breaks the mood with a story as the newlyweds and their friends sit down after the ceremony.
Bride, groom, and friend sample the dessert following the wedding ceremony, the bride taking care not to soil her royal purple lace gloves.
The young couple share a kiss in a verdant corner of Paris after signing their wedding registry.
The bride laughs as she shares a dance with a fellow traveler as the newly married couple celebrates on the River Seine.
The Eiffel Tower soaring in the background, the newly married couple stare into each other’s eyes as they sail down the Seine.