Kayla and Travis weren’t thrilled by the idea of a big traditional wedding back home in Alabama, so instead wrote their own vows and traveled to Paris, alone, intending to read them out in an intimate setting.
They chose the Palais Royale for their vow exchange, a building with beautiful architecture, interesting sculptures, and never packed with tourists despite its central location near the Louvre. I thought it would be perfect.
However during their vows construction work started behind us and it was so loud I feared it was ruining their special moment. When I apologised to them afterwards they said they hadn’t even heard it. I love the fact that they were so focused on each other that nothing else mattered in that moment. Not the rain, not the noise, and not even me standing right there as they cried and kissed and embraced. What an honour to be a part of it.