The wedding ceremony will take place at 3:30 pm (15h30) at a small, 100 year old Catholic church located in the Paris suburb of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés. This quiet town, only about 25 minutes outside Paris, is where Anne-Lise’s parents currently live and where she went to high school.
The ceremony will be in French and should last a little over an hour. The church itself is located at Place Des Marronniers 94100 Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.
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Motor yacht L’Acajou will welcome our guests at Port Henri IV (4th arrondissement) at 7:00 pm (19h00) with champagne and other drinks from the open bar as we get on our way down the river. Along the way, we will pass some of the most iconic sites in Paris. Weather permitting, the upper deck should allow you to take on breathtaking views of the City of Lights. It can be a bit chilly in April so we suggest bringing a jacket.
About an hour into our cruise, dinner will be served. As night falls, we will be able to take in the Eiffel Tower’s incredible light show. We will slowly make our way back up the Seine to the Port Henry IV docks, enjoying champagne toasts as we take in Paris by night and dance under the stars.
Formal attire recommended.
If you choose to, a special, chartered bus will pick guests up at 2:00 PM (sharp!) around the corner from Hotel St-Louis Marais. The meeting point is 2 rue Jules Cousin. It is a large partybus, so you'll recognize it. The bus will take you to the church where our ceremony will take place. Please be sure to get there early as the bus cannot wait too long.
Streets and suburbs of Paris can be tricky to navigate, even for cab and Uber drivers. We strongly suggest you take advantage of the bus. Of course, you may choose to make your way to Saint-Maur-des-Fossés by your own means. Just let us know by e-mail so that the bus does not wait for you.
We know you are busy on our wedding day but what about the rest of your time in Paris? We thought we could help out and talked to our friends at Journy. Journy is a personalized concierge service that will create a trip itinerary with insider recommendations completely personalized to you. Our friend, Leiti Hsu, is one of the founders and she has graciously allowed us to give our guests 2 free days. To take advantage of this amazing deal simply go to gojourny.com and use code OHPARIS. You may use it ahead of time as a planning tool or, as we will, during your stay to get on-the-spot suggestions of things to do or places to eat.
Whether you use Journy or not, we've also put together a little listing of some of our favorites places and things to do in Paris. Click here to check it out.
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We have chosen to have an intimate wedding. We hope that this will allow us to spend quality time with each of our guests. It also means that we had to limit the guest list to family and very close friends.We would love to share our wedding day with you, but we understand that getting to Paris, is a major expense both time-wise and money-wise. Because of this, we completely understand if you cannot make it. We know you will be there in spirit!
Thank you for thinking of us! Your presence is the best gift we can wish for. We are also thankful for your well wishes and we really do not need more than that. With that said, should you be so inclined, click on the logos to be directed to our registries.