Monday, March 18, 2013

Romance in Paris

Bonjour dear friends! My husband and I just returned from our romantic honeymoon in Paris, and what a time we had!

It was a truly enchanting week, and I am delighted to share some of the very special memories we made with you.

Every Monday for the next few weeks, I will be posting a new part of our honeymoon story. I hope you enjoy the first in this four-part tour of the City of Light and Love!

One of the best parts about the trip was the Eiffel Tower view we had from our hotel.

Each morning, my husband and I woke up to the smell of fresh coffee brewing downstairs and opened our balcony windows to take in the stunning view.

Our first night in the City we took a romantic boat tour up and down the Seine. My husband took this panoramic photo from the deck as we sipped our sparkling champagne under the stars.

Paris by night is stunning. The classic French architecture is illuminated by thousands of lights.

But the daytime is just as splendid. Though it's still wintertime in Paris (it actually snowed just the week before we came!), the springtime flowers are already starting to bud.

The Jardin du Luxembourg was the perfect place to stroll hand-in-hand and enjoy the more laid-back French life style.

For our wedding ceremony we recited traditional vows to one another, but we also wrote our own, which we had saved to read on our honeymoon.

We made our sacred promises to one another as husband and wife and "locked our love" on Lover's Bridge, throwing the key into the river as a symbol of our unbreakable bond. 

Because we were just a 5-minute stroll to the Eiffel Tower from our hotel room, we visited this magnificent structure several times. Here are a few of my favorite photos from both below and above.  

I hope you had a lovely tour through romantic Paris in this first part of our honeymoon series. Be sure to check back next Monday for "Sights of the City."

À bientôt, mes amis!



Rebeca Mello said...

Wow, what a romantic and beautiful trip! It must be just perfect, I can see this in your big smile lol...
Dear, you asked me if you could use the picture on my side bar and of course you can! Kisses!

rose said...

What a wonderful honeymoon!

bois-fleurie said...

It was such a pleasure for me to see all your photos of Paris.I love going there as there is always somewhere new to see.My favourite place is the Muse Dorcy, its not too big, yet full of wonders.I am glad you went when you did it gets crammed from Easter onwards.

Sarah said...

how beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Nel! What a wonderful trip of a lifetime with someone you love. I am so thrilled you were able to go and your pictures are wonderful. I can't wait to see more- xo Diana

Yuli Conversations said...

So beautiful and romantic! I cant wait to visit Paris.

Unknown said...

Og girl, what a romantic post indeed! Thank you for sharing this with us and I am looking forward to the next chapters of your loving trip!


Susie said...

Nel, Thank you so much for sharing your trip and photos with us. I would one day would love to go to Paris....but I am getting older and it seems too much to dream. Blessings for a long and happy marriage.xoxo,Susie

Teresa said...

This is Amazing. So glad you liked it and are going to share with us :happydance:.
I Love Paris. But I Love her ;) even more when I get to see through other people's eyes.
Do you feel a thrill when you say "my husband"? I do. How Happy time flew.

Susan said...

Oh my GOSH, Nel. What a fabulous tour of "gay Pari." I will never get to go there so it was especially illuminating to see so many sights! Thank you so much for sharing.

I think your Mom may have visited my blog today so thanks, Sheri, for stopping by. Come any time.

Merci merci merci to all! Susan

Denise said...

Oh how amazingly romantic.How blessed you were to have a REAL honeymoon like that.35 years ago My husband and I went to Catalina and only stayed 3 days and We lived right there in Orange County as close to Catalina as you can get TEEEHEEE!!! We were young and in love so We considered ourselves in the South Seas.I hope your marriage will be as blessed as ours has been.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Nel, I am so excited about your discovery of Paris, especially on such a personal level. That is how Paris should be discovered, on a personal note. Oh the beauty you share between you and your husband! My husband and I were lucky enough to be there for our 20th anniversary; here we are on 31 years so that tells me we need to get back there soon!

You have inspired me. I hope you will join me in my third annual and probably LAST Paris link party in May. Much love, Anita


Hi Nel, I enjoyed this tour very much and looking forward to next Paris post : ) I never have enough of Paris. I am missing it so much, hopefully I will revisit it this year : )

Dear Sheri, thank you so much for the sweet words, I am glad you enjoyed Barcelona post. It is a city I would like to live 1 year at least, Paris another one of course : )

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Nel,

How wonderful to see your romantic photos of your honeymoon in Paris.
Loved them all and it is really special by both day and night.
That is so lovely with saying your vows to each other and then locking your love.

Happy week

Red Rose Alley said...

I am lovin' these pictures, Nel. My favorite is Lover's Bridge. I can just see you two throwing the key into the river. The angel statue makes me smile every time I see it hehehe.

CraveCute said...

Oh my what a fabulous adventure! Paris looks so lovely, what a dream come true! Congrats on your marriage!

sweetvintageofmine said...

The memory of a lifetime....and enjoying it with the LOVE of your life! You are a BEAUTIFUL COUPLE! Thank you for such upclose photos...they were GREAT! Blessings~~~Roxie

Kerri said...

Oh its so beautiful and amazing! I know you had such a wonderful time with your new hubby :)
Tanks for sharing the photos!! love Paris!


Cinzia said...

I visited Paris many years ago! I love it!!!!
Very beautiful photos!

E. said...

I'm glad to see you had such a wonderful time Nel! Paris is one of my favorite cities; it's irresistibly beautiful and all the cliches about it are true. You can't help but feel so deeply in love when you are there! My husband and I had a great time there in 2009. Your post brought back amazing memories!

Tina said...

Paris,a town of love. Glad you have a great time. Great photos and you look gorgeous. Have a nice day,Tina

Anonymous said...

Enjoying the tour.
Can't wait for next week.