Friday, June 6, 2014

Our Parisian Wedding -- Part II: Louvre, Seine, and a Café

I'm back today to share more photos from our wedding in Paris (Part I is here if you missed it).

After our ceremony on the Pont des Arts, we spent some time walking around near the Louvre, taking in the gorgeous architecture and morning light without a tourist in sight. It felt like we were on a movie set and the city was there just for us. Our photographer, Juliane, knew exactly where all the prettiest spots were and got some lovely shots of us and our beautiful surroundings.

Hello Framboise Wedding Dress by BHLDN :: Photo Juliane Berry
Photo Credit: Juliane Berry
On Tam: Dress: Sue Wong (carried at BHLDN) | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Earrings: J. Crew (similar here)
On Sean: Suit: Calvin Klein (similar) | Shirt: Brooks Brothers | Tie: Yves St. Laurent | Shoes: Ecco
Flowers: L'île aux fleurs, 20 Rue Monge, 75005

Hello Framboise's Wedding--Louvre Silhouette :: Photo Juliane Berry

Hello Framboise Paris Wedding :: Photo Juliane Berry

Hello Framboise Deco-Inspired Paris Wedding

After our walk around the Louvre courtyard, we crossed the Pont des Arts again and stopped at a cute little cafe facing the Seine on the Left Bank. Sean and I have lattes at home together every morning, so we decided to have our first married morning lattes here.

I hand-lettered and digitized designs that said "Monsieur" and "Madame" and had them printed on cappuccino cups similar to the ones we use at home. They survived the trip over in my suitcase, and the barista happily served us our coffee in our fancy new mugs.

Monsieur Madame Wedding Cups :: Lettering Hello Framboise :: Photo Juliane Berry

Monsieur:Madame Cups :: Hello Framboise Lettering :: Photo Juliane Berry

We also took a stroll by the Seine and watched the sun climb through the clouds and into the sky. It was so peaceful and pretty--perfect for a couple private moments between us.

By the Seine // Photo Juliane Berry

Since Sean is the primary photographic talent behind this blog, it woudln't have felt right unless he snapped a few photos, too. On went the sunglasses and out came our Canon for a couple shots. In this photo, we're doing what we typically do a couple times a week: reviewing photos "on location."

Just to be a teeny bit sappy for a moment--I am so grateful that I have a partner who is so supportive in all my endeavors. Whether I'm stuck in an intense trial for weeks, grappling with how to give the children I represent what they need, frustrated with my calligraphy on a particular day, or just can't seem to make anything but grumpy faces when it's time to take outfit pictures, he is behind me, in front of me, or beside me--whichever is most appropriate and helpful to me. I feel very fortunate that he made the decision to become my husband.


We then got back in the Citroën and continued our tour aroud the city. It was fun to have the avenues open and to get to where we wanted to go quickly--although we really enjoyed riding in Didier's car. It was nice to have someone who knows the city, the streets, and the language well.

Hello Framboise's Paris Wedding :: Photo Juliane Berry

Leaving you here for today. There will be one last wedding post coming early next week!

x, Tam

P.S. If you're interested in reading my past travel posts about Paris, they can be found here: one | two | three | four


  1. Everything about this is amazing. You are truly stunning!

  2. Congratulations on your new life together, Tam! These photos are breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your personal moments with us. I've been enjoy reading your Paris journey. Looking forward to the next post. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and well-wishes! Hope you have a lovely weekend, too!

  3. Tam - coming out of lurkdom to say how beautiful these photos are! Congratulations and may you both continue to build happy memories together!

    1. Aw, I love it when readers de-lurk :). Thank you so much for the well-wishes!

  4. These photos are amazing, Tam! I've always considered eloping (I'm not even engaged haha) and this kind of sealed the deal for me! :)

    1. So glad you are enjoying the photos. I highly recommend eloping--much less stress!

  5. My heart is filled with so much love for you both. I know we only know each other "virtually" but I am just SO SO thrilled for you. You can see how much you love each other in these photos. What an absolutely romantic wedding. xoxox

    1. Thank you, Rachel! You are so sweet and a wonderful friend! I hope we get to meet in person sometime soon!

  6. I love the calligraphy mugs and your ring looks amazing! Is it an emerald cut sideways instead of up and down?

  7. Hi Tam! It's my very first time commenting here :-) I'm a fellow petite, living in Germany! Just wanted to write that these pictures of you two are absolutely amazing!! I especially like the 3rd & 4th picture! You are so cute together! Keep that magic forever :-)

  8. OMG your wedding looks like a fairy tale both make a handsome couple! Best wishes to your new life together!!


  9. Congrats! Thanks so much for sharing your wedding photos! It does look like out of a romantic movie scene! And Sue Wong totally makes the best beaded dresses! You and your husband look gorgeous!!!

  10. Stunning Tam! Congrats to your and your handsome prince. You two look so gorgeous and are glowing with happiness. Congrats again hun! - K

  11. I think I've read each post in this series a dozen times! I loved every detail, planned or unexpected, that went into your special trip and thought the outcome could not be more "you" with all the personalized touches. Congrats to you both on your gorgeous wedding and thank you so much for treating us to these snippets!


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