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M. Wahila ~ Paris Weddings


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

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Here’s a little #mondaymotivation for you... Nothing like a beautiful table full of all things pink, with pink champagne to top it off! Check out @unconventional_wedding to see our team’s feature and more from this pink champagne party. It is complete with tips on how to plan your own unconventional vow renewal. . . #ruffledbygrace #parispastor . . Our amazing team: This photo by @missparisphoto  Photography @missparisphoto & @ainsleydsphotography @ainsleyabouttheworld  Champagne by @champagnebeerens  Champagne sourced by @delectabulles  Styling, linens and florals by @madamedelamaison  Cake by @chcatering  Floral belt by @flipsidebride  Handmade soaps by @sophiesbarn  The picture perfect pour and modeling by @jasinskaite  Officiant @ruffledbygrace
Love the guy who my little guys look up to, and who fills our life with love, laughter, and amazing cuisine. #happyfathersday #bonnefetepapa . . #ruffledbygrace #parispastor . . Thanks to the amazing @rachael_laporte for capturing my guys!
All these rustic beauties from @fieldandgown have me so excited for our upstate New York adventure!! An amazing team is dreaming up something fabulous for a special couple. I’m so giddy I can barely keep it in... . . SUMMER UPDATE! Ruffled by Grace NY TRAVEL DATES: 13 July - 25 August. Limited availability so be sure to get in touch quickly for your vow renewal, elopement ceremony or wedding. See you in NY! . . And be sure to check out @fieldandgown for more lovely vintage supplies. . . #ruffledbygrace #parispastor #parismeetsnewyork
True love is a gift wrapped in grace. . I adore celebrating the gift of love with people. Whether you’re celebrating a vow renewal, elopement, or wedding, Paris is the perfect backdrop for the next chapter of your love story. . #ruffledbygrace #parispastor . @missparisphoto is the talent behind the lens! 📷
Heels and liturgy, what else does a girl need? . You know how much I adore Paris weddings, but did you know that there are a myriad of stunning venues just outside of Paris? Perfect for that fairytale wedding! . This was at the beautiful @challainchallain . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace
“And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” Colossians 3:14 from The Message . I get asked quite often about my choice in wearing a collar, and particularly about the modern feminine clergywear that I sport around Paris. There are so many answers to this question. From conversations about being a woman in ministry to being a servant, there are myriad layers to this tradition and choice. One of the most important reasons I have chosen this uniform is to be a visible symbol of the love and grace of God, particularly because I have the unique opportunity to officiate over sacred moments outside the church walls. . So if you ever see me hopping around Paris in my collar and Converse, stop and say “hi!” I would love to meet you. . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . Photographer @missparisphoto  Clergywear @collared_womens_clergywear
Taking ministry (very literally) “outside” and blessing people exactly where they are is a joy and a privilege. Let grace abound! . Read about this unconventional Paris baptism by a rather unconventional Paris pastor on the blog today (Link is in the bio). . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . 📷 @missparisphoto
It was the perfect “stop and smell the roses” moment for these two beautiful gals. Just a moment of pure joy, peace, and happiness. . Despite being in a public park (with a gorgeous Eiffel Tower view!), this fabulous family enjoyed a rather intimate moment of faith and worship. I was privileged to baptize both momma and daughter. . There was also something extraordinarily special about the opportunity to preside over one of the sacraments outdoors; certainly, a moment to remember that the One who created us moves over (and works through) every moment and space in our lives. . . This special day was captured by the lovely @missparisphoto Styling & florals by @madamedelamaison Cake by @chcatering  Champagne by @champagnebeerens
Cheers to the weekend! We were treated to this amazing sunset last weekend at the #dinerenblanc. It was stunning. . How are you spending the weekend? Whatever you are doing, may it be full of love and laughter (and perhaps some pink champagne!). . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . Toasting with my 2018 wedding season champagne 🥂 from @champagnebeerens
Such a special and sacred moment to hold the newly resized wedding bands in my hand and bless them for this couple during their vow renewal ceremony. Congratulations to B&B on their 25th wedding anniversary! Read more on the blog (link is in the bio). . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . Another perfectly captured moment by @missparisphoto
My heart overflowed with joy for the privilege of baptizing these two special gals. It was wildly unconventional, but the longer I am in ministry, the more I have learned the blessing of working within the grey areas of life in order to faithfully give an abundance of grace. It’s simply an “out of the box” way of fulfilling my ordination vows to work with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love for the Kingdom. #notjustweddings 😉 . The verse chosen for the littlest lady by her Momma was Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . This incredibly special moment was photographed with love by @missparisphoto Styling and florals by @madamedelamaison  Cake by @chcatering  Champagne by @champagnebeerens Clergywear by @collared_womens_clergywear
Joy. Truly, there was so much joy between these two. I was honored to bless them on their 25th wedding anniversary with a special vow renewal ceremony. Check out the blog to read more about B&B! Link is in my bio. . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . @missparisphoto has a way of capturing joy in every photo she takes. Make sure you follow her for more amazing Paris smiles. 📷
Is there a better way to celebrate 25 years of marriage than to renew your vows in Paris? I had the privilege to officiate a ceremony for B&B; they reaffirmed their forever promises with so much joy and a few tears! Read more on the blog today. The link is in my bio. . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . Another happy moment captured by @missparisphoto  Clergywear by @collared_womens_clergywear
It’s an unbelievable privilege to proclaim grace over people’s lives. . Because I am a rather unconventional pastor, I have the opportunity to officiate some rather unconventional moments of worship.  With a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, a perfect little picnic, and beautiful people, I baptized S&C. . I started to tear up as I baptized S because her story of faith is an amazing one. She chose the words of Isaiah 43:18-19 to be read over her: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” . Pure joy! And all the glory to the One who makes all things new. . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . The beautiful @missparisphoto shot this worship service (this is just my quick iPhone photo). Can’t wait to see her photos! Cake @chcatering  Champagne @champagnebeerens  Florals & Styling @madamedelamaison
Nothing says weekend like a perfectly Pink Champagne Party - but if you want to see these darling @madamedelamaison glasses filled with @champagnebeerens award winning rosé champagne, you’re going to have to wait for the @unconventional_wedding blog post! . Our little Paris team is so excited for this upcoming feature, and I’m so thankful for all of the amazing creatives that made this happen. . . Photographers @missparisphoto @ainsleydsphotography  Decor & Styling @madamedelamaison  Champagne @champagnebeerens  Accessories @flipsidebride  Handmade Soap Favors @sophiesbarn  Champagne sourced by @delectabulles  Cake @chcatering Officiant & Coordination @ruffledbygrace
The key to a life abundant with long lasting love is allowing every moment to be holy. . I admit, I am not always good at letting grace infiltrate those especially hard moments. .  I pray that we might all lean into the possibilities that the author of life and love has for us. . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace
After a stormy week, blue skies greeted my lovely couple this morning. Could there be a better reminder of “new mercies” than this gorgeous view? What a perfect day for the gift of love and a vow renewal. . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace
Anytime Cookie Monster shows up at a wedding with a boutonnière and your flower girl is this cute, you know it’s going to be a fabulous wedding! . Loved this wedding and this couple because their day was perfectly “them.” They held together tradition and their modern edginess so well. I was honored to officiate with my friend and fellow pastor - because what could be better than one pastor? Two Pastors! . Flashback to their wedding on the Offbeat Bride archives. The Link is in my bio. . . #parispastor #ruffledbygrace . . Photo by WAHILA CREATIVE @dwahila