What an amazing way to finish 2015… Photographing an elopement wedding here in Versailles.
Makaela & Dalton from Oklahoma celebrated the best day of their lives at the stunning Hotel Trianon and in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles
The Hotel Trianon is Brilliantly located just footsteps away from the magnificent gardens of the Chateau de Versailles the most perfect setting for a wedding photo shoot.
THEIR LOVE STORY
Makeala tells us about their beautiful love story and their dream wedding in Versailles….
We met in high school 5 years ago… When we started dating, I wasn’t aloud to have a boyfriend yet, so when my parents caught us together, we had to break up.
However we remained close throughout the next year and eventually got back together when he asked me to be his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day of 2012.
The holidays are my favorite time of year. I mean I LOVE them!!!! On our first date we actually went to see the local parks Christmas lights display, and every year since we have always done something extra special together to celebrate the holidays.
So when Christmas of 2014 rolled around, I wasn’t suspecting anything out of the ordinary when Dalton said he was taking me on a special Christmas date that evening.
So on December 23, the night before Christmas Eve, the night began with ice skating followed by the infamous walk around Rhema Christmas lights. I had been wanting to go see them together so much. As we walked through the lights he said hey let’s take a carriage ride. He led me to an area around the church that had horse drawn carriages, as we rode he was telling me about how much he loved me and our lives together….At the end of the ride, he asked if the horse-driver could take our photo with the carriage, mid photo he then turned around and got on one knee and the rest was all a blur of happiness and tears and excitement!!
THE MOST MAGICAL DAY OF OUR LIVES
Our wedding day was the most magical day of our lives. We absolutely enjoyed every second of it. We loved that we were able to spend our wedding day focusing on one another without any stress or worry that would have came with a traditional big wedding. We treasured the intimacy of the day and that we got to keep that magic between just the two of us, which makes it that much more special and intimate.
After our ceremony and photos… basically as soon as our photographer Claire had walked out the door we both started jumping on the bed with excitement. We fell down and just smiled and laughed and soaked it in, we were married!!!!!!!! We spent the rest of the night just enjoying each other’s presence. We ordered in pizza (our favorite) and ate it in bed and never left our room once. We had the perfect end to our perfect day 🙂
My dad is a Preacher here at home in Oklahoma. I had always wanted him to officiate my wedding, so we chose to have him officiate it via Skype. Our immediate families were there as well and got to watch us get married and say our vows. It made it really special because we still got to include our closest family in our moment.
Wedding Dress: BHLDN, Shoes: BHLDN, Robe: BHLDN, Ring: BC Clark
“Venue”: Palace of Versailles, Gardens of Versailles
Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace