change is good

French wedding style expert kim petyt

After nearly 10 years of planning weddings and events in Paris, I’ve decided to set aside my (fabulous!) wedding planning hat and take an extended hiatus from parisian events.

My idea to create an agency to service English-speakers in love with the romance and style of Paris was born out of necessity- In 2001, I planned my own wedding in France, long-distance from San Francisco and without being able to speak French. Since wedding planners didn’t really exist in France at the time, when my husband and I moved to France soon after, I decided to tap into my experience in corporate and social event planning and create parisian events. The idea was to help other romantic, Anglophone Paris-lovers like myself to create their dream celebration in the “City of Love”, and I’m extremely humbled to say that the idea took off like wildfire! Over the years I’ve had the opportunity and honor to work with some AMAZING vendors and some absolutely wonderful clients, many of whom have since become dear friends. I’d like to thank all of you for inviting me into your lives, and for helping me to make parisian events the success that it has become.

I’ve decided now to focus my energies more on sharing what I’ve learned over the years with others, on both the creative side and the business side. Writing my book, The Paris Wedding, has given me a great opportunity to share my expertise on French- and Parisian-style weddings with the American market.  I’ve been very lucky in that Paris is becoming one of the hottest European destination wedding locations for American couples. With this comes more American vendors looking to tap into this growing market. This past year, I’ve been lucky to have been asked to speak with entrepreneurs about the cultural aspects of the business, and am continuing to build on that with a roster of future speaking engagements and other information-sharing opportunities.

My heart still belongs to Paris and weddings, of course, so please continue to follow me on my book site, facebook, twitter, pinterest and my curated newsletter, J’ai Deux Amours” . I also continue to write for lifestyle blogs like “The Daily Basics” and my own Parisian Party, and am always open to speaking or writing opportunities about French wedding or social entertaining styles, the cross-cultural entrepreneurial experience, or the destination wedding industry in general.

Thank you again for your years of support.

1 Response to “change is good”


  1. 1 Jacqueline Payne

    Congratulations on such life changing events! Can you recommend someone who can handle weddings for American’s who are looking to transfer from US to France? Their are several things that you highlighted that my fiance and I loved and had looked forward to working with you. Thanks in advance for your reply! Bon Chance!

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