Paris Elopement with Embroidered Wedding Dress & Red Flowers

With COVID-19 still putting a hold on most couples plans, we thought we’d share with you this incredibly stylish and romantic Paris elopement planned and captured by Anne-Sophie Benoit. She uses a high street wedding dress proving you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in and complements the embroidery design with red flowers, decor and details. There’s also an intimate picnic in the park and breathtaking views of the iconic Eiffel Tower during both day and night, plus, a seriously cool motorcycle ride.

VISION

Contemporary elopement in Paris with embroidered wedding dress, red flowers and accessories. Plus, a picnic in the park and motorcycle ride around Paris.

  • Bride with red lipstick exchanging vows

    Bride with red lipstick exchanging vows

  • Bride holding her bouquet on the wedding morning

    Bride holding her bouquet on the wedding morning

  • Modern Paris elopement with bride in embroidered white dress

    Modern Paris elopement with bride in embroidered white dress

  • Bride and groom portrait with Paris as the backdrop

    Bride and groom portrait with Paris as the backdrop

  • Modern stationery suite for Paris elopement

    Modern stationery suite for Paris elopement

  • Bride and groom kissing at first look

    Bride and groom kissing at first look

  • Beautiful red, pink and cream wedding bouquet

    Beautiful red, pink and cream wedding bouquet

  • Bride with red lipstick holding on to her groom on the back of a motorcycle

    Bride with red lipstick holding on to her groom on the back of a motorcycle

  • Pink and red wedding flowers with dried grasses

    Pink and red wedding flowers with dried grasses

  • Bride in red shoes approaching her groom for Paris elopement

    Bride in red shoes approaching her groom for Paris elopement

  • Red lipstick wedding makeup

    Red lipstick wedding makeup

  • Bride and groom riding a motorcycle for Paris elopement

    Bride and groom riding a motorcycle for Paris elopement

  • Intimate wedding portrait by Anne-Sophie Benoit

    Intimate wedding portrait by Anne-Sophie Benoit

  • Groom in brown check suit

    Groom in brown check suit

  • Intimate wedding photography for Paris elopement

    Intimate wedding photography for Paris elopement

  • Bride and groom sitting on the back of a motorcycle

    Bride and groom sitting on the back of a motorcycle

  • Wedding rings by Pul Jewels

    Wedding rings by Pul Jewels

  • Red, pink and cream wedding bouquet flowers for Paris elopement

    Red, pink and cream wedding bouquet flowers for Paris elopement

  • Bride and groom on a motorcycle at Paris elopement

    Bride and groom on a motorcycle at Paris elopement

  • Pink roses, white orchids, dried grasses and red foliage bouquet for Paris elopement

    Pink roses, white orchids, dried grasses and red foliage bouquet for Paris elopement

  • Bride and groom portrait at Paris elopement

    Bride and groom portrait at Paris elopement

  • Bride and groom exchanging vows on a bridge in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background

    Bride and groom exchanging vows on a bridge in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background

  • Bride in white dress with red embroidered detail, red shoes and red flower bouquet

    Bride in white dress with red embroidered detail, red shoes and red flower bouquet

  • Bride and groom embracing at the window with views of Paris

    Bride and groom embracing at the window with views of Paris

INSPIRATION & STYLING

“I don’t live in Paris but this city definitely calls for romance. But as so many people eloped or got married in Paris, the goal was to do something a bit different. The dress was my starting point, I wanted to show that it was possible to get married without breaking the bank. As I’m a sucker for boho vibes I looked across Instagram and ended up finding this beautiful dress on Meadows. £220, I guess you can’t beat that!” – Anne Sophie Benoit

Paris Elopement

To start their romantic Paris Elopement, the couple got ready in a room with breathtaking skyline views of the romantic city. They then rode through the streets on their motorcycle and enjoyed a picnic at the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower. Artis Événement set up the laid back picnic which included rugs, cushions and a dessert table for a cute and cosy moment. After exchanging their vows on a bridge with further views of the Eiffel tower they headed to the rooftops and culminated their day by watching the city light up. Soo romantic.

