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M. Wahila ~ Paris Weddings

ruffledbygrace

Creating everyday joy as a Paris-based wedding pastor; picturing the irreverent, unexpected, and hysterical ways we are ruffled by grace!

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Love this little ring bearer looking to the flower girl for a little encouragement to help him get down the aisle. Sometimes we all need a little encouragement!
We are born, we grow up, and we live our lives in myriad ways, but one thing we all have in common on that journey is our innate desire to love and be loved. Is it always easy? Nope. But it is deep, and rich, and wide, and beautiful.  Capturing the love between my boys ~ the talented @rachael_laporte
After my little snowboarding accident, I’ve had some “down time” on my hands. I adore going through old photos. So... here’s a throwback to my favorite “getaway” car ever! Nothing like riding off into the sunset with your new spouse in a turquoise beauty like this.
Back from the mountains and back to reality. But how can I complain when this is my reality?  Candlelight always sets the perfect mood. I loved this winter white wedding - the gorgeous white flowers next to the evergreens spoke to me as a reminder of the everlasting promises of love.  Photography by @catherineoharaphotography  Planning by @sweetpeaparis  Paris Venue @maisondespolytechniciens
Look at this stunning view, captured by @kevin_doubleyou. Isn’t it gorgeous?  Our family is sad to leave the mountains, but our hearts our full 💜. Until next time Val Cenis... à bientôt!
The clouds added to the mystery and beauty today. It was another fantastic day on the slopes, and our hearts are full from this glorious getaway. I might even snowboard again... Who wants to be my 2018 mountain bride? It will be magical ⭐️. . . . . #wedding #destinationwedding #2018bride #frenchwedding #pariswedding #paris #parislife #locationscouting #mountainwedding #mountainbride #bohobride #modernbride #weddingceremony #weddingagency #weddingphotographer #weddingplanner #weddingofficiant #weddingcelebrant #weddingpastor #pastor #pastorlife #adventurebrides #adventurelife #familytime #vacation #mountains #luxurywedding #elopement #engaged #weddingplanning
Today snow ❄️ fell gently all morning. Despite the fact that I am very black and blue my heart is full. 💜  Snowboarding has been a lesson in patience and perseverance - and I definitely stepped way out of my comfort zone. I’m glad my little boys have had the chance to see their Momma try something new and challenging. I’m amazed by their courage, and I love watching them descend down the mountain.  Part of being a family is cheering each other on - we’ve certainly had the opportunity to practice that this week! We aren’t taking any of these moments for granted, and I’m squeezing my babies tightly today.  How are you cheering on your loved ones today? . . . . #wedding #mountainwedding #destinationwedding #vacances #vacation #familytime #pastor #pastorlife #pastorandparent #weddingplanning #weddingplanner #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #womeninministry #faith #family #love #lovewins #lovealways #mountains #frenchalps #familyfirst #familygoals #lovegoals #marriage #marriagegoals #nofilterneeded #mountainbride #adventurebrides #adventurelife
From the mountains of Val Cenis, our family wishes you and yours abundant love ❤️ and grace this Saint Valentine’s Day.  Taking “time out” for the ones you love is the best way to show them how important they are in your life. Take “time out” today to tell your loved ones how much you love them. . . . . #love #lovewins #saintvalentin #valentinesday #vacation #frenchalps #valcenis #frenchlife #paris #parislife #pariswedding #frenchwedding #wedding #destinationwedding #weddingcelebrant #weddingcelebration #weddingpastor #weddingofficiant #pastor #pastorlife #engaged #engagement #vowrenewal #elopement #elopementwedding #luxurywedding #mountainwedding #mountainbride #bohowedding #bohobride
This was my view this morning as I was waiting for the bus. It’s a good thing there are new mercies every morning because I’m not going to lie: my wrists hurt, my backside hurts, my everything hurts.  My snowboarding instructor promised that after three days we’d just LOVE the snowboard. Lies. All. Lies. I do however love this view. And the café.  Wherever you are today may you be encouraged to look for new mercies for this day. And don’t forget to look up. . . . . . #pastor #pastorlife #destinationwedding #wedding #mountainwedding #mountain #mountainlife #snowboarding #ouch #nofilter #paris #pariswedding #france #frenchwedding #frenchalps #alps #theview #mountainbride #bohobride #modernbride #modernwedding #celebrant #weddingcelebrant #weddingpastor #imtoooldforthis #lookslikefilm #weddingplanner #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration
Just look at this breathtaking view! We’ve had beautiful mountain weather and my family is loving ski break, enjoying a break from the city and from “normal” life (whatever that is!). I can barely move my old bones at this point, but these views are worth it. Who wants to be a mountain bride? I would love to perform an intimate chalet wedding this year. I’m all in - I might even snowboard again! . . . . #wedding #destinationwedding #pariswedding #frenchwedding #frenchalps #mountainwedding #bohobride #modernbride #intimatewedding #weddingofficiant #weddingcelebrant #celebrant #pastor #adventurewedding #adventurebrides #adventurelife #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingplanner #nofilter #weddingfun #weddingceremony #bestwedding #luxurywedding #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #frenchlife #vacances #love
We’re trading snowy Paris ❄️ for the snowy Alps ❄️! There is something magical about the crystal white beauty. So let the magic of the mountain snow and les vacances begin!  Where is your dream vacation spot? . . . . #lesvacances #vacationmode #vacation #snow #paris #snowinparis #parissouslaneige #neige #mountains #parislife #frenchlife #pariswedding #destinationwedding #luxurywedding #frenchwedding #weddingplanner #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #love #lovewins #familytime #couplegoals #familygoals #marriage #dreamwedding #dreamvacation #pastor #celebrant #weddinginspiration #weddingblog
Nothing says “St. Valentine’s Day” like red! Look at this gorgeous bride in her red shoes.  After the ceremony this couple was nothing but laughter and joy! Even the rain couldn’t dampen their spirits. Their joy was contagious.  How do you plan to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day? Don’t forget that I’m giving away a stunning calligraphic keepsake to couples booking before the 14 February for 2018. . . . . Photography ~ @catherineoharaphotography  #wedding #destinationwedding #pariswedding #frenchwedding #weddingstyle #weddingshoes #rainywedding #paris #parislife #elopement #elopementwedding #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #love #lovewins #realbride #realwedding #celebrant #weddingcelebrant #pastor #weddingceremony #weddingvows #outdoorwedding #funwedding #modernbride #romanticwedding #modernwedding
Paris is still blanketed in snow ❄️ today, so I thought we should enjoy these gorgeous winter white florals. Aglow with candlelight, this was the perfect setting for a intimate wedding of family and friends.  More details from this stunning wedding are on the blog: www.RuffledByGrace.com . . . . #pariswedding #weddingwire #wedding #destinationwedding #frenchwedding #married #elopement #elopementwedding #weddingphotographer #weddingplanning #weddingplanner #luxurywedding #weddingflowers #winterwedding #whitewedding #candlelight #love #lovewins #officiant #weddingpastor #pastor #pastorlife #parislife #lookslikefilm #engaged #couplegoals #marriage #marriageproposal #proposals #weddinginspiration
Snow ❄️ in Paris!!! It’s been years since we’ve had snow in the city, so we took a break from normal life to enjoy this majestic sight. We’ve spent the day playing outside and sipping hot chocolate inside. Do you want to build a snowman?! Just look at how beautiful the snow is, as it begins to fall, in this photo captured by @ainsleyabouttheworld (she is a fabulous travel blogger AND a talented photographer, who also happens to shoot weddings!). You’ll find her info on my FAQ page on the new website: www.RuffledByGrace.com . . . . . #sacrecoeur #pariswedding #parisneige #snow #neige #paris #parislife #weddings #destinationwedding #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #whitewedding #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #winterwedding #winterwonderland #winter #montmartre #weddingday #weddingfun #pastor #officiant #luxurywedding #theknotweddings #junebugweddings #huffpostweddings #adventure #adventureseeker
I don’t post many black and white photos, but TODAY IS DIFFERENT! “Why?” you ask... Because 1. I couldn’t pass up this beautiful moment of blessing over the bride and groom (such a sacred and special moment!) and 2. THE NEW WEBSITE IS UP!!!! Did you catch that? THE NEW WEBSITE IS UP!!! I’m so thankful for an amazing creative team - people who have worked hard to take the vision in my head and make it reality! And believe me, that was no easy task. I loved sifting through old and new photos of my gorgeous couples, reading and re-reading testimonials and seeing my “work” represented in such a beautiful way.  Check it out: www.ruffledbygrace.com and be sure to leave a comment on the blog or send me a message for your 2018 booking requests. . . . Photographer ~ @catherineoharaphotography Planning ~ @sweetpeaparis Paris venue ~ @maisondespolytechniciens  New Website Design ~ @williamrobertsjr . . . #pariswedding #destinationwedding #luxurywedding #weddingplanning #weddingplanner #pariswedding #parisweddingphotographer #elopeinparis #elopement #elopementwedding #adventurewedding #intimatewedding #pastorlife #pastorlife #womeninministry #officiant #celebrant #officiantdeceremonie #destinationweddingplanner #destinationweddingphotographer #love #lovewins #tuesdaystogetherparis #creativelife #communityovercompetition #couplesession #couplegoals #engaged #engaged2018 #bridetrends
