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.
Asim and Ravi in Paris a few days back photographed by Olivier over their gourmet picnic at the champs de mars. We set up our “amelie poulain” picnic at the foot of the eiffel tower for them. The weather was a bit edgy. We decided to opt for the champ de mars rather then the Trocadero because of shelter options on site in case of rain. Olivier had communicated the change of location via google map earlier on. It was Asim and Ravi first time traveling in Europe. Paris was their first destination, which were going to be followed by a few days in Rome and 10 days in Santorini.
Needless to say that they were both overjoyed. Meeting them was a lot of fun. It is always a gift to meet new people in the city. Enjoy a few of their honeymoon photos below. May be we will meet again! Warmest Regards from “Love Picnic Paris”
January in Paris; the end of the year celebrations are now behind us. We would like to wish a wonderful year to each and everyone of you who have been following and supporting “Love Picnic Paris”.
We are very grateful to everyone who have reached out to us for a gourmet picnic and a lifestyle photo session in the city those past couple of years. We’ve met many lovely couples and families visiting the city from all over the world. It has been exciting to be able to share our love for the city with so many of you!
We have prepared many gourmet picnics to cater for friends and families, small and larger groups. We have planned many secret proposals around Paris this past year as well. “Love Picnic Paris” is now getting new bookings for the spring season for both gourmet picnics and creative photography with Olivier. We cannot wait to meet all of you in Paris again this year.
Love Picnic Paris started with the desire to share our passion for our city; enjoying a gourmet picnic with friends and family. Olivier happens to be a very talented portrait photographer. We wanted to propose a unique service where clients would enjoy a relaxing moment at one of Paris beautiful park. Make it a lunchtime delightful picnic experience and have the opportunity to have a creative & unique photo session with a very talented professional at the same time ( my partner in crime! ). This was the original idea behind “Love Picnic Paris”
Paris secret proposal
The weather is incredibly warm for the season at the moment! Not sure it is a good thing by the way, but this is another topic. We assisted Joe this past week preparing for his Paris secret proposal at the eiffel tower. There is no season for LOVE, anything is possible in Paris.
Joe ordered our “Edith Piaf” gourmet picnic at the Trocadero gardens including one hour photo session with Olivier once our couple had enjoyed their lunch and cracked open the bottle of champagne.
The Trocadero area is great for photos. It is located on a hill overlooking the seine and the eiffel tower which you can admire in the distance. It is an amazing view point for photography. Although it can get a little crowded at time, the trocadero area is definitely a prime location for some great photography with the Eiffel tower and the city scape.
We are now starting to take bookings for the spring season. We have had a few couples contacting us to plan their surprise gourmet picnic already. A few of you have reserved their date for their forthcoming secret proposal too. We are now proposing picnics and photography in the gardens of Versailles this year as well.
First steps in planning a secret proposal with Love Picnic Paris.
We have created a new secret proposal information page to our Love picnic Paris website. We now combine our surprise gourmet picnic adventures with different photography packages around the city. If you are considering proposing to your love one while visiting Paris, it might be a good idea to go through the page. We explain in more details the different types of services we propose to make this moment unique and completely stress free!
You are more then welcome to reach out to us via email directly if you have any question you would like to bring forward. We understand the stress involved when planning such a special moment from far away. This more so if you have never been to Paris before. Each and every one of our services can be customized to your liking. We have now gained extended experience in planning secret proposal with the Eiffel tower in the background but not only! So you are more then welcome to reach out for more details, we would be so glad to be part of your special day.
Meanwhile enjoy the few engagement photographs with Joe and Ella’s engagement photo session, taken in Paris recently with Olivier. If interested in a private photography session while visiting the city, I would suggest that you go to Olivier’s website to get familiar with his style of photography.
Alternatively you can go to our gallery page where you will find a selection of photographs taken with Olivier those past couple of years with Love Picnic Paris. I have just gone through the slideshow myself. It brought a tear to my eyes looking at all of this love and happy faces!
We set up our first winter picnic for a family visiting the city from San Diego this past week. It rained on the day so we decided to have the picnic at one of the sheltered bench a few steps away from the Eiffel tower. This way they could enjoy our gourmet picnic “winter style” with hot coffee & tea and vegetable soup to start with. Our family had a family photo session with Olivier in the morning, they then headed to the champ de Mars for their lunch before visiting the Eiffel tower in the afternoon.
They had purchased Eiffel tower tickets online so that they easily passed the ticket office and the eternal queue of tourist, to reach the elevator which took them all the way to the third floor. It is an incredible experience to climb the tower all the way up and enjoy the incredible view over the city from up there. I was 8 year old when my parents took us there for the first time and i still vividly remember the experience; mainly my dad being sea sick! i remember this gigantesque view, the conquered tower, the grand adventure, running down the steps ahead of our parents, resting on each floor to the ground level again!