ECO-CONSCIOUS

“The second thing I wanted to show was that it was possible to be more eco-conscious when it comes to getting married. All the make-up used here is vegan and all the vendors are locals. I think it’s important to think about the way weddings have an impact on our planet. So I always try to give ideas to my couples to make eco-friendly choices. It’s not about being perfect, but just making a few changes. Eloping is definitely a great way to help the planet!” – Anne Sophie Benoit

  • Intimate wedding photography in Paris

    Intimate wedding photography in Paris

  • Bride in waffle cardigan for Paris elopement

    Bride in waffle cardigan for Paris elopement

  • Black and white portrait

    Black and white portrait

  • Romantic Paris elopement

    Romantic Paris elopement

  • Rooftop portraits at Paris elopement

    Rooftop portraits at Paris elopement

  • cheese and cured meats board for a picnic

    cheese and cured meats board for a picnic

  • Bride and groom toasting their romantic Paris elopement

    Bride and groom toasting their romantic Paris elopement

  • Eiffle Tower photograph

    Eiffle Tower photograph

  • Paris skyline at intimate Paris elopement

    Paris skyline at intimate Paris elopement

  • Engagement ring by Pulp Jewels

    Engagement ring by Pulp Jewels

  • Wedding cake on glass cake stand

    Wedding cake on glass cake stand

  • Blush pink menu card for romantic Paris elopement

    Blush pink menu card for romantic Paris elopement

  • pale pink, white and red modern wedding bouquet

    pale pink, white and red modern wedding bouquet

  • Picnic in the park for romantic Paris elopement

    Picnic in the park for romantic Paris elopement

  • Bride and groom portrait at romantic Paris elopement

    Bride and groom portrait at romantic Paris elopement

  • Bride and groom toast at Paris elopement

    Bride and groom toast at Paris elopement

  • Small wedding cake for intimate Paris elopement

    Small wedding cake for intimate Paris elopement

  • Champagne toast at intimate picnic in the park

    Champagne toast at intimate picnic in the park

  • Intimate wedding breakfast for Paris elopement

    Intimate wedding breakfast for Paris elopement

  • Relaxed picnic in the park with rugs and cushions

    Relaxed picnic in the park with rugs and cushions

  • Groom embracing his bride in waffle knit cardigan

    Groom embracing his bride in waffle knit cardigan

  • Wicker dessert table for Paris elopement

    Wicker dessert table for Paris elopement

PARISIAN

“To keep the Parisian vibe, the couple got ready in a nice room with a view of Paris’ roofs. Then they rode through Paris with their motorcycle for a picnic next to the Eiffel Tower (at the Champ de Mars). Artis Événement set up the picnic for a cute and cosy moment. With their belly full, we wandered around Paris and found a nice spot for them to exchange vows. To finish, we went to a rooftop and waited for the Eiffel Tower to light up at night. Such a romantic way to end the day.” – Anne Sophie Benoit

If you’d like to see more Parisian elopements check out Brooke and Adam’s intimate celebration with sophisticated black-tie attire and Yasmin and Frederico‘s laid back bohemian style.

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Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband, three beautiful children and pet dog.

Flower Seed Wedding Favors — Under $1

Want to give flower seed wedding favors? We found a stylish way to do it! Read on for more + join the list for the latest.

flower seed wedding favors

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Happy Friday! Today we’re sharing an eco-friendly favor idea: flower seeds as wedding favors! These plantable heart-shaped seed favors make beautiful party favors for weddings, showers, and engagement parties.

If you think flower seeds as wedding favors only work for spring and summer, think again! These seeds make great take-home gifts for any time of year. At the first sign of spring, guests will be excited to plant their flower seeds and remember your wedding day as the seeds bloom on a sunny sill or outside in their favorite garden spot.

While many wedding favors are thrown away, these are functional, give-back-to-Mother-Nature tokens of your appreciation for guests traveling far and wide or locally. Everyone can benefit from seeds to plant and it is a truly sustainable option. Plus, these particular flower seed favors are made by SeedWeddingFavors from 100% biodegradable and recycled materials.

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Isn’t that such a nice idea and a breath of fresh air for favors? No more sitting on a shelf collecting dust — blooming in the sun instead! 🙂

There are many flower seed wedding favors on the market but we chose this as our top pick and here is why: they make the seed paper themselves, so they have COMPLETE control over the seeds that go into them, the color, and freshness.