Here’s an oldie but a goodie - still one of my favorite wedding pictures ever because this little ring bearer is my (used to be LITTLE) boy. See that smile?! It’s my heart exploding! Snapped just after I gave the wedding blessing - it’s perfectly me.  I love being a Pastor, but my first jobs are Wife and Momma. It’s not always an easy balance, and I don’t have it all figured out.  As each new day dawns, I pray for strength, patience, perseverance, and lots of grace... because those are the things (along with an abundance of coffee!) that fuel my life.  It’s Monday, so here’s to an infinite and abundant grace that will fill you up this week! . . . . . . . #tuesdaystogetherparis #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #paris #parislife #pariswedding #destinationwedding #portraitphotography #weddingplanner #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #momlife #momofboys #familygoals #weddingflowers #love #lovewins #intimatewedding #portrait #adventurewedding #weddinginspiration #pastor #pastorlife #womeninministry #weddingphotos #fineartwedding #luxurywedding #creativewedding #weddingceremony #weddingbouquet
This is my person. This guy supports me, encourages me, prays for me, keeps me sane, and makes me laugh. I’m thankful to spend my life with him, and I’m especially thankful for our weekend “down time” (if you can call it that!) as a family.  Sundays are usually pretty relaxed for us: complete with worship, home cooked meals, coffee, homework, and if we are lucky - a movie with all four of us squished on the love seat. We’re also currently trying to coax our new kitten to join us on the couch!  Our life is sometimes crazy and living in Paris can be a challenge, but life together is worth it. I’d say “I do” again in a heartbeat. . . . . . #pastorlife #pastor #weddingpastor #destinationwedding #wedding #elopement #vowrenewal #married #marriagegoals #familytime #familygoals #couplegoals #couplegram #portraitphotography #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingplanner #pariswedding #frenchwedding #isnthecute #momlife #momofboys #weddingdress #weddingrings #picoftheday #instagood #igerparis #louvre #sundayfunday #love
A #valentinesday special?! It’s too good to be true! In the spirit of giving LOVE, I am offering 2018 booking bonuses and a very special gift.  For weddings and vow renewals booked today through the 14 of February, I am gifting keepsake calligraphic vows to each couple. This piece of art will be a constant reminder of your special day and of your promises to one another. There is also a special booking bonus offer. I’m delighted to be able to give such fantastic gifts. My heart is full. 💜 May your love overflow in all abundance this year. Please DM me for bookings. . . . . #pastorlife #love #valentinesday #lovewins #destinationwedding #wedding #officiant #marriage #vowrenewal #elopement #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #paris #pariswedding #frenchwedding #theknotweddings #junebugweddings #portraitphotography #portrait #smile #portraitphotography #vscocam #igerparis #instagood #follow #pastor #giftideas #theperfectgift #perfectpair #couplegoals
This exquisite initial brooch was the perfect little dress detail, capturing the couple’s creative vintage style! I say it often, but it IS all about the details!  Details can make the day sweeter and more perfect than you could ever imagine. It’s why I spend so much time getting to know a couple and writing each personalized ceremony.  What details describe your love story? . . . . #weddingdress #wedding #destinationwedding #pariswedding #frenchwedding #elopement #weddinggown #weddingdetails #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #weddingofficiant #officiant #weddingcelebrant #celebrant #pastor #pastorlife #theknotweddings #junebugweddings #huffpostido #shesaidyes #engaged #engaged2018 #portraitphotography #portrait #picoftheday #instagood #igerparis #weddinginspiration
First Kiss!  What a an honor it is to witness a couple’s first kiss. It is such a sweet moment that exudes pure joy. It is the first step into their future of love, laughter, and life together. Planning - @sweetpeaparis  Photography - @catherineoharaphotography  Paris venue - @maisondespolytechniciens . . . . . #firstkiss #husbandandwife #husband #wife #married #marriage #wedding #weddingdress #destinationwedding #weddingplanner #weddingphotography #pariswedding #frenchwedding #parislife #elopement #elopementphotographer #shesaidyes #instagood #instamood #weddingphotographer #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #isntshelovely #pastorlife #pastor #weddingofficiant #weddingpastor #officiant #paris #weddinggown

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