Swiss Alps Wedding Photography: Back in January, I headed over to Switzerland for a two-day wedding in and around Zurich and the Swiss Alps.
As is often the norm on the continent, the civil (legal) ceremony occurred separately (and is a much smaller event) than the main celebrational day.
In this case, the civil wedding was at a beautiful town hall just outside Zurich on a Thursday.
The bride was Iranian so there was a mixed cultural element to both days – each of which was beautiful.
Swiss Alps Wedding Photography Photofilm
Just below, you can see the wedding photofilm both days.
Some of my favourite stills follow.
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Some of my favourite Stills
Below you will see a lot of my favourite images from the two days I spent in Switzerland.
Day 1 – The Legal Ceremony near Zurich
As I mentioned, this is often a much smaller event and usually includes just close friends and family.
However, this is the legal element of the bond, and technically marks the start of married life.
It was a beautiful ceremony, reminiscent of the typical registrar led wedding we might have here in the UK.
Although the weather was bitingly cold, it was a gorgeously sunny Swiss morning.
Something that tickled me a little, was that the celebrant insisted I took a photography of the wedding certificate as an indication to the bride of what her new signature should look like.
A very different approach to document that we experience in the UK!
The groom’s best man (you’ll see a lot of him in the photo film and below) is a Buddhist Monk and he recited a wonderful chant during the ceremony that personally I don’t think I’ll ever forget.
Day 2 – To the Swiss Alps
A couple of days later, we headed high up into the Swiss Alps to a fairy-tale hotel perched on the side of Lake Thun.
A long, but beautiful day.
The ceremony was a blend of traditional Christian and Iranian elements with some very poignant moments.
If you’ve ever attended a Swiss wedding, you’ll know there are a lot of pop-up speeches, dances, quizzes and all kinds of other events unknown to the bride and groom.
After a wonderful wedding breakfast, the dancing went on late into the night.….. and what a night.
How did I do at this Swiss Alps Wedding?
Thanks so much to Alex Wales for all her support during the weekend.
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Destination: Switzerland | Venue: Swiss Alps | Setting: Destination Wedding