Le Secret D'Audrey's Retreat #RendezvouswithAudrey

The ultimate tres chic girls retreat in Paris

I had the pleasure of documenting the retreat of Le Secret D'Audrey this past April in Paris. It was hosted at many famous Paris hotels including Hotel Crillon and Ritz Paris. Each day, we had classes on a variety of very girlie topics including floral design, chocolate tasting, hair and makeup, boudoir style and fashion. We finished the retreat in style with a fabulous Gala evening at the Hotel Crillon! Here are some BTW pictures of the retreat. #rendezvouswithaudrey is on Instagram 

My top 5 favorite elopement locations in Paris

Paris is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world to elope in style. Today, I am outlining my top favorite places to photograph your intimate elopement in the city of lights.

#5 Pont Bir-Hakeim

  Image: Rachel McCarthy

Image: Rachel McCarthy

Overlooking the banks of the Seine with glorious Eiffel Tower views this is my number 5 pick for an intimate elopement location.

Best Time: All year 

#4 Backside of the Notre Dame

  Image: Rachel McCarthy

Image: Rachel McCarthy

The light at the end of the day hits the backside of the Notre Dame just perfectly. I love this location because of the backdrop but also all the walkable photo locations around it.

Best Time: Spring when the cherry blossoms bloom 

#3 Luxembourg Gardens

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Image: Rachel McCarthy

Picturesque Luxembourg gardens is just downright PRETTY. The gardens, the flowers and dates back to 1612. 

Best Time: Spring 

#2 Hidden Corners of the Louvre 

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Image: Rachel McCarthy

Many people forget that the Louvre is much more than the famous pyramids. There are so many less traveled areas of the louvre to have private space for an elopement. 

Best Time: All year, covered areas throughout in case of bad weather

#1 Museum Rodin

  Image: Le Secret D'Audrey

Image: Le Secret D'Audrey

My number 1 pick for best elopement location goes to the stunning and grandeur Museum Rodin. It has it all, beautiful gardens, intimate corners and typical Paris architecture. 

Best Time: Spring and Fall