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.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.