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Chalet Garden Wedding

Chamonix, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hua & Paul

Paul’s family has been coming to Chamonix for many many years hence the pull for this young couple living in Shanghai to come back to Europe for their wedding. Hua Yu’s family traveled from China to share in this very special day.

The ceremony was held in a chalet garden with views looking up toward the Aiguille du Midi, Mont-Blanc and Bossons glacier. The couple had an accordion player and violinist play ‘Café de Paris’ style music for the ceremony, scenic train ride,  and cocktail hour.

They incorporated so many fun personal touches to their wedding such as a Karaoke session during the dance party which apparently is all the rage in China!! 🙂

We wish Hua Yu & Paul all the happiness in the world!

Thank you Tu Nguyen for the beautiful photos!

When we initially chose Chamonix as our destination, we (well just Paul really) didn’t think a wedding planner was necessary – Paul speaks French and has family nearby that we could rely on. However, a quick chat with Monica helped us understand the time, level of planning and attention to detail required to make a good wedding work, especially as we live in Shanghai. Combine this with the stress weddings invariably put on family and the cost seemed much more manageable. The planning procedure itself was very smooth. Monica provided amazing choices for restaurants, musicians, photographers etc., and ensured each was booked well in advance. Particularly useful was Monica’s ability to turn our vague and not-especially-helpful ideas into awesome things that actually happened! All we had to do was write the occasional email and hold short fortnightly calls with Monica from our sofa. It meant our families could contribute ideas without actually having to get involved, reducing stress. Monica’s real value came on the week of the wedding. Friends and family were arriving from all over the world and, emotionally, both of us have never experienced anything like it. Monica was there to make sure everything that needed to be done was done, that family and friends knew what their role in the ceremony and the reception was, and that all vendors were on time. If you’re paying so much money for the wedding as a whole, it’s really worth the extra little bit (honestly, it was worth double what we paid) for a planner to make sure you’re having fun with, rather than hassling, your guests on the big day. Thanks Monica!

Hua & Paul