As Audrey Hepburn said, Paris is always a good idea.  It has romance, style and a certain je ne sais quois, and being just a few hours away from the UK makes it the ultimate romantic city break.  Come rain or shine Paris delivers, whether it’s picnics in the Jardin de Luxumbourg followed by a leisurely stroll past the street sellers along the Seine, or visiting the famously fashionable Champs Elysées and sipping wine in a Parisian bistro as you watch the world go by. Photographer Claire Graham popped over for a long weekend recently, and I’m delighted to share her images today.

Destination: Paris, France

Where did you stay? Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

What made you pick the destination?  It was my husband’s birthday present! I wanted to take him somewhere romantic and pretty.

What is there to do? I would recommend visiting Notre Dame. Especially if it’s a warm day, the view is stunning. When we visited there was a food market running by the river. We sat there drinking red wine and eating cheese and bread – Bliss.

Any packing tips? A camera, its so pretty with all the points of interest and buildings.

Would you visit again? Yes, it’s the city of love and it certainly captured my heart.


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.