Modern Paris Elopement: John & Katrona

Modern Paris Elopement: John & Katrona

Couple: John & Katrona

John and I met online through It is funny because we had several mutual acquaintances but never crossed paths; it took an online dating service to connect us. John proposed in May of 2016 at a beautiful rustic cottage just east of Toronto. We are both lovers of the outdoors, so it was the perfect setting. John created a picture book that narrated our four years of dating; once I got to the end of the book he proposed. To us the most important aspect of our wedding day was for it to be stress free; we agreed not to stress about the small things. For example, if my hair was not perfect or if it rained this was something that we did not want to get in the way of enjoying our day. I think this let us truly enjoy every moment. Our vision was “simple elegance.” My dress was the “Azalea Dress by Self Portrait.” I loved that this dress had such intricate lace, but still remained simple.

My favourite part of our wedding day was the time we spent in Luxembourg Gardens after the ceremony. In terms of traditions we included the something old, something borrowed, something new and something blue. The something old was particularly important to me. It was a lace cross that belonged to my mother; my sister gave this to me before we left for Paris. Having this cross made my feel like my mom was with me on my wedding day. Pierre got the most beautiful shot of this cross; it is one of my favourite pictures from the day. The day after our ceremony we flew to Nice for our honeymoon; we spent five days there and loved every minute. Our advice for couples planning their special day is to not stress about the little things; everything will come together in the end. Also, major contributors to the success of our day were Pierre and Laura. They are enjoyable people to be around and always made us feel comfortable. Laura conducted the ceremony beautifully and all of Pierre’s shots were stunning. They also connected us with vendors throughout the process of our wedding planning.



Photographer: Paris Photographer Pierre // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Top Man // Dress Designer: Self Portrait // Officiant: The Paris Officiant

The Big Day

hardcover photo book


Real Wood Wedding Stationery by Night Owl Paper Goods

Appy Couple Wedding Website and App

olive + piper Marbled Fashion Jewelry

Tie it all Together Kennedy Blue

The Honeymoon

Agent Provocateur (US)

The Happily Ever After