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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Paris elopement


Karl and Leslie eloped to Paris, and their friend Duncan Wolfe captured it on film. Love the groom's flirty dancing at the end.

P.S. Three elopements, and a Swedish wedding dress.

95 comments:

Jenny Rosenthal said...

Gorgeous! I love little stories and pics like this. They make me want to get married all over again...to the same man, of course! Ah, sigh...my husband proposed to me in Paris. So sentimental right now!

natalie said...

So pretty!

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Manda said...

OOoOo- so romantic & daring :)
(Daring for me, that is!)

Love From,
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Amy Powell said...

oh that video is so pretty! I had to look away because I started crying at my desk. beautiful :)

Beth E. said...

I have got to ask. What is with all of the wedding stuff? Are you planning on renewing your vows? It is getting kind of excessive. Like at least once a week something about a wedding. Motherhood is something that lasts a lifetime. I understand why you focus on that so much. A wedding is hopefully just one day once in your life. If we want to read about weddings all the time there are a LOT of blogs 100% devoted to that. Please could you actually blog instead of posting silly and incredibly repetitive pieces like this all the time?

Lisamarie said...

This was the perfect movie for me to watch while eating my lunch at my desk!

MEL said...

Unbelievably beautiful! I had a smile on my face the whole time. xo

Lisamarie said...

I wish Duncan Wolfe was my friend, too.

Scout and Rice said...

Aw, what a beautiful little video. There's something so romantic and intimate about eloping.

Olga Galchenko said...

Gah. Just go away.

Morgan Liti said...

LOVE THIS!! How beautiful! :)

Morgan
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Topperlett said...

I loved that post! And I like that you blog about whatever strikes you. Weddings are so incredibly special.

Thanks for sharing!

Scout and Rice said...

If you have followed this blog for a while you'll see that Jo usually features weddings at least once a week (see 'Weddings and Relationships' at the top of the page). Featuring stylish and romantic weddings are as much a part of this blog as the Motherhood posts, the weekly recipes and random style postings.

Eugenia said...

that was so sweet and romantic!!!

Grupo said...

I never ever comment on blog but I read you everyday and love it! this wedding in particular is just the sweetest thing, absolutely love it! Please don´t stop posting about wedding, its our right as girls to never be sick of talking about it!!!

bridget anne said...

thank you for finding & sharing such beautiful corners of the internet with us, jo. i photograph weddings, so much of my work week is bombarded with lovely photos, videos, and bits & pieces of weddings and engagements. but you have such a knack for for finding things, like this, that are truly different & special. i love that you always hone in on a little detail of the day -- maybe a bride's blush, or this couple's sweet, simple elopement. probably the biggest testament to why i always find myself on your blog abode is that i always leave feeling happy. i really think that's no small thing.

p.s. my favorite shot -- him picking out a rose & champagne in the little street-side shop.

Chloe Moon said...

So awesome!! I wish I was them!! =)

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Lauren said...

this is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

Angry Asian said...

i adore her dress.

i have often daydreamed about running off to morocco or belgium or ethiopia with my beloved & getting hitched.

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

Agree 100%!

Katie said...

i LOVE the wedding stuff, thank you for sharing!

Do you have any idea where she got her dress.

Katie

emilee said...

beautiful!

Care said...

AMAZING!!

Stacy said...

This really is beautiful.

23591b96-3351-11e2-8168-000bcdca4d7a said...

Beautiful :) If you liked that video, you should really watch this one: http://vimeo.com/53782586

xo Lena

Lost In Cheeseland said...

Clearly I need to do my Paris wedding all over again! 6 years living here and those kinds of images/stories still tug at my heart!

Beth E. said...

I've been reading for years and it is one of my favorite parts of the day. I know that she posts about relationships/dating/marriage on a regular basis and I take no issue with that but the weddings are MUCH more frequent these days. I don't mind a conversation about scheduling sex or keeping romance alive in other capacities but the wedding dress obsession (or makeup for that matter) is just dull.

Jessica said...

Elopements sound better and better everyday. It always seems that those who are eloping are truly celebrating their love and their commitment rather than focusing on the wedding.

Marisol said...

I got married earlier this month and Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós was our processional song. :) As I walked down with my dad, he kept chatting and I had say "shhh" because I wanted to hear the song. Ha ha. Can't wait to see Sigur Rós in Denver in April!

Leah Conroy said...

Absolutely adore this! So romantic just the two of them and a great idea to have captured it all on film too!;)

Carried Away said...

I am just now posting our wedding photos om my blog. Maybe you care to check it out. I was inspired by your wedding a lot :)

lauralcharles said...

