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Paris secret proposal at the Louvre gardens.

We have officially entered the fall season in Paris with a lovely secret proposal at the Louvre gardens! Ivan, our client contacted us a while back to assist him with the planning of his proposal to his long time girlfriend. We decided on the Louvre gardens to set up one of our gourmet picnic.  The picnic was all ready to enjoy by 12h30. Ivan was to arrive at the location after a morning bike ride. He surprise his girlfriend with the proposal, crack the bottle of champagne open and enjoy our “Edith Piaf” picnic with his lover surrounded by French history.

Ivan especially requested for a peaceful location in the city center close to the place Vendome where the morning ride was to end. The Louvre is one of the main visited site in the city right after the eiffel tower. It attracts millions of tourist yearly. The park is located in between the museum and the tuilerie gardens. It happens to be peaceful and a perfect location for a romantic afternoon.

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Map of the picnic location at the gardens of the Louvre museum. 

 

Lifestyle photography for your secret proposal.

We organized for our photographer to be present when our couple first arrived at the beginning of the picnic hour. Olivier discretely captured the proposal from the distance without being noticed. He carried on taking photographs while Ivan opened the bottle of champagne. He then moved forward and introduced himself so that he could take a few portraits of the two of them before they enjoyed their lunch. After lunch hour, they all walked around the Louvre museum for their engagement photo session. The photos were all retouched and sent out the very next day.

Our clients received over 100 photographs carefully edited by Olivier.  You will find a few visuals from the day below. It is very difficult to decide on which photos to showcase because there are just so many gorgeous images! You will find a few photographs of the picnic set up, the actual proposal and photos taken in the afternoon over one hour.

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Our romantic Edith Piaf gourmet picnic.

We have four different picnic you can choose from. Ivan decided on our most romantic gourmet picnic set up. Edith Piaf picnic can be ordered directly via our service page.  The picnic is set up with cushions, candles, an umbrella, balloons. It includes our wicker basket which is of course part of the decor as well as a bottle of champagne.

Our Edith Piaf menu:

  • French traditional baguette
  • Foie gras with cottage cheese
  • Smoked salmon & mash potatoes
  • French Ratatouille
  • Fresh soup
  • Macarons from Stohrer
  • Chocolates from “A la mère de famille” on rue montorgueil.

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We have had a wonderful time with our clients this summer! Catering for romantic picnic adventures and larger groups for birthday parties has been rewarding. We have met lots of wonderful persons along the way; one of the main reason why we decided to start ” Love Picnic Paris”.

Mark and Natasha enjoyed our romantic ” Edith Piaf ” picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower. Our photographer took them around the site once they finished their picnic for some lifestyle photography. The photo session lasted one hour. Olivier doesn’t count his time; the sessions often go overboard ! Neither does he counts the number of photos that he sends out to our clients, all retouched, a few days after the shooting.

His photography is fun and easy so it seems anyway! Years of experience and passion for his craft makes him a great professional photographer to work with. Mark was a little on the shy side while Natasha is used of having her photos taken for work. The result is stunning ! They look so happy together and certainly had a great time in the city with us.

Should you be interested in reserving one of our gourmet picnic / photo session with “Love Picnic Paris”, I would suggest that you hear to our picnic order page first. You will find four different picnics to choose from. Any of those picnics can be coupled with a photography session.  You can simply add options such as champagne, flowers and / or photography with a click to your order.

We would be glad to answer any of the question that you may have. All of our picnics can be customized to your liking. Simply add a note to your order or send us an email. Once we have received your order, we will follow up within the next 24 hours to fine tune all of the little details. Payment can be done once everything is finalized.

Enjoy those few lovely photographs taken in the city a few days back. Here is a map so that you can visualize where exactly Mark and Natasha had their gourmet basket set up.

Looking forward to hearing back from all of you.

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We would love to share a few photographs of a gourmet picnic we prepared for a lovely couple from Dubai. Happily married for a little more then a week, they first landed in Paris on their honeymoon journey through France.

They asked us to prepare our “Amelie Poulain” picnic which we set up for them in a traditional wicker basket at the gardens of the Trocadero. It was a gorgeous afternoon with a big sky over the city. The trocadero garden is located across the seine from the eiffel tower. The grounds are a little higher up from the champ de mars. It is a gorgeous open space, with big old trees along both side of the park where you can get shelter from the blasting sun if need be.

We set up our gourmet picnics at a few locations around the city. The trocadero is certainly on top of our clients list because of the amazing view of the Eiffel tower on the other side of the seine. Having a picnic at the trocadero is the perfect stop to enjoy lunch before or after your visit to the tower.

As mentioned, we can set up our picnics at other gorgeous landmarks across the city. The Luxembourg gardens, the tuilerie gardens, place des Vogues are among our favorite places to  enjoy a picnic in Paris.

We have been proposing picnics at the Versailles gardens as well this season. If you have something special in mind, do not hesitate to reach out to us directly via email.

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Versailles family birthday picnic celebration

We LOVE our job at ” Love Paris Picnic “. We get to meet wonderful clients. It is fun and exciting to prepare our gourmet picnics in traditional wicker baskets every day. We take great pleasure to set them up at different beautiful locations in Paris and Versailles. A picnic birthday celebration is a blast specially when our client is turning one year old. We had a special request for a chocolate and vanilla strawberry cake which our bakery at Versailles prepared for us. It was all Yummy! Dad and Mum ordered salmon and chicken sandwiches that we served with a market vegetable salad along side a selection of goat cheeses.

Olivier, our creative photographer was part of the game. He produced gorgeous lifestyle family photos along the water where we had set up the picnic with cushions and umbrellas for the sun. Mum and Dad had a wonderful time as well. Those family photos are really to die for. I specially love the one where she played with our red balloons.

Our little princess has already booked us for her two year old birthday anniversary.  So long till next year at Versailles gardens for another fabulous gourmet picnic birthday celebration.

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Favorite Versailles Picnic Location. 

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Birthday picnic celebration at the eiffel tower.

Gyl contacted us a while back to help plan a family picnic in beautiful Paris for a birthday celebration and a family reunion. The whole family with a total of 24 members were to fly to Europe in the month of July. Their European journey was to end in Paris. She wanted something special and fabulous for everyone to celebrate family and love.

We set up one of our gourmet picnic at the champ de mars for them. The weather had been simply gorgeous in Paris, even too hot at times! Unfortunately, a couple of days before our picnic date, we realised that it might rain after all. The forecast was actually not the best announcing a storm in the morning and constant rain fall through out the day!!

We first decided to change the date to friday instead of saturday as originally planned. As a precaution, we had actually blocked three days for Gyl’s picnic so that we could be flexible with time and date. So we were fine, we thought at first! Only we realised the next morning that rain was now forecast for friday as well with late afternoon storm!

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Gourmet picnic on a rainy day.

After consulting with our client, we finally decided to stick to our original plans. Only we were to set up the picnic on a couple of tables under one of the Gustave Eiffel beautiful shelter at the champ de mars. In case of rain, we would be safe. We had organised umbrellas with the hotel as well just in case. Nothing at this point was going to stop everyone from having FUN on a typical French afternoon picnic at the Eiffel tower. This was going to be their last day in Europe. Everyone was ready to party and face the storm if need be!

Well as it turned out, for sure the sky was rather grey, the temperature had dropped a little. Luckily we did not see a drop of rain on that day. It rained a lot overnight, neither us or Gyl slept a lot on that night!! The couple of weather forecast we had our eyes on were both completely wrong!
Thanks to the gods, everyone had a wonderful time. The food was great, we had a selection of market quiches on the tables, a selection of French cheeses, cold meats, three different market salads, melons from Cavaillon as well as refreshing watermelon and chocolate cake for desert. Not to forget Rose wine from provence, chilled bear and mineral water just in case.

