Real Weddings- Genesis and Kevin

September 4, 2009 | editorial team

Paris + Elopement + New Years Eve + The most captivating couple around = R.O.M.A.N.C.E. What more is there to say?

New Year's Eve elopement wedding in Paris, France, The Eiffel Tower, Amy and Stuart Photography

Genesis and Kevin, the stunning and oh-so-in-love couple in today’s Real Wedding, had started planning a large traditional wedding, but soon felt like they were losing sight of their main priority- that their wedding day would be all about their commitment and their love- so out went the traditional wedding, and in came a plan to elope to the most romantic city on earth. Paris!

On the morning of the wedding, Genesis and Kevin woke up giddy. As they were getting ready they had their photographers, Amy and Stuart of Amy and Stuart Photography, deliver letters they had written to each other, along with a surprise gift from Kevin to Genesis of diamond earrings and a brand new veil. She had accidentally left the veil her mother had given her at home, so Kevin secretly found a wedding boutique in Paris that agreed to whip her up a new one. Sweet! Genesis wore a gorgeous dress by Amsale, pink shoes from Valentino (a woman after my own heart) and carried a bouquet of pink peonies, her favorite flowers, which they were miraculously able to find in the middle of winter in Paris! Kevin wore a tux by Valentino and his late father’s cherished gold four leaf clover cuff links.

New Year's Eve elopement wedding in Paris, France, fuchsia and pink wedding color palette, Amy and Stuart Photography

Their small, private wedding ceremony took place in the courtyard at the Hotel Plaza Athenee. They were attended simply by two of their dear friends, along with their photographers Amy and Stuart, and videographers, Fifty Foot Films. After the ceremony there was a first dance to Today by Joshua Radin, chocolate wedding cake prepared by a world champion pastry chef, and photos on the roof top of their hotel, overlooking all of Paris. Standing on the rooftop in Kevin’s arms was one of Genesis’ very favorite moments of the day!

New Year's Eve elopement wedding ceremony in Paris, France, fuchsia and pink wedding color palette, Amy and Stuart Photography

In the courtyard next to their ceremony site was a small ice skating rink where they began their day of fun, running around Paris with their photography team, exploring the city and taking photos at many of it’s most beautiful locations. From the roof top of their hotel, to Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower and throughout a carriage ride down the Champs-Elysees, they reveled in every joyous, spontaneous moment, and celebrated the new year and their new beginning as husband and wife.

New Year's Eve elopement wedding photos in Paris, France, The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Champs-Elysees, Amy and Stuart Photography

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible wedding story with us Genesis and Kevin! What an adventure!

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  1. Stunning! Her dress, the peonies, Paris as a backdrop, wow!

  2. Absolutely FANTASTIC photos, it’s so Sex and the City, I love it!

  3. L-O-V-E ! This is unbelievable.

  4. Stunning…simply stunning!

  5. This is amazing! Between her dress, how gorgeous the bride is, and the setting, I can’t imagine the couple could be happier. It is straight out of a classic movie scene.

  6. Loved that they created a day that they will cherish…just for them and two close friends. What fun and amazing memories!

  7. Wow, this is simply stunning. They are so in love that it shines through in the photographs. What a romantic wedding :)

  8. wow what a day… one they will never forget and some fantastic pictures as well good on them!

  9. wow – awesome !!!


  11. Paris is my favorite city and I have to say this looks like an amazing day. You really did it right;) I love the photos..beautiful and unique. Gives me ideas about my own day;)

  12. I knew Kevin in high school! I had seen a few of the pictures via friends on Facebook but this is just unbelievable. He is great guy, I am so happy for them!

  13. Wow, I am completely head over heels for this wedding!! Absolutely stunning!!!

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