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Jun 2014

Marie-Laure + Sébastien

Wedding at the Funfair Museum in Paris

I’ve been living in Paris for 9 years now, and I find it quite hard to believe, but the first time I heard about this funfair museum was when I was told about this wedding. Pride set aside, this is probably the most amazing place I’ve ever seen and choosing it for a wedding venue the best idea ever. Thank you Marie-Laure and Sébastien for being awesome, and for sharing your story with us here. Also, many thanks to David Latour for this wonderful reportage and for thinking of You May French Kiss the Bride to show a bit of Marie-Laure and Sébastien’s wonderful day!

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The wedding took place on May 10th, 2014 in Paris. The ceremony was held at the Salon des Miroirs, and the cocktail & dinner at the Funfair Museum. From the bride:

The funny thing about the wedding is that I knew the place (Funfair Museum) long time before I even thought about getting married (even before I met my husband!). I used to work in PR in Paris and each time I attended an event in this place I thought it would be THE PLACE I’d chose if I had something HUGE to celebrate ! It’s beautiful, elegant and SO MUCH FUN !…
Sebastien and I met 8 years ago, we did not think about marriage at the first place even though we very soon realize we wanted to live together, have kids… and a year ago, it became obvious, we decided to get married and when we came to point of where it should take place, the Fun-Fair museum was OUR place, Sebastien loved it and it was exactly the wedding we wanted. We wanted our guests and our kids (we now have 3 kids) to play and have fun and it worked ! Everyone was AMAZED by the place… and seemed to have the greatest time ! It is such a wonderful venue, something you could not find anywhere else in the world !!!…

 

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Name one thing you regret…

No regrets concerning the wedding itself, we (and our guests I think) had a wonderful time ! We just wish we could do it again and again….

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

We are very proud of the laïc ceremony we organized, we spent a lot of time thinking about it, writing our own vows but it was deeply moving.
On a more casual side, we were very happy about all the the little details we put together for our party such as the vintage photo booth (we came back home with so many great and funny pictures of everyone), the tattoos we designed, etc… our guests loved this !

 

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The word of the photographer.

When Marie-Laure and Sébastien contacted me and told me about their venue – the funfair museum – I was secretly hoping during days and days that they would ended up choosing me to document their wedding.
What a wonderful place! I almost immediately thought about the universe of Tim Burton, of whom I’m really fan, especially for the circus side of Big Fish. On the day of the wedding, the weather wasn’t really nice and I ended up doing most of the pictures indoors.
The choice of the Pullman Hotel near Bercy was excellent, with this view over Paris and those large windows. I especially appreciated to be able to play with the contrast between the modernity and luminosity of the hotel and then the funfair atmosphere of the venue.
Once at the museum, we only had around 20 minutes to take a few shots outside before the rain forced us to go back in… This is my only regret, because the surrounding area is really fantastic and looks like a film set!
In the different rooms, I had to deal with the very low light, but in the end I’m happy with the result. My newly weds were delighted with the pictures and I this makes me particularly happy because I know how much it meant to them.
All in all, an unforgettable wedding, an absolutely crazy location and a very sweet couple! My only frustration remains to not have been able to spend more time with the couple alone to take pictures of them, but then, an entire day at the funfair museum wouldn’t be enough to explore all the possibilities…

Finally, here’s a video, realized by Lea of Less is More Films, of that day.
 

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