Monthly Archive for February, 2013

real wedding: parisian chic, intimate mariage de luxe

How do you define “Parisian Chic”?  Stylishly refined?  Effortlessly sophisticated?  Romantically modern?  After you see these images of my gorgeous clients, you’ll define it like I do now: Parisian Chic is Lauren and Ben’s wedding. This Australian-American couple plan to live in Paris one day, so decided to host their wedding in the City that means so much to them both. With loved ones coming in from all four corners of the globe, they wanted a celebration that was fun and memorable for their guests and reflected their own tastes and styles.

After their sweet, traditional church ceremony, Lauren and Ben took off with photographer Jo to all of their favorite Parisian haunts, then rejoined their entourage at a hôtel particulier, a privately-owned 18th century mansion,  for dinner, drinks and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Un mariage de luxe:


all photos © photozhou

wedding design & coordination: kim petyt, parisian events. photography: photo zhou, hair & make-up: jms by james, florist: lieu-dit, cake: sugarplum cake shop

and the winner is: valentine’s day blog giveaway!

Last week, I asked readers to post a comment proclaiming to the WORLD why they loved Paris. For their efforts, I would randomly draw one name to gift the book “Paris in Love” by photographer Alison Harris.  And the winner is: Mary Priddy from the Operation Paris blog.  Mary is a “Parisiophile extraordinaire living in Austin, Texas.”  I hope that winning this book is a good sign that Mary will soon get her wish and return to the city of her dreams.  You can also follow her on twitter at @operation_paris.

A HUGE merci to everyone for playing along. Thank you for sharing, and thanks again for reading my blog!

valentines day giveaway: why do you love paris?

Every time I look down on this timeless town
whether blue or gray be her skies.
Whether loud be her cheers or soft be her tears,
more and more do I realize:

I love Paris in the springtime.
I love Paris in the fall.
I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles,
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles….

paris-blog-give-awayHere’s the easiest blog giveaway ever. With just one week until Valentine’s Day (and with not a moment to spare!), I’m giving away this sweet little book, Paris in Love by Paris photographer Alison Harris.  Alison’s images of the banks of the Seine, Paris’ secret gardens, café terraces, and mots doux scribbled on walls by anonymous taggers beautifully capture some of the many reasons why I love Paris. But what about you?

To win a copy of “Paris in Love” by Alison Harris, all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me just one reason why you love Paris.

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet the following : “I just entered the “Why Do I Love Paris” giveaway on @parisianparty:

3. Like my Facebook fan page :

5. Comment on any other blog post of your choice on my site.

The book will be mailed (via La Poste) to anywhere in the world, so you don’t have to live in Paris to play along. The winner will be drawn randomly on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:00PM Paris time.

Feel free to spread the word. Thanks for playing along, and thank you for reading my blog!


all above images © Alison Harris, Paris in Love,