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They say the Royal wedding is bringing chic weddings back in vogue. We just shot this wedding of the British Ambassador’s step daughter in Paris. Safieh and Charles reside in Houston. The bride’s mother, the ambassador’s wife, has lived in Paris for years. The British Ambassador’s Residence has become the bride’s Parisian home during her visits to the city of love. I guess that technically makes this a backyard wedding for Safieh.

It’s usually difficult to impress a Paris wedding photographer with architecture or interiors.  This high-profile “hotel particulier”, however, makes quite an impression.  It’s located in the heart of the prestigious Triangle d’Or.  This area is as chic as it gets in Paris.  The garden in the cocktail photos was officially inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in June of 1992.

The mother of the bride got her inspiration for the black and white balloons at the Stella McCartney show during fashion week in Paris.  After the guests entered the grand hall to begin the ceremony, the butler staff sneaked the balloons into the adjoining hallway just outside.

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Movie film, not video.  Think stringing a reel of film through a projector and hearing the rattle and hum of a hot bulbed machine that flickers images onto a wall.   Imagine a pre-digital age where cutting out a scene of a home movie meant getting out a razor blade and cutting out a scene.  How does something as imperfect and flawed as super 8mm film cast such a spell on its followers?   When I shot Anne and Julien’s wedding in still photography, I agreed to their request to bring along my vintage movie camera to shoot a just a few minutes on good old fashioned movie film.  I stipulated this movie shooting would take a distant back seat since I would shoot only in brief moments when it didn’t interfere with me capturing the events of the day with my still photography.  Two short rolls of constantly jamming movie film reluctantly staggered through my 30 something year-old cinema camera.  The moving images that resulted clarified my adoration of super 8mm cinema.  No matter how aging your equipment, or how careless your film handlers, or how much you fail to give shooting the attention it deserves, super 8mm cinema gives back only love.

In this posted film, only the opening and closing text titles are manipulated in software.  Every single frame of the wedding day, however, is authentic untouched Super 8mm movie film in all its glorious imperfection.  Every speck of dust, every motion blur, every piece of lint, every light leak, every strand of fiber, every partially exposed frame, every textured speck of film grain, every jitter, roll and flicker is genuine.  Super 8mm takes all these unappealing scraps and blends them into a brew that casts its spell on viewers.  Maybe this explains the fiercely loyal cadre of enchanted followers super 8mm cinema enjoys nearly 40 years after industry pundits proclaimed that the birth of video tape marked the death of celluloid film in home movie making.

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Caroline and Alexandre got engaged in warm, sunny Dubai. Alexandre persuaded his bride to travel to his family’s home town for their wedding. Little could she know she was making wedding plans for what would become the coldest, greyest, snowiest Paris December in over 40 years. Even though she found the perfect off-white UGGS to hide under her gown, she had difficulty staying warm while trudging along the slushy streets of the coldest Paris winter of her lifetime. Plus, she lost her balloon. (I swear that photo wasn’t staged.) All was good, however, after arriving to the literal and figurative warmth of loved ones at the beautiful Eglise St. Augustin. The newlywed’s exit from the church was celebrated by thrown snow as the couple and guests made their way to the hot chocolate trolley waiting at the bottom of the church steps that the wedding-planning team of Les Tetes Chercheuses had arranged. A warm Citroen from the 40s took the couple to their vintage reception on the Champs Elysees. The setting included a swank retro band playing music from the same era as the Citroen.


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Paris wedding photographers are lucky to be shooting in the City of Lights (another nickname of the city). Days are short in December but the city lights keep things looking beautiful long after the sun goes down. Vera Wang’s team agrees. They asked us for photos of this wedding after seeing our sneak peek. Tim and Angeli had a gorgeous wedding worth sharing. It had the elements that make this town a charming setting for tying the knot in winter. The fun of getting ready in an elegant Parisian apartment on Ile Saint Louis, a ceremony in a chic “hotel particulier” on Place Vendome, an illuminated Louvre looking even more majestic, and of course Christmas lights and snow.  You can check out more of Angeli’s Paris wedding photos on Style Me Pretty

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