Gorgeous. I love Paris, it's my favourite city - and I'm from Pittsburgh and live in London, so that's saying something!

Sarah Phelps said...

This has to be one of my favourite elopement films so far. The music, the city, the couple, just so romantic. Just waiting for my turn now!

Love + Marriage said...

so romantic!

fromtheloftabove said...

YAY you posted it!!! Hope you enjoyed it, I've watched it twice, once with my fiance, and we're pretty set on eloping. Now can you please give us advice on how to tell our parents :P

Catherine said...

Wow. I certainly wouldn't call this an "obsession." Jo clearly has a knack for finding pretty things and sharing them with her readers. She also clearly delights in others' creativity, love, and joy, to include elopements and weddings (and babies and fashion and trips...)! I don't see how any of that is silly or repetitive. In fact, I suspect that's why all of us are hear reading her blog.

MrsJones said...

Did you catch the couple kissing in the background at the very end? Such a sweet ironic moment given the nature of the video.

the gracious gaze said...

My husband and I got engaged in Paris! It was such a dreamy, romantic weekend away. He knew I loved engagement photo shoots, so my fiance actually went ahead and booked a parisian photographer to come take engagement shots of us afterward, with Parisian cafes and cobblestones in the background. I still look at the pictures all the time (I actually think I might like them even better than our wedding photos!) and the thought of just sticking around the city of lights and tying the knot there certainly crossed our minds more than once!

xo
Kim

Edan said...

This is lovely, but there seems to be a lot of elopement 'porn' out there these days...and I can't help but wonder if it defeats the purpose of eloping. I mean--you have what's supposed to be this private wedding ceremony, but it's recorded and then it's posted on the internet for the whole world to see and fawn over. Don't get me wrong, this video is great and if it were my wedding I'd cherish it forever and want to share it...but it's also so slick, which gives the whole thing a performative vibe. Like a regular wedding, I suppose. I love weddings, loved my own, and I love watching these videos and the photos you've been posting. But I also love the idea of a old fashioned elopement, where the ceremony is truly, really, deeply intimate and private. This kind of feels like a music video of an elopement.

Notes from Holly St. said...

beautifully shot...loved it!

jessd6 said...

wahhh. as they say, "haters gonna hate." it's beautifully shot, and they make a lovely couple. makes me want to elope someday!

also, did anyone else thing the groom (sans glasses) looks like don from the show "the newsroom"? cuties!

Winnequah Children's Garden said...

What a gorgeous bride! I love how she changed into comfortable shoes!

mary said...

They are darling! I actually have her dress, it's from H&M! So clever to use it as a wedding dress and she looks gorgeous! Me and my husband sometimes wished we had done something like this amidst all the planning of our huge wedding.

Sandra Lee said...

Oh my godness! I'm watching this at work and got a little teary-eyed! So sweet and beautifully shot. Will be sharing this video :)

Catalina said...

Agree! Well said. And for those people who say it's intimate - well hardly, with a guy filming you with a camera all day!

Moni O. said...

ahahaha, that was my first thought too!! LOVED the video and the feel of it.

Nantucket Daffodil said...

So darned romantic!
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Miss Mel said...

so beautiful! thank you for sharing!

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Jo said...

So lovely! Ah, just really beautiful.
As an aside, I do not get people who leave negative comments telling you to blog about something else... no one is forcing them to read your blog and it's YOUR blog, right?! :)

koko011 said...

WHAT AN FUCKING ASIAN WHORE!!!

Jessica Leigh said...

Très belle!!!

sparkleigh said...

Très belle!!!

Jessica Ferron said...

I've thought a lot about the idea of marriage (in a legal sense) and I must say that I haven't quite decided what side of the fence I land on. I do know that serious commitment is definitely in my future, though, and when I make that choice, this video comes very close to how I imagine it happening.

I love that elopements are becoming normalized because I think it's important to make sure the focus is on the deep commitment taking place between these two people and not on extravagance.

I love your elopement posts! They truly inspire me.

Maggie said...

I went to college with Duncan Wolfe. Good job, DePauw!

Ingrid Kong said...

I'm not much of a romantic, but I always love the wedding posts, maybe because my best family memories were at my sisters' weddings.

It could be being in front of a camera, but I do think the couple seems just a little lonely. There have been times where I'm walking down the street with my amazing boyfriend, but still wish I had my family around.

Sarah Morabito said...

made my utterly busy/loathsome Tuesday so bright! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Morabito said...