A Magician for a beautiful birthday

Our friend Clement the magician joined us for part of the day. Here below we posted a few photographs taken during his magic show. Everyone; the young and not so young including us at “Love Picnic Paris” had a wonderful time with him. Our magician’s performance was a lot of fun and had us entertained. His illusions, staged and close up magic were quite comedic in nature and the audience was ecstatic. GREAT SUCCESS ….

Enjoy the few photographs from this wonderful afternoon. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any question in regards to a possible picnic celebration for a birthday and a special occasion. The eiffel tower and the champ de mars are amazing backdrops for an afternoon party in Paris. We love making our clients happy. It is a real pleasure to share our love for the city and French picnic traditions with everyone.

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FEW WORDS FROM OUR CLIENT : ” The best event Ever!  Appreciate all the pictures. Not sure we can do anything to top our Paris picnic experience. The picnic and magician were a highlight. Thank you again. I am seriously considering starting a similar business in Michigan😜👍 All the best. Gyl ”

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Paris engagement picnic and a photo session with Simon and Monica.

It is always a real pleasure to meet new clients in Paris over one of our picnic. It has now been over three years since we first started “Love Picnic Paris”! We have planned a lot of family picnics around the Eiffel tower, the Louvre and the Luxembourg gardens. We love our city. We also love gathering over a nice meal & a bottle of wine with family and friends. It has been a tradition in both our families since as far as we can recall to pack a picnic basket and head off to the country or the beach for the day. With “Love Picnic Paris”, we have managed to combine both our love for the city we live in and the enjoyment of sharing a picnic with lovers, friends and family.

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A beautiful summer engagement under the eiffel tower.

Simon and Monica are typically addicted to Paris. They live in China and commonly fly once a year to the city for a few days to eat macarons and stroll down the streets of the Marais says Monica. Well this time around, Simon was going to propose and contacted ” Love Picnic Paris” to set up one of our lovely surprise picnic wicker basket at the foot of the Eiffel tower. He pop up the question as he was popping up the bottle of champagne.

Olivier was a little distance away capturing the whole scene as it happened in a discreet manner.  Funny enough, Monica had never been to the Eiffel tower side of Paris before. It was with a little surprise that she let her lover take her there for a summer afternoon. She was even more surprised to find out that there were a gourmet picnic all set up for them when they arrived at the Trocadero gardens. No need to say how taken back she was when Simon kneeled down and proposed to his lover. Monica cried, they laughed, kissed and cuddled. Then Monica finally realized they were being photographed!

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Photography of your Paris engagement.

All of our gourmet picnics can be coupled with photography, either 1/2 an hour, one hour at the Eiffel tower. You can then extend your engagement photo session with Olivier to another hour or more at a different time of the day so that you get morning or afternoon light. From experience, we feel that the best would be to have your surprise picnic over lunch time, propose during the picnic hour. Let our photographer document the proposal and take you around the Eiffel tower and Trocadero site for one hour of photography.

You can then decide to meet up again at sunset at the Louvre gardens or the seine to complete your engagement session. It is a wonderful opportunity to have a professional photographer capture those magical moments while you are in the most amazing city of the world.

Our photographer would capture those moments in a lifestyle manner, with natural and unposed photos of the two of you. This way when you decide to marry, you can use those one of a kind engagement photographs as an invitation for the wedding or a signing book for your guests.

In any case, enjoy those few photographs from our couples engagement. Do not hesitate to reach out should you wish to propose while visiting Paris. Any of our gourmet picnic packages can be customized according to your special needs.

 

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Jess and Ben were engaged in Paris at the Trocadero gardens yesterday. We organised a gourmet picnic for them coupled with an engagement photo session with one of the best lifestyle photographer in the city. The photos rock our world. They both look so HAPPY and in LOVE with each other. The final photos of their engagement  are simply very moving and so romantic.  Those visuals really show their happiness in a natural and unposed manner. It is so important to choose your photographer with care. You want the whole process to be fun and the memories of your day to showcase those flying moment with grace and talent.  Make your memories unique with touching, everlasting images captured by a professional photographer. Photography is a real craft and you deserve the best.