Photographer : Olivier Lalin
Connect to his instagram @weddinglight or his website to view some delightful Parisian style photo session.
If you are in need of a creative photographer while visiting the city, either for family portraits, an engagement session, a secret proposal, or simply creative visuals for your social media, get in touch with Olivier ; he simply ROCKS!
A few more words regarding our winter picnic now ready to order! If you are intending to visit the Eiffel tower, it is a great way to have lunch just before or after your visit. We would set up your picnic for you with balloons and blankets so that you do not have to worry about the logistic ( picking up or returning the wicker baskets ). The picnic location would be on the champ de Mars and easily accessible from the tower. We could alternatively set up our picnics at the Luxembourg gardens if weather allows. We would point you to the set up with geo localization and whatsapp in the morning of! We do love ( from time to time ) those new technology which made your life easier! Our winter picnic comes with a bottle of wine ( champagne optional ). It is served with tea and / or coffee, a hot vegetable soup, a market quiche, cheeses and selection of cured meat, fresh market salad and a dessert. ( fruits or chocolate cake ).
Our gourmet picnic can be coupled with a lifestyle photo session with Olivier either prior or after your lunch. A gourmet picnic with “Love Picnic Paris” coupled with a photo session is the ultimate surprise for a secret proposal in the city with your loved one. If you are flying over with your girl friend and are interested in our gourmet picnic / Photo session package during the winter months, reach out to us via email, we would be delighted to organise the day for you!
The price of our winter picnic is € 290 serving two, all inclusive, this is including the surprise set up. We are looking forward to many happy clients in the months to come.
Stay tune for more picnic surprises in our instagram as well; @lovepicnicparis
Summer time in Paris rocks! It is quite hot though, rule number one drinking LOTS of water and sipping on a glass of champagne here and there. Sepehr took his girlfriend to Paris for a few days. He had reached out to us to help him organize his proposal at the Eiffel tower! Great, this is exactly what we love doing most.
Those few words are taken from his first contact email to us; ” I’m very nervous about the whole thing and have no idea how any of it would work. ” I smile because it is quite often that we receive this kind of message.
We have somehow, quite unintentionally made it a specialty to cater for men looking for the perfect way to propose to their girlfriends while visiting Paris. And let me tell you; a gourmet picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower definitely rocks and is utterly romantic.
We had our photographer discretely photograph the proposal from the distance. Once Sepehr had proposed to his girlfriend, Olivier introduced himself and took a few more photographs at the picnic location while they opened the bottle of champagne. Sepehr and Hinu then enjoyed their gourmet picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower for a good hour and half. Olivier took them for a few more photographs around the Trocadero before they rushed to gare du Nord heading back to London.
By the time they arrived home, Olivier had edited and retouched a selection of 40+ photographs that were sent out to them on the very same day. They had gorgeous memories of their trip to Paris and some beautiful photographs to send out to friends and family the next day.
We received a few words:
It was great meeting you. ” Thanks for all your help. The photos are amazing. We both really liked them. Thank you ever so much for organizing our proposal in Paris “
We are so glad that our gourmet picnic / Secret proposal and a photo session with Olivier are getting to be quite popular. It shows that Paris is definitely “the place” to propose to your love one! 100% success guarantee so far.
Enjoy this serie of photographs taken with one of dear couple at the trocadero a few days back.
Here a few words we have received from our clients :
I want to thank you both for making my surprise proposal to mygirlfriend (now my fiancee) a fantastic experience and the most memorable day ever. From the first contact they were so helpful in assisting to plan the event and come with many suggestions that made the day even more memorable for us. The picnic set up and food was fantastic, location was perfect and they even made sure the rain stopped in the afternoon so we could have our picnic outside as planned :-). Oliver took pictures of us when I proposed and captured “A perfect moment” that we will cherish for ever. He continued to take pictures during our picnic and then also came back after for an additional photo shoot which I strongly recommend you take if you book “Love Picnic Paris” which I absolutely recommend! The pictures we received after just a few days are the best and Oliver is excellent in setting up the right poses and settings for the best pictures. If you are planning a surprise picnic/event/photo shoot I hope you use “Love Picnic Paris”, you will not be disappointed and will have a memory for a lifetime. Once again thank you for “A Best Day”!
SWEET, we are so glad we were able to make it all happen for them.
