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A wonderful Versailles engagement in the spring time.

January is a time to share some of the lovely Paris engagement & surprise proposal photo stories that we had the pleasure to organize with “Love Picnic Paris” this past year. If you visit our blog for the first time, we started ” Love Picnic Paris” over five year ago with the desire to share a little bit of our French culture & lifestyle. We designed 4 different French style gourmet picnics with our traditional wicker baskets and various decor items such as candles, cashmere plaids, cushions … for a very romantic experience!

Our gourmet picnics can be set up at various landmarks around Paris such as the Eiffel tower, the Louvre gardens as well as Versailles gardens.

Today we are blessed to produce our gourmet picnics for amazing clients who visit Paris from all over the world. We are excited to propose our picnics to many couples, families and friends as well as small and larger groups who sometimes visit the city for the first time. Some of our clients even do return to us for a new picnic experience a couple of years later which is very sweet!

Our goal is to create timeless memories with a unique French traditional experience for everyone to enjoy while visiting the city of love.

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A truly French gourmet Picnic experience.

A gourmet picnic with “Love Picnic Paris” is an adventure! It is a romantic and also a fun and delightful experience. It is about you and your partner, family and friends having a wonderful experience in the city. Lets enjoy a unique afternoon together, surrounded by beauty and French elegance.

Each of our picnics can be coupled with professional photography services. You will be flying home with wonderful souvenirs of your Parisian experience. Our photographer has the right expertise and a fun personality.

Versailles surprise proposal

A while back, Néo reached out to us with the idea of proposing to his long time girlfriend while visiting the city. Due to international Covid travel restrictions, his plans were delayed a whole year! We all had plenty of time to fine tune the perfect surprise gourmet picnic proposal. Most of our dear clients decide to propose in front of the Eiffel tower. Noah had the idea to take advantage of a day trip to Versailles to propose to his sweet heart. We thought it was a wonderful idea.

Versailles Picnic location.

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Lets plan your surprise proposal at Versailles gardens.

First, we decide on the menu with our clients and the style of picnic they are after. Noah decided on our « Amelie Poulain » gourmet picnic with a bottle of champagne.

The next step is usually to fine tune the exact picnic location. In order to do so, we usually sent a map with a cross marking the spot. We then communicate detailed information as to how to get there. In case of our Versailles location, it is an easy walk down the main alley from the castle to the water boat area!

We do ask for a phone number so that we  communicate 1/2 hour before picnic time  the exact spot using whatsapp geolocalization which always come handy!

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Once the picnic is ready with balloons, blanket and all the different props involved, we send the green light!

Our professional photographer will document our client surprise proposal from the distance. He will then congratulate our couple and take a few more photographs when they toast and cheer to this beautiful day!

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Once the lunch is over, olivier will take our couple around the park for their engagement photo story. The process is fun and creative as you can see with this little selection of photos.

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Versailles surprise proposal.

Enjoy the engagement photos of Noah and Séverine. You will find all of the picnic order details with various options such as photography and flowers in our service page. The ordering process is easy! Do not forget to add a contact number, we will get back to you promptly to fine tune all of the little details together!

Although our Paris picnics are the perfect idea for a surprise proposal in the city, most of our clients are already engaged! You may order a gourmet picnic with « Love Picnic Paris » for a birthday celebration, a wedding anniversary, a simple get together after a Paris guided tour and many other occasions!

We do cater for small and larger groups as well so if you are visiting or planning a trip for clients, get in touch.

We are always delighted to answer all of your questions and make your dream come true! ❤️

Please note that we collaborate with amazing Paris based classical musicians. They are often quite busy with their schedules. It is good to reserve your musician a little early. Prices start at €300 depending availability.

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 French tradition at the Eiffel tower.

The French call it : “Galette des Rois” which translates as ” French King cake”. I have to say it sounds great in French. It is a biblical tradition that celebrates the visit of the Magi to Christ. The season for this gorgeous almond cake extends to the end of the Twelve days of christmas. “King cake parties” is a real delight for kids.They are celebrated all over the country. It is the occasion for another family reunion over the festive season. Whoever gets the King cake trinket is expected to choose his king or queen and share his crown for the day.

We wanted to share one of our lovely tradition with Whitney and Shawn for their last day in Paris.

Red heart shaped balloons with your picnic.

