I read your post and felt the need to reply.. I am also a nurse and was in a simmilar situation with our wedding. While I had no trouble with getting the honeymoon off I could not get leave for the week of our wedding as it was school holidays and there was no leave avaliable even though I had applied for leave 4 months in advance. I work 12 hour shifts and they said I could have the day off of the wedding but would have to work 12 hour shifts up until the day before the wedding
. the difference was that I had been there for 2 years and had plenty of leave.
luckily some leave came up and I got 2 days off before the wedding. However I feel your pain! Nursing can be an incredibly demanding career, as it is not like the work can wait until you get back from holidays. And I can not tell you how many times I have missed out on things because I have had to work, unfortunatly that is part of the job ( they don't tell you that when you sign up for uni!).
Paris is a long way to go for 2 weeks and I can see how you would be looking forward to a good break after finishing uni, starting work and getting married. It is frustrating that you NUM could not be more accomodating given that this is such a special time for you, but I guess that they have rules to go by as well.
Good luck with the job and I hope you have a fab honeymoon, no matter how long it is!