Paris Honeymoon Style
The Bold & Bridal x Arbiter Travel Co.
Brides, just because your honeymoon may be on hold for now, doesn’t mean you can’t continue planning (and shopping) to make it extra perfect when you do get to take it! We’ve partnered with Samantha Levis, founder of The Bold & Bridal (aka bridal stylist extraordinaire) to put together a series of style lookbooks for a few of our most popular honeymoon destinations (see our Maldives and Africa honeymoon guides here).
The second destination in our series is Paris. There’s a reason why Paris is called the “City of Love” — it is is one of the most romantic places in the world and a perfect stop for a honeymoon! Read on for tips on how to approach your Parisian honeymoon, from what to pack to where to stay.
THE BOLD & BRIDAL says…
“Paris almost immediately implies romance and femininity – both effortlessly so. For this lookbook, I took a nod from soft colors, with mix-and-match pieces and ‘just enough’ skin to be tasteful yet demure. The jewelry is dainty and the accessories are muted. This wardrobe will perfectly take you from Paris, to Provence, to St. Tropez.
The baby blues and creams remind me of the decor in Versailles… And is there anything more fun than dressing for the location you are visiting? It really rounds out the entire experience and elevates the trip. So sip, eat, enjoy, and feel absolutely chic with this lookbook.”
- One can’t strut around Paris or the south of France without the smallest bit of Chanel. These new sunnies from the latest collection are retro yet modern – love the tiny pearl on the side!
- The denim Chanel slides are a classic staple made modern and wearable.
- The Khaite sweetheart top is a personal favorite. It truly is the most excellent fit and has subtle sex appeal for day (with denim) or night (with a skirt). I love the sweetheart neckline and the slight cap sleeve.
- French women are naturally born with perfect restraint, they have mastered the “just enough, yet impeccably chic” look – but never too much. For example, jeans are never too tight or too baggy, they fit just right (and never with holes!).
LINKS (clockwise from top right, center items at the end)
- Chanel Square Sunglasses
- Prada Woven Leather Bucket Bag
- Brock Collection Peplum Cotton-Poplin Bustier Top
- Frame Le High Straight White Jeans
- Chanel Denim Ballerinas
- Khaite Sylvia Skirt, Floral Tile
- Khaite Indira Bra, Floral Tile
- Brock Collection Floral-Print Poplin Mini Dress
- Khaite Ista Sweetheart Ribbed-Knit Top
- Ring Concierge Round Diamond Drop Huggies
- Saint Laurent Kate Monogram YSL Medium Grain de Poudre Chain Bag
- Ring Concierge Graduated Single Prong Necklace
- Ring Concierge Diamond Bezel Station Necklace
- Veronica Beard Lonny Dickey Linen-Blend Blazer
- Dior Nude J’Adior Technical Fabric Heeled Sandal
Paris is arguably the most romantic city in the world, which is why it’s one of my favorite cities to send clients to on their honeymoon. The “City of Love” is equally dreamy whether it’s your first or tenth time visiting, so it doesn’t matter so much if one (or both) of the couple has already been there. It’s also perfect in virtually every season. Though springtime gets all the hype (and I agree, it is magical then), it’s also beautiful in the fall when the leaves are turning; there’s something magical about the winter under a blanket of snow; and the summer months can actually be a bit quieter and more peaceful with all of the locals escaping for the coast.
There is no shortage of fabulous hotels in city, so I work closely with couples on what their style and vision is when selecting where to stay. (Over-the-top luxury or charming boutique? Left or Right Bank? Old world opulence or modern minimalist elegance?) In my opinion some of the boutique hotels are just as lovely as the 5-star ones, so there is really something for every budget. It’s hard to narrow down to even a few – but for honeymooners, my favorites are: Ritz Paris, Le Bristol, Hôtel de Crillon, Relais Christine, Four Seasons Hotel George V, La Réserve, Saint James, The Peninsula Paris, Hotel Lutetia, and Le Pavillon de la Reine. (And don’t forget all of the Arbiter Amenities you’ll receive when booking through us, such as complimentary daily breakfast, dining and spa credits, airport transfers, and more.)
A long weekend is the ideal length of stay, which makes it a perfect stopover destination to start or end a honeymoon – and since CDG is a major international airport from a ton of US cities, Paris makes a great port of entry for a variety of destinations throughout Europe and beyond. For summer honeymooners, aside from the obvious South of France pairing, a long weekend in Paris also works well with the Amalfi Coast or Greek Islands. Year round, it can be a great combination with the Maldives (as I did for my own honeymoon), Kenya, South Africa, or Marrakech.
The Bold & Bridal offers editorial-style bridal styling for the fashion-forward bride. Working closely with clients, they creative direct every last detail to make your bridal vision (including the honeymoon!) into a reality. Reach out to Samantha Levis at The Bold & Bridal for an initial consultation.
Planning your honeymoon? Arbiter Travel Co. would love to work with you to make every last detail perfect. Our preferred partnerships with all of the best luxury 5-star and boutique hotels in Paris will make your stay très bien. Send us a note to get started.
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