We included a bottle of sparkling wine for Shawn to shake, pop and spray – for the photo session. It is certainly a fun way to enjoy a romantic moment with your lover and celebrate life, love, and happiness. Shawn asked for some red heart shaped balloons as well. We used those gorgeous red heart balloons quite a bit during Whitney and Shawn’s romantic photo session. They looked so perfect & fun to play with. We now propose our new balloons sets to our gourmet picnics & secret proposal packages along with a bottle of sparkling to have fun with.

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Your romantic gourmet picnic for the saint Valentine’s day.

We are now taking orders for paris Valentine’s day‘s celebrations. We propose to our clients a winter style gourmet picnics at the eiffel tower with cachemire plaids and warm woolen blankets over the christmas season. Our winter picnics come with our traditional wicker baskets, cushions, candles, sparkling lights, umbrellas …. Each picnic can be customized to your liking if you have any special requests. Whitney and Shawn enjoyed a bottle of chilled champagne with warm vegetable soup, Foie gras and smoked salmon.  They had roasted chicken with seasonal vegetables as a main course. For desert, they enjoyed a “galette des Rois” with fresh fruits and traditional goat cheese yogurt.

Your Paris romantic photo session.

All of our gourmet picnics can be coupled with a romantic photo shoot with Olivier; our lifestyle photographer. A typical photo shoot can take any time from 1/2 an hour at the Eiffel tower to a three hours photo story across Paris. Here are a few photographs taken by our photographer just recently at the place des Vosges, in the Marais district. I love Olivier’s style of photography. His photographs are vibrant and always lively.

Enjoy one of his romantic photo session in the Marais. The pictures are amazingly beautiful.

Remember to reserve your date quite early for your Paris Saint Valentin’s winter gourmet picnic and photo shoot. We will prepare our picnics for just two couples on this very special day.

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Paris secret proposal at the Louvre

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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Versailles secret proposal.

We set off to the gardens of Versailles a few days ago for the most amazing afternoon with Cody and Leah. Leah’s mum had contacted us a while back to organise a gourmet picnic for the kids alongside an engagement photo session in the park of Versailles. Cody was to propose to his girlfriend on a beautiful spring day. We had set up our picnic along the water with some red balloons so that they couldn’t miss the spot!
They arrived, settled down, cracked open a bottle of rosé wine. Olivier was positioned a little far off. He could document the proposal in a discreet manner. We had explained everything to Cody in details in the morning so that the proposal was going to be flawless. And indeed it was! Cody proposed and Leah was laughing away.
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Gourmet picnic at Versailles.

We had set up our “Amelie Poulain” picnic on the grass for them. The picnic included a French baguette, a selection of cold meat, a selection of hand picked cheeses, a fresh market salad, a vegetable quiche, a couple of “éclairs au chocolat” for desert, a bottle of Rosé wine and mineral water. When they finished their lunch Olivier took them around the park for their engagement photo session.
The session lasted one hour. It gave Olivier just enough time to have a nice selection of photographs with some wonderful moments.

Day trip from Paris.

Versailles is 1/2 an hour driving from the city therefore the perfect get away for the afternoon. It is easily accessible by train as well as the RER. Leah’s mum had organised everything for them. The whole family including parents and siblings travelled together. They couldn’t resist the temptation to spy on the kids from the distance while Cody proposed. They were all there hiding behind the bushes, contemplating the proposal in action!! So funny and a total surprise to Leah …. and us actually.

Our gourmet picnic package at the gardens of Versailles

We have decided to propose an engagement packages at the garden of Versailles this year. It seems that a few of our clients had been eager to propose to their fiancee while enjoying one of our picnic at the park. It has been a real delight for us to organise our gourmet picnic coupled with a proposal photo session early spring with such amazing surroundings. We have a few special dates booked at Versailles through out the summer. We are so much looking forward to each and everyone of them.
Needless to say that we had a wonderful time with Cody, Leah and the family. Versailles is such a delight for the eyes. We love going there ourselves from time to time to chill on the grass with one of our picnic. It is such a peaceful environment away from the business of the city life!
Enjoy the photos below. If you are considering proposing at the gardens of Versailles, reach out, we would be delighted to be part of it.

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Our picnic set up at the gardens of Versaillles

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A very romantic secret proposal at the gardens of Versailles.

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