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Meet Luxe Paris

Nearly four years ago Founder and Creative Director of Luxe Paris Events, Billy Folchetti, hopped on a plane from Los Angeles to follow love, not anticipating that he would create a business that specializes in it, too. Here, he shares a little history, why his service stands out, what his clients can expect when working with Luxe Paris, and a few of his favorite Parisian spots for an unforgettable affair.    ...

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An Expat Life | Emily Sell

For our newest Expat Life series we’d like to introduce you to the lovely Emily Sell, founder of Ever After Press. A British expat living in Paris, Emily took the leap of faith and started her own wedding stationery company, presenting her creativity and business savvy to the world, and we’re glad she did! Her gorgeous designs are sure to make you swoon, and her picture-perfect Parisian life sure to make you fall in love with her. 1. What brought to you to Paris?  Moving to Paris was actually not something I ever planned......

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What better way to kick off a bachelorette party than to do a make up trial run with your girlfriends? Make Up Forever Paris let’s you choose your group size in order to have a personalized class that teaches you in the ins and outs of doing makeup.  With one primary makeup artist and an assistant it’s guaranteed that everyone gets a turn to try out all the looks and get the best advice. Your group can choose one person to be the primary makeup artist’s model and canvas for the rest......

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One of the most memorable parts of a wedding is the food. So you want to make sure that the meals served at your wedding are perfect, right? Here are some of our tips when dealing with caterers in Paris. Caterers in Paris are usually supplied by the venue that you choose. Sometimes they have a few options for you to choose from or sometimes when you sign the venue contract, you are signing an imposed catering contract as well. Naturally, this stressed me out a great deal. That said, the reality......

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After the venue and the administrative hurdles for the civil ceremony, the next (and most fun!) step is to find that dream wedding dress for you to  walk down the aisle in.  And where better to find this dress but in Paris, right?  Well, not quite. Dress shopping in Paris is definitely not as straightforward as one might imagine.  The concept of the one-stop-shop multi-designer warehouse shops like Kleinfeld’s in the US, really do not exist here. Instead, each designer has their own showroom where they sell their designs only.  The only......

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This is the second instalment of our temporary series on wedding planning in Paris. I will be getting married to my wonderful fiancée this summer and we are sharing our planning tips and secrets with you. Once you have all of the administrative papers being processed for the civil ceremony at the Mairie, the next big thing is to find a venue for the reception. Nothing is more romantically French than having your wedding in a French chateau. This is common and there are some really beautiful chateaux for rent throughout France.  Within Paris, there......

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As many of you already know, just before the holidays, my lovely and wonderful boyfriend of 9 ½ years asked me to marry him. Knowing how complicated the average administrative feat is in this lovely country we live in, I have decided to share my experiences in wedding planning with you throughout the next six months of our engagement. — If you are planning a wedding in Paris, one of the first things you need to arrange is the civil ceremony.  Why you ask? While dress shopping and choosing flower arrangements are......

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