Other seed favors? Not necessarily.

This means your seed favors for guests are always fresh and made to order.

The result? Seed mix that produces big beautiful blooms for well-known and well-loved garden flowers. Some of the blooms you’ll find include:

– pink and red poppies
black-eyed susans (mine just bloomed here and I’m loving ’em!)
– marigolds
– snapdragons
blue bachelor buttons (I had to look these up, I never heard of them before — take a look, they’re beautiful!)
– shasta daisies
– pink cosmos
… and more!

They even test its growth four times a year to ensure germination. They mean business about these seed wedding favors, you guys!

flower seed wedding favors

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Do the flower seed wedding favors bloom again?

This was a big question I had: once planted, is that it? One season of blooms? Not necessarily! Some of the flowers are annuals for first year blooms… but others ARE perennials for blooms year after year (I love that!) This means your guests will adore seeing a few of YOUR flowers in bloom in their sunny garden space year after year.

How do you plant the heart seed paper?

You plant it the same way you’d plant any seeds. Simply keep warm, damp, and in direct sunlight.

flower seed wedding favors

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How much do these seed favors cost?

These particular flower seed favors are wildly popular right now and are affordable, too. They are UNDER $1 (around $0.78 each!) Note: the paper feather seeds are around $1.75.

Here are a few examples of flower seed wedding favors made for couples! This first one is perfect for mountain themed weddings.

flower seed wedding favors

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flower seed wedding favors

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flower seed wedding favors

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flower seed wedding favors

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flower seed wedding favors

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flower seed wedding favors

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flower seed wedding favors

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flower seed wedding favors

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This gold floral seed packet favor is a beautiful option!

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You can also give these as a plantable bridesmaid proposal! Cute idea:

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How to Attach Plantable Seeds / Heart to Paper

Upon arrival, hearts arrive loose; you’ll need to (easily!) attach the heart seeds to the cards with one of these peel-and-stick adhesives or even a small bit of double-sided tape.

Personally, I like Zots stickers for most crafts, but feel free to buy whichever kind you like best.

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Where to Buy Seed Wedding Favors

Want to get personalized seed favors like this? Great! You can find them in the shop here.

Happy Planning + Planting! 🙂

xo
Emma

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Garden for Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Home with DIY Decor

BUDGET £5 – 10K

We have a feeling that using your home or a family members garden for wedding celebrations is going to become a very popular choice over the next couple of months. Especially when you can have a gorgeous day like Olivia & Charlie’s, which was full of DIY decor and wildflowers nurtured, cut and arranged by sister-in-law Hayley. Even the rain couldn’t dampen their spirits as they said I do under umbrellas and went ahead with the outdoor nuptials as planned. Their beaming smiles captured by Virginia Photography say it all.

  • Bridal party sitting under umbrellas at rainy outdoor wedding ceremony

    Bridal party sitting under umbrellas at rainy outdoor wedding ceremony

  • Hay bale seating at home using garden for wedding ceremony

    Hay bale seating at home using garden for wedding ceremony

  • Wildflower bridesmaid bouquet at home garden for wedding celebration

    Wildflower bridesmaid bouquet at home garden for wedding celebration

  • Bride and groom exchanging vows at home garden wedding ceremony

    Bride and groom exchanging vows at home garden wedding ceremony

  • Bridesmaid in blue tulle skirt holding the flower girl

    Bridesmaid in blue tulle skirt holding the flower girl

  • Lilliana couture lace wedding dress with couple using a home garden for wedding

    Lilliana couture lace wedding dress with couple using a home garden for wedding

  • Bride holding her wildflower bouquet on wedding morning

    Bride holding her wildflower bouquet on wedding morning

  • Wildflower 'just picked' wedding bouquet for home garden wedding

    Wildflower ‘just picked’ wedding bouquet for home garden wedding

  • Bride and groom walking up the aisle under umbrellas at garden wedding ceremony

    Bride and groom walking up the aisle under umbrellas at garden wedding ceremony

  • Wedding morning bridal preparations at home using garden for wedding ceremony

    Wedding morning bridal preparations at home using garden for wedding ceremony

  • Groom in beige suit under clear umbrella

    Groom in beige suit under clear umbrella

  • beautiful bride in 'bride' t-shirt on wedding morning

    beautiful bride in ‘bride’ t-shirt on wedding morning

  • Wedding guests huddled under umbrellas at rainy outdoor wedding

    Wedding guests huddled under umbrellas at rainy outdoor wedding

  • Bride having her hair done

    Bride having her hair done

  • DIY wooden welcome sign at home using garden for wedding ceremony

    DIY wooden welcome sign at home using garden for wedding ceremony

  • Natural bridal makeup for black bride using home garden for wedding celebration

    Natural bridal makeup for black bride using home garden for wedding celebration

  • Groomsmen sitting under umbrellas at rainy outdoor garden wedding ceremony

    Groomsmen sitting under umbrellas at rainy outdoor garden wedding ceremony

  • Stunning bride standing in the kitchen on the wedding morning of home garden wedding

    Stunning bride standing in the kitchen on the wedding morning of home garden wedding

  • Bridal entrance at home garden wedding ceremony

    Bridal entrance at home garden wedding ceremony

  • Wildflower wedding bouquet resting on a hay bale

    Wildflower wedding bouquet resting on a hay bale

  • Flower cover wooden altarat home using garden for wedding ceremony

    Flower cover wooden altarat home using garden for wedding ceremony

  • Bride putting on her dress on wedding morning

    Bride putting on her dress on wedding morning

  • Bride and groom exchanging rings at home garden wedding

    Bride and groom exchanging rings at home garden wedding

  • Bride in lace Liliana Couture wedding dress

    Bride in lace Liliana Couture wedding dress

  • Bride in lace wedding dress holding a clear umbrella

    Bride in lace wedding dress holding a clear umbrella

WHAT MADE OUR DAY UNIQUE

“Our day was unique because it took place in the garden of Charlie’s mother’s family home which was very special to us both. We had a beautiful ceremony that was personalised to reflect our individualities and was a perfect way to show our love for one another to our dearest family and friends. We chose our own vows and each said something different that was heartfelt and meaningful. We had an outdoor ceremony which felt relaxed and comfortable, guests were seated on straw bales and a family friend played the piano. During the ceremony it rained which meant that everybody was huddled under umbrellas, it didn’t spoil our day and we felt it made it even more special and memorable. We poured our hearts and souls into the preparation and planning of the wedding which meant that almost everything was sourced or made by ourselves or family and friends.” – Olivia & Charlie

Garden for Wedding

Using Charlie’s parent’s home and garden for wedding celebrations gave the gorgeous couple, free reign over the day. Olivia got ready in the kitchen, they held an outdoor ceremony with guests sitting on hay bales and then enjoyed a reception under a marquee filled with the most wonderful DIY decor. There were wooden barrels, pallets and signs; plus, wildflower centrepieces and displays resting on tree slices. All of this fabulous DIY decor ensured they kept a tight hold of the budget, but it certainly didn’t mean they forfeit on any of the details.

INSPIRATION & STYLING

“We wanted the vibe of our wedding day to be relaxed, informal and enjoyable. Our styling reflected this. We played up to the countryside setting and used local suppliers who provided straw bales and rustic wood for seating and tables. We chose wildflowers of many varieties and colours for our wedding to add to the relaxed and informal styling. All of the flowers were homegrown from seeds by our sister in law who then arranged them on the tables and created the bouquets and buttonholes.
The Marquee was set out for informal dining with long, rustic tables and bench seating. We kept the tables uncluttered with homemade place settings and the colour came only from the jars of flowers which sat on rustic wood from taken from the garden.
We wanted to use natural materials where possible throughout the wedding and source these ourselves from the local area.”
– Olivia & Charlie

