The Refuge de Montenvers was originally built in 1880. It is full of history – from mountaineers making their first ascents in the Alps, travelers from afar who came to see this mystical place, writers, and adventurers who came to experience something out of the ordinary. It is a place filled with stories and culture.
One thing we knew about this guest list is that everyone was ready to party! With old friends reuniting and family coming together, the energy was at an all-time high from the start. The grooms brother was the DJ so he knew exactly what to play to keep the party going all night long. The best part? After the clock struck midnight, the groom and his brother brought out a fun surprize – exact replicas of the famous DJ Daft Punk’s iconic helmet. The groom had these created when trying to impress his then girlfriend at her epic Halloween party. They were such a hit! Everyone loved when they brought them out! The party lasted into the early hours of 3 am.
After a night of fun, some guests boarded the train back down to the valley to Chamonix city center while others stayed overnight at the altitude refuge. When those who stayed woke, there was a beautiful brunch spread of bread, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, charcuterie, and of course mimosas. It was really such a special event to start the wedding weekend off right! Since the party was on a Thursday and the wedding was on a Saturday, everyone had a full day to recover before starting the party back up again!
The wedding itself was a magical event with an altitude ceremony where the groom skied into the wedding! Followed by a cocktail hour at a chic Alpine hotel and a reception at a cozy cabin themed restaurant. – More on that coming soon!