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Day June 20, 2013

Locks of Love

So with all the chaos from our wedding day, we had yet to make it to the Pont des Arts bridge to install our lock and throw the keys in the river. This symbolizes eternal love! There is another bridge, Pont de l’Archevêché, where you can place your lock which is for “lovers” it had way more locks on it.
LockFar

It was pouring rain, but we had to go!
LockDavinaUmbrella

Our lock says Tweedy and the date 6/19/2013, in nail polish, that’s all we had!
LockDavina

Hopefully we’ll be able to find it again some day!
LockClose2

For the record:

Wedding Dinner

We reserved a table at Lapérouse for 7:30 but our photographer suggested we push it back in order to make time for more photos. The restaurant is ancient.
LaperouseFacade

We were, without question, the sharpest couple in the place that night.
Laperouse

We ordered the five-course meal with wine pairings. In France, a five-course meal is actually a ten-course meal btw. Here are some highlights: duck liver…
Laperouse Duck Liver

And strawberries with basil sorbet…
LaperouseDessert

I had a difficult time focusing on dinner with my beautiful bride sitting next to me and looking so absolutely stunning!! How’d I get so lucky?
LaperouseDavina

Wedding Blooper

As with any wedding, things never go as smoothly as planned. We forgot some minor details on our wedding day: the flowers, our umbrellas, the RINGS! Watch this funny video:

Paris Hotel

We checked in to the Notre Dame hotel on June 18th and stayed until the 20th. Davina and I decided on the hotel for our wedding because we liked the unique interior design (French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix) and thought it would make for good photos. The wallpaper throughout the hotel is digital collage and our room featured the 1434 oil painting by Dutch artist Jan van Eyck (Art History 101).
Hotel Notre Dame

It’s recognized as one of the first records of marriage in the form of a painting. How appropriate? We had a nice view of the river, La Seine, as well. And if you open the window and peek around the corner, you’re eye-to-eye with the Notre Dame Cathedral!
Notre Dame Cathedral