Re: "A wedding is hopefully just one day once in your life". Seriously? I would relive, re-dance, and re-party my day over and over every year if I could. I may be misreading your tone here, but I adore everything that the day embodies and all the hope and love that is poured into it and I certainly wouldn't shun Jo for keeping her readers attuned to great wedding related posts. Weddings are a part of life - just like having babies and "scheduling sex". Lighten up!

Goody said...

how lovely was that? thanks for sharing

Victoria said...

Just lovely.

36xty5 said...

Soo... I want to elope now. Such a lovely story! :) Thanks for sharing!

Jinsight said...

Anyone else find wedding videos to generally be over-the-top cheesy? There's some that I like, but the majority are just edited and filtered to the point that realism goes out the door. Maybe works for watching with loved ones, but a bit much for posting randomly on the internet. I like this video stylistically, but once they started marching dramatically towards the camera I had to cringe and shut it off. Eloped - conveniently with an expert cameraman.

Vale Cervarich said...

Wish I had one of these! Beautiful video scenes and cinematography. So Graceful I wanna die!

Gemma said...

This video is so sweet and to those people who doubt how intimate an elopement can be with someone else there to record it I think it all depends on who that person is. We eloped in New York and had a very close friend there to take our photographs and be our witness. It was the most uncomplicatedly joyful day I have ever experienced and we have beautful photographs taken by someone we love and trust.

Moda said...

Bello !!!

Chloe Winstone said...

Oh wow this video was so beautiful! I went to Paris this year with my boyfriend and it was the most magical experience, it's such a perfect place for elopement!

Mama said...

This film really touched me...beautiful, romantic and above all two happy people. It doesn't matter where or how you get married...the happiness between two people is what it is all about!

Katie said...

Too cute for words! Can we all just go to Paris now?? I could pop some champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower right about now!

Martina said...

OK that was beyond romantic. The music goes so well with the video as well. Ahh, dreaming now... :)

Lucy Lu said...

because true love is a beautiful thing and we should be reminded of that every day. x

Lucy

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Amy Gemmel said...

Stunning. If I were to ever elope (parents would kill me) I would definitely splurge on an amazing videographer. Absolutely perfect.

Magdalena said...

I wish I had a friend like Dunkan Wolfe! Joanna, this video is one of the reasons why I love your blog, watching this made me want to elope with my invisible sweetheart.

Design Scouting said...

They are such a cute couple!

anniematic said...

Be still my heart.... how gorgeous, sweet, and inspiring! The cinematography really took it to the next level. I lover everything about this post! Happy Thanksgiving, Joanna!

ElisabethSpace said...

This made my heart flutter like crazy. What a charming, smart couple to go this route - a personal little ceremony and a grand trip to Paris sounds like heaven.

Taryn Louise said...

so incredibly beautiful

cremedecoco said...

I absolutely adore these elopement posts! I come from a huge family and in our culture everyone is expected to have a huge wedding. But if I ever meet Mr. Right I truly hope that I can elope!

marketa anna medas said...

oh so nice movie:) not very sentimental, but really nice:)

stickyheels said...

^ What Lucy said!!!!

theangeldiary said...

This is simply beautiful. Such a sweet idea!!!! Beautiful video.

jadelees said...

Good Lord that was stunning!

Anastasia said...

very touching....loved this!!!

Aysegul Armagan Orell said...

Gosh! I cried all the way! How sweet! I wanna get married again!!

ania said...

well captured. really talented videographer...lovely couple and wonderful city.

Myrna said...

what a wonderful video. It's almost better than a bunch of wedding pics. Great and talented videographer. Thanks a bunch for sharing.

XX-Myrna

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Peaches said...

I love this. So much! What a romantic experience, lovely couple, and talented videographer.

James Smith said...

Your wedding was absolutely breathtaking, you looked sooo beautiful!! Your officiant was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Could you share his info? Thanks for sharing!!

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Matt Prior said...

This is the MOST perfect wedding video ever...absolutely LOVED every single second of it...such a beautiful day...such a beautiful couple!!

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jady said...
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jady said...

If you wanna elope to Paris, I'll be glad to perform and personalize your ceremony. I love my city and would be blessed to share a part of it with you ;-)
I have been performing weddings since 4 years and love it so much.
If you want to learn more about it (photos, videos, testimonies...) , just come and visit my website :

http://www.paris-elopement.com/

I am looking forward to reading from you soon !

jady said...

If you wanna elope to Paris, I'll be glad to perform and personalize your ceremony. I love my city and would be blessed to share a part of it with you ;-)
I have been performing weddings since 4 years and love it so much.
If you want to learn more about it (photos, videos, testimonies...) , just come and visit my website :

http://www.paris-elopement.com/

I am looking forward to reading from you soon !

jady said...

http://www.paris-elopement.com/

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