We prepared a Vegan gourmet picnic for Marthy and Meg a few days ago at the gardens of the Louvre. Marthy had reached out to us to ask whether we could possibly arrange for a vegan picnic for his surprise proposal. WE said ” YES” why not! Not being fluent in the art of preparing a vegan picnic, we went around town to a few vegan stores and discovered how this trend is quickly developing in the city with vegan bakeries, restaurant and food stores as well as a cool tea shop on rue Voltaire in the 11th where we purchased a selection of vegan cakes which we of course had to try ourselves. AND yes happily surprised we were after all. Below a few of the photographs taken by Olivier during the proposal. They looked so happy together, the photos are gorgeous and they enjoyed their vegan picnic.
It started raining towards the end of the picnic so Olivier rushed to the car and grabbed a couple of umbrellas which he dropped off to them. He snapped a photo with his iphone as he was leaving. So cool …. The rain did not stop them from enjoying their gorgeous evening in the city of love!
We have been communication with Amit all the way to Australia to help him plan a surprise proposal for his beautiful girlfriend. The last couple of days were a bit unseasy. We were checking the weather forecast every couple of hours also to try to figure out whether we should push the time or postpone to the next day all together! After two days of continuous rain, I guess we all got luchy. Our client managed to propose to Nisha with the Eiffel tower in the background as planned!
They enjoyed one of our picnic with a bottle of champagne. Olivier snapped a few photographs of the actual proposal as well as a few portraits around the Trocadero. We had a little bit of rain for a few minutes as they were finishing their lunch. A good excuse to take the umbrella out and take a few lovely photographs.
It sometimes rains in Paris which for picnics is not the ideal. For photographs, I would suggest an elegant umbrella which ends up being used as a prop. It always work beautifully, and if the rain gets heavy there is always the terrace of a cafe to shelter at until it stops. This way you can enjoy a little break as well with a delicious hot chocolate or a cup of tea.
Lovely review from our client : What an amazing team Olivier and Miyoko are! The surprise proposal Picnic was magnificent – from the candles to the pillows to the amazing selection of cheese, champagne and fruits, everything was perfect!! I had been in contact with both of them for several months, fine tuning small details and organizing the time and place. The best part of this experience is that Olivier and Miyoko were able to recreate the exact image I had in my head as to how I wanted the picnic to go.
Both my girlfriend (now fiancé) and I had a great time. Photos were awesome, and it was an experience we will remember forever.
Thank you guys, could not recommend you enough! 10/10!
Andreia and Julien photographed by Olivier during their engagement picnic at the gardens of the Trocadero in Paris. You can tell that they had a wonderful time during their romantic lunch + engagement photo session yesterday. The weather is simply gorgeous in Paris at the moment. It is the perfect time to enjoy one of our gourmet picnic with family and your loved ones!
Looking at those photographs, I am considering to prepare a picnic for ourselves this week end and take off to Versailles for the afternoon. We might just exceptionally be closed on sunday!
I am so jealous of our clients right now and I want to do exactly the same. Those two look so happy together and we are so glad that they had a wonderful afternoon with us in Paris. The photos of their engagement are gorgeous. They are full of life and all natural. They simply look very happy and had a great time in front of Olivier’s camera thanks to his goofiness and wonderful sense of humour. Olivier knows exactly how to make people relax and have fun. It is such a pleasure looking at this serie this morning.
Andreia and Julian enjoyed our “Léon Picnic” late afternoon on the grass of the trocadero. Olivier took them around the Trocadero for a mini photo session once the picnic was over. Our mini photo session lasts half an hour and includes 15 beautifully retouched photographs in high definition ready to print and frame on your wall. Olivier somehow finished quite late last night! I heard they had such a good time that he got carried away with chatting and photography! As a result, they are so many gorgeous portraits of our Brazilian couple with the Eiffel tower in the background.
I am terrible at editing photographs myself and wouldn’t know how to choose. They all look stunning really.
I am so glad we were part of our couple happiness in Paris with our gourmet picnic and the photographs taken by Olivier that I am sure they will cherish for a very long time.
We planned our “Amilie Poulain” picnic for Tonya & Joseph who eloped to Paris ( YES they did marry in beautiful Paris ) and decided on a gourmet picnic + a mini photo session the next day to continue the celebration. Isn’t that swell!
First time in Paris for the both of them. Joseph had the idea of getting married abroad and of course Tonya planned every little details including our picnic wicker basket. Here are a few of the photographs that Olivier took of them earlier on at the trocadero. It is getting quite hot in the city. It is certainly the best time of the year to enjoy an outing on the grass with family and loved ones with a tasty picnic basket.
Tonya + Joseph had a selection of French cheeses, cold meats, tomato & Zucchini quiche, strawberries and cherries for dessert. Yummy really … They made the neighbours jealous.
We are soon adding some tote picnic bags to our picnic collection. You will be able to pick up your canvas bag from us and enjoy one of our lovely picnic anywhere you like in the city. Stay tuned for the latest details coming out soon.