At the Shagri-La Hotel, Elizabeth and Bill had a jewish-christian-muslim ceremony, performed by a friend. With Elizabeth being a professional ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Bill being a rock drummer, formerly with the Black Crows, music and culture were all around this day.
With an intimate and romantic photo session with a dreamy Eiffel Tower backdrop and in the city of Paris. The bride brought her point shoes and under the arcades of the Louvre she put up a dance in her wedding gown.
The reception was held on a private yacht on the Seine and the vibe transitioned from classically Parisian to a cabaret feel. When everyone was seated the bride & groom made their entrance to La Vie en Rose performed by the jazz singer Melody Gardot accompanied by a Gatsby-themed jazz band.
After a gourmet French meal groomsmen Jessie Harris (grammy award winning singer-songwriter) and Anthony Wilson (guitarist extraordinaire for Diana Krall) performed Jessie’s song You and Me to wrap up dinner. The next surprise of the night was a Turkish belly dancer as a nod to the bride’s Turkish heritage which got everyone on their feet, to end the night with DJ-Jack spinning classic soul and funk on vinyl.
Planning & Styling: Fête in France
Cinematography: Micka Films
Ceremony venue: Shangri-La Paris
Reception venue: Yachts de Paris
Hair & makeup: Harold James
Florals: Madame Artisan Fleuriste
Calligraphy: Studio French Blue
Jazz band: Jazz around Midnight
First dance vocals: Melody Gardot
Bridal gown: Amelia Sposa