In the City of Lights, Maggie and Mack began their wedding week in Paris with a portrait session that set the tone for a week of excitement. The couple’s journey through the iconic landmarks of Paris was nothing short of a fairytale, captured beautifully against the backdrop of the most picturesque locations the city has to offer.
Maggie and Mack first met through a mutual friend in June of 2019. Maggie shared, “For our first date, he took me to Cafe Cluny, a wonderful French restaurant in West Village in New York City. Little did he know at the time how much I loved all things Parisian!” Flash forward to October of 2022, Mack popped the question during a week in Montauk. “He planned a weekend trip to Gurney’s Resort in Montauk in the Hamptons where we had our first vacation together during the summer we met. He took me down to the beach for a walk at sunset where he proposed!”
Maggie and Mack’s mutual love for the city of Paris inspired their decision to be married there. “Since 2001 when I was living in Paris as a child with my mom and dad, I always knew I wanted to get married there, and thankfully my wonderful husband loves Paris too”, Maggie excitedly shared.
Their adventure began at Domaine National du Palais Royal. Futuristic architecture and contemporary sculptures by Buren and Bury provided a dreamy setting for the couple’s portraits. Maggie and Mack strolled hand in hand, creating moments of pure magic against the historic backdrop.
Outside the Louvre, the world-renowned museum, the Abbots continued their portrait session in a setting that seamlessly blended history and romance.
They took a quick stop at Le Bonaparte café, nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This charming café exuded Parisian flair, providing the perfect setting for a candid and intimate capture of the couple. Against the backdrop of cobblestone streets and vintage architecture, Maggie and Mack savored a moment of quiet reflection.
One of their final stops was the regal Pont Alexandre III, a symbol of love and grandeur. As the golden light of the evening sun bathed the Seine River, Maggie and Mack stopped to admire the view. The intricate details of the bridge, adorned with ornate sculptures and exquisite lampposts, added an extra layer of sophistication to their portraits.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the city, Maggie and Mack made one final stop at the Petit Palais, a haven of art and culture. The warm glow of the setting sun reflected off of the gold accents of the beautiful architecture.
Their journey through these iconic Parisian landmarks not only celebrated their love but also set the stage for a week of festivities that was as enchanting as the city itself. It was a timeless prelude to the grand celebration that awaited them!