Our Sunrise Engagement Session Along the Seine in Paris | Paris, France | Andrea Rodway Photography
Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined that I would get engaged in Paris and have our engagement session in the City of Light. I can't even begin to express the emotions of this entire trip. We spent the first part of our vacation exploring Loire Valley, exquisite Châteaus such as Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord. And of course we ate and drank the most amazing food and wine. I also can't believe that it's taken me over a year to post about our trip, engagement photos, and wedding. But if you're a bride to be or a former bride that's working a full time job and another full time job such as myself, then you know that the struggle is real. Matthew and I have had so many amazing adventures together and we're really just getting started. Our passion for love, travel, the best food and wine is something that we really cherish as a couple. My advice to anyone is to find your passion as a couple, share it and cherish it forever.
Let's get down to the good stuff! If you've been following along, I posted about our actual engagement yesterday! Today I'm going to take you on a sunrise tour of our beautiful and romantic engagement session along The River Seine in Paris. When doing research for our trip I knew I would need hair and makeup, but here was the challenge. I don't speak any French. Google and Instagram are my best friends when it comes to searching and poof! I was able to find English speaking stylists that were beyond amazing. Charles and Ciara are basically a dream team to work with, I can't speak highly enough of them. I got up around 4am to get hair and makeup and they had me gorgeous and out the door in perfect timing! Matthew on the other hand, got to stay in bed and relax.
We grabbed an Uber and headed over to the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel to meet Michael and Carina and we spent the entire morning walking along The River Seine from the Jardin des Tuileries to the Pont Alexandre III. Fall was the absolute perfect time to visit France. Even though some places were closed for the season, to see the leaves changing and to snuggle up in sweaters while walking around in this beautiful city was such a wonderful experience. Here are some of my favorites from our stunning session and here's our feature on Wedding Sparrow, one of my absolute favorite wedding blogs.
Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Makeup: Charles Gillman | Hair: Ciara Costenoble | Ring: Beverly K | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Dress: Xscape | Groom's Attire: Perry Ellis | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan