Brevent Golden Hour Wedding
Harriet & Lee
This English couple wanted a romantic Brevent golden hour wedding in the heart of the French Alps. They actually have been planning this wedding for awhile. Just as they started planning 2 years ago with us, they learned that they were expecting! They had decided to postpone their wedding to this year so their new child could join in the big day! Two reasons to celebrate!
So 35 of their closest friends, and now their newest addition, came all the way “over the pond” to Chamonix for the highly anticipated I do.
The morning was beautiful, the bride got dressed in a beautiful chalet heart of this ski town.
All of the guests headed 2000m up in altitude to the mountain to a stunning ceremony and reception at an altitude venue. The ceremony was small, it was an intimate wedding and filled with a great feeling of family. The ceremony was even more heart touching than normal because the celebrant was the dad. We love when people choose family members for their symbolic ceremonies. The entire ceremony was thoughtful and even a bit tear jerking for us.
After the ceremony, everyone headed inside for the cocktail hour, it was a bit too cold to be outside but every guest kept venturing out to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Brevent golden hour. Everyone soaked in the gorgeous view of the mountains for photos and a glass of bubbly before heading in for the seated dinner.
The entire meal was prepared with local food by regional chefs. The dinner was filled with French favorites like foie gras and fillet mignon, with tarts for dessert. How is it that food at altitude just seems to taste so much better?
This couple cut out a few formalities to give the entire evening a more relaxed feel. The groom was the only one to make a speech, he thanked everyone for traveling not only far and wide but also all the way up to altitude to share the unique experience with them.
They had their first dance, followed by a dessert spread with sparklers.
All of the guests and the newest Mr. & Mrs. all came down on a private cablecar at 11:30 pm to go back home to the valley. It was a night to remember.