  • Bride in lace wedding dress and groom in beige suit

    Bride in lace wedding dress and groom in beige suit

  • wedding guests playing garden games

    wedding guests playing garden games

  • Groom giving wedding speech

    Groom giving wedding speech

  • wooden sign post in home garden for wedding celebration

    wooden sign post in home garden for wedding celebration

  • Intimate bride and groom portrait with wildflower bouquet

    Intimate bride and groom portrait with wildflower bouquet

  • Clear span marquee reception in home garden for wedding celebration

    Clear span marquee reception in home garden for wedding celebration

  • home garden for wedding portraits

    home garden for wedding portraits

  • Groomsmen in beige wedding suits

    Groomsmen in beige wedding suits

  • Bride and groom kissing at their home garden for wedding celebration

    Bride and groom kissing at their home garden for wedding celebration

  • Table plan on an easel at home garden for wedding celebration

    Table plan on an easel at home garden for wedding celebration

  • Bride and groom standing under umbrellas after home garden wedding ceremony

    Bride and groom standing under umbrellas after home garden wedding ceremony

  • Wooden pallet wedding dessert table wedding sign

    Wooden pallet wedding dessert table wedding sign

  • Bride and groom embracing during wedding reception speeches

    Bride and groom embracing during wedding reception speeches

  • home garden for wedding celebration

    home garden for wedding celebration

  • Bride and groom during wedding reception speeches

    Bride and groom during wedding reception speeches

  • Wildflower stems in bottles

    Wildflower stems in bottles

  • bride and groom portrait by Virginia Photography

    bride and groom portrait by Virginia Photography

  • rustic place setting

    rustic place setting

  • Rustic barrel card and guest book table at garden for wedding reception

    Rustic barrel card and guest book table at garden for wedding reception

  • Wedding cake with burlap and lace decor in garden for wedding celebration

    Wedding cake with burlap and lace decor in garden for wedding celebration

  • Young Page boys and flower girl on the dance floor

    Young Page boys and flower girl on the dance floor

  • DIY table centrepieces at home garden for wedding celebration

    DIY table centrepieces at home garden for wedding celebration

  • home garden for wedding celebration with marquee reception

    home garden for wedding celebration with marquee reception

  • fire pit in garden for wedding celebration

    fire pit in garden for wedding celebration

  • page boys drinking juice in the garden

    page boys drinking juice in the garden

Despite the grey clouds and rain, Olivia’s favourite moment of the day was walking down the aisle. There are simply some things you can’t control (like the weather) and you can still have the perfect day, no matter what. Listen to our When Things Go Wrong Podcast for some helpful advice and tips.

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Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband, three beautiful children and pet dog.

Peach Wedding Inspiration with Sandy Tones + Boho Florals

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

It’s hard to decide which of the dreamy details to focus on from this boho peach wedding inspiration, so allow us to lay it all out there. Start with blush and peachy roses, plumes of pampas grass, a dress by one of our favorite boho wedding dress designers, a totally unique venue, and add some simple sophistication to tie it all together!

The design was created by Manda with Mae & Co at The Ice House in Phoenix. With florals by Good Seed Floral and photos by From the Daisies, it’s no wonder the details were stunning — that’s a dream team right there!

Feeling that neutral vibe for your big day? Here’s all the inspiration you need:

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Dun, dun, dun-dun…

Boho Ceremony Setup

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

It’s the classic boho combination of layered rugs, pampas grass, and geometric details — perfection!

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Boho Bride with Wearable Florals

Daughters of Simone Dress

What could make a Daughters of Simone wedding dress even more beautiful? Wearable florals wouldn’t hurt!

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Why not pop a few blooms on the groom, as well?

floral necklace

Stunning! Do you love this idea? We’ve got more ideas to rock florals on your wedding day right here!

Peach Wedding Inspiration — the Reception

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Sandy-toned dreams!

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

woven place mat

Such a beautiful setup! The prettiest pink glazed stoneware plates matched with a woven charger and two-toned flatware. LOVE.

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

So romantic with those tall candles and naked flowers.

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Neutrals + Newlyweds

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Perfectly framed!

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

wedding veil

Floral Boho Wedding Inspiration

Stunning little peach wedding inspiration, don’t you think? Thanks to the team for sharing your creative vision with us!

photography: From the Daisies // venue name: The Ice House, Phoenix, Arizona, USA // event design: Mae and Co Creative // planning: Mae and Co Creative // florals: Good Seed Floral // wedding dress: Daughters of Simone