GORGEOUS photographs, we are so excited at the idea to share a few portraits of Jess and Ben gourmet picnic and secret proposal. We have already sent a few of their engagement photo to Jessy’s mother who planned everything from a distance. Every one is thrilled. We are very glad to have been able to assist this family in making the kids proposal a wonderful afternoon in Paris.

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Paris secret proposal.

Everything was well planned in advance. We had been communicating with Ben the day before on whatsapp so that the timing was going to run smoothly. We did not take into consideration Ben’s emotional level. He was supposed to propose as they arrived at the picnic location. Olivier was hiding, ready to take the photos of the proposal as planned. Only when they arrived at the picnic, they sat down and started to open the bottle of wine. They carried on with enjoying their picnic, spreading all of the goodies on the mat.

Ben simply forgot that he was supposed to propose to Jess so it seemed at first. After a good 1/2 hour into the picnic, he finally stood up pretexting for a photo with the eiffel tower with the love of his life. AND YES, finally he kneeled down on the grass, looked at his girl friend in the eyes and asked: ” Do you want to marry me! ”

Snap, snap, snap, Olivier took a lot of photos from this moment onwards. following the proposal, he moved forward to introduced himself. Both Jess and Ben were in tear! He snapped a few more shots and let our couple enjoy the moment. After they had finished their lunch, we packed up and Olivier took them around the trocadero gardens for their engagement photo session. Here are part of the afternoon in a few visuals below.

Congratulation to the both of them, lovely afternoon!

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Eiffel tower picnic site. Our gourmet picnics can be set up either at the Eiffel tower area,

the Luxembourg gardens, the Louvres gardens or the gardens of Versailles.

 

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A gourmet picnic at the Trocadero with grandparents

It was a real pleasure to connect with German and his wife in Paris yesterday. We had the privilege to host one of our picnic for the family last year already. This time around they came back with their grand daughter. They enjoyed our “Amelie Poulain’ picnic at the Trocadero gardens. The picnic was followed by a mini photo session with Olivier.

They had a blast and Samantha was overjoyed with the experience. Below a few photographs of their special outing at the park. Paris family photographer
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A gourmet picnic and a romantic photo session at the Eiffel tower

A few GORGEOUS photographs from a picnic happening today at the Trocadero followed by a lifestyle photo session with Olivier! Some really cool photographs in black and white. I Love black and white photography… They are so romantic and timeless. I still enjoy looking at my parents pictures when they were young, those old family albums in black and white were just stunning. So glad that black and white is coming back to fashion these days.

Ella and Andrejs enjoyed our “Amelie Poulain” picnic at the Trocadero with an hour of photos around the site. We had the picnic set up for them when they arrived. Ella did not know anything about it. She was a little surprised when she found out! All of the little details had been well planned in advance.

We communicate via text message the morning of if need be, nothing is left aside.We would send you the map of the exact location geolocalized, so that you can let yourself being guided to the spot if need be with your phone. We make sure that the location is very easy to find for everyone, even if you have never been to Paris before.

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Ella and Andrejs photographed by Olivier at the Bir-Hakeim bridge following their picnic.

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View of the Trocadero from the Eiffel tower. Marked in red the spot where we would usually set up our picnics at the Trocadero gardens.

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” Amelie Poulain ” picnic set up at the Trocadero gardens.

 

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Versailles is gorgeous regardless of the season. We have organised a few picnics for our clients in its gardens this past season. It is always such a blessing to wander around the park. This time Olivier took our clients to the gardens of Versailles on a december morning for their pre wedding photo session. I think they had a blast. They look so happy and in love with each other. Big smile on their faces! It is lovely to be able to help clients visiting the city either for a gourmet picnic of a creative photo session. I think that Olivier did a wonderful job and it is a real delight to post a few of the pre wedding photo session of Brittany and Bill.

Enjoy all and if you are curious about one of our gourmet picnic or a photo session please do not hesitate to reach out. We do take booking for the following season already!
Cheers and happy New Year to all of you.
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