A loved-up couple, the lights, the river and the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world; surely nothing can beat a couple shoot in Paris?!  Blogger Jessica met beau Jérôme studying nearby and before they leave this wonderful country for new adventures, they wanted to make the most of their favourite city.  Photographer Alethia from Xander & Thea wanted to make their shoot extra-special, so she called on a few of her favourite wedding suppliers here in the UK to provide some outfits for this stylish pair.

Jérôme and I met while studying for our postgrad degrees in the lovely town of Lyon, three-and-a-bit whole years ago. While we were off to a bit of a slow start – I’d just ended a relationship with a decidedly dodgy fellow, and he’d recently come out of something similarly rough – after a bit of trial and error and cautiousness in the first few months, we got on like a house on fire and have carried on ever since!

From the get go, ours has been a very natural, obvious love, for want of a better word: we are 100% comfortable with each other (this doesn’t mean we hang out in our pajamas all day and don’t make an effort for each other, by the way!), we share the same kind of irreverent sense of humour and often think the same thing at the same time. We understand each other so completely that often, words aren’t needed in our conversations: our eyes, and smiles, and bodies communicate perfectly well on their own.

Some may think it boring, but I beg to differ: even after three years together, it still thrills me to wake up next to him in the morning and even though I know him like the back of my hand, he still makes me laugh like no other! Since we started dating, we’ve been on a number of adventures together: we moved to Paris together after university, we’ve travelled to wonderful places and have recently even changed jobs and moved to London together! Both of us enjoy taking risks, but we enjoy it even more when we are together. We are partners-in-crime in the truest sense.

I asked Alethea to take these photos of us in Paris before we left because let’s face it – it truly is a gorgeous city and I couldn’t think of a better backdrop for immortalising mine and Jérôme’s love. Plus, he’s a stunner himself but he’s extremely camera-shy – this is the only way I could get him to agree to be in a photo with me! I can’t thank Alethea enough for making our love come alive on these photos. We’ll treasure them forever!



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.


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